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The Economics of Education Now Available

September 12, 2013
Economics of Education - 4th Edition
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The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce have combined for the fourth time to produce the latest edition of the popular publication, The Economics of Education. Also providing support for this edition is the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
The publication, first produced in early 2004, serves as the cornerstone of a presentation that has been delivered to more than 250 audiences across the state. The key message: Education is economics and it is imperative that every citizen understands that a healthy public education system is a must if we are to prosper economically.
The report starts by clearly defining why high school graduation and work readiness matter. Following that introduction, three key issues are emphasized: 1. Early life experiences; 2. Academic achievement in every grade; 3. Transition to work or post-secondary education. Each section ends with “Ways to Make a Difference” recommendations.

The thoroughly researched report is complete with facts and figures that underline the economic impact to individuals as well as communities. For example, the unemployment rate of citizens with less than a high school education between 2007 - 2013 was 12 percent compared to 3.7 percent for those with a bachelor degree and higher. College grads are now earning more than $61,000 annually compared to less than $33,852 for high school graduates with no college.
Steve Dolinger, president of the Georgia Partnership and Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, in a joint introductory letter said, “A vigorous and vibrant public education system is essential to our economic success. Opportunity and prosperity are our goals. Join us as we work to make Georgia a national leader.”
Hard copies of the report are available for $5 a copy to cover postage and handling. Contact the Georgia Partnership for pricing on bulk orders: 404-223-2280 or bmaddox@gpee.org.