Education is expensive, right?
Especially in the United States, and especially when we talk about higher education, high cost is consistently an issue. There are communities all over the world struggle to find the best way to educate their children at a reasonable price. In some areas, individual communities vote on school budgets, in others, the (larger) government takes the lead. In others, there’s not a lot of choice or voice in the matter at all. But wallets, taxes, and bills aside, there’s something else to consider.
Not getting an education is even more expensive than getting one.
The handy infographic below from Results For Development shows the highlights from a new report on the cost of out of school children. Their focus is on the developing world, but consider that the same idea applies in the developed world, too – especially when you look at lifetime earnings. Keep reading to learn more.