Published Online: November 10, 2005

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Study Predicts Personal Income Decline If Education Doesn’t Improve

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Americans’ education levels and personal incomes are likely to decline, on average, over the next 15 years, if states do not improve their education programs for all students, a policy report concludes.

The report, from the Washington-based National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, warns that as the population of undereducated youths rises and baby boomers retire, there will be a general drop in the education level of the workforce at a time when the demand for highly skilled workers will be increasing.

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