New Infographic: A (High School) Dropout Nation by Ira S Wolfe April 28, 2013 Education, workforce trends 2 870 While U.S. high school graduation rates are rising, much improvement has to be made. Read more about… 8 Stats and Facts about the high school dropouts. How low graduation rates affect the skill shortage. Tags: education gapsgraduation rateshs dropouts Share: PREVIOUS POST Business Stories You Might Have Missed – Week of April 15, 2013 NEXT POST 5 Facts You Should Know About Health Care Costs Ira S Wolfe You Might Also Like Low Literacy and High School Dropouts Fuel Skilled Worker Shortages - on June 19, 2012 8 Stats and Facts – High School Dropouts - on August 18, 2011 While academics and bureaucrats fiddle, dropout rate soars - on May 11, 2009 Comment Career Sidekick August 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm - Wow, this is really troubling. Going to college certainly isn’t necessary to have a successful happy life. You can learn a trade, join the military, etc. But finishing highschool? I’d say it probably improves your odds of doing well. Darin July 14, 2013 at 4:25 am - Need to be “smarter” about the work that is required, the brain drain is a real issue and third world countries like India, China and Indonesia are churning out highly educated students as failing school means they have no future, when menial jobs are being done by well educated people the overall intelligence of these countries is also growing exponentially.