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Pete Hubbard (LWPS Founder) :: Blog :: "Dropping out of high school ... is not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country ..."

February 25, 2009

At his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 24th, 2009, President Obama said "... every American will need to get more than a high school diploma.  And dropping out of high school is no longer an option.  It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country – and this country needs and values the talents of every American." (Speech)

You may know someone who is (or might be) struggling with staying in school and who might be persuaded to continue with their education, if they heard a convincing argument.

I'll be adding links to this post that should be useful to them.
  1. Google "Education pays"
    1. "Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates" - Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    2. Figure 2: Median Annual Earnings by Level of Education and Age, 2005 - Edccollegeboard.com
    3. Google spreadsheet I created and you can use to compare lifetime earnings based upon your education level.
  2. (Send me (pete@lifeworkps.com) additional links to add to this list.)

The word "plan" in this tagcloud of the President's speech is one of the most often used words in his address emphasing how essential it - planning - is to the recovery and progress of our country.

Planning is also essential to our own personal development and fulfillment.

Before you consider stopping your education, make a budget for yourself - it represents your life values.

Posted to my network around 2/26/09.

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Posted by Pete Hubbard (LWPS Founder)

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