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The High School Attainment Credit: A Tax Credit Encouraging Students To Graduate From High School, David Richard Hansen Apr 2005

The High School Attainment Credit: A Tax Credit Encouraging Students To Graduate From High School, David Richard Hansen

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High school dropouts are a serious problem facing America today. High school dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, earn less money when employed, place a larger burden on the government by requiring public assistance (welfare), and are more likely to be prone to a life of crime and violence than high school completers. While government at all levels continues to focus on schools and teachers in solving the dropout problem, this paper shows how parents are where the focus should lie. This paper proposes a revolutionary tax credit, the High School Attainment Credit (“HSAC”), which would cost-effectively eradicate the …