Chicago is home to the third largest public school dis­trict in the country, and it’s a system that’s plagued by a high dropout rate. A new study has taken a closer look at the indi­vidual and soci­etal costs of drop­ping out. Andrew Sum, pro­fessor of Eco­nomics and director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, con­ducted the study. He shared the key find­ings with Chicago Tonight.

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