By Jean A. Flanagan
The statistics are staggering:
• every 26 seconds a kid drops out of high school
• 75 percent of prison inmates are high school dropouts
• Dropouts cost the US $329 million every year in lost economic opportunity and social services
• 80 percent of high school dropouts end up in prison
State Farm Insurance partnered with the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation to bring a message to Moorefield High School 10th graders on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Stay in school!
The Choice Bus, part school bus and part prison bus, presents a message about the choices students make and how those choices can effect their entire future.