Shrinking the Education Gap Would Boost the Economy, Study Says

| February 10, 2015

February 03, 2015 • By Kevin McSpadden —

A modest improvement in the lowest test scores could see GDP rise by $2.5 trillion by 2050.

Narrowing the education gap between America’s poor and wealthy schoolchildren could accelerate the economy and significantly increase government revenues, according to a new study.

An improvement in the educational performance of the average student will result in “stronger, more broadly shared economic growth, which in turn raises national income and increases government revenue, providing the means by which to invest in improving our economic future,” says the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

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