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Lagging schools exact a range of social costs

One wonders whether we comprehend and draw the correct conclusions from news reports about our society. The April 25 Globe informs us that Senate President Therese Murray has a focus on the state’s low wages, saying that they boost government costs that ultimately fall on taxpayers. Asking a gathering of business people for feedback on the issue, she received no questions.

The same edition contains a report that US schools are still lagging other nations and that 1 in 4 Americans fail to earn a high school degree on time. The Globe has reported that Massachusetts employers, like their counterparts in other states, have thousands of job openings and a lack of qualified applicants.

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