Last month, as Boston voters contemplated who will be the next mayor, thousands of Boston high school students were considering choices of their own: on what path they will take after graduation. October was “College Month” in Boston, a program sponsored by the Boston Public Schools to educate students about their post-graduation opportunities and the critical need for continuing their education in college.
The two candidates for mayor have demonstrated a strong commitment to education. Certainly when it comes to higher education, the facts are irrefutable. The average college graduate will earn $1 million more during their lifetime than someone who has only completed high school. And it’s not just getting into college that matters; it’s getting through. Those with “some college” on their resume will earn $800,000 less than a bachelor’s degree holder.