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  • McKinsey on Society, April 2009
    • The report finds that the underutilization of human potential as reflected in the achievement gap is extremely costly. Existing gaps impose the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession—one substantially larger than the deep recession the country is currently experiencing. For individuals, avoidable shortfalls in academic achievement impose heavy and often tragic consequences via lower earnings, poor health, and higher rates of incarceration.
    • If U.S. student achievement had been comparable to that of Finland or South Korea in recent years, the size of the economy in 2008 would have been $1.3 trillion to $2.3 trillion greater.