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From the Business Insider, Tuesday, November 5, 2013. See file:///Users/newsetup/Desktop/High-School%20Math%20Performance%20May%20Predict%20Your%20Future%20Salary%20-%20Business%20Insider.webarchive  --  Our thanks to Mike Martin for bringing this piece to our attention.
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Your High-School Math Performance May Predict Your Future Salary

By Alison Griswold 

Think twice before skipping your geometry homework. The further you get in high-school math, the better you're likely to fare in the labor market.
Students who complete higher levels of math in high school experience lower rates of unemployment and receive higher salaries, on average, than their less-accomplished peers, according to new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

See entire article at http://www.businessinsider.com/high-school-math-performance-may-predict-your-future-salary-2013-11

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