Stop Illinois Brain Drain
Illinois has a bad case of brain drain – the second worst in the nation.
More Illinois high school graduates go to out-of-state colleges than students from any other state but New Jersey. As they leave Illinois, so do their well-educated minds and buying power.
Stand’s report, “STOP ILLINOIS BRAIN DRAIN: Building Pathways to Prosperity for High School Students,” proposes state- and district-level policy changes and practices that will quickly have a positive impact in helping high schools graduate more students who are ready for college, career training, or careers.
- Contact your legislators and urge them to support legislation that addresses the issues that contributed to the brain drain problem.
- Let your local leaders know about the issue. Use #StopILBrainDrain when telling your story and sharing the report on social media.