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.

Download the full report here 

Download the Executive Summary here

Take Action

  • Share your ideas and experiences, and maybe even win a prize!
  • Contact your state legislators – tell them to read this report and get moving!
  • Let your local leaders know about the issue. Use #StopILBrainDrain when telling your story and sharing the report on social media.

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