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Each time Liliana and her family travel between states and countries, Liliana misses days and sometimes weeks of school. Liliana spends part of her school year in California where an estimated 200,000 students migrate with their families each year.

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Over a lifetime of work, what is the estimated loss in earnings when a student drops out of high school?


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Arvin High School counselor
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Watch as the migrant parents of another child at Liliana's high school talk to the counselor about their child. (2:37 minutes)

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Liliana Luis in class at Arvin High School.
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In this video, a teacher at Arvin High School explains why a high school education is important. (1:45 minutes)

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Do you believe getting a high school education will help Liliana get out of the fields later in life?



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What about you? Do you believe a high school education will help you later in life? What IS the value of a high school diploma in today's world?