Incarceration costs vs. K-12 school costs

Incarceration costs equal $292,000 per prisoner and K-12 school costs equal $159,848. That makes K-12 schooling $132,296 cheaper.

Other than dollar costs, school dropouts are more likely to be on welfare, commit crimes, live a life in poverty, and marry poor.

It makes dollar sense as well as common sense to educate.