10/17/2008

Teens who are "conscientious and cooperative" are likely to make more money a decade later than their peers with poorer social skills, but similar test scores, according to a new study out of the University of Illinois. "It's important to note that good schools do more than teach reading, writing and math. They socialize students and provide the kinds of learning opportunities that help them to become good citizens and to be successful in the labor market," said Christy Lleras, an assistant professor at the university.

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