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High schools are starting to offer warranties on their graduates

For years U.S. business has grumbled about the quality of the nation's high school graduates. They can't make correct change. They can't write a business letter. They have no sense of the work ethic. They also cost a lot of extra money: American firms spend $250 million annually just to teach workers the three Rs. "Because of the failure of our education system to produce graduates who can work at world-class levels, we have a national economic problem on our hands," says William Kolberg, president of the National Alliance of Business, a Washington-based education and policy group.

Now some U.S. school...

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