High school graduation rates remain low with racial and ethnic gaps adding to the decline. Graduating versus dropping out translates into higher earning potential, less crime and incarceration, and less dependence on government assistance. A new study published in the journal Education shows practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique resulted in a 15 percent higher graduation rate compared to controls. In low academically performing students a 25 percent difference in graduation rates was observed.
Colbert, R.D., Nidich, S. Effect of the Transcendental Meditation program on graduation, college acceptance and dropout rates for students attending an urban public high school. Education. 2013 Jun;133(4):495-501.
EurekAlert! Transcendental Meditation positively impacts student graduation rates, new research shows