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High School Dropout

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“Dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country, and this country needs and values the talents of every American.” -Barack Obama. This quote from Barack Obama was from his address to Congress. Some might say that high school is not for everyone, but dropping out of high school can affect your future. As of right now, the dropout age is 16 . Teenagers at the age of 16 are not very knowledgeable of what happens after high school. At the age of 16 teenagers are not an adult nor should have to worry about dropping out of school. Therefore, students should not be able to make this life- changing decision until their senior year. Getting a high school diploma is a big deal yet these students are dropping out and losing the chance to have a good job that pays well and have a better future.
We all know that having better future costs way more than it should. Therefore, do people coming from a poor family even have a choice? According to World Socialist Website low income students are six times more likely to drop out of highschool rather than regular income students. The reason why this is true is because, they do not think they can go to college with the money that they don’t have much of. But, what these students do not know is: not everyone goes to college. There are many jobs that pay well that just require a high school diploma. Not getting a high school diploma can limit your job options. But, there are
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