High School Dropouts Is An Issue Today 's Society

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The purpose of this proposal is to let people know that high school dropouts is an issue in today’s society. At the present time, every year 1.2 million students drop out of high school. The average age that students dropout is between sixteen and twenty-four years. Students drop out because of either personal factors, family factors, and community factors or all of the above. Dropout teens need to understand the causes, the consequences, and the solutions of dropping out of high school. First of all, high school dropouts is an issue occurring since a very long time ago because it has been proven that many students are unsuccessful after dropping out of high school. As mentioned before, every year over 1.2 million students drop out of…show more content…
According to Smith and Thomson, “Personal factors can make attending school difficult for some students and can significantly impact students’ psychological development” (Smith and Thomson 2). For example, personal factors include pregnancy, loss of a parent or parents, and lack of interest etc. For instance, female students make the decision of dropping out because they have sexual relations at a young age and end up pregnant. Once pregnant, the teen has this ideology that she can’t go back to school because she needs to take care of the baby, or they end up having an early marriage because the baby is a compromise in their life and rely on public assistance. Also, teens go through emotional stages when they lose a parent or both parents. Since, they are abandoned at such a young age they, do not have parental guidance towards having an education. As well as, students lack their interest in school because going five days a week for eight hours a day is stressful for them, so they rather leave or skip classes. Moreover, family factors contribute as well since their parents might have a low socioeconomic background, did not go to school, and/or family mobility. The economy is important in one’s education since the parents have to pay at one point as Lavrijsen and Nicaise mention, “when poverty is more severe, additional income is more badly needed, and disadvantaged families may feel
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