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. Drop out students should be encouraged to finish high school because non-graduates fail to succeed in life.
The dropout problem is not only an individual problem, but it is costly to society as a whole. Warren & Halpen-Manners (2007) explained, “high school dropouts is of fundamental social, economic, and political importance and has major implications for educational policy and practice, patterns of economic and racial/ethnic inequality, and the quality of America’s workforce” (p. 335). Coupled with that, Neild et al (2008) further argued going through the portal into adult life without high school credentials carries severe economic and employment penalties. Also, Kennelly (2007) explained “When students drop out…. the toll of the quality of life and the prosperity and competitiveness of the communities where they live and collectively across
In October 2000, the overall picture of high school dropouts had changed little since the late 1980s (Kaufman et al. 2001): For every 100 young adults enrolled in high school in October 1999, 5 had left school without completing a program; of 34.6 million U.S. young adults aged 16-24, 3.8 million—almost 11 percent—had not completed high school and were not enrolled. Some studies have shown that students in schools with a concentration of multiple risk factors (e.g., large schools, large classes, high poverty, inner city location) have less than one chance in two of graduating from high school; furthermore, the economic costs of dropping out have increased as time goes on (Castellano et al. 2001). Adjusting for 50
Obtaining an education is essential in today’s society. Most students who attend school on a regular basis usually succeed in life. On the other hand, many students fail to attend school every day which can lead to problems in schools. However, some students have acceptable reasons for dropping out. As a result, a student’s punctuality can ultimately alter his or her education. On that note, dropping out of high school can affect an individual in many ways throughout the years. Schools are facing challenges dealing with high dropout rates, high rates of truancy, and low graduation rates because students are failing to attend school.
From 1972 to 2006 high school dropout rates decreased from 6.1 percent to 3.8 percent. A majority of this decline occurred between 1972 and 1990, when the rate dropped to 4 percent. However, from 1990 to 1995 there was a surprising increase in dropout rates (Laird & others, 2008). Since then there have been numerous debates and discussions on the issue of dropout rates and how to handle them appropriately. From the information above, it is very evident that the United States wasn’t directly involved with the matter. As a result, stated before, President Barack Obama made his claim towards this issue. This urged most states across the nation to raise the dropout age (Ho, 2017). In fact, a study co-authored by Alan Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, found that in some states approximately 25 percent of potential dropouts stayed in school since the compulsory schooling age was moved to 18. With an additional year of schooling that 25 percent will increase their earnings by at least 7 percent when
In a society which is relying increasingly on education, graduating high school is quickly becoming an important accolade to ensure a student’s success in society. According to a study completed in July of 2011, high school dropouts cost between $320 billion and $350 billion annually in lost wages, taxable income, health, welfare and incarceration costs. (Zhao, 2011) As well as the financial impact, there are many other aspects that should be addressed when looking at high school dropout rates. The most prevalent example is the fact that systematically, the education system has shown significant signs of unbalance in the distribution of dropout rates across different races and or ethnicities. In 2009, 4.8 percent of of blacks and 5.8 percent of Hispanics between 15 and 24 dropped out of grades 10-12, compared with 2.4 percent for white students. (Zhao, 2011) With statistics like this, it is important that we not only ensure our education system is operating in a successful way, but also providing equal education and opportunities for students of all races, ethnicities, income levels, and religious backgrounds. By examining our education system, we as educators will be able to address and hopefully resolve the issues related to the unequal dropout rates in high schools across the nation.
Second, academic struggle is another cause for the Community College high dropout rates. According to a new study that the vast majority of students overwhelmed by the lack of basic knowledge of literacy and mathematics, and they have to drop out instead of earning an associate degree or a vocational certificate. Especially the first semester, many students had a big headache of the basic algebra, quadratic equations, and writing, and they do not understand what the Professors talking about. Because many students had left school for a long time and they already forgot the knowledge, and it is hard for them to catch up all the learning process. Also, there is a big gap between the high school and college Math. The students should have
America’s graduation rate has increased from 72% to 75.5% since 2001, that’s only a 3.5% change in 15 years. Our nation's graduation rate has dropped from first to eighteenth in 30 years and ⅓ of all students drop out of high school. So, why is this such a big deal to people who have graduated themselves and are already in the work force? First, students who drop out of high school get paid a substantial amount less than employees who have diplomas. Second, dropouts cost paying taxpayers over $8 billion per year. Lastly, students who fail to earn their high school diploma are more likely to become criminals.
Studies have also found that dropping out is more likely to occur among students from single-parent families and students with an older sibling who has already dropped out than among counterparts without these characteristics. Other aspects of a student's home life such as level of parental involvement and support, parent's educational expectations, parent's attitudes about school, and stability of the family environment can also influence a youth's decision to stay in school. For example, results from the NCES study found that students whose parents were not actively involved in the student's school, whose parents infrequently talked to them about school-related matters, or whose parents held low expectations for their child's future educational achievement were more likely to drop out.
1.2 millions of teenagers drop out of school in the United States every year. According to the National Center for Education, 79 thousand students have dropped out of high school in California, and the main question is why? Many of the times are because students tend to go on the wrong path. They start to hang out with the wrong people that don't want to have an education and are only going to school because they are forced to. When I was in high school I was so dictated to have the best grades possible. I was on the Avid program and involved in many of the extracurricular activities that Modesto High offered. I wanted my sister who was a freshman at the time to get involved in school activities, but instead, she got in involved with the wrong people. Her 4th-period teacher didn’t even
Thousands of students drop out of high school every year. This change in student’s academic career path can affect not only the lives of youth who drop out, but can have a ripple effect on the lives of others as well. A student who drops out is more likely to be unemployed, become dependent on government assistance, or being convicted of serious crimes. Clearly, a student who drops out has barriers that prevent them from meeting their full potential. Some adolescents are more vulnerable to dropping out than others. This information is not new and the education system does not accurately identify the root causes behind individual drop outs. This has caused schools to provide support to students that is misdirected and allows for some students to slip through the cracks of the education system. Therefore, the current system for preventing school dropouts is not effective because current attendance and truancy interventions do not target the root causes in the best manner. This can only mean that there are more effective ways to support
An increment in college drop out rates with the inability to do well in courses has been on the receiving end of many theories as well as research experiments. In “Implicit Theories of Intelligence Predict Achievement Across an Adolescent Transition” Blackwell, Trzeniewski, Dweck (2007) state that some people believe that intelligence is more of an “entity” while others think of it as “incremental”.
Will negatively affect a student's future. Bob Keeshan once said,”Children don't drop out of High School when they are 16 they do so in the first grade and wait 10 years to make it official.” Throughout the years studies have shown that in a year 1.2 million students drop out. Which leads that only 25% of High School students during their freshman year fail to graduate. Dropouts in the United States have became a very trending thing we must get to the bottom of this problem. Young adults should not be making these decisions it's time to step in.
High school dropouts are a huge issue in our society. In Matthew Lynch’s article “Cause and Effect: The High Cost of High School Dropouts” he explains why people need a high school diploma. He explains why they are dropping out, who is dropping out, and why it needs to stop. Throughout his article he explains all the cons to dropping out and how it effects everyone. Lynch uses pathos, logos, and ethos throughout his article to persuade his audience onto his ideas. His work is also organized and properly written as well this way you can clearly understand the point he is trying to get across.
One of the biggest faced issue in today’s society is young students dropping out of high school. The dropout age as of right now is sixteen, but many schools, teachers, and government officials agree that the age should be raised. High school drop outs are less likely to become successful and more at risk for committing crimes, as the Alliance of Excellent Education states “ While data on the education attainment of inmates is sparse, a 2004 survey of inmates in state and federal correctional facilities by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics finds that sixty-seven percent of inmates in America’s State prisons, fifty-six percent of federal inmates, and sixty-nine percent of inmates in local jails are high school dropouts” (The High Cost of High School Dropouts). The legal dropout age should be raised everywhere across the United States; Even though some kids don’t have the same circumstances as others, they should still be in school until they are a legal adult because it will help them make more money, get a better job, decrease social problems, lower the chance of negative adulthood, and provide more opportunities for themselves versus if they have dropped out at the young age of sixteen.