The High School Dropout Rate

1430 Words Dec 9th, 2014 6 Pages
1. If society were to reduce the local high school dropout rate, then I believe that society could progress rapidly with more skilled thinkers in the workforce. When a student drops out of high school, he or she is far less likely to succeed. This is due to the fact that most, if not all, skilled jobs that earn a decent living salary require a high school diploma at the very least. By decreasing the local high school dropout rate, our society would be giving those would be dropouts an opportunity to succeed and earn a higher position in society.
There is currently a decline in the high school dropout rate, however this decline is very slight and would hardly be noticeable in the short term. The reasons as to why high school students drop out varies, however I believe that one of the greatest contributing factors is a lack of academic support. With how rushed and fast paced society is these days, I believe that students who have trouble grasping certain concepts, such as algebra, end up getting left behind.
In today’s education system, students are constantly trying to get ahead of their peers by taking advanced classes and taking college level classes while still in high school. As a result, a student who cannot yet comprehend advanced topics and subjects might feel as though there is something wrong with them and feel left out. This would lead to that student feeling discouraged in the classroom and as a result they might either stop coming to class or drop out of…
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