(dosomething.org) Dropping out of high school is an issue facing many teens today. There are many reasons teens drop out of high school but the decision is rarely spur of the moment. Many high school students drop out after a long process of disengagement and academic struggles. Male student’s drop out rate is higher then female and also there is a greater Hispanic drop out rate over whites and blacks. Even though the drop out rate has been decreasing annual the dropout rate is still too high at 7% in 2011.
The Rising Prices of College Tuition College admissions are one of the most stressful parts of high school, and it is on the mind of almost every high schooler in the nation. The application process can be daunting, but the price tag associated with it is even more terrifying. College tuitions have played a huge role in determining which colleges students will attend and apply to. This is changing the future for America's youth. Many people have witnessed the cost of rising college tuitions crush students dreams of attending the schools that they have been fantasizing about for years.
On average, only 58% of students in America's 50 largest cities make it to graduation. The decision to drop out is a dangerous one for the student. Dropouts are much more likely than their peers who graduate to be unemployed, living in poverty, receiving public assistance, in prison, on death row, unhealthy, divorced, and single parents with children who drop out from high school themselves. The dropout problem is likely to increase substantially through 2020 unless significant improvements are made. So why students drop out of school and what can be done to decrease the number of dropouts?
It is estimated that over three million students drop outs in the U.S. and a large portion of these are African-American. Education still remains as the major tool for empowerment and the economic, social and personal well-being of citizens in any society. Because so many have indeed dropped out it will have deep and wide-range economic consequences over the long-term outlook. This research takes a look into the graduation statistics of low-income students, with a null hypothesis of: As family income correlates directly to high school dropout rates in students. It has been concluded that there are millions of children leaving in poverty.
With a degree from these types of colleges a graduate usually will make their way into upper echelon of the United States workforce. However, Asian Americans only hold less than two percent of top corporate jobs. The average income of an Asian American in the year of 2009 was approximately $68,780, which is the highest among all race groups. However, the poverty rate of Asians in 2009 was up to 12.5 percent from 10.6 percent in 2007. Researchers, supported by Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer and Time Warner, conducted 2,952 surveys of working-aged men and women and gathered qualitative and quantitative data to conclude that many Asian-Americans, whether immigrant or native born, find it hard to "fit in" the upper management ranks.
However, the lifetime expectancy of affective disorder for women may be closer to one in five. Of 2,654 college and universities surveyed nation wide, sates that one out every four students will drop out of school by their second year. Age: The age group of depressed college students is 18 – 32 many students find the adjustment from high school to college difficult. Even the student that seems most at ease with their new lifestyle will often confess to moments of missing their familiar high school friends, family and other comforts of home. A study by UCLA reports that more then 30 percent of college freshmen say they feel overwhelmed most of the time in the beginning stages of college.
With 48.3% of the population being Hispanic and Latinos, 35.1 % of the population being born outside of the United States, and 56.8% of the population over 5 year old speaking a language other than English at home, this plays an important factor in education in terms of academic education and also in the education of preventative healthcare practices. According to the County Health Ranking of 2015, only 79% of the population graduated from high school as compared to 83% for the California rate, and only 58.9% have some college education. This will impact the chances of acquiring employment in positions that offer salaries that provide a standard of living that is above the poverty level and also provide health insurance. Currently, 27% of children in Los Angeles County live in
Parents spend a lot of money for their son or daughter to better them through higher education. Alcohol directly causes that investment to be wasted away. “Alcohol consumption before and during final exam period is detrimental to students’ performance. The effect is particularly significant for the highest-performing students, according to the study” (Daily Princetonian Staff) this quote explains how alcohol consumption is directly associated with failing grades, even in usually high performing students. The quote came from a study taken during finals week at a college.
In 1970-2000, there were significant changes in family life such as marriage rate fell by 40%, divorce rates doubled, cohabitation increased but 52% of them split up after having a child. Under these circumstances, child being abandoned or living without parenting increased rapidly. Gradually, broken families became broken society. According to the Britain and American research, children of separated families or been abandon are twice as likely to have behavior problems such as performing less well at schools, smoking, turn to drugs , do heavy drinking, relying in gun justice. They do whatever they want, such as thieving, committing crimes, but adults
There are also groups within a society who are vulnerable based on their low socioeconomic status, prominent among which are teenage mothers. Most teenage mothers are products of unplanned pregnancies, which force them out of school or other formal training institutions, imposing on them lives of adulthood for which they are not prepared. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2012) reported that Teen Pregnancy Prevention programs seem to be working such that, at a rate of 31.3 live births per 1000 women between ages 15-19 in United States, in 2011, it accounts for an 8% drop compared to 2010. However, teen pregnancy issue is still crucial that it remains one of CDC’s top six priorities. Lavin & Cox (2012) opined that the teen pregnancy is still a subject of public concern in United States despite the fact that the rate is declining every year.