The average inmates sentence of 4 years cost $132,000. The average education cost over 13 years is $117,000. With better education we may be saving the tax payers some money. Children in these neighborhoods are screaming for someone to save them. For some, education is that hero but in America it's failing thousands of children.
Jenifer McKee May 15, 2011 English Comp II Lehman The American Dropout Crisis The United States is facing a high school dropout rate of epidemic proportions. One-third of public school students fail to graduate from high school (Bridgeland, 2006). One high school student drops out every nine seconds, so before you have completed reading this essay over 100 students will have dropped out of school (Bridgeland, 2006). While this epidemic seems insurmountable, it provides an opportunity to make changes needed to our educational system. With many ideas and proposed changes presented to legislators and educators nationwide, one of the changes proposed by many states in raising the compulsory school attendance age or more directly the
In Washington state thousands of students are without a home. It is estimated in King and Pierce counties that 15,000 students are homeless (http://www.psesd.org). Within a given year, 41% of homeless children will attend two different schools. With every change in school, a student is set back academically, sometimes by as much as six months. As thousands of homeless children like Brian transfer in and out of schools each year, educators are legally obligated to enroll and support them.
Do you know why students choose to drop out of school? Today, without a high school diploma you really would not get far because most employments are looking for people that have at least a diploma. Students drop out of high school for many reasons. Some of the main reasons are: medical problems, academic failure, and school related problems. Some students go through a lot of hardships during their lifetime.
There are two main reasons that American children are poor: Their parents don't work much, and fathers are absent from the home. In good economic times or bad, the typical poor family with children is supported by only 800 hours of work during a year: That amounts to 16 hours of work per week. If work in each family were raised to 2,000 hours per year the equivalent of one adult working 40 hours per week throughout the year nearly 75 percent of poor children would be lifted out of official poverty. Father absence is another major cause of child poverty. Nearly twothirds of poor children reside in singleparent homes; each year, an additional 1.3 million children are born out of wedlock.
Then the student decides to drop to a part-time worker, register for less class hours to find more time to work on improving their grades. But what they soon fail to realize, is that now they will have to hold off on graduation a little longer. Also there are other students who just can’t afford the expenses of college, so they may end up dropping out before they even reach the second semester. These are all real examples of what many college students go through, across the
Critique of “Will Your Jobs Be Exported” by Alan S. Blinder Starting in elementary school teacher’s begin to prepare you for standardize testing. You learn all this material, and test on it, learn the material… and the cycle continues. Kids who cannot test well drop out or fail and are looked down on by society , kids who succeed pass and continue on and are praised, the question is does that particular style of learning come in handy when all the American people jobs are being exported. According to an article in The Atlantic news paper “53% of recent college graduates are jobless or unemployed” so in the end are we not all equal? When all the jobs of the future go to personal service jobs, will American children only know how to test or fail or to invest all their time into schooling for professions that will not pay?
• In an average classroom of 20 children, there are most likely at least three children who are either victims or bullies. • One-half of motor vehicle accidents involving adolescents are associated with alcohol and other drugs. Methodology: This is a Quantitative study providing seemingly countless statistics, percents, and relationships between children and the “critical issues” they face today. Findings: Although poverty rates have gone down in the last 15 years, with the recent economic downturn, it is anticipated that we will again experience significant increases in children living poverty. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that children, adolescents, and young adults are disproportionately affected by violent injury and death.
Another reason why a student would have to dropout is because their family needs finical help. Whether it be a parent sick, or a loss of a parent, or they just cannot make ends meet, that’s a heavy responsibility on a student and they would not be able to do both. In my opinion, the most important reason a student drops out is because they fall behind in school, and there is no way for them to catch up. Whatever the reason is, it is important for students to know that there are options. Distance learning is a great way to get back on track with school and get students motivated to graduate and start college.
In the U.S. today, retaining students in schools has been a big problem. Retention in school is defined as having the ability to prevent students from dropping out of school. According to Colin Powell in his article “Keeping America’s Promise,” “1.2 million students per year, nearly 7,000 students per school day, one student every 26 seconds drops out. These figures are disturbing because it seems young adults are unavailing about education, they rather enjoy their social life and have fun. For young people of color, the statistics are even more startling.” This problem is more prevalent and bleak among students of color.