The truancy policy in many states is different. In Ohio, students that have fifteen unexcused absences will not be promoted to the next grade. In Georgia, however, students that have ten unexcused absences will lose their driver's license. "We know [truancy is] a problem in Georgia and directly impacts the long-term growth of students and their future earning potential. Workers without a high school diploma earn about $21,000 a year in Georgia, compared to $26,000 for those with a diploma and $43,000 from college graduates," one administrator said.
They're not understanding why it is so important to go to school. Schools lose a lot of money due to students cutting class. They're also missing lectures causing them to get fail classes. Schools should have harsher consequences, such as two hours of Saturday school every unexcused absence. Therefore, the students can make up the work they missed.
With the rising tuition education is going to be very hard to acquire. So it is time for America to change and find a way to lower these ridiculous prices. A College Board report found that about 66% of students who earned a bachelor's degree in 2008 graduated with a substantial amount of debt. This proves that the cost of tuition is rising and in another report, it determined that the average debt of the class of 2008 owed $23,200. This was determined by the Project on student debt, a non profit organization.
I used to study in Hong Kong since I was born, until last year I came to the states for studying in college. According to Sanford Ungar’s essay “The New Liberal Arts”, “A liberal-arts degree is a luxury that most families can no longer afford. “Career education” is what we now must focus on.” (Ungar 190) Hong Kong has the same situation, most parents wonder their children study in medical or business major, but not arts. It is because of their narrow thinking that arts major couldn’t get a better job than medical or business major. My parents had that thought before too, especially my father always wants me to study in business major.
Why Education Matters Education is a very important subject of discussion. Today, there are many different names and titles for academic roles, and sometimes it’s hard to tell which title can bring you the farthest in life. For example, if you drop out of high school, you can take the General Educational Development test (GED). Unfortunately, it has been discovered that a GED doesn’t provide any opportunities that a high school diploma doesn’t. Going to college today is more important then it was in the past., as a college graduate can annually earn $17,500 more than a person with only a high school diploma.
Students should not have Credit Cards in College EM Swiams Com 156 2/20/2011 Elizabeth L. Vunk Credit card companies are marketing on college campuses that have led to a growing trend of young adults, in America, becoming trapped in the financial nightmare of high debt acquired while in college. Many things transpire quickly when a young person leaves high school and starts off for college. For those moving out of his or her parent’s house, there are dwelling arrangements, food and spending money to be considered. Depending on the level of support from the parents, the student also needs at least some financial income for food, supplies, entertainment, etc. When both the parental support and other income do not fill the need or desire of financial independence students are more increasingly turning to credit cards.
I have seen students go to college because their parents forced them to, then cut classes, not study, do way too much partying, and get poor grades. Far too often these kids end up dropping out and never finishing college--what a waste of time and money! Now don't get me wrong, I very strongly advocate going to college, but only for people who have what it takes to be successful in college, including having a desire to go in the first place. If a teenager went all through high school cutting classes, goofing off, getting poor grades and barely graduating, then what do you think is most likely to happen if they go straight to college from high school? Besides, you have to consider that teenagers are still young, naive and inexperienced.
Due to this, many schools that change to year-round schedules end up switching back. For example, since 1980, 95 percent of schools that tried the year-round schedule changed back to a traditional calendar. It is obvious that changing to year-round schooling does not help students’ achievement. Like any other facility, keeping a school open requires a great deal of money.
"Ways To Improve College Education"! Why College education is so important? America's colleges and universities are in crisis. They cost far too much: America spends thousands more per post-secondary student than any other OECD nation. For all that money, we achieve outcomes: 42 percent of students who enter a four-year institution fail to leave that school with a degree within six years, and studies find that many students' improvement in thinking skills is insignificant or nonexistent.
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?