Although its competitors have continued to grow over the last three years, Best Buy has experienced a slow decline. Its announcement of its plans to expand and open 100 new Best Buy Mobile locations over the next year was superceded by two significant events in April of 2012, the resignation of their CEO and its announcement of its closing 50 stores. Both have caused the Best Buy’s stock price to decline further over the last few months. Even when comparing to the DOW Jones, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 in the chart above, Best Buy’s stock price is well below industry average. From 2007 to 2012, industry averages range from ~10% appreciation to ~-10% depreciation.
In 2010 The U.S Department of Education announced that “1.2 million students between the ages between fifteen and twenty-four had dropped out in one year alone.” (Women forum). These findings suggest that one in every five students will dropout. According to the U.S Department of Education, it is quite difficult to discern one single reason why a student dropout. However, their findings have shown the most common reason is due to the lack of educational support the students receive. The findings suggests “American society has neglected to provide students with the resources and instructional strategies that give students the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual support they need to complete high school.”(U.S Department of Education).
Bird says “The bill for four years at an Ivy League college is currently climbing toward $25,000; at a state university, a degree will cost the student and his family about $10,000(Pg. 45).” Not your average income families can afford these prices, which means they will look for some kind of help in paying such as financial aid. In financial aid, the family will discover that someone else will be deciding how much they will actually have to pay. Also some families do not see college as a necessity. “A college education competes with a second car, a trip to Europe, or a color television and sometimes the college education does not win(Pg.
Many college students go into financial debt trying to obtain the high cost of college tuition, because of this more college students are becoming drop outs after their first year of college. In other words, college requires several challenges that many people aren’t ready to take on. Pharinet’s purpose is to inform students who are trying to figure out whether college is best for them or not. This essay is effective because it allows individuals to find what professions are best for them. No two people are the same, even though people are said to be created equally they still are different in more ways than one.
They live in a neighborhood full of crime therefore their main focus is survival instead of learning. Minority kids between 5th and 7th grade go from being B students to D students. As they get older their grades drop so they feel like they are not going anywhere. Sixty eight percent of inmates in Pennsylvania are high school dropouts. The average inmates sentence of 4 years cost $132,000.
In fact, according to a study at the University of Missouri, they found that many students forgot over two and one-half months of whatever their grade-level equivalency is in mathematics. (Wilkenfield) Plus after the summer vacation, many teachers end up spending from four to six weeks of the next school year trying to review what had happened in the previous years, says David Payne, a former principal. Summer vacation is one of the only major times that parents are able to travel or take vacations, however, year-round schooling which allows small breaks throughout the seasons. Also, travel rates during the summer are usually higher than other times of the year. When students return to school after a summer break, there is often a long time period of adjustment.
College vs. High School By Erika Clough Many students, especially those who do not have a family member who has been to college, believe college is pretty much like high school, only bigger. In today’s modern society the two most popular forms of education are a high school education and a college education. More people than ever are striving to better themselves by achieving some form of college education. To be prepared, it helps to know what differences lay ahead. Though academic requirements and student life vary depending on the college you attend, there are basic differences that apply in almost every case.
However, many believe two years is waste time. Students lose many chances to find part-time jobs and find out what the real world. First, money is the most important thing that students consider when considering living options. Dorm rates at Pepperdine range from $5440 to $6825 per semester, but only $5200 to $7200 when living off campus. Living off campus can also provide more comfort and freedom.
Many college students become so distressed at some point they think briefly about killing themselves, and according to a study done by the National Research Consortium of Counseling Centers in Higher Education, more than half of the 26,000 students at 70 colleges said they had at least one episode of suicidal thinking at some point in their lives (Roan, 2008). Two-thirds of those considered suicide on more than once in a 12-month period. Also, in Boston, they found that 15% of students admitted having seriously considered attempting suicide and more than 5% reported making a suicide attempt (Roan, 2008). The majority of the students said the suicidal-thinking was intense but brief, lasting one day or less (Roan, 2008). More than half of the students who experienced a suicidal crisis did not seek professional help or tell anyone about it.
Insufficient sleep has become an epidemic among college students. After conducting a research in which I questioned 15 college students, I discovered that 12 out of the 15 students had admitted to feeling depressed or having felt symptoms of depression. These same students admitted to only having a maximum of 6 hours of sleep per night. The correlation between the two is uncanny. Think back to your college years and the relentless nights spent studying and working on college assignments.