(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.
Our society undervalues entrepreneurial work, trade skills, and it discourages young people from pursuing this type of education after high school. Now this isn’t a good thing for a few reasons. For example, tuition fees have gone through the roof to go to college over the last thirty years, and that means debts are increasing ridiculously. According to stats from CNBC, right now in the US, college related debts are over a trillion dollars. This debt is getting harder and harder to pay off too, because there are so limited jobs available for college graduates.
Hypothetical Research on Graduation Statistics of Low-Income Students Debbie Payne PSY325: Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences Dr. Scott Russell August 5, 2014 Hypothetical Research on Graduation Statistics of Low-Income Students Every student has the right to education that develops their personality, talents, and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential. They have a right to right to expand their knowledge, but does income hold them back? Some students don’t graduate from high school and if they make it to college never finish because they have financial hardships. Or going into the educational system does their income bracket set them up for failure? It is estimated that over three million students drop outs in the U.S. and a large portion of these are African-American.
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.
Some family-based immigrants may be highly educated or skilled, but the vast majority of admissions are made without regard for those criteria. The immigrant population reflects the system's lack of emphasis on skill. Nearly 31 percent of foreign-born residents over the age of 25 are without a high school diploma, compared to just 10 percent of native-born citizens. Immigrants trail natives in rates of college attendance, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees, but earn advanced degrees at a slightly higher rate (10.9 percent, compared to 10.4 percent for natives). Illegal immigrants are the least-educated group, with nearly 75 percent having at most a high school education.
The quote came from a study taken during finals week at a college. “The fact that the drop in performance was largest for the highest-performing students, the researchers wrote,” “suggests that the negative consequences of alcohol consumption are not limited to a small fraction of users or even to those who might naturally struggle with academics.”( Daily Princetonian Staff) This is proving that alcohol will negatively affect academic performance in everyone. It is not limited to lower performing students. “Both anecdotal and scientific evidence suggest that student drinking is tied to poor academic outcomes such as missing class, getting behind in school work, and receiving low grades.” (Dowdall 50) Not all students go to college to party. College is an investment in someone’s future.
A child spends eleven years in education and in that time they are to achieve levels of A* to C grade, then go onto University. What we neglect to remember is twenty six thousand students per year will leave school with no qualification and one in six, seventy five thousand fifteen year olds will have insignificant literacy skills (Education failure 2006). Many will seek employment and find jobs, but will not be able to attain the job because they lack the essential skills they need. They will feel the education system has failed them leaving them defeated and disappointed. These children come from all different background, low income families, single parent families, some ethnic groups, live in disadvantage areas, children who have special educational needs and children who are in care.
Some have argued that time spent in athletic activity cuts away from study time. However, much research proves quite the opposite. Sports do not take away from academic performance, but rather help to enrich it. Why We Should Save Secondary School Sports Programs In recent years, American secondary athletic programs have been under an enormous amount of duress; the fall of the economy in the past ten years has intensified this battle rather than alleviated it. Today’s society puts an unsurmountable amount of pressure on the world of academia, academia being our education programs.
prisons, and each year more than 700,000 leave federal and state prisons and return to communities. Unfortunately, within three years, 40 percent will be reincarcerated. One reason for this is that ex-offenders lack the knowledge, training, and skills to support a successful return to communities. Trying to reduce such high recidivism rates is partly why states devote resources to educating and training individuals in prison. This raises the question of how effective — and cost-effective — correctional education is — an even more salient question given the funding environment states face from the 2008 recession and its continuing aftermath.
With the economy in the shape it is, it makes those full-time jobs seem like only part-time jobs. “We are spending more money fighting poverty than ever before, yet poverty is up,” said Michael D. Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. “Clearly we are doing something wrong.”( Poverty Stats Show the Damage) Specialists say the government needs to rethink their calculations of poverty. According to Carol Morello’s article, “Poverty Stats Show the Damage,” about 44 million Americans (one in seven) lived in homes at the poverty level. For a family of four that level is $22,000 annually or less.