Since 1971 education cost has increased from $4,300 to more than $9,000 per student. As seen in Bianca's case, her mother cannot afford to pay for her tuition and Daisy's father is unemployed. These kids are forced into "bad education." Some students do not have any aspirations. They live in a neighborhood full of crime therefore their main focus is survival instead of learning.
Students who drop out often have many factors that influence their decision. Research shows that key factors for students who are at highest risk of dropping out are: poor grades in core classes, low or poor attendance, failure to be promoted to the next grade, disengagement in the classroom, and behavioral problems (Kennelly, 2007). Student boredom, lack of challenging material, and disengagement due to lack of academic rigor have also been identified as indicators of academic failure. In recent years; the legislation of No Child Left Behind Act has contributed to a situation in which educators are caught between a rock and a hard place. Knowing that students are a greater risk of dropping out when they perform poorly in school, yet increased rigor in the classroom as a strategy to decrease the dropout rate, as identified in the No Child Left Behind Act has created a “Catch-22” situation for educators (Bridgeland J. D., 2009).
Dropping out is a lot more common than people think it is. Five out of every one hundred students enrolled in high school of October 1999 had dropped out by October of 2000 (National Educational Association). Dropping out is a big dilemma all across the world. On the United States’ drop out problem, in Allen County, Indiana eight to ten percent of their students dropped out in the school year of 2004-2005. Then, in 2006, 23.5% of their students did not graduate (Success in Education).
For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying This is one reason, one out of many on why you should not bully. These people are depressed and from personal experience you are always down and you do not care about anything. Some people don’t care about other people’s feelings.
The student to teacher ratio for primary schools in Bolivia is 22 to one among the 14, 504 primary schools, however about one in seven children do not complete it. In 2004, according to The Statesman’s Yearbook the Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World, (Turner, pg. 216) the rate of attendance for primary education was 79.5% in 2004. Children in rural places have it much harder than those in urban areas. Many schools don’t have bilingual education, which causes many students to drop out.
Getting bad grades can be another reason to leave school; in other words, failing a course and getting bad grades tend to yield attrition, and it may result from different issues that students face. Students who are not succeeding in academics can withdraw from school easily. In one hand, many students
“More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries” (The Marin Institute). With a number as high as this, lowering the drinking age would only increase this ongoing problem of underage drinking. It has even been proven by the Marin Institute to be the leading cause of death among teenagers. Many adults feel as if the 18 to 21 age groups cannot handle drinking responsibly, then they should not be permitted to use it. Alcohol is a very serious depressant and one of the leading problems for death (Hanson, 2007).
The American educational system has been at large for the past 40 years. Sadly the only growing correlation I can see with supportive information to back-up my theory is the growing number of poverty in America. The link between poverty and the decline in educational achievement in America is very rarely looked at in the educational system. Many years of numerous academic research show that poor children, or those born to parents who are rather poorly educated also, don’t do as well in school as those students who are raised in a middle-class house. Americas problem of poverty is too big to be ignored in the world, as it has the highest poverty rate in the entire western region of the globe with 22%.
Giving High School Dropouts a Second Chance Many American students start off their high school career with a plan. Their plan is to graduate high school and go to the college of their dreams. Unfortunately, many students end up dropping out before they get to carry out their plan. According to Alliance for Excellent Education, “Every school day, nearly 7,000 students become dropouts. Annually, that adds up to about 1.2 million students who will not graduate from high school with their peers as scheduled.” As you can see, the number of high school dropouts is skyrocketing.
Family issues are also one of the important factors for students to drop out. Sometime student have no choice to go to school, because they need to take care of their family members, especially if they have senior members or younger member in the family. In this case, eighty percent students will be more likely to drop out from school. Financial problem is also a big issue for student. The huge gap between rich and poor in this