There are numerous reasons for why students decide to withdraw from school such as: lack of parental support, family or economical needs, being pushed out which is basically when a student is pressured into dropping out, student fade out which is when a student who is doing well in school stops becomes uninterested or stops feeling that school is important and eventually stops caring and drops out. All of these causes have one major thing in common; stress, a student’s stress level is either what makes or breaks their high school career. When students feel stressed, they are going to try and find a way to relieve it, and although there are different alternatives, many students turn to drugs such as marijuana. This becomes a habit that is extremely hard to break. “The use marijuana has multiple effects on the user, Imaging studies in human adolescents show that regular marijuana users display impaired neural connectivity in specific brain regions involved in a broad range of executive functions like memory, learning, and impulse control compared to non-users.
Despite the fact that school attendance is not a choice for children; parents play a big role in students’ dropping out. There are plenty of reasons students dropouts. It has been proven that the percentage of student dropouts increases every year. This paper will show certain reasons and give examples of student dropouts. Is a decision for students to dropout?
It is through hard work that students make it to the end and hopefully are able to continue higher education. Many students make it through easily but many struggle during the process and decide or are even forced to leave their education. But why do students lose their interest in school? It may be that when students notice they are not successful they lose their drive and motivation and would rather do something else with their life that they think is productive. Without success students lose incentives to go to school.
If a parent doesn’t check and make sure school work is completed, then the child doesn’t see any reason to do the works, ends up failing and most likely drop out of school. Second, parents may cause children to have low self esteem which can push the child to drop out. For example, if a child is told continuously that he or she is dumb or not intelligent enough; they actually start to believe it and do not perform well in school. The student starts to doubt his or her abilities and just give up. Third, another reason stu...
Unfortunately, many schools have to cut back or even eliminate sports/athletic programs due to lack of funding. As the cost of athletic programs increase, many states are forced to pass the fees along directly to students. According to national statistics, there is a 25% to 30% reduction in participation when fees are implemented. Consequently, many of the students who benefit most from athletic programs cannot afford to participate. School funding cannot be solely to blame for the decrease in physical activity in the education environment.
The majority of children drop out by middle school age because sports are no longer fun for them. There are several contributing factors to this phenomenon, parents and coaches putting excessive pressure on children, over competitiveness, anxiety, and simple loss of interest. Children join sports at a young age, and it is usually the parent who decides what sport the child will play. Parents are often very involved in their child's sport. The parents buy the team trophies, uniforms, and equipment and shuttle their child to and from games and practices.
“Dropping out is defined as leaving school without a high school diploma or equivalent credential such as a General Educational Development (GED)” . In fact, people who do not have earned a high school diploma face many more challenges later in life than those who graduated and have a diploma. It is very disappointing and dangerous to see how the dropouts rate in today’s generation accelerate each day of students who make the decision of giving up on education. There are many reasons why teens decide to drop out of high school such as pregnancy, the lack of interested, boredom, academic struggles and the lack of parental support. Most important is that high school dropout is preventable and also solutions and help exist to those who made the bad decision to quit of high school without earning a diploma.
Although the number of children in the foster care system has decreased about 11% since 2002, “…experts worry that the trend might now go into reverse” (Protecting 47). “In 2008 there were 463,000 children in the foster care system” (47), due to the actions of parents such as abuse, neglect and the use of drugs and/or alcohol can cause a child to be placed in foster care. These actions cause the number of children in the system to increase. In order for this number to decrease dramatically programs must be put in place to help find enough, stable homes for foster children. As a result of the economy, many states have “considered cutting down on child-welfare services, such as benefits for foster parents and the number of social workers they employ” (47).
Children need a say of what they want to play “Parents have too much control in our sports, the two and three year olds don’t need to be playing yet. It’s the parents that force the kids to play at that age” (Hyman). Not every kid will play college or even professional, but yet if we start them even younger the more we burn them out and no longer want to play. Sports can cause
Another problem is the par... ... middle of paper ... ... and school. Ultimately, the question many face is do the pressures of competitive sports ruin all the positive effects they could have? The focus of competitive sports has taken a wrong turn and the focus on winning has created the athletes to get hurt physically and emotionally. Parents and coaches have made winning in these priority. Also, there is not as much concentration on education which is not good because most times even the star high school athletes do not earn a living off of sports.