Every year in the U.S. about 1.3 million students drop out of high school (Sikhan). According to statistics and studies, high school dropout rates are significantly higher in low income families due to the way they live at home. This can all change if schools get more involved with their students by creating after school programs to help with material that they don’t understand and have the school check up on students who aren’t doing as well as they’d like them to be doing. Students who drop out don’t get the necessary skills needed for adulthood. Once a student stops going to school they lose the fundamental skills of being a good reader that could’ve been made stronger along with their literary skills (Naylor).
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