High school dropouts have always been a problem in the United States, there are over 1.2 million students that drop out of high school each year. That’s a student every 26 seconds or 7,000 a day (2015). There are many reasons why students dropout of high school, it could be as simple as them individually not liking school to actually having a difficult life that gets in between their school studies. The top main reasons why students dropout is: lack of parent engagement, poor academic performances, work or family economic needs, lack of a supportive adult, disconnected between school academics and work, not enough individualized attention, and low student engagement. Almost one-half of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans fail
The Effect of Divorce on Children Divorce, once uncommon in our society, is now becoming more and more frequent, disrupting our children's state of well-being. Some children of divorced families have long-term behavior problems such as depression, low self-esteem, poor school performance, acting out, and difficulties with intimate relationships. Children with divorced or divorcing parents often have a sense of abandonment, because their parents become too preoccupied with their own psychological, social, and economic distress that they forget about their kids? needs (Lamb and Sternberg, 1997). In 1988, Professor Jeanne Dise-Lewis conducted a survey of 700 middle school students.
Almost 25% of children have witnessed acts of violence within their family. Homeless children between the ages of 6 and 17years struggle with very high rates of mental health. Homeless babies show significantly slower development than other children . These children are particularly at a hirer risk for viewing placed in foster care. Despite state and federal efforts to provide homeless children with improved access to public school, at least one-fifth of homeless children don’t attend school.
Whereas regional data acknowledged incompletion of schooling has been as high as forty five percent (Marginson, n.d). Milman (2013) alluded to the fact that nationally the likelihood of disadvantaged children completing school is reported as twenty percent less likely than that of wealthy children. Reasons for early drop out varies between students, some drop out due to personal life influences, such as finance problems, pregnancy or other family related issues. But for many drop outs, it is a direct response to educational disparities. Many become irritated with education they see as being irrelevant to their lifestyle.
homeless children have a higher rate of learning disabilities than children that are not homeless and sadly these homeless children and their families have experienced violence in many forms starting at a young age. the burden of homelessness on a family has led to total break down of the family unit. Homeless Families with children have experienced ,frequent moves , separation and foster care, poor health, inadequate education, development delays,exposure to Violence, and being stereotyped. Families are typically thought to be made up of a mother father and children but this is not the norm for many. for countless homeless children their family is made up of a mother and siblings usually a mother and two young children.
Any student can become a victim of bullying by varieties of reasons such as their race, cyber, or have a disability condition. In the year of 2016, more than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied, and (33%) reported being bullied at least more than once a month during the school year (National Center of Educational Statistics, 2016). Referring, back to the claim of how bullying can affect many students mentally and physically; and also how can impact others around them. Bullied students indicate that bullying has a negative effect on how, they feel about themselves (19%), relationships with friends and family, and on their school work (14%), and physical health (9%) (National Center of Educational Statistics, 2016). In addition, students experienced poor adjustments, anxiety, and depression due to bully behavior on a daily basis.
A survey by the American Psychological Association showed that almost 45% of high schoolers experience stress from their respective school. Different aspects of high school can all contribute to the problem one-fourth of America's teenager's face. The increased difficulty in coursework, the immediate necessity of responsibility, and the pressure of preparing for the rest of your life is daunting. This results in chronic stress, which is prolonged stress which in most cases leads to an anxiety disorder. If you take in to account the expectations of parents or and colleges, and the burden is even worse.far
Finally, from many of the reasons I have come to the conclusion that many of these children are doing worst than their peers as a result of their families, for example not belonging to a family that is English proficient. One of risk factor for homelessness is low educational attainment, which I also find to be part of the problem if the parent wasn’t able to earn a high school degree than the child might
According to Hynes (2014), there are at least twenty-five different factors that can cause one to drop out of school. These twenty-five factors can be categorized into two major groups: student relationships and environments. Multiple studies show that majority of time, students drop out of school not because they have bad behavior, but because they have multiple life challenges that pushes them to not finish school. These problems are overlooked and deemed unworthy to pay attention to. Neglecting to mediate and help abate these issues only adds to the student’s sense of hopelessness to finish school.
Children raised by a single parent are twice as likely to drop out as those raised by two parents. Also, black and Hispanic children, children with poorly educated mothers, students with poor health and nutrition, and students in a poorly funded school are more likely to drop out of school (Natriello 2002). Although some of these factors are interrelated, they increase the number of at risk students in the United States. Along with these environmental risk factors for failure are situational factors. Students who have to change schools frequently have higher failure rates than those who stay in one school (Natriello 2002).