Students that come from a family of less educational experince, low income, low budget enviroment, lack of interest, family responsibilaties, working multible jobs, lack of parental support, and parenthood are the one who are most likey to drop out of high school easily. In the perspective of principals and teachers, 61% of teachers and 45% of principals saw lack of support at home as a factor in most cases of students ' dropping out, with 89% of teachers and 88% of principals saying it was a factor in at least some cases (Bridgeland, 2009, p.16). In some over cases, students drop out of school because they feel unprepared and are failing, the students believe that their previuos school years didn’t prepare them for the high school educational levels. Other students said they were just bored during school, wasn’t intersted in the material that was being taught. The excuse of being bored at school then leads to absences; many absences then leads to make up hours and or not walking down graduation.
In spite of high school student dropout prevention programs already in place in the public school system, even more are needed to help students realize the dire consequences of dropping out of school. A study done by NYC Department of Education states, “Over 20,000 students drop out of high school each year”. It also states, “Most of them are Black and Hispanic. Another study was conducted in 2006 and concluded that about 19 percent of Hispanic students and 15 percent of Black students dropped out, and only 8 percent of Asians and 9 percent of whites dropped out as well”. With careful planning and consideration for the tax payer and the at-risk students, the United States can implement programs which effectively incorporate parents and teachers.
There are many effects of the decision on the individual, their families, and society as a whole. The leading reasons for dropping out of high school surround academic difficulty and failure, poor attendance, being held back, disengagement from school, and other life factors (Convisor, n.d.). This is an indication that most of these teens do not think about (or sometimes even care about) how decisions made today will effect tomorrow. This paper is to inform the reader of the effects of students dropping out of high school. Included will be effects on the individuals, their families, and society.
They have no idea that their opportunities in life will be at risk without a high school diploma. High school students do not know that there is a cost for not graduating. There are many reasons why students choose to drop out of high school. In a national report compiled by Civic Enterprises, students who left school before graduating were surveyed on their experiences. “Nearly half (47 percent) said a major reason for dropping out was that the classes were not interesting,” (Bridgeland 3).
How does dropping out of high school affects students’ lives in the future? Students’ dropping out has become a crisis, President Obama said, “It’s time for all of us to come together parents and students, principals, and teachers, business leaders and elected officials to end America’s dropout crisis” (“ President Obama”). There are 7 thousand students’ that drop out of high school that adds up to about 1.2 million each year, wouldn’t it be nice to drop that number and help kids stay in school instead of dropping out of high school(“ President Obama”). Students’ shouldn’t drop out of high school because they couldn’t go to college, couldn’t hold down a job, and would struggle making minimum wage for the rest of their life. Not being able to go to college is one reason why students’ shouldn’t drop out of high school.
Students’ dropping out of high school are a big problem all over the United States. The reason it is such a big problem is that students that don’t graduate are far worse off than those students who do get their high school diplomas. Some of the things that hurt most high school dropouts are they earn less money, they are more likely to be unhappy and unhealthy in life, they are less likely to be married, and more likely to be in jail than those students who do graduate from high school. (Messacar n.p). Some solutions that are proposed to solve this problem are to raise the legal age to be able to dropout to be from sixteen to eighteen years old, States should invest more in developing support programs for those at risk for dropping out, minimize costs of impressing “compulsory education policies”( Messacar n.p), and using all of these solutions to help the nation’s education system to grow and help students to want to attend college and help students to want to better themselves and their careers.
It doesn’t make them bad kids, or even bad students. Drop-outs report that some of the main reasons they drop out of school is not seeing value in the work they do. Almost half of them said the classes were not interesting, and were bored of their work, and say it’s among the main reasons students would stop attending classes (Furger “How to End the Dropout Crisis”). Expectations also tend to run high for students by their teachers. Regular students in school also debate to themselves to make the decision of dropping out from time to time, from the stress levels of piling assignments.
Parental involvement can be a turning point in students’ lives and without it, students are less motivated to complete high school. Parents often miss the warning signs of students that are close to dropping out of school. In eighth grade, students becoming disengaged, absent more than twenty percent of the school day and failing English and Math. It has been estimated that by eighth grade, 64.5% of students are less than proficient in math and reading (Balfanz et al., 2014). In ninth grade, warning signs include having poor attendance and not being able to proceed to the next grade on time because of not having the appropriate amount of credits to complete the grade (Furger, 2008).
Adolescents may leave school because of academic failure, disciplinary problems, or employment opportunities (Stearns & Glennie, 2006). Dropping out of high school has a long-term drastic effect for students It has a profound social and economic consequences for students, their families, and their communities (Christle, Jolivette, Nelson, 2007). High school dropouts are less likely to be active labor force participants and have a higher probability to be unemployed than students who completed high school (Sum, Andrew, Khatwada, McLaughlin, 2009). In fact, about 90 percent of the fastest upcoming jobs will require postsecondary education (Monrad, 2007). Discussion Handling with potential dropouts is a difficult task for teachers, administrators, and counselors, thus is important to intervene and build support for students to address struggling students’ academics, social, or emotional deficiencies (Cholewa, Smith-Adcock, & Amatea, 2010).
Regrettably, some students must drop out of school and use that time to get a job to help support their families. Female students who become pregnant have to drop out to take care of their child. Poor choices constrain some students to land themselves behind bars before their education becomes complete. Primary caretakers becoming ill and/or dying can force high schoolers to drop out and to take on the role of their family member, who has now become unable (“School Dropout”). These events can leave kids all over the country with two different options that have a few stunning similarities; receiving their GED, or dropping out of high school without a