Many Native Americans do not graduate from high school. “15.5 percent of Native Americans between ages sixteen to twenty-four had dropped out of high school, behind only Hispanic young adults at 22.8 percent” (Doak 31) there are many reasons for this, many risk factors. One risk factor is poverty. Poverty rates on Native American reservations are a lot higher than they should be. These teenagers are the ones who are dropping out of school the most. It is this lack of a full education that causes this poverty, and it in turn is causing more Native American children to grow into poverty as well. “Children who are seriously disadvantaged economically and socially often lag behind their peers. Statistically, they start preschool education later or miss it entirely and thus are less ready to start school. T...
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