Essay College Students Drop Out Of High School

828 Words Jul 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Have you ever wondered how many students drop out of high school each day in our country? Imagine if you could fill up twenty 747 jumbo jets with people each day. That is 8,300 people, which is the number of students that dropout of high school on a daily basis. In 2013, 2,215,000 students dropped out of high school in the United States compared to 4,068,000 in 1972. Students who drop out are affected greatly from this decision. They will have limited job options available to them later in life. They reach the drop out age of 16 and they make the decision to drop out. Although, the dropout rates decreased from 1972 to 2013, they are beginning to rise again. Life events, bullying or academic failure can lead to a student’s decision to drop out of high school. Life events can cause a student to make the decision to drop out of high school. A female student may dropout because she may become pregnant. Seventy percent of all dropouts are because of teen pregnancy. A student may be embarrassed to go to school and decide to quit. A student may also end up in legal trouble of some sort, For example, legal trouble can include being arrested for a crime. Seventy-five percent of crimes are committed by youth who have dropped out of high school. These students may quit because they miss too many days and don’t see the use in going back. Students may also have to drop out of school because they can’t afford to pay for the things they need for school. Low income students are six times…

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