High School Dropout Video

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Every year over 1.2 million people dropout of high school; That is 7,000 a day or one every 26 seconds (11 Facts About High School Dropout Rates). In the video, The American Dropout, it shows real people telling their stories about their lives after they dropout and reasons for their decision. It portrays that not everyone that drops out does it because they do not care. Parents not being in a child’s life can greatly increase the likelihood of a child to dropout. In the story Welding with Children, the children’s mothers did not care for their children and dropped them off at their grandparent’s house so they could go have fun. This does not mean that they will definitely be a high school dropout; However, this foreshadows a possibility that it could occur. When someone gets kicked out, like Paul in Paul’s Case, of school it could also foreshadow someone to dropout because of the path that they are going down. The rate of high school dropouts is astounding. There are also many different …show more content…
In 2010, 38 US states had high graduation rates; Vermont had the highest with 91.4% and Nevada had the lowest with 57.8% (11 Facts About High School Dropout Rates). Even though it has gotten better, the rate is still higher than it needs to be. Out of all of the students that dropout, around 75% of them end up committing a crime (11 Facts About High School Dropouts). That does not mean that if someone drops out they will commit a crime; However, the chances are a lot more likely. Also, the average high school dropout makes $200,000 less than a high school graduate over their lifetime (11 Facts About High School Dropouts). That money could be the difference in a middle class life and having to get money from the government every month. Even though the dropout rates have gotten better over the years, it still needs a lot of work from

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