Essay on High School Dropouts Are Too High

1253 Words Apr 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Dropouts are an issue. High school dropouts tend to be less educated because they are, and because they are don’t have the experience that other kids that stay in school receive. There was a dropout named Katie, she is succeeding only because of her supportive family and she had a plan. She was pregnant at 15 and went through school till the age of 17 then dropped out because she was engaged to be married. Her parents were there for her the whole time so if she wanted to finish school she could’ve (“Lawrence”).
Obama has a big thought on dropouts and it is the same as every normal right-minded citizen. “This is a problem we can’t afford to accept or ignore. The stakes are too high – for our children, for our economy, for our country. 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(“Whitehouse”).”
Many dropouts has specific reasons. Some kids see no connection from school to “real” life. Some kids are just bored. Other reasons are: Pregnancy, Marriage, Failing, Bullying, and no parental engagement. Some kids miss out on credits maybe with an run-in with the law, a family emergency, or some other excuse. No matter the reason kids are either Pushed, Pulled, or just Falling Out. Students that are considered “poor” are statistically more likely to dropout. Some kids don’t learn to read early on which causes them to not be able to succeed no matter…

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