Pros And Cons Of Thyree Snead

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At the age of sixteen Thyree Snead had nothing on his mind but escaping the judgmental students and teachers at Triton High School in Dunn, North Carolina. He wasn’t encouraged to prosper in school. His older brother, dealing drugs and gang banging, was not a motivating, positive role model. The hopeless child’s reputation was set before he crossed the high school threshold. His parents lost custody of him in his early teens, tossing him into foster care. On the young man’s sixteenth birthday he couldn’t sign the papers quick enough. Thyree dropped out of high school, joined his brother’s gang and will never have the opportunity to find his true success. Should Thyree Snead have the ability to make such a life altering choice at such an impulsive …show more content…
Therefore, a mature decision that will effect their adulthood should not be made until they reach this age of legality. At sixteen we gain the privilege of driving a car. At eighteen we gain multiple options that we can choose to take part in such as joining the army, smoking tobacco products and voting. Dropping out of school is not a comparable to driving a vehicle. The choices we are able to make at eighteen are s that could change our lives, which is when a teenager should be allowed to drop out of high school. A young adult dropping out at the age of eighteen more thoroughly understands the consequences and hardships that will …show more content…
Students who drop out of school raise the lack of education and unemployment rates in North Carolina. Studies have shown that a high school graduates income is anywhere from 50% to 100% higher than someone who didn’t complete high school. Increasing the drop out age will increase the graduation rate in North Carolina and better the chances of having an intelligent, wealthy community. Allowing kids to drop out at sixteen is promising to assist them with Obama Care and food stamps in the future, harming our economy. Below is two charts comparing the graduation rate of each state and the legal age to drop out. In the 2012-13 school year, North Carolina’s graduation rate was %82.5. In Nebraska, where the legal drop out age is 18, the graduation rate is %88.5, which is a significant amount of teens with a higher level of education. In correlation, Nebraska has a much higher median annual income than North Carolina. Aside from other social and economical factors, it is evident that each state with a minimum drop out age of 18 has much higher graduation rates. For example, today Thyree Snead is struggling to find a job, taking advantage of food stamps and doesn’t have the money to go back to school for his GED. Increasing the age to eighteen can help decrease this vicious

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