Reasons Why High School Students Dropout

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The cardinal meaning of dropouts is that any student who leaves high school without graduating or completing a program of studies. However this term is controversial as its difficult to measure the rates and to know the reason of dropping out as this vary from state to state. Surprisingly, the reasons to dropping out is quite insignificant as a recent study from America 's Promise Alliance shows which factors rank among the top reasons why kids take themselves out of school. Factors like boring classes and family obligations had the highest percentage whilst being expelled or financial issues had the least percentage. Research also suggests that dropping out is strongly linked to socioeconomic factors. Kids who come from low economic status …show more content…
Many high school graduates work arduously academically but fail to prioritize the GPA and other credits those are necessary to graduate. While some other high school students don’t want to risk failing which could mean summer classes or another year of high school. Academic problems often lead to a loss of scholarships or grants and may result in having to repeat classes to earn needed credits.
The third factor is, not surprisingly, financial difficulties. According to Gates Foundation, 35% of student dropout because of low socioeconomic factors and hence support their families by doing part-time or full-time jobs. Due to this some students don’t get time and are debilitated therefore they don’t complete the assignments or projects which drags them to dropout. Russell Rumberger and Sun Ah Lim authors of the study Why Students Drop Out of School: A Review of 25 Years of Research (2008), also found that students who work more than 20 hours a week are more at risk to drop
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This report concludes that the average high school dropout will have a negative fiscal contribution to the society of nearly $5,200, while the average high school graduate provides a positive lifetime net fiscal contribution of $287,000 from age eighteen to sixty-four. Since the high school dropouts were less likely to attain employment and earn lower wages their mean annual earnings were only $8,358 in 2007, comparatively, the high school graduates earned more than $14,500, nearly $18,300 for individuals with some collage degree and approximately $24,500 for their peers with bachelors degree or

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