The Problem Of High School Dropout Essay

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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 reasons for this decision; and there are things they can do after they dropout to better their life.
Between the years of 1990 and 2010, the high school dropout rate fell 3%, from 12.1% to 7.4% (11 Facts About High School Dropout Rates). 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…

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