High School Drop Out Research Paper

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Students who drop out of high school will have a harder time throughout the course of their life, because they won’t be able to find a good paying job. With saying this, high school students need to be prevented from dropping out or at least try and keep them in school as long as we can. There is several causes and effects due to children dropping out which could be stopped if we really try. If not stopped, there are serval things that will be affected like our economy and schools which is very important, also they are not just hurting themselves, but others and the world too. So by saying this the age to drop out of high school should be changed to 18 to drop out of school and stay 18, not even 16 with a parent consent. There …show more content…
Low income lowered economic gains when compared to high school graduate, who will earn 375,000 less over a lifetime then an individual with a diploma. Most employers require a high school diploma credential in order to be considered for employment. Will also lack of access to a higher education most colleges expect you to have a diploma. Reduced tax revenue due to the lowered income earnings of high school drop outs. This impacts many states and governmental services that the public depends on, such as roads, libraries, schools, and services for poor and elderly. If we reduced, then amount of high school dropout rates the country would benefit from an additional 45 billion in revenue. Poor health outcomes due to low income and job insecurity, less likely to receive job-based health insurance. Without health insurance students may not receive crucial preventive health care. Also the increased likelihood of legal trouble of poverty, and can lead to substance abuse. It is said high school dropouts that turn to crime and drugs Cost the country between 1.7 million to 2.3 million over a person’s lifetime. cost the country between 1.7 million to 2.3 million over a person’s lifetime. Lastly you could get a GED, but it doesn’t allow you to build the academic skills that you acquire earning a traditional diploma. Some colleges consider class rank, and it’s not clear if admissions officers are accepting the alternative

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