The first topic on college dropouts basically discusses that without a degree what will you be in life. After dropping out of college what you thought you wanted to do wont work out for a long term plan. For more and more young people today, college is being thought of as more of an option, rather than a necessity, sometimes its for a good reason. The character in this particular story dropped out or as he called it taking time off which most of the time turns out to be permanent. A lot of people think college is hard and then think about quitting and doing something else because they don’t think they can cut it. This is NOT a good reason to drop out. In many ways college life is representative of reality and all you’ll learn from leaving is that you quit when things got tough. At some point in your life you’ll have to learn to become self-reliant and survive in an environment like that. I believe If you are struggling through college and it’s making you a stressful mess, you’re doing something wrong. Think of it as a challenge, a system to break down to figure out and master it. There are millions that came before you and were able to get that degree, relax and understand how much of challenge that was yet many have manage to accomplish it. Then when you get bored or have a better opportunity and feel as though college isn’t really where you want to be, leave the first chance you get. If you’re in college and feel like you’re stuck and can’t find a way out, start looking for new and exciting experiences to participate in, and It doesn’t have to be studying abroad. These experiences will shape you into an interesting person and you’ll meet people that can give you an outlet for what you actually want to do with your life. Next, the second topic also explains why its good for you to go to college. In the article the author discusses how he wished he would have went because he didn’t realize after loosing his job how hard it would be to survive without a degree yet searching for a new job. When you don’t have a degree its twice as hard to get a good job than for someone who has one. The economy isn’t what it use to be, for example, his experience at the Kaiser plant and getting laid off from work. Then having nothing to fall back on. That's why its always good to have education on your side. Also, If you go to college, you'll gain information and skills that you'll use for the rest of your life. That's reason enough to pursue an education beyond high school, but here are more practical considerations. A college education can help increase your understanding of the community and the world as you explore interests, discover new areas of knowledge, and
April 5, 2015
There has been many questions on how to make every student in a high school of America be more entertain in school and avoid any ideas of dropping out of school and follow a different path. Now a days, many dropouts of students in high school is because they are not engaged in class, they are bored because they subject that is being taught to them is something boring that they won’t be able to relate in life. The future…
Today I want to discuss the issue of Hispanic High school dropouts which is a big concern here in Houston and the USA.
In Houston, Hispanics are dropping out of school at an alarming rate and only a small group is going to college. This creates a discouraging problem for a city that is 40% percent Hispanic and growing. The reason for high dropout rate for the Houston Hispanics varies; it can include struggling to learn English, the need to work and help out the family to pay bills, coping with unplanned…
The High School Dropout Crisis
John Staurt Mill, the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century, wrote in On Liberty: “Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing.” He reminded us that human nature can be improved by civilization. Therefore, if we want to create…
Dropping out means leaving a school or group for practical reasons, necessities, or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves.
Most commonly, dropping out refers to a student quitting school before he or she graduates or avoiding entering a university or college. It cannot always be ascertained that a student has dropped out, as he or she may stop attending without terminating enrollment. It is estimated 1.2 million students annually drop out of high…
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April 28, 2014
Community College Attrition
Every year thousands of caps fly in the air like…
Reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act
December 13, 2011
Student underachievement in American public schools is a serious problem in today’s society. In attempt to solve this issue, Congress authorized the No Child Left Behind Act, or NCLB for short. This act is based on the belief that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education.
There are some positive effects of the NCLB Act. According…
English 3 H
Should students get paid for good grades?
Imagine this getting money to buy yourself a new phone, or that new game console and all you have to do is get good grades. Do you believe we should get paid for good grades? Well in my opinion we should get paid and these are the two reasons why. First because it helps motivate and focus students and second of all because
When getting paid for good grades students will…
opportunity for services provided for high school dropouts is that the organization will provide a staff that is knowledgeable in different fields which are required for high school dropouts to obtain the skills needed to gain employment, provided that the setting is safe and structured. In addition to not having any basic skills for even manual labor, they also lack basic reading and writing skills most times. With this in mind, offering education courses and tutoring in basic reading and writing…
This school's academic performance significantly lags in comparison to schools across the state. Additionally, its academic
performance lags in comparison to its peers. This school's college and career readiness lags in comparison to schools across the
state. Additionally, its college and career readiness lags in comparison to its peers. This school's graduation and post-secondary
performance significantly lags in comparison to schools across the state. Additionally, its graduation…
English 100 12:45 MW
15 October 2014
Unit 1 Final Draft
Don’t Trust the Dropout
Is America really a nation of idiots? Michael Moore believes so. In his article, “Idiot Nation”, Moore claims the education level of American citizens is terrible. Moore explains how the American education system’s standards are much lower than other countries. Many factors go into the decay in education such as: over populated classrooms, low-income environments, poor curriculum, and lack of much…