Dropping Out of High School

Too many teenagers drop out of high school and then experience high rates of unemployment, incarceration, drug use, and no marital births. The high incidence of individual and social costs, combined with rigorous evidence of at least modestly successful program models, makes a solid case for investing public funds in programs and research for disconnected youth. Today in the U.S the dropping out percent has gone up and that is one thing that need to be fix. To help high school dropouts improve their prospects people need to encourage them to attend Job Crops or to have them get their GED.

Dropping out of high school has serious long-term consequences not only for individuals but also ...

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do not tackle the topic of high school reform more broadly).Several carefully evaluated program models hold out promise that they can help both young people at risk of dropping out and those who do drop out. These promising programs must be expanded and continually improved, and we offer specific proposals for doing so. U.S. policy must aim to keep as many young Americans as possible in high school until they graduate and to reconnect as many as possible of those who drop out despite educators’ best efforts to keep them in school. Americans who do not graduate from high school pay a heavy price personally. Although correlation is not causation, the links between leaving school before graduating and having poor life outcomes are striking. Perhaps the most important correlation is that between dropping out and low income. Dropping out of school is also linked with many other negative outcomes such as increased chances of unemployment or completely dropping out of the workforce, lower ...

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Added: 3/1/2012 07:14:55 AM
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