Dropout In Education

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The United States of America has established that its economic health depends on the academic success of its students. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES,2005) indicate that Caucasian, African American and Hispanic young adults who have at least a Bachelor 's Degree have higher median earnings than their peers with less education; African American college graduates earn 60 % more than high school graduates; African American workers who dropped out of high school earned 30% less than high school graduates . In general, young adults with a Bachelor 's Degree are less likely to be unemployed than their peers with less education and this pattern holds for all three racial groups (NCES, 2005).

Subsequently, the decline in academic achievement has been on the rise and is influenced by external factors within the school system. Students that are less educated in today’s society are more likely to have difficulties in setting priorities and making appropriate life choices. There are ongoing issues with students failing through traditional methods of the school system.
Although government policy makers have come up with a variety of methods to implement ways to enhance the school system, they are still continuing to witness a surge of school dropouts and education failure which continues to impact the American economy costing billions of dollars. A 1% increase in high school graduation rates could save the nation as much as $1.4 billion each year in
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