As Table 2 depicts, the disparity in unemployment rates between high school graduates and dropouts, reaching a apex of 26.7% during the 2009 recession, has continued to place the advantage upon the high school graduate. In 2016, 31.9% of high school dropouts remained jobless, while their peers who possessed high school diplomas maintained a relatively low unemployment rate of 13.1%. Furthermore, one-third of adults lacking a high school diploma lived below the poverty line in 2011, while less than 20% of high school graduates suffer under the same conditions (Youth Indicators 2011; America). In addition, the average dropout will cost taxpayers an average of $292,000 over a lifetime due to costs of providing food stamps and other aid to dropouts and of incarcerating those who turn to crime. (Breslow).
For starters, one major cause for dropping out of college is financial circumstances. Many students depend on their parents to pay their fees, and thus sometimes there is an obligation for students to drop out due to limited financial resources. Students whose parents don’t have enough money to pay tend to seek alternative resources like scholarships and financial aids. However, when none of these resources are available, students are obligated to drop out from college. Also, students from such underprivileged families face difficulties since they are concerned with college fees, in addition to the financial responsibility they have towards their parents or families.
Today only one third of lower-income college freshman actually finish college. Meanwhile two thirds of the high income college freshman graduate. Researchers that look into why low-income college freshman don’t finish, they found out that the reason they don’t is because they go to lower ranked colleges. Which contain a higher student to teacher ratio and where it is harder to receive one on one help or
The university used a variety of data sources including NSSE, the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), and student records that illustrated the needs for improvement. These problems were affecting persistence, graduation rates, and student success. First, from the 2004 NSSE administration, students reported poor academic engagement amongst undergraduate students. More than half of the first-year students reported spending less than 10 hours per week preparing for class. Over 75% of student respondents went to class without completing assignments and
Although the share of black children in segregated schools had dropped to 62.9 percent by the early 1980s, the subsequent lack of commitment by the federal government and multiple Supreme Court decisions antagonistic to school desegregation have led to a reversal," notes EPI. Why does that matter? "Promoting school integration is important because — now as a half century ago — segregated schools are unequal schools," the report adds. "The more non-white students a school has the fewer resources it has. A 10 percent-point increase in the share of non-white students in a school is associated with a $75 decrease in per student spending."
According to fivethirtyeight.com “ In 2014, only half of 30-year-olds could say the same. The slowdown in mobility shows up in all 50 states and is true across the income spectrum. The biggest declines were among the children of middle-class families” (Casslem). This is a good point because kids can’t go very far if they can’t if there parents can’t make money and help them go somewhere in the
Not all community colleges offer worthwhile vocational education (Unger Pg.25). Unemployment among students who graduated from vocational education programs in comprehensive high schools averages more than 14% and the average wage for students who do find work is less than $8.00 an hour (Unger Pg.18). Today high school graduates is doing even worse (Williamson). Among those ages 25 to 32, fully 22% with only a high school diploma are living in poverty (Williamson). Living off a high school diploma is close to
The tuition and cost of college is detrimental to thousands of families across the country and brings student debt to future graduates. Some students have seen their debt climb over $30,000. Friedman writes, “The average student in the Class of 2016 has $37,172 in student loan debt…” (Friedman). With the debts being over the average income for single people households, college has transformed from a benefit to a burden. Young adults not only have to worry about their education but also paying for the next semester or years of college ahead of them.
One of the causes of such high unemployment rate is said to be lack of education as this is the primary key to unemployment, thus learners who drop out of school lack education and are unlikely to be employed. High school dropout has a negative impact on the country’s future and also affects the community to a very a large extent as far as community development goes. There is a shortage of skilled workers in our country and an increase in high school dropout affects the labour market as there would less employable individual. A learner’s decision to quit school is affected by different factors. To prevent this problem local community leaders are trying to search for various issues that may lead to high school dropout.
Have you ever wondered what life would be like with a free college education? Seventy-five percent of high school seniors are accepted to their first college choice or university, but less than fifty-seven percent can bear the expense to attend their first choice learning institution. In fact, ”two out of three college students have now graduated with student loan debt. The average tuition is three times higher today than in 1980.” “1.5 million, or about 53.6 percent, of all bachelor 's degree holders age 25 or younger were unemployed or underemployed in 2011.” (Gerber, "34 Depressing Facts About The Job Market For College Grads"). Furthermore As many Americans prepare for the next semester, homework is not the main problem on their mind, it
5. Challenge According to the school enrollment data collect: students were enrolled in the Cape Breton School decline over these years is nearly twice the provincial average . Since 1970, total enrollment has declined , for an average decline of 2.6% annually per year over the past 42 years. CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY (CBU) ENROLMENT Form 2014, the students enrolled at CBU, down 3.1% in 1997. The number of international students enrolled at CBU in 2014 was 15 times higher than the number enrolled in 1997 .Today, more than one in four (27.3%) students at CBU are international students.
This article written by Allie Bidwell is about the class of 2013 and how much debt they incurred while at college. The average student loan debt for this class is $28,400. Bidwell states that this number isn’t all that accurate due to the low numbers of colleges that report their numbers. Out of all private and state institutions, only 57% reported numbers of debt or the amount of graduates with debt. Schools are ranked on a scale from high debt to low debt, with schools that have high debt averaging almost $50,000.
In 2014 there were 650,000 kids in foster care, that’s almost twice as much as Kansas City’s population of 467,007. Roughly 58,000 of these children were placed in an institution or group home instead of a traditional foster home. While these children will age out of the system 40% of them will find themselves homeless, 50% will have substance addiction, 25% will have not received a diploma or GED, only 3% will have received any college degrees and 17% of the young women will be pregnant. Even before they are blessed with their so called “independence” the average child in foster care will have an IQ 20 points lower than a child not in foster care and 33% of them will have moved elementary schools more than 5 times. The foster care system in
In ”Guiding a First Generation to College”, Tina Rosenberg discussed that how to help high-achieving poor students to get into College. In the paper, “About 30,000 students from poor families score in the top 10 percent on the SAT or ACT college entrance exams and yet don’t go to selective schools. And nearly a quarter of low-income students who score in the top 25 percent on standardized tests never go to any college.” In fact, there are many resources can help reduce the yawning dimensions of the college gap. Tina Rosenberg points out one big part of the divide is the information disconnect. She mentions in the paper that “ lack college-educated parents often don’t know how important college is.” and “Most are unaware that top colleges
According to a source, the average college tuition is about 9,000 dollars. Unless you have millionaires as parents, this is a big chunk of change that will take a lot to be paid back. Today, students are forced to take out student loans and that is what hurts most students down the road. According to the American Student Assistance website, the total outstanding student loan debt in the United States today is between $902 billion and $1 trillion. Approximately $864 billion is composed of outstanding federal student loan debt.