High School Dropouts Sociology

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“Every year, 1.2 million students’ drop out of high school in the United States. “That’s a student that drops out of school every 26 seconds which is about 7000 students a day!” (Miller) On average, most high school drop outs are incapable of keeping a steady and stable job. As a result, dropouts make minimum wage salaries and receive a low overall income. Over half the population, fall under the low-income umbrella living paycheck to paycheck.
Studies have examined how the socioeconomic status is associated with factors that impact the education of the youth. Halfon , a pediatric professor explained that “Parents who saw college in their child’s future seemed to manage their child toward that goal irrespective of their income and other
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We will use the scientific method to help guide us. The scientific method starts out with a question. Our question will be How much of an impact does the community have on the future of our youth. The next step in the scientific method is to do background research. On average, about 1.2 million students drop out of high school every year was previously stated. During my research, I learned the top 3 reasons kids drop out of school due to parent engagement, academic performance and, family economic needs. Parent engagement proves to be the most influential reason that children drop out of…show more content…
The Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club teens are 18% more likely to attend college. Also, these teens are 19% more likely to volunteer in the community and gain more moral support. Lastly, the teens that attend the Boys and Girls Club are 15% more likely to be on track to graduate from high school. According to the data, the hypothesis we previously stated saying,” If we promote academic excellence within the community then, graduation rates will increase” , seems like an accurate statement. If the statement was incorrect we would have to construct a new hypothesis and start the scientific method, all over again!
The last step in the scientific method is to communicate the results of your data. It is our job to prepare the younger generation for the future. As more students get involved, then the graduation rates will continuously rise. I will make it my goal to ensure that my voice is heard within the community. All students in the community should get more involved with the youth. It is power in numbers! Franklin D. Roosevelt, once states “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the
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