High School Dropouts

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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 assets. “During his research, he suggested that parents should adopt and provide a variety of services to students to encourage the children throughout their educational journey. Let’s conduct a theoretical scientific experiment. 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

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