Students entering high school are often reminded that staying in school can create a successful life for them. Some students resort to earning money rather than finishing high school, due to their family upbringing. Although the objective is to give students the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, many end up not graduating. Statistically proven, the increase of poverty is due to high school dropouts. Those students who dropout out are more likely to have health problems, engage in criminal activities, and depend on welfare (Christle, Jolivette, and Nelson 325).
High school dropouts affect not only themselves, but many people around them. These students endure a number of problems beginning with what motivates them to drop out, what massive economic value missed, and overall the long term quality of their life. Family Problems To begin with, there are many reasons that students decide to drop out of high school and one of them is due to family needs and issues. The first family reason is the lack of parent engagement. According to United Way of Stanislaus County “Parent Engagement was most often reported as a necessary factor for a child to be successful in school.” Some students feel like their parents do not care about whether they stay in school or just decide to quit and leave.
In recent years, while Baltimore city schools have dramatically reduced suspensions, the dropout rate has been cut almost in half. One might say that it is a students choice to drop out or not, but many students dropout of school due to peer pressure and some students may feel like they are not good enough just because they can not catch up to the academic level of their peers because they were absent due to their suspension or suspensions. Therefore students who are suspended have a harder time catching up to their academic level and often dropout for this
Why is homelessness such a huge issue in the world? Many homeless people have mental illnesses and it is not easy for them to restart their lives and get a job. Many of them also have drug or alcohol problems, which makes it very difficult to get a long term job making enough income to support themselves. Homeless people need help getting off the streets but are unable to do it by themselves. Homelessness is a very huge problem that America has come to face.
The feeling of loneliness from school bullying in children can cause other effects as well that can make things that are worse happen to them. Parents and other people need to notice this sign of bullying because of what children can do as an outcome of it when they feel no one is their for them. Having health problems is another effect of bullying and cause kids to have long and short term effects on them. These health problems that they get from being bullied can not only affect them but also others around them including their parents and peers. Academics are important for kids to succeed later in life, but kids that have been bullied may not want to go to school because of that one person that bullies them.
They successfully write about the various problems with financial aid and how it is not enough to get students through college due to the high cost of living and tuition expenses, “A majority had financial aid and jobs, but it wasn’t enough” (5). They argue that with even a full packet of financial aid, it is inadequate in helping students receive their education. By using the personal story of the 19 year old student who was struggling with such dire poverty and homelessness that she eventually dropped out of college to live on the streets, the authors successfully gain the reader's sympathy and agreement that further resources need to be
Moreover, there is the fact that the majority of homeless individuals do not have cell phones or consistent transportation to a workplace. Adding to these problems is the difficulty of staying clean, and it begins to come clear why these individuals have so much difficulty finding and holding down a job. Some also hold the perception that all homeless individuals are unemployed. A Vox article counters that idea, stating that minimum wage workers who work full-time would not be able to live stably in the average apartment in any state in the U.S. Therefore, even people who have full-time jobs can be at risk.
Students drop out of school for many reasons , dropping out may be a personal decision to some students , some students are forced to drop out due to their situation or their eligibility to pay for education. In a matter of fact, finance can postpone the students education, it is not always guaranteed when they can complete high school. Living in a rural area can be hard, not many things can be found. Some areas have schools but some don’t, the schools aren't that efficient but it does its job, it teaches people to read and write which is the important aspect of schooling .
The findings obtained from parents and teachers do have some conflicts with each other. Teachers agree that there is a relationship between time lapse and internal problems while parent’s response is totally opposite to it. Teacher’s findings shows that children have more problems at age 12 when they experience the divorce more recently as opposed to less recently. From my point of view, I agree to this statement because, period of adjustment to the problem could play a big role here. For those children who experience parental divorce recently might not have enough time to adjust to the new situation where he or she have to live with any one of his or her parents instead living with both of them.
This literature shows that poverty is not the main reason of school refusal behavior but it could generate the thought of refusing school. There has been found linkages between child work and both social school attendance and school attainment of children aged 15-17 years old which is stated by Lyn (2012). Due to poverty, some children are forced or even volunteered to work at a young age. It is not a mistake to do so but it could affect a child’s school attainment. One of the child’s responsibilities is to study but working at the same time would not be a good contribution to a child’s life.