It is different than just looking at the micro level because the reasons for the dropout rate do not just apply to one person or family, but a larger audience. One reason for the high college dropout rate could be high schools are not preparing students properly. At the high school level, students are not treated the same as they are in college. The course work can be easier, teachers do not give their students as much freedom, and there are much longer hours in class. All of these aspects sound good for the high school level, however, they can be the polar opposites of how students are treated in college.
Krystal Lyons Mrs. Lyons English Honors IV 2 October 2017 Should high Study Halls, necessary or nonessential? From demanding school schedules to overbearing parents, study halls may be a gateway to better grades, and more focused confident students. Surrounded by their peers, study halls would push students to work harder and accomplish their long-term goals. Study halls may be time consuming and non-essential for some students that may need an extra credit, or more time with a teacher. In some cases, a study hall may also cause disruptions in classes and off task students.
Some colleges are charging the tuition price of a big name college when they are not as well known and the degree may not go very far. Recently students are (taking on more debt) than they can pay and end up not being able to pay them off (Hacker and Schlesinger). When students graduate college most of them will have debt that they have to pay and many of them can’t pay it off. In highschool people and teachers stress that students need to go to college and it can (cause a sense of panic) in the highschool students (crawford). By putting pressure on high school students they often don 't think about the tuition they have to pay to get in, so they take what they can get to get into college.
These are the main reasons people are failing in college. There are still people that strive with the college set up. Still are are many reasons why this setup is failing. If people try to change the setup. If college changes the way they work there will be less people that fail in high
Community colleges require some students to take remedial classes due to low standardized test scores; however, this requirement harms undergraduates more than it benefits them. Remedial classes are non-credit courses, which means that the students being forced to take them are not receiving any credit for their work. Ironically, undergraduates must pay for courses that may not even be necessary. In “Revamping Community Colleges to Improve Graduation Rates,” Alina Tugend (2016) states, “Four years of data have shown that those who were placed in the higher-level classes ‘were succeeding just as well as those who had to go through development,’ Mr. Oakley said” (para. 17). If undergraduates are doing just as well in higher-level classes as those going through developmental classes, the remedial classes seem to be of little significance.
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).
Suspended students are more likely to do it again or become repeat offenders. Suspension sometimes fails to change the views of a student and they become repeat offenders, especially if it’s something that is a part of them or they can’t help it. The more suspensions that a student racks up, the more it gets on their record, the more their grade depletes and the less likely they will be eligible to be accepted into a college of their choice. Minor offenses are minor, which means ‘lesser in importance, significance, or seriousness’. Being suspended for cursing or sleeping in class will most likely encourage the thus the problem will continue to occur and the problem will never be resolved.
Schools are starting to adopt a block schedule, which is 3-4 periods a day and an hour and a half per period. Although the block schedule provides more time for students to complete their work, this type of scheduling does not truly benefit learning due to the issues students have when school is missed, retention problems, and students limited attention span. Admittedly, 90 minutes provides students an immense amount of time to complete their work to avoid homework; however, studies show many more problems arise due to absences under the block schedule rather than under the traditional schedule. Making up missed work is difficult enough as it is.
Student debt is one of the biggest issues that people are struggling with. Especially for those graduates whose major does not guarantee a stable job due to the limited amount of job positions, such as art history and music majors, many of them end up being a freelancer because job unavailability. Governments often encourage the citizens to spend more and help improve the economy, but how could the citizens help when they don’t have the spending power due to the heavy student debt that they are carrying. A good way to improve the economy is by solving the issue of student debt. With the help of the “Organ for Ed” program, both the job seeking and economic problems would dissolve at once.
The Causes of Stress for College Students Stress is basically defined as an applied force or system of forces that tends to strain or deform a body. It is usually caused by something that is out of the ordinary from everyday life, things like tests, family problems and loss of job. Today students have a lot of stress because of a lot of different reasons. There are many things that cause stress for college students; school-related issues, relationships, and peer pressure.
Students with grit and without grit go about handling quite differently these tasks they need to accomplish. They quickly notice that college classes are much harder than the classes they took in high school, and they may not have done as well on the first assignment as they thought they had. What approach do each of them take next? A student with no grit is more likely to accept that the class is going to be hard and that his grade is going to suffer throughout the semester. He may even believe that he has put forth all of the effort that he could give and there is nothing else he could do to fix it.
According to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report, low-income high school students are graduating at a rate 15 percentage points behind their more affluent peers. The graduation rate is decreasing because of a problem that is affecting more and more students which is the opportunity gap. The opportunity gap is a barrier that low-income and minority students encounter when wanting to be educationally successful. The opportunity gap enlarges when students are lacking in resources, services, and experiences. This problem is mostly occurring to low-income and minorities students because they don’t have the advantages to afford the same resources as the privileged students.