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The dispute is difficult to referee, particularly in the wake of decades of lax accounting by states and schools. But the majority of analysts and lawmakers have come to this consensus: the numbers have remained unchecked at approximately 30 percent through two decades of intense educational reform, and the magnitude of the problem has been consistently, and often willfully, ignored
Originally posted by Slash
I speak from experiance when I say that there are school councelors that try to talk students into droping out...
Originally posted by Slash
I speak from experiance when I say that there are school councelors that try to talk students into droping out, then go on boasting about the No Child Left Behind act even after you've droped out.
Originally posted by freethinker4356not to mention college counselors creating more "dropouts" by pushing "math first classes"on more lanuage thinking students.
Originally posted by WanderingMind
Why does everyone care? I'm 17, and I'm not dropping out of high school. The more people that drop out and work at McDonalds, the more job opportunities for me.
Originally posted by XphilesPhan
I refuse to let someone who sits in a cush job and paid outrageousely steal my future from me.
Originally posted by zerotolerance
It all goes back to parents and child-rearing. If a kid drops out of school, it's his parents fault. Crappy parents love to blame the education system though. My parents would have never in a million years let me drop out.
This is how my dad was to us kids all the way up to 12th Grade, and you know what? We all turned out successful in life. Good jobs. Good families. Positive outlooks.
I have 14 neices and nephews (ages 13 to 30). Four of them are drop-outs, raised by my middle sister and her husband who never, ever taught them respect or discipline. But my sister is a f*ck-up to say the least. Hence, she raised a family of drop-outs.
Again, dropping out has everything to do with the parent and nothing at all to do with the education system. The problem with our country is there are alot of people who should not be parents raising kids, period.
Originally posted by pineappleupsidedown
I thought your siblings were all successful in life with good families? Then why all the dropouts?
I agree that parents play a huge part in a child's success. However, you contradicted yourself when you spoke, leaving me trying to figure out what you were trying to prove.
As for the No Child Left Behind, I think that just makes us more aware of the people who don't pass. Its incredible how little you have to do to graduate high school, yet people are still dropping out.