posted on May, 18 2013 @ 02:16 PM
I think it's because the educational system is so strict. My highschool is really "jail like" they have camera's in every angle and a few rentacops.
Not to mention you can't even take a sh_t without getting hastled by some hall monitor who consist of a 15 man team equiped with walkie-talkiers. It
really depends though because all of people have different reason's on why they dropout. Some are just criminals or troublemakers, Some arent
discplined enough so they just skip, and some just don't like school because they feel trapped and not free. Along with the failure of staff trying to
help the students instead of expelling them, which takes away from there education by giving them time off doing the one they didn't want to do in the
first place: go to school. It's basically rewarding so alot of kids take advantage of that. In my highschool there is no break at all except lunch, no
time to go outside and take a break get some air eat or whatever. And you have like 4 minutes to get your things and get to class between periods.
I can sometimes understand why people drop out, the system is just going at it wrong. The education system is failing to teach the importance of
school to kids, they've put it all down to records, numbers, papers which put's kids at a level. No kid wants to be compared if they are a slow
learner or don't have great focus like some other kids. That could be a reason alot of lower grade children drop out. Because they're self-esteem and
effort, smartness, is judged upon a number to grade your knowledge.There's really alot of variables, i'm no expert but this is just from what i've
seen in my experience as a drop-out student. (I ended up getting my g.e.d)
edit on 18-5-2013 by BruceEFury because: space
Btw the graduation rate at my school is about 60%
edit on 18-5-2013 by BruceEFury because: (no reason given)