Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Characteristics of high school dropouts:

Characteristics of high school dropouts: Key factors in high drop out rates in high school.

Top Ten Reasons Why At-risk Teens Drop Out of High School.
  • Low academic skills
  • Poor student attendance
  • Social and emotional problems
  • Emotionally detached from school and learning
  • Choosing low performing or troubled friends
  • History of failure and retention
  • Social alienation or bullies
  • Finding and keeping a job
  • Feckless academic institution
  • Please share your tenth reason why students drop out!


    St. Louis Teachers Voices Struggles Over Dropouts

"If you taught concentrated phonics to everyone in first grade -- they're dying to read -- they would stand on their heads. But the problem is, they don't drop out in high school. They drop out in second grade, and they hang around for eight years." PBS News Hour

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