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Admittedly, President Barack Obama’s administration knows this issue and has decided to even put out a $380 million educational budget for 2010 to assist students at risk of dropping out and to encourage high school graduates to earn an associate or bachelors degree in college....
Currently, I am in my third year of studies at a public college in New York state. I am 31 years old. About 13 years ago, I attended a private business college. I was not prepare for college when I graduated from high school back in 1996. I ended up dropping out in the middle of my second semester.
The error lots of people are making when harshly judging the students that drop is that they don’t understand that some people already know how life works.
People keep saying “well yeah you have to take useless classes, get used to it, you have to do lots of things in real life you don’t want to”, and this is ridiculous. For one, not everybody goes to college immediately after the 12th grade, and all of those people already have life experience. Secondly, many people Work one if not a couple jobs THROUGHOUT High school, and pay their own bills if not helping to pay the bills of their family and everything. These people are well acquainted with real world life and how to do tough things. A lot more so than most college students, I would wager.
So for those people to suddenly realize that they are paying way way way more than they need to buy their own house, just so they can live in an 8 by 16 room with another person, eat shitty food, be broke all the time and spend lots of valuable time going to/doing work for classes that have absolutely nothing to do with your field and will never help you in the future; Dropping out seems like a good idea sometimes.
I come from a family where my father is very dominant, and I ended up dropping out of college in my first year since I was very depressed and discouraged. I had worked hard for years in high school to get into a good art school, got in there much easier than most people did that year, and wasn’t allowed to go because my father didn’t think that it was important, and my mother couldn’t be bothered to stand up to him. That year I felt very alone, especially seeing my classmates at the same university I was attending, being enthusiastic and succeeding. So much crap happened in my life that year, I felt myself on a nervous breakdown several times. Now I’m 21 and starting over from scratch, while my classmates are all graduating this year. It’s a great feeling.
Last school year 3.01 percent of North Carolina’s high school students dropped out of school according to the 2011-12 Consolidated Data Report, as a result the total number of students who dropped out of high school in the 2012 year is 13,488....
Berry pointed to research by the Kauffman Foundation from 2009 showing that most successful tech entrepreneurs from 1995 to 2005 had college degrees and started their companies later in life. The exceptions of course are Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who built Microsoft and Apple during that time and dropped out of college. But they made it through high school.
Wow, I was just about to say almost exactly what Mike said above. It seems to me that almost everyone in the comments section is going to the wrong college. To everyone saying they are dropping out of college due to not being prepared from high school or because they cannot stand the 1, 2, or 5 BS classes they are are forced to take, yeah dropping out definitely sounds like the right move to me. You are obviously ready for the real world and cannot learn anything from college. I mean in the real world, you never have to put up with BS and you’re never confronted with any situation that you’re not prepared for.
There are 7 thousand students’ that drop out of high school that adds up to about 1.2 million each year, wouldn’t it be nice to drop that number and help kids stay in school instead of dropping out of high school(“ President Obama”)....
i am a freshman at a university. i did not want to attend a college right out of high school because i knew i would be burnt out on school. my parents forced me to go. i am 18 now, i want to leave my parents house, because i know as soon as i get one D on the transcript they are going to attempt to discipline me, so i have been thinking of ways of dropping out. i mean i thought if i had some money i could just leave, move somewhere and work for a while, get some cash built up and come home in 2 or 3 years. i just dont want to leave behind my girlfriend. college is the most depressing experience i have ever had, the classes are so boring, i read and read a stupid ass quaker history book, which is not going to affect me in the future, i really just want to be a newspaper columnist. i love to write, especially if something pops into my head. but for now i am going to try to find a new job and a place to stay this winter/spring, because i have a feeling i will not do so well. im having surgery monday and have a final wed. the surgery is tommy john surgery, and i think the pain will be a bit much but i am going to attempt to study this stupid history.
I think college is not a waste of time. im dropping out because i am just tired of school. I really wanted to join the army after high school but my mother was pressuring me to go to school. I wanted to make her happy, but i am not happy. Thats why i am dropping out. I will go back as after a year or so. But like i said before, college is not a waste of time, when you are ready to go.
Calculating rates based on individual data requires that states have a system for tracking students over time. At a minimum, such a system needs unique student identifiers as well as complete information on students’ enrollment status throughout high school. However, a more comprehensive system would incorporate data elements that allow school systems to monitor students’ progress, identify students at risk of dropping out, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs to reduce dropping out. To perform these functions, data systems require detailed longitudinal data (Recommendation 6-1).