Research Paper On High School Drop Out Rates
The percentage of students who drop out of school seems to be linked to a diversity of factors. Two of the most predominant of these factors, however, is the cultural group to which an individual belongs and their gender. The dropout rate for Hispanic males, for example, exceeds that of any other group in the United States (Carbo, 1994). Interestingly, Hispanics have experienced a stable rate of high school drop-outs for the last twenty years (Carbo, 1994). While there is a certain variation among cultural groups, males are more likely to drop out of school than are females. This is a particularly interesting development given that just a few years ago in our nation's history the societal expectation was in place that it was the females place to stay home and take care of the children and the males that would seek out higher education.
Numerous factors intermingle to determine whether or not an individual will stay in school. These factors become more complex as an individual ages, matures, and takes on added family responsibilities. As additional family responsibilities are encountered the only logical choice for some is t...
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