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What are the causes that lead to "leakage of students from schools?" What are the causes that lead to "leakage of students from schools?""Especially in high school.... 0_0 "What are the solutions to...

What are the causes that lead to "leakage of students from schools?"

What are the causes that lead to "leakage of students from schools?"
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litteacher8 eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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High schools are designed to prepare students for college. While that is an admirable goal, not every child wants or can afford a college education. We need more options for vocational programs that prepare kids for careers they can start working at right after leaving high school.

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I would argue that overcrowding in the classroom is another primary cause, of many problems, not just dropping out.  When teachers are in charge of 30+ students at a time (and perhaps three or more classes of this size), it is very difficult to build and maintain the kind of relationships that foster a healthy view of academics, educational progression, and even simply the idea that someone at school cares to see a student succeed.

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I think a lot of it has to do with a lack of appreciation for education. The generation of children who are in high school right now, especially in America, are so removed from times or cultures where people will risk their lives to get an education. They see it as something they are made to do, rather than a priviledge that will open doors to them in the future. They have never had the experience of being deprived of an education, therefore, they don't understand implications of not getting one. Furthermore, I think parents fail to get involved in their children's education. This adds to the lack of appreciation because they don't have their parents emphasizing the importance of education. If students have problems with authority, all they see is an adult that they may or may not trust telling them to do something they would rather not do.

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Lorna Stowers eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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If you are speaking about dropping out, as the other posters have suggested, I would say that it is a combination of many things. For example, in the rural area where I teach, many students know that they have a job to walk into. If the family is having problems, and the student can help by dropping out, the student will drop out in order...

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