Main Causes of Student Failure
Many students who have difficulty succeeding in school have problems outside of school. Many students that do have to either work to support their families, have limited support from family, or their self-esteem is too low. Study finds almost 2,000 high schools across the U.S. graduate less than 60% of their students.
Source: Balfanz, Robert, and Nettie Legters. "LOCATING THE DROPOUT CRISIS ." Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University's School of Education. Accessed February 26 26,2014, http://www.csos.jhu.edu/crespar/techReports/Report70.pdf.
Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day.
Source: Miller, Tony. "Partnering for Education Reform." U.S. Department of Education. Accessed February 18, 2015.
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