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My Turn 9-24
Why students quit high school
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Two weeks ago, I opined on the problem with high school dropouts in America. This week, I turn to why students drop out and what can be done about it.Profiling a “typical” high school dropout is a challenge because there are so many reasons cited by various sources. Some of the research I’ve seen even suggests nearly all reasons for students dropping out “fit into four categories.”The first category is Life Events: students who drop out because of something that happens out of school -- they get pregnant, get arrested or have to work to support members of their family.

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