Why Do Students Drop Out?

by Laura Ellis on July 6, 2010

In 2009, about 6,500 students dropped out of schools in Kentucky alone. Statistics show that in their lifetime, dropouts earn about $200,000 less than high school graduates and more than $800,000 less than college graduates. Despite these startling facts, kids continue to forgo their high school diplomas. Why is this? Are they unmotivated, is the education system inadequate, or are there other external factors? Join us on Wednesday as we take a look at why so many kids are leaving school, what they and their families go through, and what’s being done to increase the graduation rate.

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