If you look at the statics, over 20% of students never graduate from high school and that number only seems to be increasing as time goes on. Why are so many kids dropping out of school these days? I only remember a few dropping out of my school when I went but it seems like most graduating classes are missing 20+ students.
Many different reasons are behind this. I would say the most common has to do with being bored or just not liking the environment. This is why as parents it is important to ask how your child feels about their school, teachers, and classmates.
I remember being in school and being okay with it for the most part but I often felt isolated and ignored by students and teachers a like. Maybe it depends on how popular a child is. I noticed popular students tended to do better.
The highest dropout rates come from poverty stricken areas where education isn't viewed as something you need. I think the average graduation percentage of students in poverty stricken areas is 68%. That means 32% drop out. That is a lot of kids not finishing school!
Poor education, bullying, lack of interest, no desire to go to college, needing to work for their parents to help them get by... I think school should be done at age 16, not 18. Most students who drop out drop out when they are between 15 and 18.
It is made to easy to do it. I think once a child is 14, they can choose to not go and by law, they don't have to. The parents won't get in trouble for it either. I had a friend who dropped out when they turned 15 and nothing was done about it.