U.S. Colleg Drop-out Rate
For more than a decade it has been America’s higher education leaders’ goal to get more students into college. Now there are many people wondering why when there are so many students who do not finish with a degree. Only about 54 percent of students who enter a four year college have a degree within six years. After these students borrow money to go to school and then don’t finish often wind up worse off than before they attended college. The article is putting the blame on high school and on the students themselves. I disagree. I think that those two factors have a lot to do with it, but I think that the values you were raised with and how much emphasis your family puts on how important education is has a lot to do with it as well. I know that in my family education is very important. Everyone in my family graduated from college, even my grandparents. I have a lot of friends who chose not to go to college and most of their siblings and/or parent chose not to go either.
Posted by taylor at 11/15/2005 09:53:00 PM