High School Drop-outs

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Cause And Effect Essay

High School Drop-outs

Dropping out of high school is an issue faced by many teens today. It

results from a few main common causes. One is often a lack of involvement in

extra-curricular activities. Another revolves around the parents not being

forceful in demanding that their children commit to staying in school. A third

cause is the absence of effort exerted by students to be successful in their


Why do teenagers lose their interest in school? When students are not

successful with their studies it often starts a negative downward spiral in their

commitment to school. When they feel less positive about school they generally

are less interested in extra-curricular activities - sports, music, clubs. For many

students, it is their success in extra-curricular activities that fuels their desire to

remain in school.

If students have no success in either academic or extra-

curricular activities they have no incentives to go to school. Consequently, they

have no attachment to their school.

Too many parents are not firm enough with their children and their

education. Parents fail to impress upon their children the importance of

remaining in school and that dropping-out is detrimental to their future.

Sometimes teens drop-out because of a lack of fear instilled into them by

their parents. Many teens have little or no parental supervision. Coupled with a

lack of communication skills between parents and teens, the result can be a lack

of involvement with school.

There is an absence of effort put forth by many of today's students. They

seem quite lackadaisical and have no discipline when it comes to their studies.

Continual failure is often a prescription for tremendous overload and stress. It

tends to amount to...