Reasons For Dropping Out of School

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Education is an indispensable vague for every field in life; however, a lot of people drop out of school for many reasons. The three reasons are lacking of parent's support, individual choices and affect of drugs on students. In my opinion, each person has his or her own attitudes and values regarding education. Nevertheless, according to many people, education is basic component for future opportunities. Others might have an opposite view; therefore they choose to work instead of going to school. It doesn't mean that you won't have a job if you don't have an education. It just means that you have to fight harder to obtain a job, as compared to those who are in the educational system.

I have a best friend who I knew in college as a perfect example of the rationalization above. Jim was an outstanding student in the class. Jim's father was a successful businessman, and his mother was a housewife.

His father was the only provider for a whole family. When he was studying in college, Jim received financial support from his family. Unfortunately, his father died because of car accident, and Jim was on his own dealing with the financial and emotional burdens. Eventually, Jim's mother got a new job, but it's not enough to support the whole household with her low income. At that time, he had to apply for loans to pay for his tuition, books and miscellaneous. He could not survive on loans alone; as a result, Jim had to drop out of college to earn a decent living.

The second reason that people drop out of school is because of their own choices. In the summer of 1995, I went to visit my uncle, and I was very surprised when I heard my cousin Kim had dropped out...