Don’t Drop Out of High School
Across the nation, 8.1 percent of students drop out of high school every year (Education Week). Studies have shown that not graduating from high school leads to more bad choices in one’s future. After one drops out of high school, it hurts their future occupation, their chances of getting in trouble with the law increases, and it hurts our country’s image.
While you’re growing up as a child and as an adolescent, you have dream after dream for your future. As you age through life and school, your dreams seem to become harder to reach. Dropping out of high school would be taking the easy way out, and your results will match how hard you worked-not very hard. Rather than dropping out of high school, keep on pushing through the hard times, and you will see results. The harder you work, the better and more special your outcome will be.
After dropping out of high school, most dropouts do not go into the workforce. A high school dropout will make $260,000 less in a lifetime than a high school graduate. You’re also contributing $60,000 less in federal and state income taxes(Monrad). If you drop out, your plain of careers will shrink tremendously. This is proven by the fact that 90 percent of jobs require you to have graduated from high school (Education Week).
Next I’d like to point out that seventy-five percent of crimes in the United States are committed by a high school dropout (Education Week). People who drop out of high school are 3.5 times more likely to be imprisoned at some point during their lifetime than one who has completed high school. Each class of high school dropouts costs the United States economy more than eight billion dollars in incarnation and lost wages every single year. Approximately thirty percent of federal inmates, forty percent of prison inmates, and fifty percent of persons on death row are high school dropouts (Monrad). This proves that you are more...