It never really crossed my mind that dropping out of High School was a possibility when I was going to school. The reasons are varied, but I had great parents that pushed education, a pretty good school system, and the social structure I grew up in. What shocked me in reading this article was this statement:
Only 7 of 10 ninth graders today will get high school diplomas
In today’s economy the chance of a person without a high school degree of successfully supporting a family are likely to be low, but the discussion of the societal cost points to a low return on our investment when nothing is done. Read the article and see what you think.