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Sarahi Oviedo
English 1301 P05
Causes/Effects Essay
October 24, 2012
Dropouts and the Future
Most students set goals in their lives as scholars to keep going to school and be someone in life. Although, sometimes it is difficult for them to keep following their dreams because many obstacles go through in their path; most of them are related with school and family. These obstacles transform into bullying, economic problems, pregnancy, and psychological problems, the four factors that influence students to lose the desire of continuing their education to, grow as a person, be responsible, and reach the goals they once set in their lives. Making fun of classmates, racism, teasing, and even threats are part of bullying, which is one of the main factors for students dropping out school. Students decide to stop attending school for being disliked due to their differences; students do not feel safe. These make the students having an uncomfortable environment in school make them want to stop going to school so they can avoid bullying from their classmates. Some students with a good economic status believe studying to be unimportant in the belief that their parents will always be at their sides, making all decisions for them. All this, in part, is the parents fault because now days, parents worry more about having a good economic status and giving everything to their children, rather than encouraging them to keep studying. Parents tend to pay more attention to their jobs rather than their children, leaving them neglected and susceptible to bad influences that may led them to Illegal situations, stop caring about school, grades and the future. Pregnancy is another reason for students leaving incomplete school. Girls getting pregnant during their years of high school dropout to avoid the negative comments of their classmates and have a “better life” in which they will not be criticized because of being a teen mom. Also they drop out because is difficult for them to...
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