High school dropout in Delaware is at an all-time high, last year 2010-2011 the Delaware statewide high school dropout rate was 3.7% a 30 year low. Wait” there is some disturbing trends within this data. The report show that Black student increased while it went down for White and Hispanic Student. Black Student rate is 5.1% in 2010-2011 this increased by 1% from 2009-2010 school year, also Hispanics is as at 4.4% down from 4.7% in 2009-2010 school year and White Student are at 2.8% for 2010-2011 compared to 3.1% in 2009-2010 school year.
All report show that the 9th grade has the highest rate of dropout in all four year of high school and trend in same for subgroups. Dropping out of high school is related to a number of negative outcomes, most dropouts earn lower income then someone who finish high school. Among adults in the labor force, a higher percentage of dropouts are unemployed compared with adults who earned a high school diploma.
Having two brothers who didn’t finish high school and seeing how hard it is for them to found work is why I feel that there should be programs set up that are able to help a person that is having problem with keeping up in school. This is why I’m trying to find ways to help other before they dropout. Family need to do more with their children, like ask question talk with the teachers find things that would allow them to be a part of their life.
The program needs to be one that would help a child before he or she start falling behind, we need to make a change today for the children of tomorrow. The state need to stop cutting back on after school programs that offer help with reading and writing they also need to set-up a program that offer free classes for parent’s so that they are able to help their children at home with homework .
Also this system should have program which older children can help the younger children with their reading and writing, math etc. “Each one teach one program.” We should have a system that...