Words of Wisdom:

"Heck is a place for people who don't believe in gosh." - Dwayne

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  • Date Submitted: 02/17/2012 02:17 PM
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Stage One
I. Define the problem.
  A. What is the problem?
1. What influences determine the high school drop out rate?
2. What effects do high school drop outs have on the economy?
3. How to improve the drop out rate?
  B. What terms do we need to define?
1. High school drop out rate.
2. According to an article published on the U.S. Department of Education,         National Center for Education Statistics. (2011). The Condition of Education             2011 (NCES 2011-033) website   The status dropout rate represents the             percentage of 16- through 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in school and           have not earned a high school credential (either a diploma or an equivalency           credential such as a General Educational Development
  C. What is the expected outcome of the group discussion?
1. How to better reduce the high school dropout rate.
2. Find the best solution in the set time frame of the discussion group.

Stage Two
II. Research and analyze the problem.
    A.   What influences cause high school drop outs?
1. According to an article published on Facing the School Dropout Dilemma."     American Psychological Association (APA). Life events - dropout is prompted       by something that happens to the student outside of school, e.g., teen           pregnancy, foster care placement, high school mobility.   The societal and                 economic costs of a high dropout rate for the U.S. are gigantic. It is estimated         that approximately 12 million students will dropout over the next decade or so         costing the U.S. about $3 trillion.
2. Risk of incarceration (jails, prisons, juvenile detention centers) for male         dropouts is significant. In 2007, male dropouts aged 16-24 were 6.3 times more       likely to be institutionalized than high school graduates and when compared         with those with a bachelor degree or higher, their risk skyrocketed to 63 times...

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