Following is a more literary kind of the business enterprise proposal that I have presented to various chamber of commerce in the Los Angeles area. It’s interesting to note that unlike academic theory or bureaucratic laced government-run institutions, that which works in real life works virtually ignoring criticism or conjecture. Yes, Mr. Forbes, capitalism may not only save us but education as well. Here’s to the innovative, problem solving, get’er done spirit of the entrepreneur. Peace!
Over the past 17 years, the percentage of four-year college and university students who graduate has dipped over 10 percentage points, despite increases in enrollment, according to the Council for Aid to Education and the National Governors Association. About 42 percent of students entering four-year colleges or universities graduate (Al Branch, CBS Business Network).
But there’s more. And it gets worse.
Every 26 seconds another student drops out of public senior school which equals nearly one-third of public students dropping out. SSC Result 2020 It’s so bad that Colon Powell and his wife are heading a national movement in an attempt to reverse the trend. But even of the two-thirds who graduate, the picture doesn’t get any brighter. In accordance with a 2007 survey, nearly 90% wished to attend and graduate college. Unfortunately, most never did. Even of the existing 28% of the people with bachelor’s degrees, within five to a decade 70% will not be employed in a job related with their major.
So what’s happening? Are our children, our future not getting the help, education, achievement they require or have been promised?
Nevertheless the plot thickens. Even though learning is apparently happening, there’s a disconnect somewhere in the device: “A sizable [number of remedial students entering college] are recent graduates who performed well in senior school: A 2008 study by the nonprofit Strong American School found that nearly four out of five remedial students had a senior school GPA of 3.0 or higher.”
So just why aren’t they learning? Or will there be such a large discrepancy between senior school and college education that the issue is closing the gap (we involve some of the finest colleges and universities on the planet yet a number of the worst performing schools)? Or can it be grade inflation or students being pushed through the device just so high schools, even community colleges, can obtain funding? Regarding grades, in college there’s an identical problem compared to that that will be occurring at the senior school level. More and more has been discussed students not learning, even those achieving good grades (As and Bs). So what’s going on?
What is happening is complex but there are many major factors that stick out and must be used under consideration; in doing so, we will have a look at not only the dropouts and failures nevertheless the alleged successes. And what we will discover is that individuals are looking in every the wrong places and asking all the wrong questions (or no questions at all) to ensure an elevated chance at success. But first, let’s look at a few more facts to add to our knowledge of the entire issue.
Let’s have a look at senior school kids first. Why are very many dropping out? In accordance with a written report titled The Silent Epidemic by John Bridgeland (CEO of Civic Enterprise, a publicity group that lead a 2008 national dropout summit), 80% of students surveyed said they dropped out due to a dependence on “classes that are more interesting and provide opportunities for real-world leaning.” Unfortunately, much too often students are taught out of context with little connection made between what’s being learned in school compared to that of the actual world. Achievers realize that without specific knowledge of outcomes, what they are or why they even exist, insufficient motivation and focus arises negatively affecting achievement.
But there’s more to the drop out picture. More and more households are now being run by way of a single parent-because of divorce sometimes spending money on two households-who needs help from their wage-earning children just to pay for the bills. Then there’s the minimum wage issue that places wages too high for many companies (especially small company that are in the majority) who can’t afford it, so they really cut jobs. It has been part of the reason students drop out of senior school; they can’t look for a part-time job because there are fewer of these, so they really get yourself a full-time job to help mom or dad pay the bills.