An article, published by Lauren Camera, and educational reporter explained how the drop out rates of high school students have tremendously decreased over the past 4 years. In 2008 when Obama was President of the United States, almost about 1 million students had dropped out of high school. 4 years later, in 2012, 750 thousand failed to graduate, representing a 27 percent reduction. Also, in the article there is a connection between big schools and drop out rates. IN 2008 to 2014, from 1800 drop outs, to 1000 drop outs. Schools are fighting for an Act that makes sure no child is left behind for disadvantaged students in order for them to feel protected in a safe environment. In this article, Lauren explains how "since 2008, high school dropout rates for Hispanic students have been cut in half and that overall, a million more students of color are enrolled in college" which portrays how we, as a community have made a positive impact towards education and making sure that students succeed and strive to do their best in school. Author: Lauren Camera Source: https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/11/10/high-school-dropout-rates-plummet Date When Published: Nov. 10, 2015, at 7:08 p.m.
An article typed by, Angela Neustatter talks about how pupils who have a deformity does not mean it is the end of fitting in with school, but Trinity primary school in Hereford made sure that this Marcus fitted in well. Marcus Powell, was new to Trinity and people did not notice the other side of his face. They described it as "looking as though a trench goes right down it”. Marcus undergoes 15 operations because he had a cleft lip and palate. People would make fun of him because of the way he looked, kids called him Scar-face or Moshi Monster and he disliked being bullied, he just wanted to fit in. “Some were mortified and upset, there were even tears. They hadn’t thought about how Marcus might feel and how they were causing him unhappiness.” Because of Marcus going to this school people thought that he was in ordinary and it caused him to not focus as much in school and his mother explained how he hadn't mention teachers or friends. The Author: Angela Neustatter Published: Monday 19 October 2015 Source: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/oct/19/appearance-bullying-children-facial-disfigurements-body-image
A report written by Paola Scommegna demonstrates a deep connection to low education levels and unemployment in Appalachia. Appalachia is a cultural region in Virginia where level of education in 7 percent lower(23) than the U.S (30). They also explain how labor force work is higher than the average of the U.S. Lastly, about 1 out of Appalachian residents live below the poverty level. In effect of living in poverty includes that no one can get school supplies, no transportation to the school, and tuition. Appalachia , being one of the most poverty spots in America people who do not have a diploma can maybe find a job, but don't have many choices. This ties into the topic of education because if you drop out and you try to look for a job you may not have the right things to actually get a job, so they just stay and help out in the house. Author: Paola Scommegna Source: http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2012/appalachia-education-unemployment.aspx Published: 2016
"Charter Schools: Parents Protest", written by Sean Coughan demonstrates how people's view toward Charter schools are negative in the city of Gloucester. "Gloucester is a town about 40 miles outside Boston. A fishing port with white clapboard buildings, it's a world away from the inner city". Recently, there has been an idea that a charter school should be "built", but people are angry about this idea because it could break their reputation of being a well known only private school area and people believe that it is just a waste of government funds. Author: Sean Coughlan Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8617232.stm Published: 14 April 2010