High school drop out is a big deal in the United States. It’s especially a big deal here in New Mexico where only 54% of students are graduating from high school, which is below the national graduation average of 71%. I think there are many reasons on why students drop out. I believe that family issues, schools, teachers, and racism, all affect students dropping out.
I believe that if the school focused on their students more on a personal level more students would succeed. For example the Guidance counselors should provide all the students with the resources they need by providing information for teen mothers with schools that can help them.
When I heard the amount of money it cost put a single person in incarceration, the first thing that came to mind was the book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. In the very beginning of the book the main character is released from prison. He does not have much to come back to...
The boy sits there, tapping his pencil on the desk to the rhythm of the beat. His eyes scanned the room. It was loud, the kids all chattered while the teacher struggled for control. Paper airplanes flew across the room, while some students drew pictures all over the 80 dollar textbooks. Chaos and disorder was...
On Monday July 25, 2011 Generation Justice invited me to attend an interactive discussion at the KNME Studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This presentation was titled "Through Our Eyes:Youth Stories That Incite Hope” and we discussed the dropout crisis in New Mexico. While there I learned many shocking and upsetting facts, but we also discussed solutions. I also had the chance to tell my story about the challenges I faced in the education system and how I overcame those challenges.