Education Past and Present Dropout Rates and the effect of it on your life

Let's flashback to 1916, which was 100 years ago. You would think that school would be of high importance, but it really wasn't like it was today. Now everyone always puts so much stress on education in college and especially in high school. If you miss more than 10 days of school, and are unexcused, you can be charged with truancy. Truancy is the act being punished for missing school excessively. It can affect you, your caregivers and even the school. This wasn't the case 100 years ago. Then, they might approach you and try to convince out of come to school, but that's it. It wasn't a real crime everywhere in the U.S until 1918. That kind of puts the shift of importance in school into perspective. In both eras you could drop out at 16, with a parents permission, but the rate of success is much different. Back then, 16% of people graduated from high school so if you got your diploma great, but if you didn't you were ok. You were pretty much in the same boat as everyone else. Now, 7% don't graduate so the trends have done a complete 180. If you are one of the people that aren’t a graduate of high school, you are probably stuck in a dead end job, but you were fine then. To not get stuck in a dead end job, I am predicting that soon you will need a college degree because it is already happening.

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