High School Dropouts Persuasive Essay by supercalifragilistic

High School Dropouts
This paper examines the disturbing phenomenon of high school students dropping out of school.
# 96643 | 1,979 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 12, 2007 in Education (Social Issues) , Education (Jr High/High School)

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The paper discusses how the American educational system is in dire straits and examines the article "Dropout Nation" by Nathan Thornburgh. The paper argues that the U.S. government lacks detailed action plans and maintains that there are varying interpretations and misinterpretations of dropout statistics. The paper asserts that by neglecting the so-called "silent epidemic," the country may be headed for a disaster wherein the nature's future will end up having more dropouts rather than a well-educated citizenry.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bridgeland, John M., DiIulio, John Jr. J. and Morison, Karen Burke. The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts. A report by Civic Enterprises in association with Peter D. Hart Research Associates for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. March 2006. 29 December 2006. <http://www.gatesfoundation.org/nr/downloads/ed/TheSilentEpidemic3-06FINAL.pdf>.
  • Thornburgh, Nathan. Dropout Nation. 09 April 2006. Time Magazine Online. 29 December 2006. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/printout/0,8816,1181646,00.html

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