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  • 1. Persuasive Speech Tania C.
  • 2.  $10,000 less per year than a high school graduate  three times as likely to be out of work as someone with at least a college degree  more likely to be teen parents, more likely to commit crime, more likely to rely on public assistance, and more likely to lead shattered lives
  • 3.  high pupil-teacher ratios  student grade retention  poor student teacher interactions  negative attitudes about school  minimal involvement in extracurricular activities  low motivation to achieve  minimal school engagement
  • 4.  not interested in class  unmotivated to do their work  teachers not caring about students and their graduation  teachers who don’t seem excited about the material they present  student’s opinions not respected by teachers  school personnel value other students more  limited participation in school if students don’t have a high GPA  parents often fail to support their children
  • 5.  poor academic performance  low socioeconomic status  children who display behavioral problems  students do not understand the link between high school preparation, college preparation, and earning potential
  • 6.  committed and caring teachers  teachers need to understand students’ behavior, believe in their ability to succeed, and accept them “as is”  hiring highly qualified teachers  reducing class sizes giving more attention to individualized instruction  increasing teacher support  allowing students additional time with teachers
  • 7.  Parent involvement  miniconference nights for parent-teacher contact  providing childcare at the school
  • 8.  closing a failing school  one-on-one support  government involvement
  • 9. Knesting, K. (2008). Students at Risk for School Dropout: Supporting Their Persistence. Preventing School Failure, 52(4), 3-10. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. OBAMA, B. (2010). To end the drop-out crisis. Vital Speeches of the Day, 76(4), 186-188. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. Somers, C., Owens, D., & Piliawsky, M. (2009). A STUDY OF HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT PREVENTION AND AT-RISK NINTH GRADERS' ROLE MODELS AND MOTIVATIONS FOR SCHOOL COMPLETION. Education, 130(2), 348-356. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. Sparks, E., Johnson, J., & Akos, P. (2010). Dropouts: Finding the Needles in the Haystack. Educational Leadership, 67(5), 46-49. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. White, S. (2010). The School Counselor's Role in School Dropout Prevention. Journal of Counseling & Development, 88(2), 227-235. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.