Other aspects of a student's home life such as level of parental involvement and support, parent's educational expectations, parent's attitudes about school, and stability of the family environment can also influence a youth's decision to stay in school.
Some students breeze their way through while others live in misery trying to pass their Studies have also found that dropping out is more likely to occur among students from single-parent families and students with an older sibling who has already dropped out than among counterparts without these characteristics.
Those, who had chosen other ways to complete school and receive credentials, are not counted. And it is pretty hard to understand in which source which way of counting was used.
The next problem is that definition of a person to be called a dropout is not unique, and varies from state to state, from school to school.
Almost half said they were bored or that the classwork seemed irrelevant.
(Sometimes when I sit in math or science class, even I think, I’m never going to use this, why do I have to learn it?