Five Reasons Children Leave School
By Jessica Pople
Dear university colleagues,
1. The students themselves
Children make poor decisions. They get involved with drugs, alcohol, and crime. Many students have a negative attitude when it comes to school. They are disconnected to their family life and do not see the reasons they need to go to school. Most lack the self-esteem and skills needed for success, and some have undergone a major illness and have missed too many days to move forward. Because of the conditions listed above, students have been suspended, held back and have fallen behind in their work. For these reasons, they see little purpose of returning to school only to fail again.