Compulsory Attendance

Why kids should go to school and stay in it?

All highschoolers who want to be successful in life, should attend school; it’s for their own good. You don’t want to be sitting on the sizzling hot streets during the summer just because you didn’t graduate high school.


A highschooler who drops out of high school is more likely to go to jail, which would want to be in jail instead of skydiving from outside of Earth’s atmosphere. Kids who dropout are less likely to be married and have a kid, who wants to die alone. They are less healthy, who won’t be able to explore the world cause of heath issues. They earn less money, everyone want to be able to live be able to own a mansion with a yacht and a Ferrari. 30% of the highschoolers in the United States dropout and it has been like thirds for the past three decades.


Highschoolers can do whatever they want according to the first amendment, which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” They should stay in school for their own good. This is why they should stay in school. Of all highschoolers drop out in the United States 16% of them are unemployed, 32% of them are below the poverty line, which means they just have enough money to pay bills, and food. The average jobs for dropouts are construction, food services, and landscaping industries, theses jobs earn an average pay of $12.75 per hour. 60-year-old dropouts earn an average of $16.50 per hour in construction, food services, and truck transportation. 33% of female dropouts have given birth, 13% of male and female dropouts are separated or divorced, 32% are unhealthy, and 22% are reported being unhappy.

If kids stay in school they could help the economy by creating more jobs with higher educated people. Everyone wants more jobs and more opportunity. Then if there were more jobs created less people would be unemployed sitting on the street asking for money from complete strangers. So if you want to help improve the economy go to school. Also less people would be protesting about how they want jobs.

States have put a great effort to try to keep kids in school. Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia, Hawaii, and the Bahamas. These states law is kids have to stay in school until the age of 18. They have to stay in school unless they have heath issues, their family needs help and they need to get a job. Then other states South Carolina, Tennessee, Maine, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Arkansas, Colorado the state law is that kids have to go to school until the age of 17. Lastly states such as Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arizona, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida the state law is that kids have to go to school until the age of 16.

All kids should go to school because it’s helping them to prepare for real life. Also it’s helping them have a better future ahead of them. Lastly they are going to help the economy and help make the world a better place.

What Other People Think About Compulsory Attendance:

The Importance of staying in school

Sources:

LISD Middle School Handbook. LISD, 2013. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. <http://www.leanderisd.org/users/0001/docs/MSHB1314.pdf>.

Messacar, Derek, and Philip Oreopoulos. "Staying in school: a proposal for raising high-school graduation rates." Issues in Science and Technology 29.2 (2013): 55+. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.

"Staying in school." State Legislatures 34.2 (2008): 8. General OneFile. Web. 6 Nov. 2013.