We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Survey Reveals Why High School Students Drop Out

27th February 2011

Read it.

And nobody catches on to the fact that the problem is the modern batch-processing factory-style school.

Why do students drop out?
* 47 percent of dropouts said classes weren’t interesting.
* 43 percent missed too much school and couldn’t catch up.
* 38 percent said they had too much freedom and not enough rules.
* 35 percent said they quit because they were failing.
* 32 percent said they had to get a job and earn money. 88 percent had passing grades, and 70 percent said they could have graduated if they had tried.
* 69 percent were not motivated to work hard; 66 percent would have worked harder if more had been demanded of them.

All problems that could be fixed with individualized, computer-based, self-paced instruction.

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