The challenges of our time demand an educational system that can help young people to become citizens of the world.We need our students to be smart, critical and innovative thinkers but also people of character who use their talents to help others.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “In 2010, the median of earnings for young adults with a bachelor's degree was $45,000, while the median was $21,000 for those without a high school diploma or its equivalent, $29,900 for those with a high school diploma or its equivalent, and $37,000 for those with an associate's degree." As a high school graduate, your promotion opportunities are greater than those who drop out of high school because you have knowledge and skills to offer employers.
Even if you do not have experience, many employers are more likely to offer you employment and provide training if you have a high school diploma because you've demonstrated a certain level of perseverance and competence.
Lowe obtained her Master of Science in education through Walden University, specializing in integrating technology into the classroom.
Over the next few weeks, students around the country will receive offers of admission to colleges and universities.
By finishing high school, you will be better prepared to work with others to achieve common goals and to serve society without adversely harming others.
Finishing high school improves your thinking and problem solving skills and it shows others that you can follow projects through to the end.
I’ve spent the last few years researching what happens to young people when they have such an immersive experience in a community radically different from their own.
The answer, in short, is that gap years can help change students in ways the world needs.
If you finish high school and acquire a diploma, you will have the fundamental background knowledge and skills you need to pursue higher education for your chosen career.
Skills such as problem-solving, oral communication, written communication and computer skills are important for college and career success. High school graduates typically have better earning and employment opportunities than high school drop-outs.