Mendoza: Why stay in school?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Now that the Department of Education (DepEd) is implementing early registration for all public school enrollees of incoming Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 7 and Grade 11 starting on January 27, 2019, it is now a challenge for our educators through the leadership of their school heads to let them stay in school. In an article written by Chris Blake published on Seattle Pi (education.seattlepi.com), he enumerated the benefits of staying in school and emphasized that dropping out of school affects the ability of the dropout to get a job, its social standing and even its personal health.

Blake cited that staying in school produces less unemployment because according to the study conducted by the National Dropout Prevention Center, people who drop out of high school are “four times as likely to be unemployed as those who have completed four or more years of college.”