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dropout factory

A high school that has an unusually high number of students who leave school (drop out) before graduating. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. With so little funding going to public education these days, it's no wonder that so many schools are becoming dropout factories.
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drop out

 (of something)
1. . Lit. to fall out of something. One by one, the skydivers dropped out of the plane. The marshmallows dropped out of the bag.
2. Lit. or Fig. [for the bottom of something] to break loose and drop. The bottom dropped out of the box, spilling everything everywhere. The bottom dropped out of the stock market, and we lost a lot of money.
3. Fig. [for someone] to resign from or cease being a member of something; [for someone] to leave school. Sally dropped out of school for some unknown reason. But why did she drop out?
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drop out (of something)

to stop doing something He dropped out of school when he was 16. She dropped out the night before the race, saying she had an injury.
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drop out

Withdraw from participation in a group such as a school, club, or game; also, withdraw from society owing to disillusionment. For example, He couldn't afford the membership dues and had to drop out, or She planned to drop out from college for a year. [Late 1800s]
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drop out

v.
1. To fall out of something: My card must have dropped out of the bag at some point.
2. To make or let something or someone fall out of something: I dropped the stones out of the window.
3. To withdraw from participation in something, as a game, club, or school: The committee is trying to determine why so many students were dropping out. I dropped out of algebra because it was too hard. I dropped history out of my schedule this term.
4. To withdraw from established society, especially due to disillusionment with conventional values: My cousin dropped out and moved to the tropics.
5. To omit something: This computer drops out the semicolons. The old stereo drops the bass out.
6. To be omitted: When words are contracted, some sounds or letters drop out.
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drop out

1. in. to withdraw from a conventional lifestyle. Sometimes I just want to drop out and raise pigs or something.
2. in. to drop out of school or some organization. Don’t drop out of school. You’ll regret it.
3. and dropout n. someone who has dropped out of school. Dropouts may find it very hard to get a job.
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dropout

verb
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Descriptive research examining the issue of school dropout relative to ethnicity is abundant.
In 2001, the status dropout rate for Asians/Pacific Islanders ages 16-24 was lower than for other 16- through 24-year-olds.
In studies we conducted among high school dropouts in rural Maine, we asked each student, "Was there a point in your school career at which you were sure you weren't going to make it?
Texas shifted its dropout calculation method last year to more closely align with national standards of the National Center for Education Statistics of the U.
However, more research is required to delineate these factors in order to guide the development of dropout prevention programs.
Before it's too late: Dropout prevention in the middle grades.
The Dropout Prevention Campaign was announced in conjunction with the release of a new America's Promise report that underscores the dropout crisis plaguing America's high schools.
Traditionally, dropout rates are much higher at those schools than at regular schools, but a handful - including Churchill Alternative, which posted a rate of 1.
If the high school dropouts from New Hampshire's class of 2007 had instead earned diplomas along with their classmates, the state's economy could have benefited from an additional $1.
Dropout Prevention in Conflict Settings, for Girls, and Youth Livelihoods
The Time is Now: Understanding and Responding to the Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the U.
But it's shrinking in at least one area: school dropout rates.
Julian Vasquez Heilig, an assistant professor of educational policy and planning, analyzed dropout rates from the Texas Education Agency.
The California Dropout Research Project, located at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has estimated the lifetime cost of one class or cohort of dropouts for the state of California at 824,212,395,755.
Hence, a study on Primary School Dropouts in Tarai and Hill Districts of Nepal was carried out with the overall purpose of making an inquiry into the status and causes of social exclusion, which is by and large a contributing factor to dropout in education in Nepal.