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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

1. verb To fall or spill out of something. I didn't realize that I hadn't fully zipped my backpack until my books started dropping out of it.
2. verb To break and/or plunge suddenly. This usage typically refers to the bottom of something. The bottom dropped out of the paper bag once it got wet. If the bottom drops out of the stock market, we could have another Great Depression ahead of us.
3. verb To let someone or something fall or proceed out of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drop" and "out." Drop the troops out of the plane once you're safely over the compound. Of course the boys got into mischief and started dropping each other's things out the window.
4. verb To eliminate or exclude something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drop" and "out." Something is wrong with the sound system because it's dropping out every third word.
5. verb To be eliminated. Something is wrong with the sound system because every third word is dropping out.
6. verb To abandon society and conventional values, as due to disillusionment with them. After surviving a serious illness, my sister dropped out and bought a house in the country instead of going back to her corporate job.
7. verb To leave an activity or program without finishing it. I'm going back to school because I always regretted dropping out of college.
8. noun One who has left school before graduation. In this usage, the phrase is often written as one word. I'm going back to school because I always regretted being a college dropout.
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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

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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Keywords: Alternative Learning System (ALS); Bureau of Alternative learning System (BALS); ALS beneficiaries; status of ALS beneficiaries; causes of dropouts
It also sought to find the causes of dropouts of ALS beneficiaries at Liloy and Tampilisan Districts during School Years 2011 - 2013.
Researchers have looked into key characteristics of dropout families like age of the children, migration pattern, family support system, annual income, delinquent behaviour of child, educational status of parents, social protection benefits.
However, Mahbubnagar district topping the chart (53.2 per cent) of dropout rate in Telangana (District Information System for Education, 2013-14) against 38.2 per cent of state average of students enrolled in Class I who do not reach Class X, thus remaining deprived of basic education.
What is even more baffling is that there is no uniform standard that all government ministries follow and different official agencies have their own rules and regulations about school dropouts looking to get back to education.
Pre-university selection of courses prepares a student for university life; thus it can be stated that the type of pre-university course that students choose matters in the dropout rate of those students after they enter the university (Lassibille & Gomez, 2008).
Career academies address the root cause of the dropout issue, and this is necessary to obtain the savings and reductions in crime.
The caste and ethnic composition of dropout children is reported in a percentage in Table 1 and in a number in Annex 1.
Thirteen charter campuses are in danger of closing because of high dropout or low completion rates.
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the link between schoolwide suspension practices and dropout rates.
External support to allow districts to critically examine their own policies and practices related to dropout indicators;
As a district, Fitchburg's dropout rate went from 9 percent in the 2007-2008 school year to 6.1 percent in 2008-2009, according to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Consistent predictors of dropout are limited to a few variables, such as racial minority and lower socioeconomic status (SES [Garfield, 1994; Reis & Brown, 1999; Wierzbicki & Pekarik, 1993]).
The Carsguide.com.au survey has shown that 60 percent of the total 1200 respondents considered barring school dropouts from getting a driver's licence unless they left school to learn driving.
economy of the students who did not graduate in 2009 is a staggering $335 billion over the course of their lifetimes, according to The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools, an issue brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE).