25 Reasons You Should Stay In School

It can be hard to come up with reasons to stay in school. Whether it’s because you hate your school, your teacher, or your peers, quitting can seem like an attractive option. Make no mistake, it’s a bad one. The lifelong benefits of staying in school will make the struggle worth it. While not everyone is cut out for the Ivy League, or even college for that matter, education is still important. Not only does it help you get a job, not be a bum, and contribute to society, it’ll help you potentially live a long and healthy life. So keep this list on hand whenever you feel like giving up; it’ll remind you of at least 25 Reasons You Should Stay In School.


According to the General Social Survey, high school dropouts have high rates of poor health, divorce, and unhappiness with their lives.

depressedSource: http://issues.org/29-2/derek/

Trying to organize meet ups with friends can be a lot more work than you think. Staying in school means you get to see your friends and peers on a regular basis and experience social interaction you might not be able to otherwise.

school friendsSource: http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/magazine/life-around-world/10-reasons-why-school-was-actually-pretty-good-deal


If you live in a country where elementary and secondary education is free, taking advantage of it is one of the smartest things you can do to invest in your future. Don't throw it away.

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Dropouts among the ages of 16 to 24 have an incarceration rate of 63 times higher than college graduates.

prisonSource: http://www.northeastern.edu/clms/wp-content/uploads/The_Consequences_of_Dropping_Out_of_High_School.pdf


The unemployment rate of high school dropouts is the highest at 12 percent. In contrast, college graduates have a 4 precent unemployment rate.

unemployedSource: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/by-the-numbers-dropping-out-of-high-school/

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