When the new mayor takes office in New York City, education is an issue that he/she and the City Council will need to address to ensure the future and vitality of our city. New York City’s education is in dire need of reform - our schools are focused on testing and they lag behind the nation’s and world’s standards. New York City is the greatest city in the world - shouldn’t we be able to say the same about our public education system?
A topic that I have always been interested is why students drop out. I want to learn more about this topic because day by day the number of dropouts are increasing.
What I do know about this topic is that students may dropout if they come from bad homes, or because they got caught up in the streets. Other reasons students might drop out is because of bullying and harassment, or simply because they don't want to be there.