An Examination of High School Failures as Revealed in the Literature of the Subject in Order to Determine the Nature, Extent, Causes and Remedies Page: 12
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Prevaleace of High-school Failure
Although no conpreheasive nat ion-wide survey of fall-*
ure in high schools of the Halted States has beea made, lim-
ited studies have beea completed of failures In specific lo-
calities; namely, in lew Xork, la the Kiddle West, la Oall-
fornia, and la teams* The results of these iavestigatloag
are valuable since the areas studied are widely separated
geographically and are also disparate la ©eoaomic aad social
la commenting oa the general extent of failure la high
school, Spears says that the loss of studeats fro® school
betwees grades alae aad twelve is between a third aad a half
of the total earollmeat*3- fie also comiseats, ttIa the average
iUaerieaa school system ose of every three studeats who eater
the alath grade will leave before he reaches the twelfth
year."® It is aot within the province of this study to dis-
cuss the holding power of the high schools except as it j&ay
be a preveatlve of failure, but aeoordlag to Spears, wfhe
^Harold Spears, fhe High School for today p. 16.
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Mann, Ralph. An Examination of High School Failures as Revealed in the Literature of the Subject in Order to Determine the Nature, Extent, Causes and Remedies, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130213/m1/18/: accessed April 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .