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: 15
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From this table Spears computes the total' number of
failures- la San Francisco high schools for 'the last seaes-
ter of 19%7 a® 3*997. He goes on to point out that the
state of California has a comparable number of failures.
This bears out national studies that prove the Ameri-
can high school la a selective institution in regard
to'scholastic aptitude. Many of those who fall In
the ninth grade will not be In attendance In the
tenth because of discouragement, In spite of any
Idealistic view elders may tales, youth, just like '
adults, get little satisfaction in doing things at
which they show poor performance.5
lot only Is this situation true la San Francisco, but
figures see® to indicate that it also obtains throughout
the state and the nation as a whole. .Spears says that there
Is no consolation in reports that the state has seen a gen-
eral decline of nineteen per cent ,1b high-school enrollment,
or that'one third of the ninth traders enrolled will not be
Pupil"failure* In Mid-western schools. — Is this con-
dition as prevalent in other sections of the nation? 'Sta-
tistics Indicate that it Is, 1 study of failure In Middle
Western .'high schools bears out the San Francisco findings.
More failures occurred among freshmen and sophomores than
among Juniors and seniors.^ fable f presents a report from
^"Subject Failures by Schools," Secondary School Studies.
Bulletin of the Department of Secondary School iPrlneipals,
Jto. 29 January, 1930), 13-20.
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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/m1/21/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .