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: 1
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"At least one third of the boys and girls who eater
the ninth grade of the typical Americas public school sys-
tem do not remain to be graduated.Whether this alarming
situation is due entirely to withdrawal because of failure
to meet requirements in curriculum and subject matter is
not known, but
The appalling increase in pupil failures with
resultant mortality in enrollments through drop
outs or for other reasons is one which demands
study and concerted steps for alleviation if our
societal mass is to escape certain unalterable and
uncapturable losses* There is ample evidence to
support premises that failures imposed on or in-
curred by ptspils in our public schools are the re-
sponsible situations which have led to countless
oases of crime, societal maladjustments, and de-
cadent personalities. We cannot hope to circum-
vent the obstacle which failure places in the
pathway of a large number of our youth toward a
healthy mental and physical participation in a
complex but rewarding culture
Statement of the Problem
fhe purpose of this study is to investigate the subject
of student academic failures in high school. fhe problem
^Harold Spears, fhe High School for Today, p. 16.
D. McGrath, "Pupil Failure—Our Greatest Challenge
and Opportunity, w Feabody Journal of Education. XXVX (March,
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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/m1/7/: accessed March 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .