- n. Plural form of dropout.
“Jobless rate for recent high school dropouts is 55.1 percent, compared with 35.0 percent for high school graduates not enrolled in college.”
“If we eliminate the high-school dropouts from the unemployed number and the "normal" base of unemployement (4 – 5% are ALWAYS unemployed), then the 10% rate is not so bad.”
“In other words, taking in more dropouts is a short-sighted method of boosting recruitment numbers.”
“We have a creationist nutcase who ran the board that drew up the criteria for teaching biology (Thank Someone that the lege rejected him when Goodhair tried to appoint him chairman of the board looking into social sciences.), we have a certified group of nutcases trying to do a George Orwell on history, we lead the nation in dropouts, our schools are severely underfunded (except for the football teams) and it goes on and on and on.”
“This would appear to be reinfored by the fact that it's an older Klein, and as such is equipped with rear-entry horizontal dropouts, which is not nearly as sordid as it sounds and makes it ripe for fixed-gear conversion.”
“Ms. Kondracke calls the dropouts "our next class of nonperforming assets.”
“Despite the boom, high-school dropouts -- in other words, the working poor -- saw their wages fall 5 percent during the 1990s, partly because of a greater supply of cheap labor.”
“The manual also tells us that high school dropouts, which is the next stage after truancy, are two and a half times more likely to be on welfare than high school graduates.”
“The personnel -- in the first place, the registration figures; the initial matriculation was 10,418 peasant girls; additional registrations: 2,255; total: 10,673 less the so-called school dropouts, that is to say, those who left school for one reason or another.”
“Other reasons Aussies are unhappy with their telcos are call dropouts (18 per cent), poor value for money (17 per cent) and substandard customer service (16 per cent).”
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