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Dropping out means leaving a group for either practical reasons, necessities or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves. It is used in various contexts, including:

  • Most commonly, it refers to a student quitting school before he or she graduates. It cannot always be ascertained that a student has dropped out, as he or she may stop attending without terminating enrollment. Reasons are varied and may include: to find work, avoid bullying, family emergency, poor grades, unexpected pregnancy, bad environment, lack of freedom, and boredom from lack of lessons relevant to the world of work. The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts[1] by Civic Enterprises explores reasons students leave school without graduating.
  • In the 1960s, "dropping out" was used to mean withdrawing from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values. It is a term commonly associated with the 1960s counterculture and with hippies and communes. See Turn on, tune in, drop out.
  • The academic, Robin Farquharson, wrote a book; entitled Drop Out!, about his own experiences dropping out of university life after he saw Timothy Leary's "Turn on..." statement on television.
  • In clinical trials, participants may withdraw from the study, for example, due to adverse effects. This is also referred to as dropping out.

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Notable drop outs

High School

University

See also

References

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