Here are some of the Question I asked; Brenda, Jose, Hydee, and Emanuel (the color are the answer each person gave me)

What grade where you when you dropped out of high school?

I was in 12th grade and it was my second semester, i think… and its been since 08 that I have not gone to school.

I dropped out when I was in 12th grade and that was about 2 years ago.

I was in 10th grade when I dropout of high school.

I was in 11th grade and its been 4 years since I dropped out of high school.

Why did you decide to drop out of high school?

My mom had gotten laid off and I was taken care of all the bills and everything at home. So it got to hard to do double shifts and stay in school so I dropped out my second semester.

I saw time were hard and school was gonna be more of a money issue.

I dropped out because I had 2 kids.

I decided to dropout because I wanted money and I didn’t like school.

How would you rate the teacher in your high school. 1-10, 1 being worse, 10 being best?

I would rate them an 8.

I would rate them a 5 because they would help and because they were very weird.

I don’t remember the teachers.

I would rate them a 7 because the taught well, but I would never pay attention.

How would you rate the campus 1-10, 10 being a very safe campus, 1 being a very bad environment?

I would rate the school a 9.

4, it was not a safe school.

I went to two schools, one would be a 7 and the other one would be a 6.

It’s a safe campus but stuff usually happens like every other school but I would rate it as a 7.

How has your life been once you drop out of high school (economically)?

Its been find but now looking for a job constantly so I can provide for my baby.

Ups and downs, up because I had some money for my bill and down for reason that sometimes don’t  have money to spend.

Not good at all… I wish i was smart and stayed in school.

It’s been ok, it could be better though but I’m happy for the moment.

Have you thought about going back to school?

Yes, I have so I can finish school, get a better paying job and in the long run have my son be proud of me.

Yes, because life got pretty hard. I been looking at programs to get both my diploma and get into college. I want to get in programs for auto.

Yes, I have and I tried for a week and couldn’t it was too frustrating.

Yes, I thought about going back to school to become a surgeon.

Each story is different but each of them have tired to go back to school or plan on going to back to school once again to improve their life.



About ocbarrios

Professor for Cal State Fullerton's Barrio Studies class for Fall 2011 semester

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