Is there a natural rate of student education failure?

Economists have a view that their is a natural rate of unemployment.

 The natural rate of unemployment is the unemployment rate that occurs in even a healthy economy. That’s because workers are always coming and going, looking for a better job, and often they are unemployed until they find that better job.

Source: http://useconomy.about.com/od/glossary/g/natural_unemplo.htm 

I wonder if there is a natural rate of student education failure? The following article provides some potential causes of educational failure at the university of Alabama, the most relevant ones for secondary schools are;

  • Other activities
  • Poor language skills
  • Failure to assume responsibility
  • Lack of ability

http://www.ctl.ua.edu/ctlstudyaids/studyskillsflyers/generaltips/causesoffailure.htm

Of course home environment, teacher quality etc… certainly contribute to educational failure.

My questions are: Is there a natural rate of educational failure, if so what is it? I suspect more than 0% but less than 20%

And of course…. what does education failure/success look like? Even our worst failures may look like shining successes when compared to other students in other countries…

 

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One Response to Is there a natural rate of student education failure?

  1. Mike Pearson says:

    Are we moving to a more casual workforce, where your skills are the service, in which case the concept of employment becomes one of contracted hours/charge out.

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