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.
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
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…