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... 61% of high school students said that they agreed or strongly agreed that they would go to the same school again.

... 73% agreed to strongly agreed that they go to school because they want to get a degree and go to college.

... 68% agreed to strongly agreed that they go to school because of their peers/friends.

... 47% agreed to strongly agreed that they go to school because they want to acquire skills for the workplace.

... 39% agreed to strongly agreed that they go to school because of what they learn in their classes.

... 34% agreed to strongly agreed that they go to school because they enjoy being in school.

... 22% agreed to strongly agreed that they go to school because of their teachers.

... 50% reported that they have been bored in high school every day.

... 75% reported that they were bored because the material wasn't interesting.

... 32% reported that they were bored because the work wasn't challenging enough.

... 31% said that they were bored because there was no interaction with the teacher.

... 27% said that they were bored because the work was too difficult.

... 73% of the students who have considered dropping out of high school didn't like the school.

... 61% of the students who considered dropping out of high school didn't like the teachers.

... 60% of the students who considered dropping out of high school didn't see the value in the work they were being asked to do.

Data from "Voices of Students on Engagement: A Report on the 2006 High School Survey of Student Engagement," Indiana University's Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, http://ceep. indiana.edu/hssse.

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