Michelle really wants to continue school to become a Registered Nurse. Not only would it expand her skillset and teach her how to care for people in a way that would be incredibly fulfilling, she could nearly triple her current salary.
But the pandemic is making everything so much harder than it used to be.
Before the pandemic her kids had a safe place to go during the day so that she could focus on school. She didn’t have to worry about how to get enough food, diapers, and more.
She’s starting to think that maybe dropping out will be the best choice for now, even if it still means she’ll be struggling to find enough money each month.
Statistics tell us that only 11.6% of students who drop out end up transferring and getting their degrees elsewhere. If Michelle were to drop out now, what do you think the chances are that she’ll return given her current circumstances?