This section is from the book "Educational Activities For Boys", by Anonymous. Also available from Amazon: Educational Activities for Boys.
The small percentage of boys who are really equipped for their life work when they enter business appalls one.
In Greater New York alone there are 280,000 boys between the ages of twelve and seventeen, of whom only a small proportion are in school. There are more boys ten years old in school than of any other age. Thousands drop out between the ages of twelve and fourteen, and at sixteen years of age ninety per cent of all of them have left school. One investigator reports that by the time boys of this country reach the age of fifteen, fifty per cent of them have become workers.