Decreasing School Apathy in America Early mornings and long days that are filled with factoring polynomials, conjugating French verbs, analyzing historical documents, and studying for state-mandated tests. This required curriculum set by the state is what comprises many students’ average school day. This curriculum was developed with the goal of preparing all students for college; however, not all students plan on attending college. There are many jobs that are crucial for society to function that don’t require a degree. For students who go straight into the workforce, this college-bound curriculum is nearly worthless.
While the educational system does prepare students for the academic stress of college, it does not qualify students to become young, successful adults and survive in the real world. Most of these students pass through too many years during their high school lives feeling like they don’t measure up, and most kids graduate only knowing if they’re good at school or not. The educational system is flawed and it does not prepare students to become successful adults. Being a successful adult does not mean being ridiculously rich, but to live comfortably and to do what you love in the business world. Most adults in today 's world have jobs that stress them out so much to the point where they despise going to work every day.
Whereas, the rich child plans to mooch off their parents, don’t go to college, and don’t get good grades in school. This goes back to the statement, “Children take on their parent personalities.” Depending on how the person's principles are set up will determine if they imitate those traits. The person who parents were actually successful thinks it's okay to just slack off because their parents have money; meaning his morals are unsubstantial and he don’t want to take on his parent’s legacy. But, the person who parents didn’t do well in life is trying to excel and be finer than his/her parents because he/she morals are
With the benefit college brings, like helping students become independent, college should cost less. There are people after high school who do not go to college because of the cost. Most of them are low income people and their chances of getting in is very slim, as “just one in 10 people from low-income families do” (Flannery). This means that some low income students do not go to college because it is expensive. Since they do not go to college, they do not learn independence as well as they would if they went to college.
As the school year comes to a close and the only thing on a senior’s mind is how are they going to pay for college? Throughout our high school careers we always get asked what our plans are after high school and never how are you going to pay for that next step of your life after high school. We barely get prepared for the real world in high school we are forced to take classes the school thinks will be good for us not what we think or what will be best for what we want to study for in college. How are high schoolers supposed to be able to pay for college when they don’t get prepared enough in high school to go on to that next level of schooling and have to more than likely go into debt just to be able to pay for it. Colleges should no longer cost an insane amount of money to go there.
Paying student for good grades is an issue because it doesn't do any motives in learning, only trying. Learning is the student job, not the parent to bride their children to do well. Paying student for good grades can give pressure to inflate their grades, external motivators that may be affective and well intended, and kids should be satisfied with their own accomplishment to success. Many parents bribe their children to do well in school by paying them. Bridging children should be illegal and banned in every country.
The student should have a say whether they choose to volunteer for communities hour. The school can’t just force it on them and say that if you do not want to volunteer, you will not be able to graduate. For example, a kid named Violet has passed all her classes and is a valedictorian, but the counselor said that she needs to volunteer or else she won’t receive her diploma. Violet can’t do any volunteering
THE LIFE OF A GIRL IN CHINA “The Woman is not man undeveloped but diverse” -Tennyson. The birth of a daughter in a Chinese Family is not necessarily unwelcomed but it doesn’t bring much joy as compared to a birth of a son. There are many factors why they prefer a son rather than a daughter. First, the daughter will not be able to carry the family’s inheritance and business and preserve the family’s surname. When the disappointment of bearing a daughter, the care received by the daughters are at the same level as the son, but when the daughters reach the age of 5 or 6, the custom of foot-binding is practiced.
Which supports her argument later on that nothing is fun until you are good at it. In her article she states, “Chinese parents can get away with things Western parents can’t” –because of the stereotypes regarding child upbringing, Chinese parents have got a bigger room for raising their children as they see fit without being judged she writes that Chinese parents can tell their children that they need to lose some weight if they see fit, but Western parents have to tip-toe around the subject to prevent their child getting a negative self-image. But in her opinion it does not do the children any good to treat the subject ‘health’ as a taboo, because they still end up in therapy for eating disorders
As a parent would you be willing to pay twice as much for a safer product? I would state a definite yes for parents to pay twice as much. If parents do love their kids, they would not mind paying more for a safer toy. Life is irreversible. The lead in plastic toy could endanger children’s life and it is impossible for parents to keep an eye on their children all time.