In modern day society, dropping out of any school whether it be college or high school is frowned upon. From a young age, most children are told by parents, teachers and mentors that if they drop out of school they will go nowhere in life. Most students do not drop out of elementary or middle school, but as they progress into high school and college some of them will decide that furthering their education is not for them. In Alex Kern’s blog post Don’t Drop Out, he makes several good arguments for leaving school, but he shows that he is strongly in favor of school and graduating by talking about how each field of study has worth, school pushing an individual out of his/her comfort zone is a good thing and how good students do not need to teach
His beloved father and brother passed away at a young age, and Mawi did not know how to handle this. Even though Mawi faced death in his family, it only motivated him more to try his best. “I almost abandoned my dreams of becoming a top student and earning a scholarship. But I loved my family too much to give up. And I knew that my brother Tewolde never would have given up.
For example, I had a chance take all honor classes when I first moved to a new school but my cautious nature took over and I lost that chance to achieve more that year. Mine and Sara’s personality are different by how we approach situations and make decisions. Nevertheless, the connection that Sara and I have is more of a companionship. Mine and Sara’s hardships in discrimination and taking care of our family bonds us but it is our unique personalities that set us apart. Nonetheless, this unity is shared with everyone so no one is ever
I enrolled in college not knowing what exactly to expect and with many doubts but by taking that gigantic leap out of my comfort zone, my life has changed drastically. In high school, I was never the type of student to strive for A’s or to be on the honor roll. My siblings were the ones who did great in school with minimum effort but I struggled and often became discouraged.I remember vividly telling my mother I was going to drop out in the ninth grade. I thought I would be stuck at a warehouse job but now I have goals and dreams, all because I took one
Since I was a little girl I would always hear my parent telling my older sibling how important it was to graduate high school and go to college. Now that I am grown, I understand why my parents would tell them and me to get a degree. My parents had poor education none of my parents finished high school, because in Mexico the highest free level of school was six grade and after that the parents had to paid more expensive tuition. Like it mentions in chapter 16 about how important is for parents to give advise, listen, and encourage their children. My parents remind me how they were not able to do or have what we have now when they were my
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”, said Franklin Delanor Roosevelt when addressing the audience of his first Inaugural Address. These words have proved true throughout history and throughout each and every one of our lives. Very rarely do we fail because we tried and did not succeed-more likely, however, is the scenario that we were so afraid of failing that we never bothered to try in the first place. Whether it be performing in front of a large crowd, admitting you care about someone, or trying something for the first time, all of us have been in a situation where we are afraid of failure or rejection, but what sets us apart is how we react in each of those
One objective of a parent is to give their children opportunities to progress and develop. In “The Lie,” Sylvia and Dr. Remenzel put pressure on Eli to excel at Whitehill School for Boys because he will be the 31st to attend in his family, telling him, “I’d be so excited I could hardly stand it. The best four years of your whole life are just about to begin.” (Page 1) Going to Whitehill for Eli isn’t a choice, his family considers his education there as destiny, this doesn’t let him grow due to not having an opportunity to make a verdict. But little do Eli’s parents fathom, Eli didn’t get accepted to Whitehill. Eli just sits inaudibly in the back of the car replete with remorse, probably pondering about telling his parents, trapped in a deep internal war.
He dreams of being the first in his family to make it through school and go to college. This becomes quite a challenge though since money is so tight. “Seriously, I know my mother and father had their dreams when they were kids. They dreamed about being something other than poor, but they never got the chance to be anything because nobody paid attention to their dreams.” This not only shows how no one payed attention to his parents struggles, but it also shows how Junior feels about everyone just assuming he will not make it the entire way through school because of his race. One of the biggest changes Junior makes in his life is deciding to switch to an all white prep school twenty-two miles off of the rez.
At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college. Because they came from humble beginnings, my parents taught me and brother to respect but not worship money, to be generous to those who are not as fortunate, and to work hard and earnestly for the things that we want. My high school education has positively affected my career and life choices. During these four years, I have had, in my opinion, some of the best teachers in the entire Lamar Consolidated district. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my dreams with high expectations and interesting and useful lessons and without their presence in my life, I would not have achieved all that I have now.
With senior year of high school coming to a close, comes an overwhelming amount of stress about moving away to college. At the beginning of this school year, I was eager to leave and excited to go away, but I came to a realization that leaving home alarms me. At this point in time, I began to notice just how much my parents do for me and just ruminating about everything I would have to do on my own now, makes me nervous. School has never been an issue for me but what my friends say about college, makes it even more petrified to go. Being constantly asked questions like, “how do you always get your work done?” or “how do you have such good time management?” reassures me that I will do fine in college.
Returning to college has been an exciting and terrifying decision for me. My husband has encouraged me for 1-2 years, but my fear of failure overwhelmed me and kept me from pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree. I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to pursue. I’m now on this journey and ready for whatever it is that God has planned for me. I have worked hard encouraged my three kids as they transitioned their way through elementary school through middle school and on to high school and graduation.
The only reason people wouldn’t agree would be because they want to spend time with their children, but they will still be able to because year round schooling gives short bursts of breaks about two weeks every other month(Towler). Finally, Year-Round Schooling would be a great idea to interpret and merge into our school . so that we can not just learn more but not be stressed out and forget what we learned the previous year. What they don’t know is that the People around kids need them to go to school all the time not just for education but, also so they may go to work and feed their families. This method of teaching is something that I have experienced when I was a child and I enjoyed learning while taking one week break about every
One fourth of the way around the world, away from Darfur is a similar problem concerning the Hmongs. Hmongs have resided in southern Asia for ages. They have done many great and if America wins, they would be responsible of building schools and sending teachers over to educate the Hmongs’ way of living. If America loses the war in Vietnam, Americans promised to welcome Hmong people over to America to escape any further harm or problems. Not many people know about this promise, but Hmong parents remind their kids everyday that if their children were to go to school and have racial discrimination against their language or culture, their children should remember the great things they did for America and challenge the saying that Hmongs should return to their homeland.
These were just extra obstacles that were put in my way for reason to benefit at all, considering I was told that junior year was already the hardest year for any high schooler anyway. I was furious yet frightened to see the thing that I value and work for, to be turned against me and everyone else. Across many schools within Jeffco, students all together performed a walk out during school to protest this issue to point. But this walk out was only the beginning of the Jeffco Recall that many teachers, parents, and students supported and carried out throughout the year. And while we did have to compensate for their poor decisionmaking that year, the recall was eventually set forth and finalized at the beginning of my senior year.