As much as we would like to think that what this article is saying isn’t true, it unfortunately is. Schools these days are not like they used to be. This coming from someone who graduated high school only 3 years ago, I can say from experience they have become very lax on how they teach students these days. I went to a high school in rural East Tennessee and there were many classes where we would watch Disney movies and not actually learn anything. With that being said, the high school that I attended has a very low rate of students that actually graduate from college. To me, that is not surprising, and I know that college is not for everyone. Welfare, however, is not for everyone either. I enjoy college and learning new things and thinking about what they future has in store for me. I think sometimes if things would have been orchestrated and taught a little differently in the school I came from if more people would have sought out a college education. I knew from the time I was just a child that I wanted to go to college. I can’t speak for my high school class mates, but I for one wish that we would have been challenged more.
I agree, the main problem my high school had was some teachers didn’t care. Everyone had the teacher that pushed them and made them question things, but everyone also had a teacher that didn’t feel like teaching so they put in a movie. I watched a couple seasons of CSI Miami in chemistry junior year in high school. I did not try hard at all in high school, and I didn’t get good grades, now that I’m in college my grades aren’t that much better but for the most part I care about the material I am learning.
A century ago you didn’t have to go to school if you could stay home and work, now I know too many friends that are staying in school just so they don’t have to work. Education is currently the purgatory for young adults before they take their first leap into the real world. I think kids should have the choice in high school if they want to continue their education. If they don’t we shouldn't waste their time and our tax dollars. Maybe after a while of hard work paid by the hour these people will want to go back and take their education more seriously.