Make kids Appreciate their education by…
throwing out the bad apples.
Every person has the right to an education. And for clarity’s sake, I agree with this. But education is also a privilege. Kids in other countries are not as fortunate. The idea that our nation demands every individual have the right to a basic education is amazing, but kids now a days don’t appreciate it. They have no idea how much value there is in an education and their attitudes show it.
I’m tired of kids skipping class, teasing others for having done the WHOLE assignment, and making sarcastic comments in class. It is important in education to foster an environment of openness and acceptance. I think it is time to start treating high school kids like the adults that they are. I’m tired of teachers and administrators giving second, third, fourth, fifth chances to kids who are never going to try. By the high school level I say no more second chances. Students at that age should respect the teachers who have committed their lives to bettering theirs. If a student gets in a fight, tells off a teacher, fails multiple classes (for reasons like absences, lack of participation, or missing homework), or is caught selling drugs I say give them the boot. It is useless spending time, money, and effort on someone who doesn’t care. I say send them to vocational school to learn a trade and get a job. I’d be willing to bet that when they have kids of their own they will tell them to appreciate their education!