Does high school really prepare you for the “real world”?Monday, May 11, 2009 By Bridgett Mancione
There are so many things in this world that we don't have a choice upon. Such as: going to school. If children don't go to school, their parents get into trouble with a fine, or possible imprisonment. Is it really true if you say that all of your school years prepare you for the “real world”? Have you ever been in a classroom and the teacher or the substitute either doesn't feel well, or they don't feel like teaching, so you either watch a pointless movie or something along those lines? How is that really teaching you anything? Is it really necessary to attend a school for one hundred and eighty days? So many kids have come home from school and were deprived of the motivation to do their school work. Some students don't even pay attention in class, so going to school is just a waste of time, yet the school just goes by whether students attended school that day or not. Shouldn't it be an option to go to school? Even if it were an option, administrations still have their ways of enforcing attendance because of college, and then they say that you won't get a good job. It seems like in this economy it doesn't matter if you went to high school or not, most are still struggling. Though the world is filled with slackers, many things wouldn't get done. Although, why do we have to go to certain classes if you are positive on the career that you want to take on for your future? If you want to go into the medical field, why do you need to take a social studies class? If you want to teach English, why do you need to take advanced math classes? It seems like people are being held down by any choice that they wish to make. If they want to do one thing, there are consequences in doing so. There should be more say in what people wish to do.