Not many people become successful with just a high school education unless they are born into wealth or have good connections. After hearing teachers and other adults preach this over time I started to realize college was a must for me and my situation. My parents told me all along to go to college so I wouldn’t end up like them since they both didn’t have a college education. Even though my parents didn’t have college degrees they still turned out alright but that was a different time period and in those times not many people attended college. Through out my high school years they always told me that I needed to go to college so I wouldn’t have to go through what they did.
These parents should know that many college students struggle early on in their semesters. Therefore, trying to juggle their classes with their personal life is very frustrating. These tracking systems will stay in the back of their minds, eventually becoming second nature to wake up without the debate to skip class. Furthermore, one of the many worries that parents have when their child leaves for college is their safety. With these tracking devices they can identify their child’s whereabouts at any point in time during their college career.
4-year schools require an incredible amount of maturity and preparation, leaving very little room for mistakes. Schools often overlook this aspect because their main goal is to get as many students into 4-year college as possible. This is a great goal to have however they send students off to college who aren’t ready to be handle the difficult of their courses while being away from home. My senior year of high school, my family and I came to the conclusion that we were not going to be able to afford four-year college tuition. This upset me at first because I felt like all my hard work and good grades went to waste.
Not many people become successful with just a high school education unless they are born into wealth or have good connections. After hearing teachers and other adults preach this over time I started to realize college was a must for me and my situation. My parents told me all along to go to college so I wouldn’t end up like them since they both didn’t have a college education. Even though my parents didn’t have college degrees they still turned out alright but that was a different time period and in those times not many people attended college. Throughout my high school years they always told me that I needed to go to college so I wouldn’t have to go through what they did.
Applying anger management to children who have un-controlled anger can be beneficial. Anger management group intervention can provide children with the ability to build coping skills necessary to work through anger. According to Candelaria, Fedawa, Ahn (2012) “the occurrence of violent behaviors and bullying in schools continues to be a recognized problem among students” (p.596). Implementing anger management group intervention will help decrease rates of bullying and violent behaviors among children. Anger management interventions will help the children develop the proper coping skills that will help deal with anger and be beneficial for the future.
“Cultural capital maintains group identity and distinctive cultural boundaries” (Carter: 2005: 49). Being raised in Los Angeles Country, I have seen many of my friends and family struggle with the education system. I knew being a minority in this country it would be difficult to move up in the hierarchy if I did not display dominant cultural capital. Attending a low-income school where students do not feel attached or engage because they are labeled “dumb” for taking ELD (English Language Development) courses had an effect in most students. I took ELD courses up until my junior year in high school.
This is why there is a lot of negative reviews on this topic. People believe that this could cause a lack of education. I see this as a great way to recharge your mental battery before jumping back into the school life. We’ve been in school since we were about five or six years old. High school seniors are usually seventeen, eighteen or even nineteen when they graduate and advance on to college.
A gap year can be a chance to decide what to study in college, as many students leave high school completely unsure what career path to take. For these students, taking a gap year can be an opportunity to find a job or internship that may give them the indication as to what they enjoy and would be interested in studying in college. For most students, a gap year has an impact on their choice of academic major and occupation, either setting them on a different path or confirming their direction. “60% said the experience either set them on their current career path/academic major or confirmed their choice of career/academic major". (Parents).
If their was effective depression and suicide prevention programs to teach students safe and positive ways to cope with everyday stressors in our school I would not have thought suicide was my only option. For instance, in the Surviving the Teens© Suicide Prevention and Depression Awareness Program, students are taught to recognize depression and suicide signs through an array of educational activities including; real-life stories of teens who have experienced depression and attempted suicide, prevention materials, small group discussion, role plays, and reading activities. These programs will teach teens how to recognize depression and suicidal behaviors in oneself and peers, and how to help troubled peers get the assistance they
I and my parents had a big fight about the grades that I had and the school even had us sat in the parent center to reconcile our problem with a psychologist. After the talk between my parent, the psychologist, and me, my parents seems changed, they don’t restrain me anymore like before. Even though I still thought that education is not important, but I started working hard to make up all the classes that I failed to get my high school diploma because I realized the hope that they put on me and I don’t want them to be disappointed again. During my senior year of high school, I did not only take six classes, but also working on a program called Cyber High to retake all my failed classes with high grades, and also take extra class to average up my GPA in order to meet graduate requirements.