The School Board Must Be At Fault

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As students finish their last year of high school and get ready to take on college they will realize that they are not even close to being ready to take on the next step of life. As life advances in technology, classes are becoming harder and take more brain power to work out problems or write papers. Students are not used to using their brains because in high school their main focuses are on test and to maintain their GPA. When students move on to college to further their education and then suddenly fail, fingers are pointed at who 's to blame. Society standards continue to rise and many students can not keep up and begin to struggle emotionally. When schools are not as good as the neighboring schools, the school board must be at fault. While if the students are not passing the work, parents blame the teachers because the curriculum is too difficult. As students become seniors, many slack off on their work simply because they think they have no further priorities. When students enter college its society’s standards, the school board, teachers and the students that are at fault when it comes to students not being prepared. Society 's standards will always evolve and many students are struggling with keeping up. As students apply for colleges, many of the seniors fail to meet the requirements that are set because major universities are looking for the best of the best to attend. To attend a major university, students must take the ACT to see if they meet the standards set before they get to attend. College admission counselor, Kat Cohen,stated in an interview " becomes necessary to get an SAT/ACT score within the range of the averages at that school, or certain applications won 't even be considered." (Cohen 1)Each school acr... ... middle of paper ... ...tion that slacking seniors can get into bad habits that they will carry on to college or work." (Adams 1) Students know what they are getting into when they get into these habits. When it comes to pointing fingers at people when ask who 's at fault for student not being ready for college, you better have multiple fingers pointing. Getting an education takes effort from the teachers and the students. As for students not being ready for college, everybody that is plays a part in the school system is at fault, including parents and students. Students must adapt to the changing world and the school board must realize that a schools overall grade is not as important as having a greater number of students wanting to further their education. Teachers must actually teach the material and not teach how to regurgitate while students must stay strong and finish even stronger.
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