Generation Gap Essay

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In this modern era of the 21st century, the United States educational system has had to adjust on multiple occasions to fit the need of the growing career and college-based needs in order to be successful. With the help of technology, new techniques, and a different point of view of higher education, it has become hard for teens and parents to connect on an educational level. Between my mom and I there is a good 30-year gap, but as I move closer to finishing high school and applying to colleges, I have noticed that the generation gap has made it difficult for my parents to understand what my generation finds very basic. It may be just the “use it or lose it” effect and they haven’t used the things I’m learning now after 30 years of not being in high school, but it creates a lot of tension in our house. However, in my mom’s house, her parents couldn’t help her with her homework at all because my grandparents didn’t have a college degree and didn’t take the strenuous courses like my mom did. My parents can help with some things I do, but when it comes to new techniques they don’t understand why teachers have to make the process harder than it needs to be. Even some simple things are different within the generational gap like the addition of preschool, all-day kindergarten, and honors classes instead of AP classes or college classes. My mother and I had always been overachievers. She used to go to school from 7:30 to four when other students only went from nine to four, I take
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