Pressure on teens to go to college seems to be becoming a major issue throughout the globe. Some may not understand that financial issues are what are keeping teens from going to the college of their dreams, or maybe even one that is not very elite. People may believe that students require a nudge of some sorts to realize that they need to go to college, but others may take it too far without the intentions of doing so. College is obviously very important to obtain certain occupations, but stressing teens out about college by pressuring them to go when they may not be able to afford it or handle what it takes on an academic level, is bad for the health of undergraduates.
The average age that a person has kids is around the age of twenty-nine (Bates). So not only does one have to balance bills, focus on a career, they could also have to take care of a life. To be fully prepared to enter the real world, an individual must basicly have there life planned out as soon as highschool. It is very hard to put these heavy choices on a kid as young as thirteen years of age. A decision a person makes on what they do affects them for the rest of their life, so why make a decision that is so heavily weighed, be even allowed to be chosen by someone so juvenile. Many teens are worried about gossip, relationships, sports, and social status. College is just something a highschool thinks of usually around junior year, or early senior year, even senior year where a high school student makes their decision about what colleges to apply to, or accept to get into; they are also distracted with SAT’s, ACT’s, Friday night lights, grades, and school dances like prom or cotillion. Being sidetracked by all these factors and many more a logical decision can not be made without taking even more time to not just double check a decision, but triple check, or four times or more. An individual can never be too sure about
As adolescents begin their senior year, the topic of college often runs without hindrance, often causing extreme stress. As the monetary value, as well as the time spent, begins to accumulate in their minds, students often find themselves bound at the wrists figuring out a way to balance as well as afford college living. In many cases, the upcoming graduates are unsure about their career path, almost enhancing their stress in choosing a school that would cater to their needs. It is almost then they begin to ponder whether or not University/college life is for them, which is could be an extremely advantageous shot in a, for example, high achieving family. Whilst college does allow for a plethora of doors to be opened, the lack of time, effort, and money can hinder one 's ability to properly choose a university. Though school can help with the stepping stones of life, they do not entirely ensure a proper future, therefore many may opt out of school; however, with the correct actions, they may turn out extremely successful, which may not have even happened without the release of the burden of school.
Another point that Ms. Bird makes is that the colleges do not want to interfere with a student’s life (Bird 17). I agree with this analysis. They expect college students to take full responsibility for their lives in addition to acting like adults. Furthermore, by the time students get to college they should be acting with maturity. Like my daughter, some students have not come to terms with the idea of being an independent adult yet. Maturity is a major factor
High schools do not focus enough on college readiness. “Our findings suggest that high schools have prioritized credit accrual necessary for graduation over knowledge and skill development that would prepare students for
Sophomore year, I joined my High School's division of Kiwanis Key Club. The club prided itself with their devotion to community service. I thought that the club would be a great vehicle for me to assist my community while creating and expanding my relationships. However, I was greatly disappointed in the club my Sophomore year. There appeared to be little leadership present, so hardly any community service successfully took place. I made it my goal to gain a leadership position and turn the club around. Junior year, I was elected as President of the club and was re-elected to the position my Senior year.
Parents shouldn’t have to suffer the financial problems just because their kid didn’t take high school seriously. 70 percent is just considered average. When colleges look through applications, they try to find the person who has the best grades. Also, parents don’t want to see their kids fail. Parents pride themselves being good teachers, and like to be able to share their child's accomplishments
If a student does not have the money to attend college, it is like having your vehicle being taken away from you. Education is the road, and without having the thousands of dollars one needs to attend the University of their choice, no one would be able to drive down the path to success. It all comes down to the fact that college is too expensive for a majority of adolescents, being more of a luxury than a commodity, which holds us away from our potential dream, and future.
To most people, it is the only way to becoming successful in life. To others, it is the only way to expand on their success. If college has become a necessity, then why is it that for nearly a half a century college has become more and more out of reach? The main problem that causes financial fear is being poorly informed about financial aid. Being poorly informed leads to students and families holding back from choosing schools, being too afraid of the debt to come. “Students in part make college-related decisions based on their perceptions of financial aid availability students in part make” (“Challenges”). Not knowing can greatly discourage a student and alter their mindset of choosing colleges in a negative way. Ultimately not knowing can cause the student to completely exclude college out of the picture. . Even when the student is aware of financial aid, they’ll have no knowledge of accessing or applying for any of it. Even if they did, it is still possible that they may not qualify. Due to the fact that they not be good enough or they didn’t have the right resources. Not everyone gets the same
Life can deliver many obstacles one's way which can possibly make life very tough, and there is definitely no hand holding going to take place once a student graduates and enters their adulthood. Many high schools need to acknowledge that young adults will have to adjust to life on their own. Whether students go to college or not, they need to acquire the skills necessary to survive in the real world on their own. Because when a situation occurs and a person is in a life or death situation and they have no knowledge on how to deal with it, they will be wishing that they learned how to give CPR to someone instead of knowing how WWII began.
“School lacks personal growth training, financial management, communication training, emotional intelligence, and healthy training.” Students entering the real world as a newborn baby was just born. They’ll have to learn how to boost their credit score, conversate with other employers, and build a healthy routine. Every little thing, should’ve been taught in school because not all students have the same ambition to go to college to further their education. “It doesn’t indicate whether or not you’ll be successful in your marriage, raising your kids, managing your money, or giving back to your community” stated by Shelly Wright. Because they are the future generation, school is supposed to set students up for success, not failure. One day they’ll be the one taking care of the elderly, but if they can’t take care of themselves; then how can they manage to take of the
In choosing my genre for thesis, I considered what would both be a challenge and where I could improve certain strengths. Throughout my college writing career here at Edinboro, most of my interest consisted in essay writing and fiction writing. For the many themes I wished to explore, I thought fiction might allow me the most creative avenues. As a double-major in English Writing and Sociology, I have been obsessed with themes of race, time, memory, language, history, and communication. Both of my majors have contributed to the culmination of these ideas and I decided the best vessel for them, for everything I’ve learned, and that would allow for the most creative storytelling advantages led was fiction. More specifically social fiction and
Hello Lucy! I hope to gain a greater understanding of how college will be. I hope to be challenged and learn from an experience like this. The school I go to now, I do not feel pushed academically. I was searching for summer classes I could take to be ready for college and I stumbled across this program and I could not be more thrilled to apply.
To promote students to go to college Serena High School parents should talk to their kids about attending college. Arizona Expect notes that, “While many parents know that college should be a priority in their home, others are not sure when and how early to start talking to their kids about continuing their education after high school. The simple answer is it is never too early to start creating a college going culture in your home” (Expect Arizona 1). The parents can begin by sitting down with there children and talking about the different options. There are many different options and schools that student’s can choose from. There are many different types of schools that they can go to such: as a two-year community college, technical schools, and four-year Universities. Parent’s can begin by asking where their children want to attend school and try to figure out what the best fit would be for them. Do they want to
Unfortunately, this fate that comes with education is warned to be harder in college. However, must we remind our children this fact constantly? What if they are not even in college yet? Could this stress be the reason why kids are not going to college: from fear that we have put on them?