Mandatory Classes in Public Schools

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How many times have you heard a student ask when he or she will use the learned information from school in the real world? When will I ever use cursive again? Why do I have to memorize the entire periodic table? Why must I memorize the years served by every single president? These questions may sound redundant and obnoxious, but they occur on an everyday basis at school. There is also some truth behind it as well. The public school systems are having students decide their career pathways earlier and earlier every year. I recall taking career finder tests in middle school, at the mere age of 13. If students are being forced into choosing their future, then why aren’t students allowed to chose their present: their classes. Students should be able to pick their desired schedule, without worrying about mandatory classes. Schools must support individuality pertaining to this topic because students are not all on the same level, are not all good at the same subjects, and some mandatory classes don’t prepare a set group of these individuals for their future. The first issue relating to mandatory classes would be that kids are not all on the same educational level. Students do not make the same grades nor do they understand things in the same amount of time. When students are put into the same classes, students either find themselves bored or failing. Mandatory classes try to set a standard goal, or medium for all the students. However, this is never successful. Students should

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