The Pros And Cons Of The Education System

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There was a time, in a student’s life, when it was up to the parents to be responsible for their kids to do well in school. Now, many people believe that he responsibilities have gone from the parent tot eh the education system during a student’s high school years. Back then, whenever a student received a failing grade, it was believed to be his or her fault; now, when a student receives a failing grade, the education system is to blame for not teaching the student how to succeed. With this kind of thought process going through the parent’s and student’s mind, it leads to irresponsible behaviors such as the students caring less about school causing them to skip class because they seem boring to them. It may seem like there is nothing wrong …show more content…
The United States has the rare opportunity to allow students to receive a free education from kindergarten to senior year of high school. Every class skipped though throws money down the drain because the taxes that pay for the public education system is just wasted if a student doesn’t show up. No matter whether a student is in high school, college, or university, the average cost of a skipped class ranges from between fifty dollars to a hundred dollars (Middle Earth). Once a student starts to skip more and more classes, that’s more and more money of parent’s, or even the student’s, own money wasted. The student also misses out on all of the information in class causing them to get behind in their course. Getting behind in a course, whether it be in college or high school, is never an easy task to recover from. Not only does skipping a class cause a student to get behind, but it can also can a student to participating in behavior that would be deemed unacceptable to the American society. This could lead to complicated situations in the future for the student. Another individual who disapprove of students skipping class would be the teacher or professor. Although people may say that college s nothing like high school, but in a way, it still is. Most professors still take attendance on the students who actually show up to …show more content…
A student could just be assuming that the course they are in is boring because of what their peers say, causing the student to become uninterested in the subject before giving the course a chance. A student may actually enjoy the class and learn something new, but if that does not work out they could always look forward to seeing friends in the class making the class more enjoyable. Another thing is going to class would relieve a student of all the stress they would get if the skipped a class. Hoyt adds to this by saying, “When you skip class, you need to worry about things like what you missed that day, if the professor noticed your absence, contacting other classmates to check if anything was assigned and, of course, scrambling to get the notes from someone who attended that day. That’s a whole lot of added worry that could have easily been avoided,” meaning stress is the only thing you are going to have to look forward to if you decide to skip class(Hoyt). Talking with your professors one-on-one can also help you get a better understanding of the material gone over in class. Finding out when their office hours and make a time to meet with is very important, and as a bonus the student will be remembered by the professor versus not being known like the students who do not take the time to meet with their

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