The Importance Of A Public High School Education Essay

812 Words Apr 25th, 2016 4 Pages
If the true goal of a public high school education is to make good, intelligent citizens of our country, we have a long way to go. In reality, mediocre children are running rampant in our systems. Our main source of motivation to go to school every day is knowing at that at the end of 4 years, we’ll have our diploma and get to start the rest of our lives. But what are we actually learning in those 4 years? Why are we waiting for the end of high school for our lives to start? They’re already happening, and we’re missing it. We’re spending it sitting in classrooms for seven hours a day, five days a week, then we go home and do homework, maybe participate in some clubs and sports. We’re part of a system that’s teaching us to be mediocre. The motive behind public education is less about teaching us to be great individuals, but rather to be an easily controlled mass of people. Of course, the handful of impactful teachers does make schooling all the more bearable. When there are as many people living in the United States as there are, it is expected that structure and societal order is necessary. Mass production and large corporations are even understandable, but at what cost? Stopping the young developing minds of people from thinking for themselves? Some would call that greed. Greed and a little bit of fear. They teach us how to react to authority because they fear that we’ll fight back. But when our growth and creativity is suppressed by authority and order, we stay children…

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