Grant Penrod Why We Hate The Smart Kids Analysis

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I wrote more on the issue "Why We Hate The Smart Kids" by Grant Penrod. I'm going to argue with the author on this one because I agree with everything he is trying to teach us in this article. For many students in high school or even college, it's the best time for them, most of them only come for the sports or the debate teams. In any high school, there are many different groups like; the jocks, the boring kids, the stoners, and the nerds. Out of all the groups I have said the one that gets the most heat are the nerds. Some may say they think they are so smart so ill just bully them, and the people who bully them the most are the jocks the celebrities of high school. They feel they have a title to uphold so they go and mess with the ones …show more content…
According to (Grant Penrod), "The Football team from Mountain View High School won the Arizona State Championship last year, Again. Unbeknownst to the vast majority of the school's student body, so did the Science Bowl Team, the Speech and Debate team, and the Academic Decathlon team" (page 691). This is informing us, the smart kids will be okay in life because they're smart, but the people who play sports only get one chance to prove themselves. Why does anyone think that because most kids are smart that they will be okay in life, that isn't always true. They are the ones getting bullied the most so maybe they feel like they want to hurt themselves, so no they will not always be okay in life. It isn't true that the ones who play sports only get one chance in life if they put the effort in they can become so much more. They are just use to people telling them that they will never be anything in life without sports, or they're not smart enough to own their own business one …show more content…
So, I used to get teased by my friends in school because they weren't as smart in those classes as I were. My friends in school used to ask me if I thought I was smarter than them because I had an A in English and the teacher told me I was doing very well, I never thought I was smarter than anyone I just knew more in the class than they did. I worked very hard in that class and didn't play around with my friends because I wanted to have a good grade, so I can pass the class. Two of those friends played basketball so they were the stars of my school everybody knew their name, so they messed with a lot of kids who were smarter than them, the teacher told them one day that if they want a better grade they should get a tutor, but it wasn't that easy for them they had a coach who told them they need to maintain just a C average so they can still play sports. I told my friend that they should come to the resource room with me they will help you a lot, they told me no because they don't want to be seen getting help from anyone in the room, so people can go and talk about them. I always thought to myself why they care what anyone says but thinking back on it they had someone telling them that they do not need to maintain an A just to play sports basically teaching them, they don't need school in life that sports are more important. I used to get mad that I was

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