Many students would rather be playing video games, participating in extracurricular activities or watching television than going to that dreadful place known as school. Why do we think this is? Well for starters in most states it is required for students to attend school up until the age of 16, at this tender age they can make the decision to not come back. It is often shoved down their throats by educators how important our education is, how it is the key to a successful adulthood, yet many successful entrepreneurs became college drop-outs. This is something our education system likes to keep discrete, because if students begin to figure out the system is biased they may not spend thousands of dollars to receive a fancy piece of paper with their name on it.
For one thing all Americans were not created equally, those growing up in lower income neighborhoods do not receive the same education as those growing up in more affluent homes. The turn over rate for teachers in impoverished school districts is much higher than those of more upper middle class, and wealthy. This provides the wealthier with a more stable environment, imagine those students that frequently have substitute teachers, you think they are taught as well as those that do not? What about the text books, the equipment, the buildings, wealthier neighborhoods are able to obtain higher funding, granting them better computers, nicer buildings, desks, and supplies.
Educators always focus on test grades, can a student memorize a bunch of bullshit and circle a few bubbles in to get the correct answer. Just because a student can do this does not mean they have good teachers, nor does it display a sense of intelligence. I hate how everything revolves around numbers, and tests, lets teach students how to discuss what they are learning through conversations. Let them embrace their inner weirdo, and allow them to have more creative freedom for class assignments. Let the students choose the majority of their classes when they get into high school, economic classes should be provided to students, one in which gives them fake money, a fake job, and a fake salary, than a mortgage, phone bill, etc to show them how expensive the cost of living is especially when you are earning a low salary. Sex education should be in every public school across the country, it should provide students with FREE contraception, a look into how expensive it is to raise a child, and the risk of contracting an STD. I also believe better business classes should be offered, lets teach our kids how they can form their own businesses, social media classes should be offered, in today’s world so many people are having success because of social media. Nutrition classes should be provided, obesity is a growing epidemic in America, lets educate our youth on what is healthy, and unhealthy for their bodies. All in all I believe we need to make school more interactive, and teachers should want to educate not just go and collect a paycheck because their careers are extremely important to our youth.
When I was a senior in college, I took a class that revolved around politics and the media. My professor said something that struck a cord, “image is everything.” While some people may believe that is a bit shallow others can face the truth, and that is your appearance is incredibly important. He went on to explain that television played a vital role in determining the 1960 presidential election. Why? Because for the first time in American history, viewers could see the candidates they were not just voices heard from a radio. Nixon appeared rather sick, and frail where as Kennedy looked vibrant and attractive. Kennedy won.
We frequently judge each other on our appearance, and that is okay we are humans. Humans are observant, we analyze strangers from head to toe. We often to look at their clothing choice, how their hair is styled, and their physiques. Partly because the more attractive you are the “better” your genes. It is instilled into our brains to mate with the most attractive partner we can get, because than our offspring will have more of a selection as to who they can mate with. Do all of us follow this genetic code? Nope.
How you dress and present yourself is vital to your success in life. Would you vote for a politician that does speeches in jeans and a t-shirt? Would you hire an employee that looks like they have not took a shower in a week? Would you want your wedding guests to show up in shorts and a tank top? Would you want an attorney to defend you that is not well spoken? You get the picture right? We all have an image and it is quite vital, because it sums up a part of who we are in a short amount of time, sort of like a commercial. We are the product, the image is the advertisement.
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Check out the social science of sex its on Netflix very interesting documentary. (I am in NO way affiliated with it, I am just a fan)