Public Schools Have to Change Essay

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High schools across the United States have been going about education the wrong way for too long. Education is designed to help you move towards the next part of life whether that be work, school, or just for your own desire. Elementary school prepares you for middle school, then middle school prepares you for high school, which is the last mandatory school to attend until you are eight-teen years old. This means students should be working towards a career field, not just another general studies. Recently in the last couple of decades it has become unacceptable in the wealthier school districts to not go to college. This is caused by too much pressure from the parents and schools acting as a team, persuading students that you need a …show more content…
If no classes appeal to a student, then maybe college is not the smartest decision. That is why more career based courses in high school would greatly deplete the amount of college dropouts. Technical schools excel in the fact that more students get a job immediately in the field they trained in. It is true that many parents do not want their kids go to a technical school because they want them to go to college, but it is the theory behind technical schools that is correct. Real world training is better than any book you can buy. Enrollment in trade schools across
America has increased from 365,000 to 1,800,000 in just the last couple of years(Smith). After everyone hearing stories of people getting laid off, fired, and jobs just going away this makes perfect sense. Jobs like nursing, mechanics, and plumbers will always be available for work here in the United States. More kids are going the Pennsylvania College of Technology every year to hope for a better chance of finding a job afterwards. The problem is that schools compete to have the most number of graduates going to college. They should eliminate this and do a study to see how the students are doing six or seven years after college. This is more important and tells more about what they did with their education then just going to college. High schools do not care

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