Thursday, April 12, 2007

Education is very important in a person’s life.

Education is very important in a person’s life. It could define your future, your knowledge, your behavior, and your attitude towards life. And so since school is very important, you have to make the best of it while you are there. You also have to be grateful because not everyone gets to go to school for free and get educated for free. Some kids don’t get educated at all. One way that I think could probably help the school system is by changing the punishments. Boy, we kids do love school these days huh?

One way that the school system would improve is by changing the punishments, or consequences. For example, if one skips class that means that they are keeping themselves from learning right? And if they get caught, the consequences could be Out Of School suspension, In School Suspension, or Enhanced Assist. My way of looking at it is they are keeping people out of class, because they kept themselves from class. They are making them miss more school, and are not getting the education they should be because they are not present. They are wasting valuable time in school, and really aren’t helping anyone.

I think Saturday school, after school programs, after school detentions, and before school detentions all make perfect sense. Because the punishment of sending you to 10 days of EA is really not going to help you improve. Suspending you and sending you to a different school and keeping you away from such things just because you got into a little misunderstanding. I know that some kids do it on purpose, and those should be the ones punished, but still not in that kind of way. Kids get punished at home as well. Some more than others. Now days you even get suspended for wearing the wrong color of clothes! I receive punishments like this, and I don’t think it is helping me at all. So I don’t think it would help anybody else.

It also does not help your record at all. I know kids may be bad sometimes, but we were all kids and adults should know what it feels like to want to have fun sometimes. But for everything you do you shouldn’t get thrown out of school like a criminal because it does follow you all your life. Deans and principals and teachers don’t really focus on that now. They just want you out because you talked during lunch.

So in conclusion, I don’t believe that the school system has the best punishments. They should have many ways to help kids improve instead of just kicking them out. If I were in charge of all this, it would be handled so much better.

By I. S., a middle school student

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