Reaching Our Youth
The month of June means graduation for many high school seniors; however, many young people seem indifferent to getting a good education for their future.
How do you propose we reach our youth and turn them away from this apathy
toward education to a realization that education is the means by which they gain
power and control over their own life and destiny?
From an early age PARENTS must instill the importance of academia in their children. Instead of children seeing excitement in their parents eyes only when the child mimics something grown up such as little girls carrying purses and when little boys tote cell phones but as well when there are books to be read to the child. If a child sees their parent place value on reading and then has heard continually "this is important, this is valuable" while growing up they will instinctively figure there's something useful and significant about education. Kids don't see the value b/c parents don't express the value as a practice more than at report card time.
6/5/2013 05:02:40 am
I like how you make the connection that the obligation and responsibility to educate and instill a value system should begin and end with the parents. When these components are missing, society will in step and determine their fate, often to their detriment.
6/5/2013 02:06:33 am
I'm actually torn on this topic. I think that most people need some type of training post high school. However, I don't think that has to be limited to college. Many students feel that they are not cut out for college and the outcomes it has to offer. It saddens me that we don't live in the same world that my dad grew up in. He was able to provide a decent living for our family as a skilled laborer in the steel mill. I wish there were more opportunities like this for graduates. Because there aren't, students that don't fit well into the college mold feel trapped. I don't know the answer, but I am certainly pushing my children through college.
6/5/2013 05:40:11 am
We all can certainly agree that a post high school education is a necessity. Along with that training should be entrepreneurial classes so that we can learn how to start our own businesses. Those past days of working 20-30 years on one job without having an education are relatively few today. It is now time that we learn from other ethnic groups who pool their resources and work together. We should stop waiting for the public and private sectors to provide us with jobs. However, this will only work when everyone is on board in one accord and education is the key.
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