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Let’s keep in mind that I don’t make this blog political. But when I hear things like this, it makes me giddy.
The Government is actually giving a crap about high schools around the country. There’s legislation pending about high school graduation requirements. Now, when I went to High school, you may not graduate if you don’t do a final research paper and you can forget about college if you don’t take a college prep english class. On top of these requirements for successful completion of high school, you have to take an achievement test AND PASS IT to graduate high school.
Pennsylvania students have to take something like that called the Pennsylvania Standard of State Assessment, or the PSSA. I passed it the first time, not saying that I passed with flying colors or anything, but at least I can tell you or anybody else I am competent when it comes to High School education. Of course, I bitched and moaned about taking it at first, but in the long run, I’m so glad I’m not one of the other ones that have to take it over and over and over again. They want to make this kind of assessment standard in every school district across this great land.
It’s about time.
Okay, I know there will be a few of you out there that say, “I can’t pass the class because the teacher don’t like me,” or “I can’t pass this class because this teacher don’t know nothin’.” Now, there’s a test that teachers have to take as well to prove their competency. If the teacher passes, you can shut up now. You failed, you didn’t give an effort, you don’t graduate. Get over yourself. I’m sick of you not blaming yourself for failure.
If people like you are the future I fear that people like you will become D-student senators and F-student congressmen! And please, if you want to be a doctor and your GPA is under 2.5, please don’t do surgery on me if i need it, my worst fear is laying on the operating table and the last thing i hear when I go under is “Nurse, the sharp pointy thing, please.” Even worse, if you’re my lawer and I get sued, I don’t want one that thinks Habeus Corpus has something to do with the dead.
Listen to me. Stop making excuses. If you want to go far in life, study, work hard, and if you err, get your ass up and try again. If you have no dreams, no goals or any expectations in life, then why be in school? If they want to live in a minivan under a bridge, hey, more power to you, be a hobo. Stop wasting your time, stop wasting funding. If you want to stand on the corner waiting for something to happen for the rest of your life, hey, that’s great. But the money used to keep your sorry ass in school can be used for new textbooks, new computers, better facilities and other proactive things. Nobody is going to make things easy for you because you decide to go to a great college and major in lunch.
Society today is already going down the shitter. The school systems these days, especially in the inner city, just stop expecting a lot from students. They make subjext material easier, pass people no matter what the grade they should have got was, I can’t believe that the high expectations that people have for students are EXPONENTIALLY higher then for the expect for themselves!! But I can tell you what, if you go to college and want to get a six or seven figure career, they’re not going to make the subject material easier for you. Microbiology is microbiology. The Bar Exam is The Bar Exam. These things are not going to change because you decide to waste your money.