Schooling and the Issues related
High school is the place where a child learns, develops and gets educated. It helps an adolescent to cope up with all types of challenges which he/she will face it outside. Lucy and William, parents of John, a 16 year old high school student were the happiest people when they got him admitted in a reputed high school. But for the past 6 months, they are puzzled with John’s behavior. He was facing indigestion problem and getting annoyed quickly. During a long weekend to a valley, he was well. His parents were shocked that the reason for John’s illness was his school. This essay brings out the pains the school kids are facing and the causes behind it. Mainly focusing on the role of the high school, this paper also focuses on the roles of the teachers and the local boards which run the schools. Despite having the necessary infrastructure for development, schools have made the life of these adolescents a machine.
Apart from the home works and tasks assigned, teachers have really not been able to develop the children. Most schools have developed an orthodox on secondary education. With graduating the students being the main agenda, teachers have not been able to go deeper in the concepts. A Californian high school general goals were “Fundamental scholastic achievement . . . to acquire knowledge and share in the traditionally academic fundamentals . . . to develop the ability to make decisions, to solve problems, to reason independently, and to accept responsibility
for self-evaluation and continuing self improvement”....
Education system should also concentrate on giving knowledge on the government so that the child is in a position to make a difference to his nation. It is also important to give him knowledge on the environment around so that a child understands the difference between right and wrong. Separate time has to be spent with children to give more and additional knowledge to them. Working parents are not able to spend time with their children and often miss out on teaching their child social ethics. Many of the children when asked what high school were, responded that it was a “boring, restless, tiresome, puts you to sleep, tedious, monotonous” (Theodore, 620). Schools should make sure that apart from daily subjects, they should develop a child in their areas of interest like music, sports, drama and literature. Everyday a child goes to school with fear of getting punished by his teachers. A world of uncertainty revolves around a child when he goes to school. Fear, distress and punishment affect the child mentally, leading to psychological problems. For most of us, for better or for worse, a teacher was our first surrogate mother (Keizer, 627). Unsuccessful completion of the assignment in many cases leads to punishment from the teachers. Punishments can be in form of beatings from the teacher or verbal abusing in front of the classroom. Most of the students are not taken care of, instead they are treated violently. One of the main reasons teachers are hated. Another reason teacher is hated because there are also these teachers who only want to earn money. Kids, who are from a rich family, are better served than those from a less rich family. Teachers are not