By Gabbi Ramos
Education has been our priority ever since we turned 5 years old. Our goal in life to graduate, and then fulfill our dreams of becoming successful adults.
The concept of school is to help us prepare ourselves for the lives that we want to live after we graduate. Although, the idea that we’re getting the necessary information we need is a pleasant thought, many face the reality of it all after graduation.
Mr. Jaurigue, a Freshman/Sophomore English teacher shares his feelings on the subject. He said, “I believe it [necessary information] should be touched on, but shouldn't be completely alienated. It’s important stuff, but I also believe it should be a personal choice.”
When asked about what he wished he learned in high school, he shared, “Spending my money wisely. I went from going to school all the time to being at work full time. Having all that money, I didn’t know how to use it more resourcefully.”
A controversial issue regarding the teaching of such skills, is whether or not it is the responsibility of the school to educate the child on what the parent has neglected to teach.
Mr. Jaurigue shares, “It’s true that some parents don’t teach their children how to financially be ready for post-graduation, but I don’t think schools should be forcing that information on students. Although, I think it would be helpful to many.”
What many students question every day is the purpose of what they are learning. In many cases, some students feel as though the information they are being taught is not applicable to their future.
“It depends.If you see a future in higher education, it will be beneficial will help you further with learning. It all depends on your choice in career field.”
Students voiced their opinions over a survey distributed amongst many throughout the school.
To keep the identities of students safe, I’ve extracted the names of students who have left comments regarding their opinions on the materials they believe we should be learning.
The mass amount of the students who took the survey strongly believe that the educational system has lacked in teaching us critical skills that are absolutely necessary to thrive as an adult. Additional sources can tell us the same thing.
So, in conclusion to the results given, I feel that it is important to address the issues that students believe that we should be learning about. Whether or not our educational system chooses to apply our opinions and needs to the curriculum, it crucial that we try our hardest to work with what we have and continue to be Bronco Strong.