The media has taken over so much of our life that the average teenager no longer sees reading as a daily obligation but more of an option along with surfing the Internet or watching TV. Although there are exceptions, based on the lifestyle they grow up in, teenagers are more concerned about pop culture than incredible pieces of literature such as Angela’s Ashes. In the obituary, Grossman said about McCourt: “Although he quit school, he continued to read whenever he could.” Currently, there are more high school dropouts than before. Most aim to get their GED and move on to college while others simply jump straight into work. McCourt didn’t have the luxury to go to school and get a proper education at a young age.
Firstly, many students and adults do not know enough about managing their finances which is why they tend to get in to debt. If financial literacy is taught in high then they will not have problem managing their finances because they will have that knowledge. According to the studies almost eighty percent of the people in dept are in dept because they do not make a financial plan as they were never taught to. These people lack the financial literacy skills. This is why teaching financial literacy in high school will benefit the students later in their life.
In High Schools around the United States scores are getting worse and worse and it’s due to unmotivated teachers who don’t care about the integrity of teaching anymore because it all seems pointless in this current time. You could make a lot more points about High School and its flaws but these ones are the biggest ones that need addressing. From High School to College, a lot of things change. In College you pick your classes, your times, basically everything. You have freedom to do what you like and aren’t held back by counselors and certain start times.
When Technology Goes Bad Nick Newman Liberty University Abstract Technology has been growing very quickly worldwide which creates many opportunities and benefits. However, there have been illnesses and injuries linked to an overuse of technology. The more technology becomes popular, the more it is becoming accepted in society. Technology is basically a necessity in the modern age. People should be educated more about the technology they are using and taught how to properly use it without it negatively effecting health.
These students then do not even care because they do not think school is important. These students also said they did not have much attention given to them when dealing with their schoolwork. This also emphasized that school was not important. A large majority of dropout students were held back a grade at least once in school life. This made those students feel as if they were not
Some teachers speak too fast and do not give any chances for students to ask, so students cannot catch up on what was said. Secondly, some teachers just read along the whole book, repeat every single word without telling students what they should emphasize, what the most important part is, or even what the main idea is; as a result, students may have no idea what to note down. Thirdly, the teaching method is not interesting. At this point, students may not want to write anything because they think it is boring. The only thing they do is watch the clock and wonder when the class will finish.
It is becoming a lot more common to chat online or send a text message rather than communicating in person. The article “Kids Overusing Technology May Lead to an Anti-Social Media Trend” clearly shows that: According to Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, Rachel Scharlepp “’Kids are texting frequently, they are talking a lot more, talking about things they maybe would not talk about face to face in good and bad ways.‘” A new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project also shows that average teens send about 60 text messages per day. This is also affecting the teens in the real world too. Teens nowadays are having hard times getting jobs because they are not used to small talks and giving accurate details or information. Technology is also becoming distraction for teens.
From my own personal experience I can testify to the fact that the lack of programs in my community helped contribute to my teenage bad behaviors. Although my high school had many sport programs, I was not interested. There were no other programs offered to students like myself, who were interested in activities such as art, music, or dance. There were no town recreation centers and no church programs for those that were not catholic. With the lack of programs I was more prone to the bad influences that many teens face.
This is because modern technology enables the youth to excess to the world wide. So, they can communicate with people around the world easily. Nowadays, with every youth also having at least an account of social network, it is not easy to filter their naked eyes anymore. The influence of Medias has become the reasons to immorality. Youths are naive to believe that all the people are good or something like this world is perfect.
Today, we can’t imagine ourselves without technological advances such as cars, microwaves, cell phones, computers, and televisions. However, technology won’t stop here, but develop further. As technology develops, there are not only advantages, but disadvantages from them. A few advantages of upgraded technology are that one can save time and money and life will be made easier as a result of not having to do all the hard labor. In contrast, the disadvantages of upgraded technology are that people will loose their jobs to machines that will do the work for them.