They will lose this perspective once they become adults. So why not let kids vote now while they still have this unique hold on life? Besides, isn't that what people running for office want? A variety of unique voters? Maybe kids cannot vote because they aren't smart enough.
Others may feel as if the current voting age is too young for people to start voting and that people should earn the right to vote in their twenties, once they’ve gained some life experiences and can think independently. At 18 the youth feel as if they what is good for them but the reality of it is that they do not. Because at 18, one is easily swayed in their decision making by friends or by parents and have not been given the right amount of time to mature their own opinions or are still undereducated on politics but just vote as it what everyone else is doing by extending the amount of time in which a person can vote may make them want to vote by the time they are in their twenties as they have been
Some opinions about Adult Education are negative in saying that adults should not have the rights or privileges to learn English. There is an objection to the adult learning and that the U.S. should focus solely on the children of these adults. If this were the answer to resolving the issue then we need to rethink our current situation. Immigration will continue to increase in America and not educating the Adults would pose a harmful threat to our country. Adults are children’s first teachers before they enter the education system and in saying that our focus should solely be on the adults children would be a detriment to a greater cause.
Another reason why is people who leave home will not be able to work full time so will not be able to get somewhere to live or be able to buy food and clothes. A lot of people will want to leave school and start earning money because they have enough GCSE’s to get a good job. Also will schools be able to discipline 17/18 year olds who can drive and get married etc, for example in class a teacher would feel a tad silly and weird telling a 18 year old to get outside and think twice before chewing
It can lead to memory loss, and permanent brain damage (Minimum Drinking Age). Some states allow parents to teach their children to drink responsibly before the age of 21, but there’s no evidence that this approach actually works. Although, when teens feel they have their parents’ approval to drink, they do it more and more often when their parents are not around. Many activities have ages of initiation. An average person must wait until age 16 to start driving, age 18 to marry without parental consent, and age 35 to become president (Minton).
Another problem was that even though there are anti-discrimination policies, a slight differential treatment towards minorities is still present. Employers expect and demand more input from minority groups and that is why people are hesitant to leave their workplace to cast a vote (Rivers, 2012). An outside source looks at voting from a different perspective. An interestingly opposing statistic is that minority groups with higher education and social status take the time to participate, as voting is very important to them. They want to take part in the choice of their government because it took so long and so much effort for them to receive the equal rights and abilities to enjoy democracy (Speel, 2010).
Though many people may dismiss 1984 by George Orwell to be offensive, it is necessary to read because it challenges the reader to question authority. 1984 offers an important opportunity for young men and women to acquire who they are going to be when they grow up. The ability to question authority is often overlooked in today’s society. From the time we were able to crawl and speak, we are ruled by some set of rules that prevent us from synthesizing our own thoughts and actions. It is those who decide to question authority that rise above the majority of people and proceed to greater things.
Some may argue though, that the age of sixteen is far too young for anyone to drop out and just give up on education all together. However, everyone has their own take on the subject. There are some people who believe it is the child’s as well as the parent’s decision when they stop going to school or receiving any form of education and along with the previously mentioned ideas. The legal age for a student to drop out of high school should be raised to eighteen everywhere. Even though some kids don’t have the same circumstances as others, they should still be made to go to school until they are a legal adult because it will help them get a better job, make better money, and provide more opportunities for themselves than they might have if they dropped out at the young age of sixteen.
Eighteen-year-olds can run for public office, vote, serve in the military and get married. So, the lower-drinking-age question has to be considered in the context of all those other decisions," Jordan said. "My concern and that of many of the other presidents who signed the initiative is that we aren't doing our students a favor by avoiding this. Saying that keeping the minimum age at 21 is reducing highway deaths is ignoring the bigger problem." Dr. George
While not all teenagers do such things, many sit on their backside all day long and wait for the world to change, others are making sure that we don’t end up like future generations, fighting over why the country is in such a mess instead of doing something about it. People say that teenagers see the world as black and white, right and wrong. While adults have a more vague idea of right and wrong as they get older. Maybe the fact that we don’t have as much life experience is a good thing. We are unaware of outside dangers that teachers can’t teach in school.