“More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries” (The Marin Institute). With a number as high as this, lowering the drinking age would only increase this ongoing problem of underage drinking. It has even been proven by the Marin Institute to be the leading cause of death among teenagers. Many adults feel as if the 18 to 21 age groups cannot handle drinking responsibly, then they should not be permitted to use it. Alcohol is a very serious depressant and one of the leading problems for death (Hanson, 2007).
They live in a neighborhood full of crime therefore their main focus is survival instead of learning. Minority kids between 5th and 7th grade go from being B students to D students. As they get older their grades drop so they feel like they are not going anywhere. Sixty eight percent of inmates in Pennsylvania are high school dropouts. The average inmates sentence of 4 years cost $132,000.
When the CDC asked Asian American students if they had seriously considered suicide during the past year, 19 percent answered yes, compared to 16 percent of all high school students. About four percent of Asian American teens reported a suicide attempt within the past year that required medical attention, compared to two percent of all students. Of course, not all teens who report sadness and hopelessness may actually be clinically depressed. But in 2003, social worker Teddy Chen, Ho’s colleague at the Charles B. Wang health center in Manhattan’s Chinatown, conducted a survey in which 1,032 healthy Chinese American children, ages 12 to 18, had undergone a professional mental health screening. In a finding that Chen calls “alarming,” the screening discovered that 12 percent showed signs of
He voices his opinion on how high school was, how high school is now, and how it could make or break your next four years from all the upsets, hardships and bullying. Fifty years ago, things were way different than how they are today. Kids had to go to school and were respectful to their peers or they would get in a huge amount of trouble, kids were expected to help their parents around the house or does some yard work outside. Nowadays kids do nothing and expect so much in return. If they do not get what they want when they want it, usually they will pitch a fit or they will not speak to their parents and the end result of that situation is the kid ends up getting it.
“At any given time during daylight hours in 2008, more than 800,000 vehicles were driven by someone using a hand-held cell phone. This explains why twenty five percent of all car accidents in the United Stated were caused by cell phone related distractions while operating a vehicle. A recent study shows that you are actually about eight times more like to be involved in an accident while talking on a cell phone, and four times more likely while texting, than you would be driving with a blood alcohol level of .08.” (http://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/cell-phone/statistics.html). This just adds to the ridicule of using a cell phone while driving. If society and the laws are so against drinking and driving, why would they more then willingly allow and/or partake in an action that can be twice as deadly.
For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying This is one reason, one out of many on why you should not bully. These people are depressed and from personal experience you are always down and you do not care about anything. Some people don’t care about other people’s feelings.
See MHH 32>> Studies have shown that there is a big gap between what teachers in high school are teaching students and what college professors expect their students know. Listening, taking notes, and testing is <<Subject-Verb Agreement. See MHH 34>> not adequate for students to learn and understand information provided by teachers. One professor believes that there is a fear of being ignorant, which is why students are so lethargic about learning (Schemo).In addition, with easy high school work, students suppose college to effortless but once there they soon realize they must face reality. In the 2006, twenty-one percent of student taking the college entrance exam passed all four major subjects (Schemo).
Teachers should give them extra credit they can still have a chance at passing the class. For instance some students fail their class because of the teacher. Even though it’s rare for a teacher to not tell a student his grade once, it still happens. A student in science class thought he had a C for the whole semester and one week before finals the teacher had just told him that he was failing this class. Like a normal human being the student started to panic.
In the article “Fear of Heights: Teachers, Parents, and Students are Wary of Achievement.” Author Bob Chase, who is president of the National Education Association pointed that teachers and parents should more worried about the students who involved in many extracurricular activities after school. He called these students are the “C” students. We know in all of the school teachers like the “A” students because they concentrate in class, serious write notes and review, all of the test result are also very good. Instead, the “C” students very busy every day. Since they into the class, they don't stop talking, send messages and also have a lot of function in school clubs.
This breaks down to seven texts “every waking hour,” or roughly one every 8 1/2 minutes. This report shows that most of the time teenagers prefer texting with their friends and family. This makes people think that those teenagers are anti social and this is not a really good thing. People also believe that being anti-social will make teenagers lose their instinct of showing their emotions to other people. In the past, the media has shown an essay of a teenager.