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Thursday, November 3, 2011
School of the Hard Knocks
In today's society education is a very important key that makes one successful in life no matter what. So, I could say that since education is so important ,which i really do believe, all of the Philadelphia public school district kids shouldn't be complaining about how terrible their school is and what it looks like and they should just be happy that they are receiving an education. Well.... that would never be something that I feel is acceptable to say. I have to agree with the young urban community that these schools around in the area look more like prisons than a place of education. Ok so in the media we do hear about violence in urban schools and people talking about there is no helping these kids because they don't appreciate anything even if a school has even been rebuilt. To me how the urban city "jail school house" looks is going to have a big impact on how the kids act. I feel as though motivation and support is always necessary in any child's life if it causes them to want to go to school, but that motivation can get thrown out the window once you step in front of a place that is supposed to better my future and the first thing I see is barbed wire an gates on all the windows. Maybe all the bad the media portrays about public schools is an outcry from the students that something needs to change. It's not only the students that are frustrated but also the parents and teachers of the community. We shouldn't ignore the people who at the end of the day who has control of some of our futures. I am sick of hearing the whole story line of "I made it out of nothing into something". Don't get me wrong I am proud of child or adult that has made something out of their education even if they had a horrible school system. What would really make me proud is when it becomes more common for people to say I made it out of something to something even better.