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VOICES: School should provide real-life information

Does school really help you for your future?

A handful of many young adults want a successful future with zero regrets.

I, on the other hand, accept the fact that it is what it is, and take whatever life decides to throw at me.

In my two, almost-three completed years in high school, the education I received as an individual will not prepare me adequately for my future.

Yes, I do know that’s pretty harsh to say. But to sum it up, based on all the things I learned in school, tells me nothing about how to set up or what to expect from my future.

There may be one or two classes that the topic may have came on. But, nevertheless, I can’t tell another individual that high school can help prepare you for your future.

High school did not help me learn the importance of being an adult. It may have taught me some characteristic skills, but high school never taught me what I might come across or how to transition to the adult life, how to pay taxes or buy a house, and how the things that we learn in school even apply to us in our future.

To start off, the education that I receive in high school will not prepare me adequately for the future, the reason being that school does not help me prepare to be an adult. An example from my time in high school so far is in my freshmen year, where I asked, “How do you pay taxes?” The teacher did not really answer my question, but only told me not to worry about it yet.

I do realize that I just only started high school and shouldn’t be worrying about growing up, but it still is good to at least learn. I just do not understand why I couldn’t learn something that will happen to me in the future. That moment in my high-school life was the first time I knew school wasn’t going to help me really prepare me for my future.

To continue, another reason why I say that the education I’ve been getting from high school will not prepare me for the future is because I don’t see how the thing we have been learning will even apply to us later in life. For example, we learn to write essays, use the Pythagorean theorem, and dissect a sheep’s eye. Indeed, I do know that the things we learn may help us in a job we might take part in. But students don’t get the information we need to really be an adult.

In conclusion, I as a high-school student do not believe that school helps me for my future, for the reasons being it did not help me learn the importance of being an adult, how to pay taxes or buy a house, and how the things that we learn in school even apply to us in our future.

High school needs to be more educating on how to be an adult and successful in life rather than trying to just learn a topic in school to pass and graduate.

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Deyshia Kenney is a high-school student and Kalaheo resident.
Source: The Garden Island

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