“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”- Dale Carnegie. What Carnegie is stating is that people who never give up and constantly try even when times get hard have been those who have accomplished the most. Anita Garland, in her article “Let’s Really Reform Our Schools” writes how we the United States need to change the way schools operate. I agree with Garland’s point that high school students shouldn’t be forced to go to school because, these students make it impossible for students who want to learn, they take the attention away from the instructor, and they bully other students.
First, I agree with Garland’s point that high school students shouldn’t be forced to attend school because they make it impossible for students who want to learn. According to Garland, “by requiring troublemakers to attend school, we have made it impossible to deal with them in any effective way.” Garland’s point, is why should we force them? They take the space of those who actually want to learn. Punishment for them is minimal, they have no terror towards being suspended and being suspended for a couple of days won’t correct their behavior.
Secondly, I agree with Garland’s point that high school students shouldn’t be forced to attend school because they take the attention away from the instructor. A teacher can’t concentrate on their class if students are being a disruption and if school was not mandatory for troublemaker’s instructors could give their attention to students who want to learn and attend school for all the right reasons. It’s very frustrating when there are a few students who just come to school to socialize.
Lastly, I agree with Garland’s point that high school students shouldn’t be forced to attend school because they bully other students. According to bullyingstatistics.org suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, there are about 282,000 students that are reportedly attacked in high schools throughout the nation each month which is causing about 4,400 deaths per year, 14 percent of high school students have thought about suicide, and nearly 7 percent have attempted it. Garland writes “They are busy shaking them down for their lunch money.” Today, it’s gone a little further than that, nowadays kids get bullied for just about anything, for example; money, clothes, jewelry, electronic and even for what race they are. If students who cause trouble weren’t allowed in the school, bad situations wouldn’t happen, things would run more smoothly. There are students who don’t want to go to school because they’re afraid of getting bullied.
Garland makes valid points. If troublemakers weren’t forced to attend school it wouldn’t be impossible for students who really want to learn to get the opportunity to, they also wouldn’t take the attention away from the instructor, and students wouldn’t get bullied. A campus is for learning and if students who don’t want to learn are there, they make it impossible for everyone to learn. Everyone who wants to learn deserves the opportunity to but if troublemakers are constantly taking the attention away from the instructor then it’ll be impossible. Students who are getting bullied around the world suffer a lot, most of these students stop going to school in fear of getting harassed. If troublemakers weren’t forced to attend school then these problems would dramatically change.