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High school is the only acceptable form of captivity. Adolescents are suppressed in confined buildings for 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, and for partly two-thirds of there year and I, being a student myself to this horrific condition, believe that the system of our education is just getting worse. You can see, or I can see personally, the efforts the administration takes to control and restrain them from getting as they call it “out of hand.” But when it gets to the extent of ushering the youths into one area before the bell rings for getting out of lunch, you wonder what has been done to obtain the proper education for these children. Has the education merely become obedience? Are we merely subjugated to the system of truants and Saturday schools? Has the form of punishment become greater than the form of knowledge?
I say, that yes control is good to an extent. That we do need the rules and the regulations in order to achieve an education without the chaos of no rules at all. And yes, some punishments must be hard in order to achieve the work efforts of the youths today. But I ask do we must punish all? Do all have to suffer for the likes of one? A common question for multiple problems and many would agree that yes we do. But I on the other hand, believe that we could balance this problem, this predicament. Where one does bad and the other does good, we should reward the good and smite the bad. Wouldn’t the bad want to receive a reward if he sees the good obtaining it? Isn’t it in our nature to want what the other might have?
I’m not asking for change immediately. No, I know that would be impossible for those in administration to comprehend and handle correctly. I ask though that you consider your actions in the process of the daily High School day. That you ask the questions about am I trying to better the education for my students or am I trying to enforce more limitations. And I ask that if, you are students like me, that you accept your natural liberty as I citizen of this country and oppose those who you feel are limiting you your right of an education. And if you believe that rules are indeed unjust or harsher than needed, than instead of complaining to your friend in the desk besides you, why not advocate your voice to those who want to listen.