Shout and Scream For an A
Do you use your voice with purpose? What do I mean by purpose? I’m talking about the times when you feel confused, confused in math class or maybe physics. Is there any time when you don’t want to say something because maybe you’re scared to speak in front of other students, showing that vulnerable side of being lost, or maybe you just don’t understand why you don’t get it, but everyone else does? But you should speak. Speak with a loud voice, speak with a clear voice, speak with questions. Be able to use your voice with purpose. The world would be a better place if students in the education system used their voices to advocate for themselves.
The status quo in our education systems today is filled with students falling in between the cracks: students who are lost, and people who don’t care! Students are pushed through this assembly line, hoping they will create something perfect! But how are students supposed to be able to be create something perfect if our assembly line is broken? If the cracks are too wide, how are we supposed crawl out? Who is going to help pull us up? The answer is no one! The only people who are going to help pull us out from the educational fog is ourselves. The effects of getting lost in the education system is that kids will be labelled lazy or unintelligent. The disregard of school will lead to a low level of education, and later to a low paying job. Both of these negative impacts come from just not using your voice.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if that problem never happened? If all students thrived in the education system? This can be accomplished, and there can be a brighter future for all students. There are ways to overcome the fog, ways to fix the broken assembly line. The first thing students can do is change their attitude. Students, change your idea of school. See school as positive instead of being negative. This will allow you to finally raise your hand and gain the confidence to take control of your education. Now you’re using your voice with purpose! The second thing that will be effective is showing that you have the interest to better yourself. Believe you can earn an “A,” demand the attention you need, show your classmates that you won’t be walked on in group projects, and show your teacher you’re willing to take initiative. There is a brighter future. It just depends on how much you want it.
Finally, I’m going to tell you a personal story. I was a kid who went through the same broken system. I started at the bottom, was lost and confused. Then I changed. I was told I would never be able to work at my age level. That was because no one ever cared to ask me what I didn’t understand, or what would make the situation better. Then finally I realized that nothing would change unless I changed it. Those discouraging words hurt, but they were important for me to achieve success. Now I am a confident student taking all academic courses, and making honour roll. So please raise your hand to a better education, and to speak in a clearer, louder voice.