The focus of school has turned on us
Administators no longer showing student trust.
As a student I call for a change
Of a society open to not-perfect grades.
Students work hard, day and night
Sleep deprived but still trying to fight
For a letter on a piece of paper that doesn't define them
But yet it'll define the colleges they'll consider when-
Time has come to let go of childhood
Teens facing responsiblities they should.
Although everyone must come to this time,
It's as if teens today have skipped crucial parts of their lives.
Teens have forgotten what it is to have fun
No, not partying, but days spent in the sun.
It's not a teen, but a student, and these words are becoming synonyms
When experiences during these years shape who we are within.
Students coming out of high school aren't prepared for life on their own
How could they be, with the majority of their lives spent listening to teachers drone?
No. Teachers aren't the ones to blame
When it's the government forcing certain standards, what a shame.
Not that government interference is totally a problem
But their focus is completely on academics--that's where society has fallen.
Life skills and aesthetics are just two examples of where we've failed
To give the next generation a complete, detailed
idea of what they'll encounter during a life on their own.
Where will these soon-to-be adults go
when academics are all they know?
This is a call to all who care
To fix not only our economy, but the children who will soon be the ones to declare
How this world is run, and if we don't act soon it's sure to crumble
Beneath the weight of a life without a well rounded-education, you can almost already hear the rumbles
Of a society's downfall; it's happened in the past, civilizations staggering to prevail single-handedly
When those who set the rules forget to include things that define humanity.
Today we've become focused on the phenotype, not the genotype of education
As long as it looks pristine up-front, we condone the mutations within.