Let's face it.
Grabbing the bull by the horns, saying it as it is,
There is something wrong with the education system in America.
Many a time I have seen on socail media sites, among the most popular of posts, things like:
"Who wants to wake up at 7 in the mroning and go to a place where all you feel is stress and judgement?"
"The level of stress, anxiety, and depression in an average American high school is the same as a mental institution of the 1950's."
"You can tell me there's nothing wrong in the education system when there are no more school-stress relate scuicides."
Just let that one hang in the air for a minute.
It's a sad day in education when people feel that the only way out of the stress of grades, extracurriculars, colleges, jobs, and a plan for life,
is a plan for death.
As a future educator, it will be my job to push kids. I'll push them hard.
But when they've been pushed down, I want to be the hand that helps them up.
That, ladies and gents, is what I want to change.
Small acts of kindness, holding student-led tutoring sessions for my class, even talking on a personal level to make sure, even if they're not my students,
To make sure they're gonna make it.
I'm not gonna sugar coat life; I don't even know how many times that's backfired.
I just want to show kids that the race of life is worth running to the finish, and that if they ever need a personal trainer,
I'd be there to offer what I can.
What do I want to change?
I want to change a kid's life, to preserve it.