Does High School Prepare You for College?

Madeline Guccione and Mario Hackney

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Most high school students complain about schools not preparing us for the “real world” but is that the teachers fault or your own?

Over the past couple of years I’ve noticed that most students don’t know how to write a check, or do basic household chores. Most high school students don’t know how to be independent.

If you don’t know how to properly take notes or get to class on time by the time you graduate high school, then you might as well repeat a year because you have not prepared yourself or pushed yourself for the future.

Teachers are not here to hold your hand and walk you through how to write down a class discussion and study with it.

As a student who has had a job since my freshman year, and at times two jobs, it is hard for me to sympathize with other students who have never had a job or know how to do basic household chores.

Growing up in my household I was taught to do my own laundry, wash my own dishes, and always clean up after myself. These are not things students should expect to learn in a school setting, these are things you need to learn to do yourself.

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Does High School Prepare You for College?