Most teens hate school and have trouble getting up in the morning. Our parents think we are just being lazy and do not want to attend school when there are deeper reasons that are overlooked. Here are the top 5 reasons:
Students at McMahon also fear doing it wrong. Do you ever feel confident about a new unit being taught in class, and then go home to pull out your homework and you’re like “okay, what the actual frick is this?”,yeah, that’s me too. And sometimes, they never get that “A for effort”.
Bullying comes in all forms, we all know this. The top reason why kids are bullied, is because they do not ‘fit” into society’s standards. Every word that is said to a student is carried around by them forever being that high school is when a kid is at their most vulnerable state. Students even remember the things said about them years later and it can get in the way of being successful. Also, teachers seem to ignore the bullying that takes place right in front of them or they don’t do anything once bullying is reported to them. This leaves the student feeling like no one is on his/her side or supports them. “You gotta deal with people. Some people get bullied, like me. Mostly in middle school. I try to get over it because you gotta live life and being bullied shouldn’t be an issue when you’re worried about your education.” (Tamia Holland (‘17) when asked why she doesn’t look forward to school).
School is especially boring for teens. Students usually have really fun interests outside of school.The school material just doesn't cut it for being fun, interesting, and worthy of our attention. Most students at McMahon complain saying there is no space for discussion on real life events and research.s
4. Finding something to wear is a drag
“I don’t feel like picking out an outfit.” (Aaliyah Grasty (‘17) when asked why she doesn’t look forward to getting up for school). “Then I have to do my hair, and I never know what to do to my hair. Sometimes I don’t feel like getting dressed so I put on sweatpants.”
5. We HATE getting up for school!!
A lot of students at McMahon are “early birds” but not when it comes to school. In fact, most students prefer getting up at 6am on the weekends rather than during the week. “I can actually do things I want to do and get accomplished for the day on the weekend. I enjoy the crisp morning air while going to places that I actually want to be at… not locked in a crowded building with a bunch of people I don't mess with.” (Midland Lenard (‘17))