Friday, May 22, 2015

What High School Students Want

If you actually talk to high school students they want

Teachers who care about them
An opportunity to express themselves
Teams they can play on
Arts and music programs which allow their talents to blossom
School counselors they can talk to
Less tests and more alternative paths to graduation.
Opportunities to learn skills which lead directly to employment
Respectful treatment from instructional staff and security personnel
After school programs where they can study, play ball, do art work,
learn skills.
Lunch hours at a reasonable time which actually give them time to eat
Regularly scheduled physical education classes which have activities for students at all levels of physical fitness.
Classes which incorporate cultural traditions they are familiar with

How many of those things are they getting now?
You tell me