Kids around the globe are being denied the education they need because the school systems near them can not provide them with the tools they need. Some kids don’t even have the opportunity to go to school. In other counrtries, school isn’t offered becuase there might not even be schools. An article from the New York Times discusses the difference in Fairfield and Bridgeport, Connecticut school districts, even though they are just miles down the road from each other While comparing these two school systems, Fairfield is described as “allowing children in poor districts to languish, while their wealthier neighbors soared” (NYT 1). When you live in a wealthy community, you take everything for granted. Students from Bridgeport strive to succeed but they aren’t given the same amount of attention as other kids from Fairfield may have.
At Staples, Teachers makes sure that their students have access to the tools they need in order to succeed. They offer extra hours of their time to sit down and make sure a student understands the material. Holden needs extra help to assist him to focus and to apply himself. Holden’s family is wealthy and is willing to provide him with the extra rescources he may need.
School is meant to be a safe place for people to get the education they should have without worrying about the social dynamics. STOMP Out Bullying is a huge campaign regarding the prevention of bullying. A statistic from the site says 1 in 4 kids are bullied in school, which may lead them to not want to continue going.
In such close-knit communities like Fairfield county, you may see kids feel more at peace within their classrooms. In other areas, more fighting may occur in the school day which makes it a dangerous environment. You can also see more signs of bullying which will make them no longer want to return.
Most kids in our country do not like school because of the tests and homework, but this cannot make people drop out. The dropout rate within our country's school system is inappropriate compared to the numbers from other countries. Kids who live in Bridgeport have access to a limited amount of tools to help them graduate that the dropout rate has increased from 8 percent within the last year.he New York Times had interviewed a newly senior from Bridgeport who was just 6 days into his last year at Warren Harding High School. He told the Times that already 3 of his friends had dropped out. “They just decided they didn’t want to come anymore,” Mr. Simmons said, he then explains he doesn’t know why. The problem is is that nobody will go after these students and then inspire them to continue. That is the main problem within our school system. The inspiration is lost. This is unacceptable and just cannot continue. Education is so essential to our society that there needs to be a spark that makes these kids want to continue.