Should highschool be extended two years?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. Fenixfan profile image95
    Fenixfanposted 7 years ago

    Should highschool be extended two years?

    The economy is getting worse as the years go by. Would extending high school grades to grade 14 help out any? Maybe it could give our kids more maturity to make choices before entering college?

  2. kookoo88 profile image61
    kookoo88posted 7 years ago

    No!  There is no way I'm dealing with my teenagers for another 2 years!  No, No, NO!!!!!

    big_smile

  3. thooghun profile image82
    thooghunposted 7 years ago

    Unfortunately I fear extending it further would have the opposite effect in that it would serve solely to extend a "childhood vacation".

    I guess it comes down to what we think leads to maturity. To me, it is a question of experience and not solely on age. The radical shift in atmosphere, setting, friends and family (that college provides) has a more humbling and dramatic effect that simply time alone.

    Who knows?

  4. Sweetsusieg profile image82
    Sweetsusiegposted 7 years ago

    I don't think we could hang on to them for another 2 years, by age 16 most of them know everything and feel they are ready to take on the world as it is.

  5. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 7 years ago

    I am not sure extending school for another 2 years would truly help matters either... However, I agree with you that kids do need "more maturity" and perhaps the way to help today's teenagers more might be by providing more "real world experiences" for them.  I think most teens, (obviously not all, because I certainly wasn't one in this group), are just older versions of kids without any true responsibilities or awareness of the world around them.  They may need to learn more outside of the classroom during those final 2 years, instead of adding 2.

  6. weholdthesetruths profile image60
    weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years ago

    Why would it make kids more mature?   I'm not seeing it.   But, as for the question, no.   The cost of education, which has been out of control, would just shoot up a whole bunch more, and I see no reason to think it would improve academic performance by much if any.   

    There's no particular reason kids should go to college immediately the fall after they graduate.   I know, lots of parents think so, but for the most part, there's no compelling reason for it.   The question could be answered this way:  The economy has nothing to do with it at all, and raising costs will only hurt, so, no for that, and for the second part, school should do far less teaching "community organization" and far more "how to make decisions".   Not "what decisions to make" but "how" to make them.   It should teach far less "politics as morality" and far more logic and reasoning.

Closed to reply
 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)