To those who were honor and A students throughout school, do you contend that your stellar grades
were instrumental to your success? In your estimation, were you and other honor and A students were THE MOST successful of your class in comparison to your B and C student counterparts who were LESS successful?
One thing I have learned in life is that grades and education do not always have anything to do with success. I was an A student. My husband on the other hand was a C student. He is more successful than I am. I also still keep in contact with 2 other people who I know were A students, neither of them turned into anything great. On the opposite side I keep in touch with several people who just scraped by in school and college and several of them are quite successful! Maybe we are the odd balls out, but I don't see a correlation between grades and adulthood all together.
I would think grades would be relevant if connected with the income of their family. Say a kid who makes good grades but comes from a low income family may not be as successful as a C student who has a wealthy family. I came from low income, my husband came from wealthy. Just a thought.
Ah...interesting question. I was an A student, all the teachers were always setting me as an example for others, but it didn't exactly translate into a successful career or a high-paying job. Of course, some of it had to do with the fact that I immigrated to the States at the age of 20, dropped out of college, lost the support of my family, had to work crappy jobs while my cohorts were finishing their degrees etc etc. I think the only advantage my grades gave me in life was the ability to spell without the help of auto-correct LOL.
I finished High School my senior year with Honors, and I completed a 2 year community college with Honors. I didn't get a job because of it. I am now going back to school for a Bachleers and plan on getting all A's and B's if possible - but I think at the end of the day being successful is who you know and where they are currently. If I had a friend who was a high up in a company i'd get a great job easy. The bias still exists and nowadays degrees arn't giving the edge they used to as more and more people have them.
I was always an honours student and ten years later I'm still in school LOL. I think I was good at school because I actually do really love learning, which would explain why I'm still doing it! Eventually all of my education and grades will pay off with a great job that I love.
On the other hand, my husband was an okay student, Bs and Cs, and never went to college or university. But now he makes an amazing salary and has a pretty high profile job.
I think there are some areas which require a strong academic background, and others where it's not so important. Everyone has different strengths!
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
that is totally false. It is the A students who are the MOST SUCCESSFUL in life. They have more opportunities to further their education and to succeed than either B or C students. A students are more likely to attend graduate, law, and/or medical school than either B or C...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
In our educational system, A students are thought to be more intelligent and sharper than B and Cstudents. A students are also told by teachers that they will be more successful in life than either B and/or C students. In fact, A students are THE ONES who are groomed and coached for success...
by Shawn McIntyre 5 years ago
Teachers often complain about low pay; the claim to be overworked and under-compensated. The say that they deserve to be paid more, since they are responsible for teaching the next generation. Yet, when the subject of the ever falling standards and performance of students comes up, they rarely have...
by Susan Holland 4 years ago
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by Susan Holland 6 years ago
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by DON BALDERAS 6 years ago
As a student, what do you care more about, grades or learnings?
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