Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good.
90%-100% of graduates at most high schools throughout Massachusetts meet the minimum number of courses in English, math, science and other core subjects that state guidelines call for. However the Boston public school system has ignored those guidelines, called MassCore. MassCore standards include four years of English and math, three years of science and social studies, and two years of foreign language.
Instead Boston Public Schools have opted to keep lower standards for earning a diploma than the rest of Massachusetts. For example, Boston requires only three years of math instead of the four required at schools following MassCore. The reason for the lower standards is so they can increase high school graduation rates. Many claim that these lower standards de-value their diploma compared to most other communities that have significantly higher standards.
Lower Boston standards have some major consequences. In 2017 only 31% of Boston high school graduates met the state’s MassCore guidelines according to state data, putting the rest behind their peers at other Massachusetts schools. 50% of Boston high school graduates who enroll in college fail to earn degrees within six years, according to a report by the Boston Private Industry Council. Many of these students that have earned a high school diploma with lower standards, felt academically unprepared for college. A state report showed that nearly 75% of Boston graduates who went on to community college required at least one remedial course.
The architect of your destiny is yourself.
Inch by inch life’s a cinch. Yard by yard life is hard.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Be Strong (Part 2): Bullying
A coward dies a thousand deaths. A child that is a victim of bullying can feel like they die thousands of deaths at the hands of a bully. Despite some of the new “expect the bystanders to help” programs taught in schools today, the only real way to end bullying is for the victim to face their fear and stand up to the bully directly. This may risk pain and humiliation, but is the only true way to put an end to the problem before it ruins one’s life.
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Newton North High School parent
What is not started will never get finished.
If you tried your best, there is no shame in failure . . . only in quitting.
SELF-ESTEEM – Kids that feel bad about themselves and abilities most likely hate school too. A lot of kids that are deemed “special ed” are discouraged that they are not achieving at the level they want to.