I don't know if you need it but here ya go. I'm 21 and grew up in St. Paul MN and went to an inner city public school.
1. What is the role of public education in society?
To attempt to give the general populace a general education and possibly some common sense, but doesn't always work.
2. What do you expect of people who graduate from public high schools?
It depends entirely on the person. Someone who goofs around and doesn't do the work, ends up dropping out- probably does the things no one else will really do. If your the person who works at it and gets their GED one way or another they probably have half a chance to make something really good of their lives.
3. What was your Kindergarten- 12th grade experience like for you?
K-5 (elementary) was horrible. I was always picked on and teased, but I made a couple good friends out of it all. 6-8 (middle school) was worse I got beat on occasionally but made some more really good friends. 9-12 (high school) was even worse but for different reasons. I wasn't "the pretty girl" or "the curvey girl" or even the girl that would do unmentionable things on the first date, therefore I was picked on and teased all the time. Along with being shot down by every guy I would ask to a dance. I didn't go to prom and didn't feel like being a third wheel. My senior year I started fighting back. broke a girls nose and threatened to beat many others. Slowly they left me to my studies. By the end of the year I at least had peace.
4. How did your public education help or not help you in your life?
It taught me to stick up for myself, and while many people may not care about their education, it taught me that I do. I'm making something of myself and in one of the top 100 tech schools in the country, studying what I love!
Feel free to message me any questions, I'll try to help the best I can!
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