Why students should be grateful of education

By Samantha Svikel, Op-Ed Editor

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Every year of high school I’ve heard students complain about school, homework and socializing with others. I understand that school sometimes can be overwhelming and tiring, especially if you’re taking multiple AP classes and involved in clubs.
The average student sleeps seven to seven and a half hours on a school night, which is exhausting. Teenagers are supposed to average nine hours of sleep a night and the risks of sleeping less can cause mood swings, poor grades and slow reaction time according to Nationwide Children’s.
Although waking up at 6 a.m. or even earlier can be exhausting and make it feel like school isn’t worth coming to, after college, if students choose to go, the work day is almost the same. Adults wake up early for work and they’re out of the house all day.
There are alternative options that do not result in students waking up at 6 a.m., which include online classes or going to your counselor and beg to them that you won’t have a first period. For most students, though, they just come to school at the normal time, add extra espresso shots to their coffee and take naps when they get home.
I don’t enjoy waking up at 6 a.m., especially after going to bed at 1 a.m. or later. I do, however, believe that school is important, as knowledge of topics like math, science and language will help students later in life.
Teachers spend hours grading our assignments and teaching us the information we need to know later on in life. Students may say that teachers only spend hours grading because they give hours of homework, but homework is still important for building knowledge and responsibility.
When you have a job, you still have assignments or tasks on a daily basis to complete before you leave that day, unless of course it’s The Office and goofing around all day in the norm.
When I had a job last year, I had to meet specific deadlines to meet the quarterly goal. For example, I had to sell a specific amount of socks and rewards to meet my goal. As well as communicating thoroughly with customers through speech and body language.
Education can get you farther in life including your career and communication skills with others around you. Without these skills you could lose your job or possibly never get a job.

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