What happened to cursive?

Are kids getting taught a complete education at school? Are your tax dollars are paying off?

I believe that schools now currently aren’t teaching students the right material.

A lot of teens don’t even know how to read a clock. Only in private schools do kids learn cursive writing. If you ask teens today to write a paragraph in cursive all you will hear is, “I don’t know how to do this” or “This is hard.” But you need to know how to use cursive: you need it to sign your name and you need it because it’s a tradition to learn how to do it. Also, there should be more classes about civics and current events because you’re learning about what’s happening in the world that we all live in and that we’ll need to be ready for when we graduate.

It seems like back in the day, schools were actually teaching people what they needed to know to succeed with life. But this generation in education is primarily worried about how schools look. They are focusing on the wrong things. Instead of teaching better, they are trying to make schools look better. They aren’t worried about the student learning. They are worried about how the school looks in other people’s eyes.

Parents are paying tax dollars for students to attend school and get the best education possible. Parents should sit their kids down and actually talk to them about their education to see what they are learning in school. Find out: Is your money really being used right?

A lot of teens graduate high school, go to college and then drop out because they weren’t properly prepared for college. Parents shouldn’t have to transfer their children to another school just to get a better education.

Educators need to actually focus on what kids need to know. Let’s go back to basics.

Gateway Opens Downtown: A Student’s Voice

The new semester at Gateway Community College started at a new $198 million campus downtown. The building is significant for many reasons: its new location at the heart of downtown, 22 computer labs, a new library, an early learning facility, and a culinary center. No longer will students have to trek all the way to Long Wharf for their community colleges; now they’ll study steps from New Haven’s business and government districts. See this recent story in the New Haven Register.

We interviewed Latrelle Smith about her experience:

“Gateway College is a great place for high school students to begin their college educations.

Gateway is in a brand new, state-of-the-art building with plenty of resources. The library has every tool you will need to succeed and allows the rental of tablets, calculators and laptops.

Gateway has over 90 accredited degree and certificate programs, credit and non-credit courses, and online courses.

Gateway awards scholarships to help students to begin or continue their educations. Gateway is a place where you can meet all kinds of people from all different nationalities.”