Just because you don't do good in school doesn't mean you will go no where in life. I know so many people that didn't go to school and now own their own business with lots of money. You can be smart without school and still be happy with a good life. I feel that school is another way for the government to scam your money, think about all the student loans you have to pay afterwards especially what you major in. Like going to school and doing good is very important if you want to have a easier job or career that pays more but we all have our opinions and thoughts about this. Nothing less you work hard for what you want to achieve and anything is possible.
because it isnt challenging for them, to those kids, high school, or school in general, is a joke, because it presents no learning opportunity or challenge for them, so they do bad in order to try and show what is wrong with the system that is being used, i think they are right to do so, and they generally do make sure they do their best on things like the SAT and ACT which is what really counts when a college looks at you for entry
because there bored. if you ask all those who left school and why most of them will tell you it was there teachers. you need great teachers to keep people in school and also the inviroment there living in plus friends. i think schooling needs alot more subjects for everybody too so everyone has something they enjoy
In a way they do, but they want to get revenge on someone (maybe they don't really know who, just the world) and this is how they are doing it. Young people have trouble making the connection between what they do today and what happens to them in the future. Which is why parents keep telling their children what to do; the parents have been through all this and they know very well what can happen as a result to mistakes made now.
Your question indicates you actually realize A LOT more than the average teenager! Good for you. Whoever you are listening to, keep it up! These cool kids will be the next generation who will be sweeping the floors at Home depot, or Painting the lines on the road next summer. (or unemployed) And they will always wonder why they can't 'get' a good job with a GED (or NO diploma!)
Maybe it's not on purpose. Some people have crazy families with terrible values and some people have so much trouble with school. I had both those things growing up. It was all I could do to get through each day, much less do well in school. I went back to school now as an adult and I'm doing much better.
Because they think they look cool. It doesn't help that the part of the brain that calculates risk isn't fully developed until later in life (sometime in the 20-something years old range for guys). So there is a disconnect between not doing well in school and the consequences.