Are we preparing our children for the future? Are we teaching them the skills that they will need to survive?

What are you supposed to do when your children are asking what they should do after high school? What is society supposed to do to promote a better future for those entering adulthood?

In a society that is constantly changing, how do you provide advice that will still pertain to the future? 

High school tends to be the starting point for thinking about the future. Therefore, are our high schools prepared to teach all that they can teach to better educate and mold society?

Should high schools promote innovation and business development? Or should high schools promote working for a company that is, for the better part, secure? Should high schools tell students to take risks by opening up their own business if they truly believe that it will be successful? Would it help better the economy if we promoted opening up your own business? Should high schools provide and encourage study abroad opportunities to better prepare students for the future? Or are high schools not equipped to provide these opportunities due to funding? How do we change the current high school curriculum in order to better prepare students for choices they will have to make after graduation?

What are we supposed to do to change the way society looks at high schools? Should high schools be transformed into a school system that resembles college? If we treat teenagers like they are young adults, will they be better prepared for when they become adults? 

Are our high schools too easy? Are our high schools not preparing students for adulthood? Are our high schools not educating the students enough to make better informed decisions after graduation? 

How can we change high schools in order for them to provide both an education and life lessons? Should we provide finance classes? Should we make it mandatory for all students to complete internships or volunteer work during every summer? Should we concentrate less on testing and more on teaching? Should we remove the teachers that are not meant to be teachers and hire those who really enjoy educating others? 

What are we supposed to do to change high schools to better assist the economy, society, the current generation and all future generations? 

 

What are we supposed to do to fix the college system? 

So many people are burdened with student debt which is essentially causing the country to stop. Student debt is impacting the economy, families, borrowers, co-signers and the future of society.

Besides giving relief and forgiveness to current borrowers, how do we change college in order to better future generations? 

Why are college costs so high? Why are there so many “fees” associated with tuition? Why are books so expensive? Why do you have to purchase books at high costs because they are written by the professors at the college? Why is tuition so high when you are not gaining what you should comparable to the price? 

Education is important. That is not to say that you can’t be successful without an education. However, shouldn’t everyone have the opportunity to educate themselves? College is supposed to educate their students but is that really the case? Are colleges really educating the future generation or is it a means to gain money in order to promote a successful life when finished? 

College, at some level, teach students to question everything and be open-minded. That is something that everyone should learn. However, what else do colleges do? For the cost of tuition, there should be a guarantee of career placement after graduation. There should be so many perks that the cost is worth it. Unfortunately, that is not possible. Therefore, what is the reasoning for having skyrocketing tuition?

How do we change the college education system? Most could agree that tuition is unreasonable and needs to be lowered. But, what else needs to happen to make college a means to better society? Should colleges be mandated to provide networking skills? Should colleges be mandated to teach people how to interact with one another and adjust to the new technological world? Should colleges teach stress management? Should colleges teach life lessons in addition to educational lessons? 

What are we supposed to do to change the way colleges operate? 

When did standardized tests become so prevalent in the current education system? How can one test determine how successful one can be? 

What are you supposed to do if you would like to go to college after high school? What are you supposed to do if you want to go to graduate school after college? 

Although colleges and graduate schools proclaim that they review the entire application before making a decision, are they really reading through every application? Or are the applications filtered through a system based on the standardized test score? Most applications are submitted electronically now. Wouldn’t it be easier for them to have a system narrow down applicants based on a test that everyone is mandated to take? 

What if you are categorized with others who do horribly on standardized tests? Is college not an option for you? Is graduate school not an option for you? What are you supposed to do in this situation? 

Wouldn’t colleges want to pick applicants who have a higher chance of making a reputation at the school? How can one standardized test determine if someone will be successful and influential? 

Is there a better system rather than a standardized test? Many argue that standardized tests are costly and useless. However, others argue standardized tests determine how intelligent or successful one will be in college. Is it fair to have teenagers pay hundreds of dollars to take standardized tests, buy study material and pay for classes? How many hours and jobs will a young person have to work in order to pay out of pocket the costs to try and get into a college? Is there a way to determine if one will be successful in college without leaving the financial burden on young teenagers at the same time of not excluding those who do poorly on standardized tests? 

What are we supposed to do to change the testing standards for colleges and graduate schools in this country? 

What are you supposed to do as a young adult who wants to gain experience?

Are internships really worth it? On one hand, they are supposed to provide you with experience and networking. On the other hand, what happens if you are not getting paid? How do you survive? Are you really learning your field or are you doing busy work during an internship? 

Are internships a way for companies to save money and have work done for free? Or are they really trying to provide experience to those who want to learn? If they really want to be helpful, wouldn’t they want to pay at least something to those who could possibly be future employees? 

Is it morally right to have people work for free? Shouldn’t everyone be paid if they are providing services? 

Will companies be hindered if it was mandatory to pay all interns? Would they decide not to provide any internship opportunities? Or would they just have less interns? Or would it not effect them at all if they had to provide compensation? 

How are young people supposed to gain experience while paying their bills? 

The majority of job postings require at least some experience. If young adults can’t afford to stop working to gain experience at an internship, how will they ever gain that experience? 

What are your options if you need both an internship and an income to survive? What happens if you can’t find an internship that is paid in your field? 

What are you supposed to do if you want to learn at the same time of being able to survive? 

 

We have all heard about the student loan dilemma in this country. We have all heard about the economy spiraling downward and so many people not working. There is much blame to be said but no solutions to the disastrous position we are in. Everyone wants to blame everyone else but no one wants to take the fault.

What are you supposed to do if those who caused this problem are not admitting their mistakes?

Shouldn’t the private student loan lenders admit that they are taking advantage of the system and charging insane interest rates? Shouldn’t the private student loan lenders admit that they were giving out loans to so many people that they shouldn’t have? Shouldn’t the private student loan lenders admit that they knew that they were destroying the lives of so many people and this country?

Shouldn’t the colleges admit that their skyrocketing costs were unnecessary? Shouldn’t the colleges admit that they were charging more because they knew that the private loan lenders would just hand out money with no limits?

What are you supposed to do when the only people being blamed for the student loan bubble is the students and their parents? Should we blame people for wanting to be educated? Should we blame people for trying to better themselves? Should we blame people for doing the right thing?

Recently, stories have been released about students being irresponsible and not making the right financial decisions. Doesn’t it seem hilarious to read these stories right after the student loan dilemma escalated?

What are you supposed to do when people realize their mistakes and then they try to cover up and place blame on innocent people? Is it right to try and place blame on others? Aren’t we taught to take responsibility for our actions? So why aren’t thee private student loan lenders and the colleges taking responsibility for their actions? If they are really in the business to educate the public and help others, shouldn’t they admit their faults, change their rules and make a better society?

We all as a society have to work together to make a better future for ourselves, our parents and our children. Yet, young adults were told to go to college. Young adults saw the hardships of their parents and grandparents. If two generations believed that education betters your future, wouldn’t you want to go to college?

What are you supposed to do when you entered college believing that it was a place of learning and leave knowing it was only a place of business that you gave money to that you didn’t even have?

We are all supposed to learn from our mistakes. However, that is not the case for some. Some individuals don’t want to admit their wrongdoing for fear of being scrutinized or for the sole reason that they truly believe they are not at fault.

We can all agreeably blame certain people but that is not going to resolve the current situation.

Shouldn’t we all now concentrate on resolutions?

What should we do in the current situation to unleash the chains from young people and have a better future for their parents and their children? As a society, don’t we want to provide opportunity to all and whoever chooses to take the opportunity will succeed?

What are we supposed to do for the people who have $200,000 out in student loans? What are we supposed to do for the parents who co-signed the loans to provide better opportunity for their children? What are we supposed to do for the children in high school who don’t want to go to college because of the costs?

Every generation makes mistakes; however, how do we provide relief to the current mistake at the same time of educating the future generation without discouraging them or setting them up for failure?

We all know that we can’t prevent all problems but once a problem occurs, shouldn’t we as a whole resolve that problem to better improve society? If people are already upset about their life at a young age, do you really believe that they are going to open up businesses, be innovative or even try to make a better society? If you start off life already failing, how much effort do you believe one will give to make a better future for the younger generations?

What are we supposed to do now to have a better quality of life for all?

Do you feel that your life was taken from you? Do you feel that your life ended before it even begun?

Do you still have the urge to fight to get what is left of your life back?

As so many young adults and middle-aged parents are dealing with the harsh realities of obtaining an education and being victimized by private student loan lenders, what are you supposed to do to fight this cruel and unjust system?

What are you supposed to do as a young adult who thrives for an education?

What are you supposed to do as a parent who wants to give everything to their child and provide them with an education?

Should you be forced to choose between debt or an education? How is it fair and not cruel punishment to charge high interest rates, no income based repayment plans and no chance to remove the debt in bankruptcy court?

If other victims of crime can get their day in court, why can’t those who were victimized by private student lenders and the failing college education system get their day in court?

What are you supposed to do when all you want is your judicial system to resolve this dilemma?

Do you live in a city that is overpopulated? Is your state overpopulated?

What are you supposed to do if you live in an area where there are more people than there are jobs? Do you try and beat competition? Or do you think about relocating to an area where the job market is developing?

If you can’t find a career in your hometown, should you consider finding a career in a different area? Or should you wait until you can find a career in your area? How long should you wait? A month? A year? Five years? How long is long enough?

What are you supposed to do if you have to pick between leaving your family or finding a career? Will you regret the time you will miss with your family? Or will you regret putting your life on hold?

Should you feel guilty for wanting to have some success? Or should you be proud for following your own dreams?

What are you supposed to do to find acceptance with the choice you will make?

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