So the school is always telling us “OH MY GOSH YOU BETTER START MAKING PLANS AND CAREER CHOICES NOW BECAUSE THAT’S IMPORTANT”.
Then they decide in 2011 “oh let’s not let the freshmen have a lot of access to career classes, save it for the upperclassmen, and let’s remove some of the really good classes while we’re at it” and we’re just like “umm okay so we get the left over career classes later, fair enough”.
Now it’s 2012 and they’re like “lol let’s let the next set of freshmen get career classes!!”
And they were putting so much damn pressure on this year’s freshmen to pick careers and start working towards future goals. earlier in the year they had us fill out forms asking about career plans. in 8th grade, they had us make plans with classes that would help us achieve our goals.
We don’t have that access anymore. the class of 2015 got screwed over for the class of 2016 who are pretty much a big group of lost causes (with the exception of a few diamonds in the rough, I suppose).
In all seriousness… Look at the 9th graders. Look at the class who isn’t getting a fair chance at working towards a successful life. Sure, there are many kids in this grade — in this school, even — who don’t really care about academics and their futures in general. But some of us actually want a chance. Some of us are truly willing to work for what we want, but we need the tools to do it.
Instead of being given the tools to learn what we need to learn, we got screwed over. Bad.