Many students don’t understand just how lucky they are to be attending public school for free. There are students who go to school to learn, and there are others who take school as a joke. Education is a privilege, not a right. This privilege is often times abused by disruptive students, and teachers don’t have support from the school or the district to discipline these disruptive students correctly.
Suspending a student doesn’t teach the student a lesson; it seems more like a break from school. When the student goes back to school, the disruptive behavior often continues. This, again, isn’t fair for the students who want to learn.
There are children in other countries who wish they could go to school, but instead are forced to work to help out their parents. There are other children who wish to go to school, but the importance of education in their country is often overlooked. Here, we have free school. Students should take advantage of it.
Marissa Guzman, Fresno