Try going to a private prep. school, where there are NO laws that govern the school. I got worked to death, but I was better prepared for college and higher education. My SAT
scores were much higher than the average, and my work ethic was greater than most. If you don't want to take honors/AP classes, and you have a choice, then by all means, don't take them. But if you are, there is a greater expectation placed upon the student. It's rigerous for a reason. He should be HAPPY that he is in honors courses and should be willing to do the work since his experience will eventually work towards him getting into colleges. But, then again..a sue happy student that doesn't want to do the work isn't exactly college material.
It's very competative to get into college these days. You need everything from great recommendations, great GPA, great SAT
scores, good college entry essays, and even at times, good interviewing skills.
Secondly, education is coming at a much faster rate. First graders are doing things at the moment that I probably did in 2nd or 3rd grade. In order to stay competative, education has to come at a faster rate.
As one of my professors in undergrad states, "Your first years at this institution will be the ones where the weak drop out and the strong suffer even more."
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