Students Sound Off: High Schooler Kelly Tan Says The Key To Keeping Kids In School Is Building A Community Of Learning

“Students Sound Off,” is an ongoing student blogger contest aimed at providing students a loud and clear voice in the education debate presented by HuffPost Education and Get Schooled. As the second post in the series, student Kelly Tan answ…

Students Sound Off,” is an ongoing student blogger contest aimed at providing students a loud and clear voice in the education debate presented by HuffPost Education and Get Schooled. As the second post in the series, student Kelly Tan answers the question:

If you were given the chance, how would you help kids at your school graduate?

Failing high school is not as rare as we can hope. This is a contradiction with the “superpower” image the U.S. hopes to maintain, and contradictions cannot exist. What this means for this country is that it will eventually be phased out by another country, one where education is a priority. A country where a high majority of its high school seniors actually graduate and go on to receive a higher education. These are the people that will make a country great, but they are also the people that we lack. It is clear that if the U.S. wants to continue to be a superpower, it will have to motivate students to succeed.

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