“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 fifth post in the series, high school sophomore Sarah King answers the question:
If you were given the chance, how would you help kids at your school graduate?
It isn’t fair to generalize or judge my peers who wouldn’t be considered “successful” in high school (and keep in mind, successful is a very relative term), because there are an immense number of kids whose strengths lie in other areas than a textbook or math exam. I’m tired of everybody blaming apathy for not graduating. Thus, I’m going to propose a notion, an abstract concept really, to help kids graduate, namely, compassion.