From my blog;
Hello my name is John and I am here to express my views on specific factors which make an affect in our lives. Every so often I will post my views on a number of topics which I feel are important for maintaining the social balance which runs throughout my English (and the worlds) society, these will mostly include political philosophy and ideological theories of my own figuring. Over time you may come to develop what my place on the political spectrum is and you may begin to agree or disagree (Feel free to comment).
My first topic which is very close to me and the people around me is the education system and the common youth mindset which runs throughout my school and England and is similar to how the education system is done in many other parts of the world. The reason why it affects me is because I myself am a young schoolboy and I have been subject to the education system through most of my life. I've watched people around me grow up, and I've noticed that now after years of working with these people that I can see by particular students social behaviour how much they seem to have matured. At this moment most of the people I know seem to be going through the interesting yet in my view unnecessary teenage social time. Puberty hits everyone in a lot of different ways, to all of us it means substantial body, mental and social changes. But to a lot of people it involves strange haircuts, fake emotions, music and sadly falling into line with everyone else. I once acted like this trying my hardest to look menacing and yobbish at a basic attempt to make everyone think good about me but as I've developed more I've realised that there are a lot more important things in this world than being popular or "cool" But I'm afraid many other teenagers don't realise this. You see this whenever you walk into a year 9 classroom, we seem to cut ourselves into two groups "Nerdy people" And "Popular people" And after about ten minutes in a classroom one can distinguish between the two, I myself try to fall into a middle of the road part I try to be happy with everyone. Even though I may not necessarily agree with what they do, I still remind myself of the fact that the fundamental elements of there lives are similar to mine. The "Nerds" In essence are alright they concentrate on the work and try not to cause trouble although they are often subject to awful victimisation which I am completely against. I mean do you have any idea what it's like too be classed as a human joke in front of everyone and ridiculed for everything you do even though you have never harmed anyone. Whereas we have the popular people who are a lot more indifferent towards there studies and rather care more about how other people view them and they seek attention for this cause (This is often done by the victimisation of a "nerd") Now the way the system seems to work these people are given chance after chance after chance until finally somethings done. I remember a boy involved in an apparent vicious attack and instead of him being expelled the victim was the one who left the school and this boy again was given "A last chance" Although the schools cannot bear to expel someone because they care more about the schools results than the education of the students.
So these people roam day after day causing more and more trouble for staff and other students but the authority figures of the school do the bare minimums of stopping it and rather put them in learning support groups which seems more like an excuse to not do lessons rather than a learning support center and it seems that these people get rewarded more than punished while there are children wishing for death at what they've done. I believe that to attack the Yob culture we have set up we must be more authorotarian and less anarchistic on the trouble makers.