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    Senior Year

    Do you think that as a society, we still need our senior high school year? I feel as though we've evolved to where it's unneccessary. As freshmen, we are brought into a new school. Most of us put on our try-hard pants because we want to be successful throughout our high school career. However, once we hit our sophomore year, we tend to slack a bit. At least from what I've witnessed at my high school. And then, once we hit our junior year, we start trying again. Junior year is probably the most important year you'll go through in high school. It's the year that colleges look at most. You'll probably take the most AP/IB classes you can just to get into a good college. Then, once we hit senior year, it's like we're in kindergarten again. We just stop caring. It's senior year, why should we care? I feel as though if we get rid of senior year, we can have more time to spefically study the things we want to in college.

    What's your opinion on this? Should senior year be taken out of high school?

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    We should make school longer after all the brain is not fully developed until 20 something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevs666 View Post
    We should make school longer after all the brain is not fully developed until 20 something.
    With senior year, one graduates at the age of 21. That's just basic high school and four years of college. Many people opt to take graduate school as well. Making school longer isn't neccessary.

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    Your making the assumption that people are going to college. Plus there are 2 year colleges too.
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    Even if there are people who don't go to college, what benefit, in your opinion, does senior year offer?

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    A year closer to maturity.
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    Maturity is a mental thing. Just because you're older doesn't mean you're more mature.

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    Like I have said before you are not fully mentally mature until you are 20 something.
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    Now, the problem with that is I won't be able to believe it until you give me sources that support your idea.

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    Here and here.
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    Those two are basically the same thing. The other webpage is just summarizing the news article. Also, there isn't enough proof to say that brain maturity does happen in our twenties. I'm not saying that I'm not considering it, but until further testing, it's just a hypothesis. If people don't go to college or they don't plan on going to college, what makes you think that extending school would help them? Who's to say that they won't just drop out of high school early?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KABLE View Post
    Those two are basically the same thing. The other webpage is just summarizing the news article. Also, there isn't enough proof to say that brain maturity does happen in our twenties. I'm not saying that I'm not considering it, but until further testing, it's just a hypothesis. If people don't go to college or they don't plan on going to college, what makes you think that extending school would help them? Who's to say that they won't just drop out of high school early?
    Do you have proof saying the brain matures at a lower age then 25? What makes you think lowering school will help them? Knowledge is power the more you are in school the more you learn. Hell dropping a whole grad might even encourage dropping out, I mean if we can drop an entire year of schooling it must not be that important right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KABLE View Post


    With senior year, one graduates at the age of 21. That's just basic high school and four years of college. Many people opt to take graduate school as well. Making school longer isn't neccessary.
    tell that to japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevs666 View Post
    Do you have proof saying the brain matures at a lower age then 25? What makes you think lowering school will help them? Knowledge is power the more you are in school the more you learn. Hell dropping a whole grad might even encourage dropping out, I mean if we can drop an entire year of schooling it must not be that important right?
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    tell that to japan.
    I said as a nation. I figured that would be enough for people to know that I'm talking about the United States.

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