"The rooms would all be different and not boring. We could decorate our lockers to show our personality. When in class, we would have the option to have individual attention from a teacher or teacher aid, for as long as we wanted. Or maybe we could go into a separate room with a teacher to help us catch up or understand the lesson better. There would always be a counselor in the building at all times in case we needed to talk. We would get to choose our classes through out the year instead of all at the beginning."
"The school of my dreams would have to go something like this. The school would kind of be cut in half. One side with the misbehaving kids, and the other half with the kids that actually want to learn. Each side would have every subject just like we have it now, but the students on the good side would have all the nice teachers and on the other side the students would have the grumpy teachers (I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but I think you know what I'm talking about). The class rooms would kinda be big but not too big."
"For the perfect high school, I would want friendly classrooms and no gangs, and that you can actually feel safe and not scared that you’re going to get beat up. The kinds of classes I would want would be fun, but challenging, yet has to do with school, and the world. Just so that we’ll know what’s happening in different places all around the world. The teachers I would like would be fun. They'd also be friendly and teach really well so that every student knows what to do and what is going on, and kids would want to come because school would be fun to them."
" All the students at the school will get along, there will be no gang violence, and absolutely no guards, due to the fact that everyone here would be violence free. I don’t know why, but I feel as though if we were to have more activities here at school the gang violence would calm down a bit. The classes would be the ordinary subjects for each grade. There will be a gym where during any class all the girls can go down there and work out if they wanted to, and the other day the boys would get to do the same. The classrooms would all be painted in a bright colors. The classrooms would be big, but not like huge- normal sized. The limit for each classroom would be 10 students. This is so every student would get a chance to have a better education, and so the students would be able to listen better also. While I am talking about everyone listening better in my perfect high school there will be NO slackers. If there is to be they’ll all be in a different classroom."
I hope you enjoyed a peek into the minds of some ninth graders who are thinking about their education.
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