Frank Fiore – Novelist & Screenwriter

December 18, 2014

What Is Our Youth Turning Into?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frank Fiore @ 11:48 AM
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Postponing exams because college students are too tired from protesting Ferguson?

Too stressed to take exams because of Eric Garner?

College students ask professors to exempt ‘students of color’ from exams.

Tired? Haven’t these ‘scholars’ ever crammed for finals?

Stressed? Wait until these ‘scholars’ hit the real world.

Exempt students of color because ‘black lives matter’? It doesn’t matter to these ‘future leaders’ that a lack of a proper education – like taking exams – DOES matter for people of color’s future?

It seems to me that there is a systematic process of shielding college students from their biggest goal of the transition from child to adult – taking responsibility – not looking for ways to avoid it.

College should be a rite of passage for these students – one from immature childhood to the responsibilities of adulthood.

If they are not allowed to fail at the comparably small challenges of college, what will happen to them when they inevitably face some truly challenging life situations?

We are doing them a serious disservice by coddling them and denying them the rite of passage into adulthood.


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