I just wanted to give a report/update as to how college is going, in case anyone was inquiring. I have two weeks left in my semester, and I’m averaging a 4.0 GPA in all of my classes: College Algebra, Developing Algebra Skills II, Composition I, and Music Appreciation. These last couple weeks have been rough–primarily due to a loss of interest in my current classes, so I am going to transfer to a university in the fall, where I intend on earning my undergrad–B.A. in Computer Science. The only prerequisite for this program is College Algebra, so–being that my average is well above what I thought I was capable of–I have been graciously gifted with a healthy splash of self-confidence. My grades are slowly going down because the classes are shockingly mundane, so It’s a struggle keeping my grades at a 4.0, and this is the main reason as to why I’m transferring in the fall. I know if I don’t start doing something I’m truly interested in, my grades will be subpar.
The main reason I’m here is to ask you all some important and serious questions. If your approval is given, your answers will all be included in what will be my final essay for my Composition I class. This essay is based around the educational system, and how it fails students with ADHD in primary and secondary school, as well as college. I will be addressing the issues we face whilst attending schools that are meant for neurotypical individuals, and not the ingenious, creative minds we all have, but can’t seem to show. My questions I have for you all are below:
*Should teachers let children with ADHD study things they are infatuated with, instead of forcing them to pursue mundane education in school?
*Do you think if we did the above, it would result in less ADHD students dropping out of school? Do you think less individuals with ADHD would end up incarcerated if teacher began to do this?
*Do you think many students with ADHD are thought of as unintelligent or lazy because they are not able to study things they are truly passionate about in school?
*Are teachers to blame for the jaw-dropping rate at which students with ADHD are dropping out of school?
*Should there be a special school for students who are different, such as students with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, etc?
*If you are a parent, what would you have liked to see teachers and the school faculty do that they didn’t? How did school affect your child’s mental health, confidence, etc?
*If you are a parent, please feel free to go off on a rant. This will be used in my essay–if you give me permission to do so–which is about writing a proposal to solve a problem, so don’t refrain from speaking your mind.
My essay is due tomorrow night, so any replies that are sent in will be noted, but I won’t be able to implement them into my essay. After the completion of this assignment, I will post it in this forum for everyone to read. Thank you in advance to all who chose to reply, long live this forum!!!