Professionalism is a worldwide recognized concept. Being a professional means specializing in a particular area of study. This person should, therefore, know every little detail of that specific field of study. There are different areas of study that offer that offer professional courses to individuals willing to pursue them. For example, there is medicine as a field of study. (Smith, 94-96). One can be an expert in the different branches that exist within the medical profession. One could, therefore, opt to be an expert in surgery under medicine. It would imply that this person could deal best with surgical problems within this profession. In the modern world though, not everybody is capable of being a professional. In reality, not everybody is capable of pursuing education at the highest levels to attain professionalism in a particular field. Due to diverse reasons, some people opt out of school at secondary school levels to pursue other interests of their choice (O'Neill et al, 88-93). SPersons who have attained this level of primary education, in my opinion, are better off starting other benefits that they feel suits them. This article would, therefore, demonstrate that having a high school diploma in the US will lead to a better future for any citizen.
Like we have mentioned above, not every citizen is capable of pursuing education to the highest level possible. Most people, in fact, the majority of the populations are never too sure of what they wish to be in their educational careers. There are those who drop out of school because of different reasons. The reasons could either be financial limitations or health concerns. These people too deserve to lead some decent lives once they are not able to complete their studies. It must be understood that failing to go to college, or the university does not signal the end of life for anyone. It must be accepted, therefore that there need to be a certain level of education that one should reach for them to qualify as having had primary training. It is my considered opinion, therefore, that attaining a high school diploma can also lead to much success in the adult life of an individual. In addition, there exist people in our society who did not even complete college education, but have so far been successful in their lives.
The most fundamental issue in the education of an individual is to be able to know how to distinguish good things from the bad ones. It would not only be in knowing the difference between good from evil, but also to help them make informed choices in their lives. That kind of education should be capped at a certain level that is attainable by the majority to make it more practical for every citizen (Sterngass, 127-129). When the level of basic education is capped at high school diploma, every citizen will be motivated to try and reach that level in order to be categorized as having attained the level of primary education. Capping the level of primary education would also imply the revision of the schools' curriculum to go in line with that level. That would mean a high school diploma would also be acceptable in the formal employment market as a recognized certificate (O'Neill et al, 88-93). The curriculum would also be reviewed to impart the skills that would be desirable in the job market for high school graduates who may opt for formal employment. This would make holders of high school diploma certificates contented and, as a result, would join the productive bracket of the citizens.
When the level of primary education is also set at high school level, so many citizens will have been saved of the hustle of going to school for longer years against their wishes. It is a well-known fact that school going years would be the most dreadful years of mostly teenagers. By reducing the number of years that they have to go to school to attain acceptable certificates of employment, some justice would have been done to this category of individuals. It would have saved them the hustle of going to school longer to acquire professional certificates. Reaching this level and receiving the pre-requisite training to handle the future, the system would produce young, vibrant and energetic citizens who would be beaming with a lot of expectations for their future. Their productivity and input in the economy will be of high value. Education is known to add value to the labor force (Sterngass, 121-125). Where the labor force is released into the market at their prime ages and well equipped, the levels of production will undoubtedly rise. Attaining a high school diploma would, therefore, be enough to ensure a brighter future for this class of citizens.
In conclusion, school going is a rigorous process that the societies need not impose on every individual. Like we mentioned earlier, every individual has private challenges when it comes to education. These challenges would also vary from one person to another. It would, therefore, be advisable that the society finds a way of handling these individuals with challenges when it comes to education (Smith, 89-92). One such ways is to lower the requirement for primary education and cap it at high school. The attainment of a high school diploma should as such be recognized as having attained a certificate that is acceptable in the job market. When this is done, having a high school diploma would be considered enough for any citizen in the US.
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