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Thunder and Lightning

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Since the Michigan employment rate is low, and there is a decreasing amount of graduates each year, Educators think the solution for this is extending high school to five years. It would be an excellent idea, because young adults have an extra year to take other classes, getting involved in extracurricular activities, increasing their grades to get their grade point average to what they are content with, which would give students additional experience and a higher knowledge of what to expect at the college level. It would not only bring out the best of students but it will also give them time to achieve what is expected of them, and grow into mature adults. Everyone should think of it is as a better route to the road of accomplishment. On the other hand, some educators do not support extending high school to five years because they think students would lose interest in school and attendance would drop. That may be the case and students might be upset about this, and most likely complain. However, what they don’t know and what they don’t think about is what lies ahead in their future. If this thirteenth year isn’t added, then the majority of the educators would soon regret it. Especially if they don’t get into the university they want and the career they wanted to pursue. Its really self-explanatory what decision would be better, an extra year catching up on everything students ever wanted to do, have more educational experience and getting themselves officially set for the first college year and change their perspectives on life with mature decisions. With a fifth year added, Undergraduates can realize how important and how much of an impact it would be. But then again, there is always the average solution, getting by with the four years already handed to you, not taking the courses that could make up for your past mistakes, leaving you with a mediocre GPA that you could have raised. People seem to choose this path because it’s effortless and no added work...

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