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Why Some Teenagers Skip School and Class

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Explain why some teenagers skip school and class.
In 1970s, Hong Kong was a poor city where most citizens struggled for their living. Teenagers were needed to work in order to earn as much money as they could to relief the family difficulties. Education was also not compulsorily given to them. Fortunately, within these past few decades, Hong Kong has become a city with strong economic base and the life of most citizens has improved a lot. More and more schools have been built, and teenagers nowadays are not forced to work for their families’ living. They can now enjoy a 9 years free education and learning becomes an essential part of their life. However, this advantage does not make students a good attitude towards learning but convey them a message that being educated is compulsory indeed. More and more schools find out that the number of students who usually skip school and class is increasing gradually. This phenomenon arise the public’s attention and they think a solution must be made as soon as possible because of the unexpected consequences. In order to work out a solution, I think the reason why those students are unwilling to go to school or class must be known. In my opinion, there are a couple of reasons leading it. First, they may think the purpose of going to school is just receiving knowledge from teachers and do all their best in those public examinations. Once when they think lessons are boring and useless, they will start skipping school and class to treasure time for preparing their public examinations. Second, they may think the teachers teaching them are not good. They cannot bare teachers who teach badly and always give homework which in no way relevant to those public examinations. They think that is better to have self revision rather than receiving useless messages in the classroom. Third, despite of the students’ attitude towards studying, I think the whole society should also bear some responsibility. This is because the world now is...