Students, it’s time to fight back — really. It might seem like you have no way to fight back against everything that’s wrong with the education system, but the truth is that you actually have more tools at your disposal than you might realize.
Let’s look at it from the right perspective. First and foremost, you must understand that you are the very reason why college sand universities exist in the first place. The last thing that you ultimately want to do is think that you need them more than they need you. While it’s true that college is a great step towards a great career, there are plenty of other careers that do not involve college in order to make good money for you and your family.
You can also count on the fact that colleges have certain quotas to meet in order to keep their reputation. Think about it: if colleges suddenly started losing a lot of students all at once, wouldn’t they start feeling a pinch in their own bottom line? It’s just something to think about, not that it will actually happen. Most students are far too afraid of the educational system to take a stand, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be part of that.
There are essentially three ways that you can fight back:
First and foremost, you will want to make sure that you are in control of yourself. It’s far too easy for the educational system to pass judgment on you if you prove to be nothing more than the stereotypical partying student. You just need to make sure that you actually focus on the road ahead rather than just thinking about social activities.
Being in control of yourself also means making sure that you will also be in control of your finances. You don’t want to choose your college days as a time where you will spend money without thinking about the consequences. This is a good way to end up in a situation where you will have no choice but to take whatever college officials feel fit to give you.
The final point that you need to keep in mind is that you will really need to make sure that you know the chain of command at your school. It’s easy to think that this is straightforward, but the truth is that a lot of students don’t really think about how the chain of command at their college really affects them until they really need it, and that’s when things can get sticky. The last thing that you want is to not know who you will need to talk to about serious issues.
Generally speaking, one official can help you find the other people in charge that you will need to talk to. No matter who you begin talking to, it’s important to make sure that you build a paper trail of everyone you’ve spoken with. Get their full names as well as their titles, along with the date and time that you spoke to them. You might think that you’ll be able to remember each and every person, but this is a lot more difficult than you can imagine. It’s just better in the long run to build a paper trail so that you won’t have to trust your memory, no matter how faulty it could be!
At the end of the day, you really only have the rights that you fight for. If you arm yourself with these tips, there’s really no limit to what you can do!