As a society, we measure and judge people for what they achieve and what accolades they earn in education. But how can you judge an entire person based on if they get a A*, D, or drop out of school. We generally would assume that a drop out or a home schooled student will not get a high paid job, change the world or do something revolutionary...
But who's to say they won't?
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and motion picture camera, some amazing inventions that shaped our life now... Yet he dropped out of school after only three months of formal education and was home schooled by his mother afterwards.
Benjamin Franklin was put in history as many things including politician, author, printer, publisher, scientist, inventor, founding father, and co-author and co-signer of the Declaration of Independence. He dropped out of school at age ten and started working as a printer for his father.
Albert Einstein: the man behind E=MC2; the man who came up with the theory of relativity; and the man who won a Nobel prize — was a high school drop out. He attempted to get into university, but failed the entrance exams on his first go.
These are a few of many examples that shows that these people weren’t necessarily the most academic during their teenage years, but they didn’t let education affect their determination to get the profession they wanted.
All of the blogs on From Our Eyes have been written by young people. They are about the kind of issues and problems teenagers face on a constant basis, as well as worldwide epidemics that not only youth, but EVERYONE experiences day to day.