By Gladys L. (14 years old)
Schools are certainly not worse than prisons. We make many bosom friends in school and they help us when we need aid. We won’t get bored with good buddies to study, have fun or get into trouble with. Indeed, half the fun is in being punished together as a group.
We receive education from professionally trained teachers at school. Being better equipped mentally help us get better jobs in the future. Furthermore, educated citizens help a country progress and prosper.
Many students tend to groan and moan under heavy loads of homework but school assignments are given to reinforce our understanding on a topic or subject. However, some students consider being confined to a study desk akin to being incarcerated in a prison without realising that child labourers across the world yearning to be educated are too poor to attend school.
School is also a place where we can develop our talents and abilities. Everyone has a chance to be involved in activities ranging from academic pursuits to sports competence. Anyone who agrees that schools are worse than prisons are obviously morons. In the first place, students have far more freedom in schools than prisoners have in prison. The former get to do plenty of interesting things and return home after the last bell rings while the latter spend most of their time languishing in their cells.
The very idea that some people believe schools are worse than prisons make me want to put them in jail so that they could experience life behind the bars and cure their ignorance. After a stint in goal, I am sure they will have a change of heart.