It doesn’t matter how young or old you are it’s never too late to learn. But sometimes it’s easier to come back to school and learn as an adult. There are different reasons for this. People may give up on school and learning when they are younger because they may have a disability and are unable to understand their schoolwork. When this happens they usually fall behind their classmates and become frustrated. This causes them to quit school. Teachers can be cruel and less than helpful and not have the time to be helpful because they have too many children to teach. Sometimes the other children at school can be bullies and make fun of their classmates. This can cause people to give up on learning too.
When people come back to school as adults they don’t have to worry about things like this. They are able to learn in a positive setting with an understanding instructor and other adults. Going back to school can be scary because some adults have been out for so many years. They may be afraid of being judged by others or the schoolwork may be too hard. But as adults, people often realize how important it is to have an education. Getting into college or looking for a job is hard to do without a high school diploma. Not knowing how to read makes life difficult. Asking for help and making excuses is embarrassing.
When people return to school as adults and get the right kind of help for their disabilities their self-esteem gets better. Because of this they have a better chance of finishing school and going on to college or getting a job. Some adults go through special education classes as children and receive a high school diploma but are still unable to attend the colleges that they wish they could. They are turned down because of their history in school. I feel there should be a place for everyone and everyone should have a chance no matter what his or her past was like. Young or old school can be for everyone with the right tools and supports. It’s never too late to learn. It will be hard at first but once you get use to it the benefits will be worth it.