Difference in schools
By Collin Andrews
Students in Perrysburg often walk the halls of the High School normally having at least one problem with the school they attend. Maybe it’s the teacher they have, or their choir concert is during a day you have to go to work.
What students do not realize is how good they have it at such a school. Students in Penta Career Center’s teaching professions class have been placed in an urban district for field experience. After just one day, students can tell that the school is nowhere near as well as Perrysburg Schools.
Julianna Corbett, a teacher at urban school Aurora Academy, explained that she was the only social studies teacher there, and she has to teach English as well due to the school not having someone for that subject. They had constantly hired substitute teachers for the school. As for electives, they have none: no extra curricular activities, band, orchestra or choir. Mrs. Corbett said these students are about two grade levels behind the average student in Ohio and their still expected to pass.
Perrysburg students are oblivious to how privileged they are to have so many classes, clubs, and a higher education than these poor students at urban district schools.
“I have my students choose at least one urban district to observe at to see the major difference between a nice suburban school like Perrysburg High school and a poor urban school like Aurora Academy,” said Teresa Nissen, Penta’s teaching professions instructor. “It really is like visiting another country.”
We all know what it is like to have a huge change in culture, if you really want a change of culture without a hole in your wallet, just take a 10-20 minute drive to an urban area.