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Unformatted text preview: school years. The start of a new school year is a turning point for a student. One could even say that they are more relevant or significant than birthdays. The start of a new school year shows that you are older than a birthday does because you have moved up into something that is visible. A birthday is just and arbitrary number that doesnt really signify anything really until 16, when your able to drive, 18, when your technically and adult, 21, when you are able to legally drink alcoholic beverages, and 60, when you are able to get the senior citizens discount at Country Kitchen. As a society, we have put an importance on the school year in that we center almost everything around it. I dont feel that this is necessary a bad thing in that it show that we value education as a society. If this just translated into out students doing better across the nation in comparison to the rest to the world, then everything would be better....
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- Spring '07