Imagine that there is a plan to build a new high school in your neighborhood. Would you favor or oppose building the new School? Use specific examples and reasons to support your opinion.
On the whole, a high school is not a desirable thing to have in one’s neighborhood, for many reasons. A school receives large numbers of students, teachers, and other personnel each day. The school thus increases traffic flow and requires large parking areas. If such areas are inadequate, then residents of the neighborhood may find themselves competing with students for parking. This situation is troublesome and may lead to strong friction between the school and the rest of the community.
Also, high schools may generate many other problems. Students include many anti-social elements such as vandals, who may destroy or deface property in surrounding neighborhoods. Vandalism can reduce property values and require substantial sums for repair. Noise may present another problem. Students, as a rule, do not live in the neighborhood where they attend school, and they consequently believe they may make as much noise as they wish.
More serious problems associated with schools include drugs and alcohol. The drinking culture in high schools makes the behavior of intoxicated students destructive, unpredictable, and possibly violent. Add the influence of drugs to this situation, and a new high school becomes a serious liability to the community, which may have to cope with drug dealers in its midst after a school arrives.
Then there is the threat from gangs. Gang life is a reality of high school, and fights among gangs are not necessarily restricted to the school grounds. These fights may bring injury or even homicide to the neighborhood. No one seriously wishes to find corpses on the street. Even if most high school. students have no involvement with gang violence, gangs- in addition to the other factors listed above are nonetheless a good reason to oppose a new high school. If the school must be built, then put it in some isolated location to minimize its toxic effects.