These Kids Today!
May 11, 2009 | 3985 views | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

It does make any sense to me that parents in this day and age would allow their teenagers to go on a trip to a foreign country, especially one with all of the problems that Mexico is experiencing.

Saint Francis Prep did not support a trip that students took, and the parents should be more responsible inallowing their kids to go on trips anywhere, much less to Mexico.

As a former graduate of Saint Francis prep, I went on our senior ski trip to Lake Placid with 399 of my classmates-we had 20 teachers who chaperoned that trip-and we did not have any major problems. Nobody even thought about traveling to foreign countries back then. Trips like those cost a lot of money.

It just seems that parents of high school students just give their children everything that they want. When is responsibility going to be given to these kids? Nobody gives you a handout, you have to earn money to buy things.

My parents never gave me an allowance, and I did just fine. When I drive by the prep and see all of the expensive and large cars that these high school seniors are driving, I cannot believe that parents give them these cars! I walked or took public transportation. Why can’t kids today do the same?

Sincerely,

John Amato

Fresh Pond
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