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There is no question about it, children of today are having hard times, and although every generation has its sets of problems that they have to cope with; it seems that children today are faced with more problems on the educational front than have ever been seen before.
Bullies have been around since the beginning of time, and although previous generations have had to deal with them, things today are totally different. A bully cannot be defended, be it past or present, but a bully of the past may have teased a child or even threatened to beat them up, while today, bullies have taken things to another level. They not only can make their peers feel uncomfortable in person, but they now may resort to the internet where they may post vile insults that the world can see. Since most children and young adults live for the cyber world, an internet attack can be one of the worse that they can face, which can lead to depression, and in the worst circumstances, suicide.
Large Class Sizes
As school districts are forced to make budget cuts to make ends meet, they have been forced to fire some of their best teachers. With fewer teachers, but a growing number of students, it can be difficult to give students the individual attention that they deserve.
Lack of resources
Another issue that children have to deal with due to budget cuts is a lack of resources in general. Some schools do not have enough books for their students due to lack of money, nor do they offer extracurricular activities like football because they cannot afford it.