Even though studying is the best way to get good grades, students cheat because feel they have to be straight A students because they are pressured by their parents to do well and they will not excel without above average grades. Academic dishonesty is something that is frowned on by all academic institutes no matter where you enroll. Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, and deception of any kind are risking your entire school career and could jeopardize your entire working career. So why do so many students willingly participate in this practice? Some would stay it is because students do not want to study and just find it much easier to just purchase a essay online or to park their seat next to the “nerd” in the class to ensure that you ace every pop quiz.
Throughout the entire country, high school students are giving up everything that makes them teenagers to either please their parents or to feel they have accomplished something. Can anyone make the statement, “grades are everything, nothing else in the world matters.” This pompous statement is unjust and unfair. Why should every kid in the world give up what they want, what they desire to do, just so they can acclaim some “glory” in having good grades. Good grades should not mean everything in high school. The most intelligent child could have the worst grades, does that make the child stupid?
The Atlanta school cheatings scandal has significant because believed to be the biggest in the nation's history. Its shows, that there is corruption in the American school, the No Student Left behind is based on test the school test scores, if the school has above average test scores. Their education board will get a higher budget for spending on improving the overall school, or providing teachers with bonus. The No Children Left Behind law should provide the school with lower test scores, and get the extra federal funds. This would allow for more motivation in the school`s that are in more rural areas because if the public will see their education buildings becoming more attractive to the eye.
Extremely gifted student athletes back in the early 80’s could get into any college in the US, even if you had the lowest grade point average (GPA) in the state. They did not care if the athlete was as dumb as a stump, as long as they could win the school competitions and games then they were happy. Now a days, the NCAA has brought in an institution called the NCAA clearinghouse. In order to compete as an athlete on a varsity team in college you have to be cleared by the clearinghouse. This is to keep athletes and coaches truthful to the rules and not having ineligible athletes play for a team.
Overpaid Athletes Athletes are being highly overpaid for the jobs they have. This is a simple fact. Nobody should make millions of dollars to play a game or compete in a competition. Not to mention the money from endorsements that some athletes get. With athletes getting paid millions of dollars some parents will push their kids to become professional athletes and cause them to even dislike the particular sport they were pushed in just because their parents were thoughtless of the child’s needs.
This is just one incident of how strenuous an athlete’s life is compared to a non-athlete’s. While both students can be intelligent and bright individuals, athletic people have the bigger plate to handle. Athletic people are required to maintain a C-Average or above in school, and if broken, leads to hardcore sprinting, less playing time, and even suspension from games. Athletic people are critiqued on their academic performance, and this usually decides how much playing time they receive during the next game. Non-athletic people can set any standards they desire, for if they wish to fail their classes, they can happily do it without any major consequences.
While I endlessly ranted that I was unfairly judged for admission to my first choice school, I often quoted my anger at Affirmative Action, complaining that because I "was the 701 st white middle class qualified applicant out of 700", I was denied admission regardless of my qualifications. While this theory may continue to hold down future students, Affirmative action does need to be fixed so that it helps people of ALL backgrounds, without isolating others just because a certain quota has been met. 3. " We strike the pose of self-sufficiency while ignoring the advantages we have been afforded in every realm of activity." -This quote very much goes along with the first quote.
Anyone with even a basic understanding of the game knows that this is simply not true. The game is much more dependent on good strategy and execution than on brute strength. Anyone who says otherwise just does not have enough information on the sport to make an accurate judgment. Obviously anyone required to memorize such a vast amount of information cannot in any way be slow or dumb. In fact football players are among the most intelligent people in the population of most schools.
We would pay the tuition, and yes, we would tell them they would get playing time”. Being able to recruit makes it all most impossible to not have a good team. Private schools steal athletes away from smaller public schools and create teams that can’t compete with the stacked teams recruiting can create. Even big public schools like Broken Arrow, that have the sports that private schools have, cant recruit their players for each team. Public schools don’t have good teams every year, but private schools have stacked teams every year because they recruit their players from everywhere.
The Positive Side Of Sports off the field People think playing sports hinders their school work. I, on the other hand, being a three sport athlete in football, Baseball, Volleyball; Finds Athletics sets goals and aspirations for the student athlete who plans to attend a school of higher learning. In order to be eligible to play a sport you must be proficient in your major academic classes. With this being implied you are forced to do well but if you start to slip teachers are willing to assist you so you are able to not only succeed in athletics, but also academically. In my junior year my pre-calculus teacher noticed I was struggling to maintain my grade average.