Such as Kenneth thompson, who believes education has changed to become more pro-choice and has broken free from the ‘oppressive uniformity’ of the ‘one size fits all’ ideology that government of the time had schools in. He believes education has now moved forward and there are more faith schools which means we are suiting the more diverse and different needs. However although New Labour has been putting in many of these policies to make an all inclusive school that mean you can learn the skills you want. Having so many types of schools for
The third reason is they’ll have better behavior. Sometimes it’s very hard for kids to get focused on school ,and cash incentives would be great stimulator. This is the first reason why kids should get paid for the good grades. Kids will have a choice between spending time by TV or computer and spending time to prepare homework . If their priority is make some money, in this case with getting good grades, they will be more focused to complete homework neatly and correctly.
Agree with the question Paragraph 2 On one hand sociologists would agree that a pupil’s home situation is more important than the type of school they attend. Parents who get involved in the students education by showing an interest and helping with homework are more likely to encourage a child to do well at school. Parental influence can affect someone’s educational achievement as if a student’s parent hated school as a child and didn’t get the grades they needed, it can cause the student to act the same. On the other hand it could cause them to progress better in school as they will want to achieve more than their parents Marxists believe students who come from a working class background tend to do worse than students who come from a high class background; this could be because of material deprivation. This is a big influence on student’s educational achievement as they do not have enough money to buy the necessary equipment for school such as revision guides.
Wealthier people have their children attend “better” schools. These schools are “better” because there are more funding for the school to use on educational purposes. They can have better equipments in the classroom and hire better qualify teachers. In Mike Rose’s essay “I Just Wanna Be Average”, the author described the educational experiences of a student at a middle class school in Los Angeles. Base on Rose’s essay and my personal experience, I believe Anyon’s claim about school’s socio-economic class determines the type of instruction students receive is wrong.
The whole idea behind marketisation was that by introducing the ideas of big business into schools the education system would improve. Consumer/parental choice and competition between schools would inevitably lead to better standards and would improve equality of opportunity. Parents were given the right to send their children to a school of their choice. Schools now had to publish league tables which would help parents make an informed decision. This led to parents having more power as consumers.
It was said that one ‘solution’ to the ‘problem’ of inequity was to ‘educate the parents’ (Thomson, P 2002, p. 3) and encourage them to ‘supervise’ their children whilst doing homework. This suggests that with the parent’s encouragement and reinforcement towards the child, they are more likely to want to succeed and feel they have the right to succeed, instead of there being a boundary between the advantaged and disadvantaged children. The parents of both Vicki and Thanh want the best for their children, to graduate and achieve a ‘university’ (Thomson, P 2002, p.2) degree. However Vicki is more likely to succeed because of her parent’s educational background and will be able to provide the support that she needs going through school, whereas Thanh will have to find other sources for educational help because his parents do not have the knowledge that he
Many people may argue to this statement, but we are here to show that there are studies that show it, the students know that you have to have good grades to be in sports/extracurricular activities. Having good grades can lessen stress about affording college and give you opportunities for scholarships. Most colleges and coaches would rather have student with good grades becauses it shows that you are a more committed student and harder worker. Do you want to be that athletic that never cared about their grades only sports? Your grades prove you are able to equally balance academics and athletics, just like a balanced teeter totter.
NCLB is comprised of a few federal programs that focus on improving the performance of the United States’ primary and secondary schools by increasing the accountability for states, school districts and schools. NCLB also allows for parents to be more flexible in choosing which schools are providing the best
Charter Schools: A Better Choice for Parents The recent growth of Charter schools in America is a welcome change for many parents who want choice in education. Students and families are recognizing the real benefits Charter schools have to offer. Parents want schools that are safe, cultivate a positive attitude about learning, and best fit their children’s abilities and interests (Richwine & Heritage 2010). Charter schools are a better option than public schools because charter schools offer smaller classes, the faculty has the ability to use experimentation with different teaching methods and parents are able to be more involved in the school as a whole. Smaller class sizes are not only beneficial to students but to teachers as well.
First off, I plan on going in to Highschool with good grades. I think that it would give the teachers a good feel about me from the start instead of one of those kids that sit around and do nothing. Second, I think that going in there or staring off wanting to be in better classes would help. I think that it just motivates you to do better and not be just average. Lastly, friends are a good thing to have by your side.