2). Instead of searching for a better educational environment, students look for better tests numbers. Lang Wood goes on by stating “Students can easily become discouraged and negative about education in general, which affects their learning ability” (par. 2). In addition to what Lang Wood believes, Stephens claims, students who are taking the test suffer from stress in result of worrying about passing it.
Devin Dufrene Essay 4 April 14, 2009 Failure Failure! Some students are afraid of it, Then again some students are given grades and passed anyway. Students should not be given grades and diplomas if they did not learn the necessary information and earn the grade. In this essay I will respond on how I agree with Mary Sherry in “In Praise of the F Word “on how students are hurt later in life First, if student doesn’t learn necessary information in high school he or she will not be able or having a lot off trouble in the after life with college or there new job. In example, if a student gets by in his English class not caring and not trying to learn, but his teacher likes the student so he passed him, when that student goes to college he will have trouble because he doesn’t know how to write a correct essay because he was given the grade.
A GPA is an average of the grades accumulated by a student throughout his/her high school career. If a student doesn’t know their GPA they won’t know their rank in the class. If the school district switches to pass fail colleges won’t be able to see the students GPA, which may set students up for failure in college. Meaning that some of the students that pass are low achievers and barley passed and are not prepared for college. This will ultimately set students up for further failure.
Young teenagers tend to imitate what they see exposing them to violence before they can understand it does not help them Violence just destroys their future by ending up in prison or the grave at an early age. Increasing teacher to parent commutation can be one method of prevention, because this way the teacher can give the parents information of the student’s behavior at school and vice versa. Sometimes the student can act in different ways while he or she is in school and another way when they are at home. Supervision from the parents is very important. Keep the lines of communication open with the child; get involved in their School Violence
Flunking students can be used as a positive tool by our education system. The consequence of flunking and holding students back alone can be used to motivate and encourage students to put full effort into class work. Most students fear flunking only because they’re afraid of what friends, peers and society will say or think about them; this is all wrong, the real fear should be failing and not being
Cheat to Success In the article, “Can Students be Paid to Excel?” Jennifer Medina reports that paying students for their performance at school can actually help them become better students. Then again, in the introduction of “Drive”, Daniel Pink gives proof to show that “extrinsic motivators”, like money, are not always the best way to inspire learning and growth in a person. This is why Los Angeles middle schools should not offer students cash rewards to improve the student’s academic performance because as time goes by, student’s academic work will go down the drain. Most students get the job done as long as they are being paid to do so. I know from reality and from the introduction of “Drive” by Daniel Pink, that states, “Rewards can deliver a short-term boost---just as a jolt of caffeine can keep you cranking for a few more.
Studies have shown that if two thousand students sign up for the fall semester at the end of the fall semester there is one thousand nine hundred and ninety students left. There is a 99% chance that if you sign up for the fall classes that you will still be in them at the end of the semester. The ten students that dropped out of classes most likely dropped out because of financial reasons, medical reasons, or they weren’t doing their duties as a student to be on class on time and study for tests, not because of the opposite gender. The opposite sex should not be affecting the retention rates. Students are not missing class to go scope out the opposite sex and to spend all day with them not attending any of their classes.
I’m blaming all of us as a whole because we have done this to ourselves and we just watched and let it happen. If “kids have convinced parents that it is the teacher or the system that is the problem, not their own lack of effort” (paragraph 10), where is the change in school administration rules to make the teachers, well, better teachers? Not only are we missing higher standards for our students, but also higher standards for teachers the district employs. If a teacher is unable to teach properly, how will the students ever learn correctly? It is almost as easy as a simple
Universities favor grade point averages, high standardized test scores, advanced placement courses, and any other reflection of above average education. A high school dropout does not have the privilege of enrolling in advanced placement classes, nor the privilege of gaining the statistics needed to score above average on standardized placement tests. By allowing guns in schools, it lowers the students learning ability and causes them to feel better off by dropping the class, which leads to a ruined life in the future. Not only is dropping out of school a problem because students fear teachers, but students can also fear other
short term review is not likely to be of much benefit.” Short term review and trying to each students content are, in essence, what coaching programs are doing. Again, students should prepare in the long run for entrance exams by taking harder classes in high school. Unfortunately, in the United States many students from low-income families are in schools where they are not encouraged to take rigorous academic courses or the courses are just not offered to the students. There is also a positive correlation between family income and test performance. (Depalma).