This quote shows that the bullies are more concentrated on bullying their victims rather than their school work. This quote also shows that bullies are not very concentrated in school and will probably fail in school and not get a good career. Another example that shows that students are beginning not to care about school is, “Many of the victims are disengaged in school” (Wolpert 1). This evidence is important because the victims are scared of bullies and are really not concentrating in school like before they began to be bullied. Multiple victims who are hurt from being bullied are starting to fail in school.
Penrod further explains that the most troublesome concern is the effects that excluding intellects has on them. It is clear that society shuns intellectual individuals causing anguish within their lives creating a dumbing down culture, and this has devastating effects in the future progress; however, I believe the current youth value education and see it as an outline for their future. This trend will always be occurring and the factors contributing to this are unlimited and will never cease to stop growing. Stereotypes are general beliefs about a group of people. Stereotypes lead to social stigmas of “in groups” and “out groups”.
Bullying does not just affect the victim, inadvertently; it affects everyone the victim is associated with too. Bullying should be seen as a crime because it ruins the targets chances at a normal and happy childhood, which everyone is rightfully entitled to, it destroys children’s and adolescents self-esteem, puts them into a depression, they may stop attending school which will in turn lower their grades, and it can even lead to self-harm and suicide. Usually children look forward to making friends at school and playing games with others, but if a child is bullied, they then become an outcast and slowly start reproaching socializing with society. The ones who have been bullied are usually the more subdued and quiet children. They probably do not speak in class or in a group and usually tend to avoid team sports and activities because they do not want to be chosen last.
Teaching Tolerance in America In the essay Teaching Tolerance in America, Author Dudley Erskine Devlin touches on the problem with the teenagers in U.S high schools “not appreciating and welcoming the differences in culture, race heritage and personal identity.” He describes how this problem is coming from bullies and the social elite cliques that single out the differences in others in order to “ridicule, taunt, or even bully another group.” Administration and faculty not seeing the severity of the problem, and not holding students accountable for the disparaging remarks and behaviors against one another is also mentioned as being a problem in his eyes. “Liberal solutions”, like talking about diversity issues in class, and having sensitivity training are not the answer, according to Devlin. Dress codes, gender segregation, id tags, more video cameras, drug sniffing dogs and anti riot trained faculty are the solutions Devlin says will effectively address the problem of Intolerance, and prejudice. Devlin cites facts from several different books throughout his article, and believes that “the class system that is perpetuated by student cliques is the most important problem in our high schools today. There are some really strong contradictions in Devlin's article.
Being honest in every aspect of what you do, working hard and creating your own work are crucial. Cheating and plagiarism are wrong for many reasons, and go against all that is academic integrity. According to (Boehm, Justice &Weeks 2009) “Academic dishonesty costs institutions administrative time, loss of integrity within the school, and student lack of respect for ethics and values.” (pg. 45) If you have poor academic integrity you aren’t learning or getting as much out of your education as you could be. It not only effects you, but everyone else as well.
Written in first person the protagonist and narrator Ishmael Leseur is faced with a school bully (Barry Bagsley), instead of standing up for himself, he isolates himself at school and home becoming more alone than ever. Nobody deserves to feel alone and everyone has their differences, these differences deserve to be accepted and often celebrated. Bulling is generally the result inflicted on others when particular differences will not be accepted. Bauer has set out “Don’t call me Ishmael” using character setting, narrative structure and setting to evoke the audiences negative views on bully. Argument 1: The way the characters are constructed in the novel to position the audience.
Zero Tolerance In the article entitled “No Mercy,” Malcolm Gladwell writes on the zero tolerance policies in our schools. The essay is an argument against zero-tolerance and a return for discretionary justice. He gives different examples to identify his position such as a Cambridge University student that attempted to poison his tutor, and a football quarterback that was cut from the team for being overpaid on his job. The author’s main point is whether zero tolerance policy is appropriate when disciplining students in the school system. Gladwell’s argument draws your attention to the fact that at some point in life children will be children and make stupid mistakes.
Spanking is intolerable Spanking is surrounding the world. It’s like a disease and made the kids scared of their parent. When the children did something wrong, parents thought they should spank the kids and let the kids remember what get them into trouble? Is it a good idea? Of course not, all people know that fighting can’t solve anything, and sometimes it would make the problem worse.
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
Nothing is more academically degrading than social promotion. According to the experts quoted in the prompt, the advancement of intellectually inadequate students has become a general custom for the greater good of the child’s self-esteem. Social promotion is unethical and should be applied appropriately. This kind of social promotion has caused many students to struggle with the enhanced work that they are given. Their inability to comprehend can possibly lead to stress and frustration thus developing behavioural issues.