Myah Clark Professor Collier English112.SMRT 2 21 November 2014 Essay #2 Public Schooling: Draining Students of their Freedom and Creativity In John Taylor Gatto’s “Against School”, he explains how he thinks public education cripples our kids and why. He starts his article out by making a point that both the students and teachers are suffering from boredom. The students also pointed out the fact that the teachers didn’t seem to know much more about what was being taught then the students themselves. On the other side of the spectrum the teachers are just as bored because they feel the students are rude and only interested in the grades. He then continues on to say that we shouldn’t blame the teachers or the students; in this case, we should blame ourselves.
March 7, 2011 Spanking a Good Way to Teach and Discipline if Used in the Right Way Have you ever wondered how many people incarcerated today are there because the came from an abusive childhood? Have you ever thought about what how one’s life would be different if their parents would have taken the time to use effective discipline or just simply taken the time to explain to their kids what they are doing or did is wrong and therefore must be punished? It has been argued that spanking should be done away with. Some like myself believe when used properly and the parent has explained to the child; what he/she did was wrong spanking could be a very effective tool in not only raising your kids but disciplining them as well. Supports 1.
When he heard the insults against Joyce, he only said “let’s get quiet and make the best of it” it is unacceptable heard a teacher said that. Maybe in the past don’t exited the NAEYC Code of ethical, and maybe no body remember Mr. Moore one of a value most important for a teacher according to the NAEYC “Respect diversity in children, families, and colleagues”, It is very sad see how those kind of event affected persons and even generation through the
Book Banning In the last hundred years, the banning of books has been done with good intentions in mind. School districts and communities think certain subjects should be censored and kept away from naïve children for their protection. However, the authors’ of these banned books wrote them as a form of expression and to help their audience gain a new perspective on life. It is doubtful that authors like Kurt Vonnegut and Earnest Hemmingway wrote their books based with the intent of corrupting their readers. So, why do school boards choose to keep such books away from children when hundreds of other people say that these books have academic value?
This also works on the kids name when the parents give it to them. The name Shyanne, Crystal, Cindy are names for low educated parents so teachers will think those girls are not educated well and when they get jobs their boss will think they are not educated. So yes, names and family backgrounds matters to the kids. One mess up of choosing the wrong name, your background can ruin your child life. This book, “Freakonomics” By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner is a good back that talks about our economics.
The parents usually do not socialize with other parents because they usually receive negative comments towards their child. Parents who anti-socialize usually channel that aggression to their spouse which results in violent arguments. Schools as well as teachers are also responsible on placing kids with ADHD in an environment where they can perform their best. This is not to segregate the children but to place them in an environment where they can learn their best. Also, if the child does not perform at his/her best, it greatly reduces the self-esteem not only of the child but the parents as well.
Moore also describes a situation where a school that is sponsoring Coco-Cola has a picture and the kids can only wear Coca-Cola apparel and one kid wears another T-Shit to school. This causes the school to become upset at the student. This is ironic because the public schooling system promotes freedoms and rights to the student. Also Moore draws attention to the fact that politicians are poisoning the well when it comes to education. Moore gives examples of numerous times that politicans have said that it is the teacher’s fault that education in America is not how It should be.
BULLYING IN CLARCK COUNTY SCHOOLS KAYEBIS K. SANTIAGO-GORDON COMM/215 March 8, 2012 Michael C. Gregory End Bullying in Clark County Schools Although some people who witness bullying have their reasons for not getting involved, bullying in Clark county schools needs to be stopped because bullies, as well as their victims, can experience psychological distress that may have negative life changing results and in some cases end tragically for all involved. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a bully as “archaic” and “a bluster browbeating person; especially: one who is habitually cruel to others who are weaker.” On a daily basis, victims of bullying are subjected to being abused; both physically and verbally. An article in Time magazine states that "The U.S. Department of Justice has reported that 37% of students don't feel safe at school because of bullying"(Cloud, 2012, Para. 8). While the constant abuse by a bully is humiliating and painful for the victim, they are not the only ones being affected.
In Greg’s story, his teacher skips him in turn for the community chest. Greg was extremely hurt by this, so he decided to act. By doing this however, he may have just darkened his own life. The teacher comments on how Gregory doesn’t have a dad right after he tries to put some of the money in the chest and say it was from his father. Gregory may have actually thought that he was going to buy a dad.
As discusses in source B, the irrational removal of students from schools after the implementation of the Zero Tolerance policies began to arise. An incident that was brought up included a 5 year old boy who kissed a girl on the cheek and was suspended from school. Another involved a high school student who persuaded a suicidal friend that had a weapon to give it to him. When he gave it to the authorities, the student who helped his friend was expelled. These are prime examples of the lack of effectiveness of these policies.