Studies show that students who are over-age for their class was held back a grade level. Not completing assignments, late work, or just missing class led up to being held back a grade. Over-age students seem to need more help in the classroom, than the regular students. Adolescents pick many excuses to drop out of school. Being bored and frustrated with class, many teens say school is irrelevant to
She states multiple times that the children within the education system are being cheated every day because they are not being forced to read more difficult books. “Such benefits are denied to the young reader exposed only to books with banal, simple-minded moral equations as well as to the student encouraged to come up with reductive, wrong-headed readings of mulitlayered texts” (Prose 97). The reader can blatantly see that Prose thinks negatively of the high school curriculum that today's students face. It seems clear that Prose does not want to hide her personal view or feelings, so she starts her essay out in a way that we do not have to read between the lines to get a sense of how she feels about what she is writing. She uses more emotional language when she says, "The intense loyalty adults harbor for books first encountered in youth is one probable reason for the otherwise baffling longevity of vintage mediocre novels, books that teachers may themselves have read in adolescence"(Prose
With those distractions the hunger to be educated has dropped considerably. Students in high school have so many other things to do and less responsibility to learn and work. That once graduated from high school, they are unprepared for a higher level of learning. << Fragments. See MHH 32>> Studies have shown that there is a big gap between what teachers in high school are teaching students and what college professors expect their students know.
Monday February 18, 2013 Essay An Education Problem Author Mary Sherry In the Praise of the F Word The author Mary Sherry is a school teacher and mother who believes in flunking students that are not motivated to master the basic skills in reading, writing and math. She thinks many high school students are cheated by the educational system that graduates them, lacking these basic skills. Also, she feels students should have these basic academic skills before they enter into the real world of college or employment. The author states the lack of not having the basic skills can lead to many social, educational and financial problems later down the road. She understands that people come from different environments and everyone can learn; they just need to be motivated.
When George, Sam, and Rameck were in University High, they didn’t have teachers that were motivated. “We had a few dedicated teachers at the high school who pushed us to learn and forced us to do our work, but too many others just didn’t know how to reach us and didn’t seem to care” (59). The teachers don’t have the desire to help students or care, therefore, Sam, Rameck, and George's grades drop. This proved how important of a role teachers play on a student's academic life. If the teachers didn’t care about their education, how would you expect students to stay in school when the teachers don’t care whether they attend or not.
Nathan Nguyen Professor Mary Composition I 14 September 2012 In the article “The Case Against Grades,” Alfie Kohn argues that grades make students afraid of explore new things; tests and quizzes are not the ways to measure knowledge .“Assessment-based grading” creates an allusion on how well are students doing in a numerical way. The effects of grading can come in numerous ways. Kohn indicates three crucial conclusions of grading: decrease in self-motivation, diminish in taking scholarly risk and “reduce in quality of students’ thinking”. Don’t on the students, they’re only listening to the message; they’re rational. For many years, adults have send them the message success is more important than learning.
It causes depression, which leads the person to just give up on school as a whole. Another reason why students decide to drop out of school is because of academic failure. Some students are not good in all subjects like others. The main subjects that students lack in are mathematics and english. Failing a course is a major set back for some people.
So I entered high school in all regular classes. I immediately became entrenched in a world of boredom. All the classes were easy, I had straight A’s, but I was not motivated to learn. This event showed me that faculty members are not interested in the academic interests of their students, but following the system. At the time I did not realize that I was just part of a system, I thought that
Whatever we are going to do we need to have some education. People who go through life without study latter when they start a family they are going to suffer because now in days minimum we need to have the high school diploma to get a job. Without education, a human being is incomplete because it is what makes us more intelligent and creative. This is why we have a lot of things the makes us
Worrying teachers focus on standardized test rather than innovation and imagination. Going against the tide while trying to express their creativity, students struggle to get decent grades. Advised by schools, if students pursue different art forms, they will not be successful in life. Indicated by their teachers, students grow up believing that art and music will not lead to a successful life and should study the core subjects instead of troubling around with art. This will lower the students' self esteem in letting new ideas out and start to doubt using creative ideas causing less and less creative people in the world