More so, it is being done internally by teachers (Falk, 616). The stakes are so high they manipulate test results by keeping certain students out of the testing environment. It has been reported that kids were purposely held back so that their performance will not bring down the test scores that the more intelligent students submit. I agree with that Lindsay Jillson argues about how standardized testing has jeopardized a student’s future because of the sanctions that are given to them for being less intelligent. I just do not understand why the main focus of our education has to be all about test.
But is this right, should parents even, principals just blow bullying off like that? Maybe we've seen a bigger kid shoving a smaller kid around, or a girl with less money shunned because her clothes aren't nice enough or she doesn't live in the right neighborhood. Both situations involve bullying, and it's a serious problem in elementary and middle schools nationwide. Too often, we don't take bullying seriously. Young people who are bullied are more likely to skip school or completely drop out.
Schools should save their money on those drug tests and actually test for something that is performance-enhancing and that is also hurting these young athletes. If that was the case there would be no steroid use among any high school football players and this would also keep from altering young athletes’ bodies. In some cases it would also keep from death of our young athletes today. By not testing for steroids in high school sports, we are not only letting kids think its ok, we are also altering their bodies for a small term fix. The use of steroids in high school is a problem that can be ended by drug screening, and also if coaches would care about their athletes, young lives are even being lost because people are ignoring the
Does standardized testing improve education in public schools? Terrie Lynn Bittner the author of Homeschoolers Should Not Take Standardized Test would argue that it has not been proven that these tests help public school students. The author states that testing is nothing more than routine memorization and not true learning. So, homeschoolers shouldn’t have to take standardized tests because the parents do not need testing to see their children’s progress. With homeschooling, the parents are the ones teaching their children, so they know their progress, strengths and weaknesses.
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.
But this injures students educationally as well. While the rest of the world references Vietnam in many of today’s situations or debates on whether Iraq is the next Vietnam and other issues, high school students are left out of the loop because their high school textbooks and teachers refuse to teach them what they should learn, what they ought to learn. High school students are hurt the most because of this. While textbook authors and editors are not likely to break away from the template soon, they should at least find a way around the system to provide pictures and information that would give students sufficient knowledge on the topic of Vietnam. That way students would be able to keep up with issues from which parallels to Vietnam are drawn or participate in such
(3) Some people say that allowing teenagers to get contraceptives without first telling a parent encourages them to become sexually active and that requiring teenagers to tell their parents before they get birth control would stop sexual activity but research says teenagers don’t become sexually active if they can obtain contraceptives. Studies say making contraceptives available to teenagers does not increase sexual activity. (4) Requiring teens to tell a parent before they can obtain contraceptive doesn't reduce their sexual activity it will just put their health and lives at risk, if the child had to have permission from their parents to obtain contraceptives. It would just make them not want to use protection and have sex without it. (5) However taking away teenagers' access to contraceptives doesn't stop them from having sex, it just drives them away.
This is why I believe that it’s not the schools fault. Additionally, the article conveys “‘if a school employee witnesses a behavior that is problematic and makes a conscious decision not to address it, it becomes schools problem’.” (Diblasio).This may be true; however it is only resolved for that incident but later on, the bully can decide to be more careful and bully the student more outside of school because an adult intervened. Now I am not saying not to intervene, just that it wouldn’t make the bullying stop completely. Studies have shown that most of the times, the bully is the one that needs more help because maybe he is bullying because he was or is being bullied too. It is also hard to detect but in most cases, this is true.
Essay 1 The pressure of being a high school student is high, especially as they to the senior grades. Students caught cheating in high school should not automatically be expulsed. Someone doesn’t cheat for no reason, schools have to look into why the student was cheating in the first place and try to help. If it becomes a problem then the student should be dismissed. Today’s students cheat for a variety of reasons.
Should sex education be taught in schools? There have been many debates over this. Studies show parents say that sex education only destroys the morality of people because they think that sex education teaches students about how sexual intercourse is done. Although sex education lowers the morality of people by teaching students how to use condoms and contraceptives, it should be taught in primary school and secondary school because its a prevents sexual diseases and teenage pregnancy, it is indeed a need in case of parents’ absence, and it gives children the idea of what is right and what is wrong. Research shows that teens are more sexually active now than before.