Personally speaking, I wouldn’t want to come to class everyday if I know my teacher had a gun in the class. The fact that a gun is in the class can mess with a student’s learning, because instead of focusing on their lesson, they would be focusing on the danger they could possibly be in. As student, we should feel comfortable around our teachers if we don’t feel comfortable around anyone else. Schools shouldn’t be a place of fear. Schools are not safe anymore because of the violence that goes on in schools and sometimes deadly school shootings.
Students Should Not Work in High School Working in high school can have some advantages such as teaching responsibility and the value of a dollar; however, the effects can be harmful to grades, social life and relationships with parents for many teenagers and cause behavioral problems. Many teenagers experience a drop in grades because working takes away from their study and homework time. They lack time to spend with friends; therefore they feel distant and sometimes lack social experiences. Most of the time they spend less and less time with their families and parents; therefore causing them to feel left out. Many behavioral problems and some health issues can also be linked to working in high school.
Then, she says that teachers believe they portray such horrific behaviors that are immoral. We live in a world in which school shootings, drugs, and alcohol are rampant; therefore, professors shouldn’t teach those books in the classroom because they don't model good behavior. On the other hand, Omanovic points out in a report called Reading at Risk from the National Endowment for Arts that school districts are banning books. Instead of reading books, they’re more interested in the internet. The reports goes on to say that as more Americans lose an interest in reading the more our nation becomes "less informed, tolerant, and independent-minded."
Censorship of Books in School Should people be able to deny a student’s freedom to read any book they want to at school? Every time an adult bans a book, children lose the chance to gain knowledge from it. The students’ outlook on the world becomes narrower as they lose access to an insightful piece of literature, and prohibiting books like that limits a students’ access to fantastic literary texts. Book censorship in schools limits the education of minors, and the students’ can’t receive the full knowledge inside. Book banning has a huge negative effect on how students live, at school as well as at home.
As the article goes on Shepard changes his position and argues on why podcasting is bad. One of the biggest cons about podcasting is that it encourages laziness. Students would be more apt to skip class and the professors would feel less inclined to focus on classroom instructional methods (4). The second reason why podcasting shouldn’t be in the classroom is because if the student did not understand the explanation because it was unclear, they could go back and listen to it as many times as they want but the podcast would still be unclear. Students would not be able to ask questions to the professors to help clarify.
The contempt he shows is clear as he highlights the hypocrisy of the media. Author credibility is built by describing his own experiences in school. It starts out in the first grade, when he was smart enough to be promoted to the second grade but was held back by his mother fearing that her son would get picked on. The end of his formal education comes when he describes dropping out of high school because he could not find a parking spot. Disdain is showed towards government officials for their part in education.
Among the many solutions that were advocated, the arming of school teachers has been suggested. I firmly believe that it is not an educator’s responsibility to provide public safety. That is a law enforcement function. Unfortunately, after the Sandy Hook tragedy several states have adopted a law that school teachers can carry concealed weapons into schools for their own protection and to help protect the students and staff. However, South Dakota is the only state that specifically permits each school employee, including teachers, secretaries and cooks, to take a training course and carry a gun.
The senators and other politicians believe that the reason for Americans stupidity and failures in schools is because of the shows and influences like Jackass. Moore disagrees with this though, “... the odds are good that you’ll find overflowing classrooms, leaking ceilings, and demoralized teachers.” (pg. 124 Moore). This draws the attention of how terrible some public schools can be due to the lack of money and budgets they receive from the government. Instead the politicians, “ ...build another bomber than to educate our children.” (pg.
Laziness is a disease that almost all suffer from, for example, students often ditch classes, don’t do their homework and fall asleep in class. Another philosopher, Plato, believed that a democratic like government was a bad idea. He agreed that if everyone had a say in decisions, than nothing would get done. This doesn’t only apply in government, but also in the classroom. When students are allowed to work together, they get less done because most of their time is spent talking with friends.
He believes that carrying firearms should be left to school safety officials such as school resource officers and school police department officers. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the nation’s largest organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, said allowing teachers to carry guns would likely make them the first targets in an attack, and could make