A high school student needing remedial classes can be blamed on three major factors: the students themselves, the community, and the school system. Students themselves can be blamed for not being ready for college. The most concerning thing for a high school student is their social life. Also, a high school student is usually immature; it’s hard for a fourteen year old child to look ahead to the future. For example, I never planned on going to college, I planned on going to beauty school; however, I finished beauty school then realized I would rather go to college.
Ultimately, Clark’s decisions to dismiss the drug dealers, drug users, and troublemakers and stick by his values prove to be ingenious. In relatively short order, the atmosphere in the school becomes conducive for learning. Clark’s school does not end up being taken over by the state government, because more than enough students pass the state-required exam. While I commend Clark for righting the sinking ship, I would not have gone about it in the same manner. My course of action would focus on getting the parents involved in the school.
Rhetorical Analysis The First Amendment states that the people have a guaranteed right to freedom of speech, but that’s not always the case. In Nguyen's essay "Speech Doesn't Have to Be Pretty to Be Protected," she discusses three separate incidents: a Warren high school student who wore a t-shirt that said “redneck” across the front, Jeff and Nicole Rank who wore t-shirts stating “Love America, Hate Bush” when attending a visit by President Bush, and an incident that occurred on Nguyen’s own campus where students wore t-shirts saying “war criminal.” Nguyen’s tone in this essay helps assert her point; she firmly believes that the rights of the students in all three incidents were violated and voices these beliefs in a strong, passionate way. With all this in mind, Nguyen asks: “Was the university justified in removing our fellow students who were not disruptive in any way” (Nguyen 326)? Nguyen uses ethos, pathos and logos along with a very serious and opinionated tone to persuade the reader that the constitutional rights of the students were abused. Nguyen’s use of ethos, pathos and logos strengthens her argument.
Josephine Alibrandi argues with her mother about her visiting her grandmother after school, her school behaviour, her mother’s personal life, her mother’s relationship with men other than her father and her own relationship with Jacob Coote. These are all the issues that teenagers express via arguments to their parents. Another association with adolescence is peer pressure. Throughout the novel, Josephine is pressured by her friends to do something which she believes isn’t right. An example of this is the walk-a-thon where Josephine is put in charge of taking care of the back of the group but she abandons her duty as her friends convince her into skipping school to meet a celebrity.
Supreme Court Cases Tinker v. Des Moines 1968 John Tinker of 15 years of age, and Mary Beth Tinker, 13 years of age, brother, and sister, and Christopher Echardt 16 years of age all had parents who protested the war. In an attempt to copy their parents the teenagers come up with a plan to let everyone at school know what they thought about the war. In order to show their protest towards the war during the holidays they wore black armbands to school. Word of the armbands quickly made its way up the grapevine until finally, the principal found out. The siblings, and Echardt were asked to remove the armbands; consequences for failing to do so were suspension until after New Year’s Day, and confiscation of the armbands.
Now those bullies know that what they did is wrong but it took her death for them to come to their senses and realize this. We all know that the suicide of Izzy isn’t the first however her mum stated that she wants her daughter to be the last. School children do not realize the pain that can be caused by bullies until it happens to them. The fact that Gabbi told the school countless times – too many times – is shameful of the school, who at the time did not want to make a statement which to us, the reader, reflects their
Running head: GUN CONTROL AND PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS AS AMERICANS 1 GUN CONTROL AND PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS AS AMERICANS EDWARDO ESPINAL PARK UNIVERSITY GUN CONTROL AND PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS AS AMERICANS 2 You recently picked up a newspaper or turned on to see the news you may have question what is happening in our schools and begin to think whether our schools are still safe places for children. Recent school shootings have set feared in many parents about their children’s safety in our schools. Since last year, number of school shootings by students have occurred regularly... "Society refuses to take responsibility by locking up their armed weapons.” Said by a schoolteacher.
Amanda Villegas I set out to investigate the topic of education, more specifically high school dropouts and how the epidemic can prevented or reduced. I chose to write about the topic because, coming from a low socio economic minority area most of my family and friends did not complete their compulsorary education, most of whom are living in poverty, struggling to make ends meet and are relying on government assistance to get by. I wondered, if we could turn back time what could have been done to help my family and friends achieve a high school diploma. I began my research by chatting with multiple online librarians, and also talking to my family and friends that never received a high school diploma. I asked them if they could turn back
This article also explores the studies done on dropout rates of high school students due to the exit exam. Holme, J. J., & Heilig, J. V. (2012, November). High-Stakes Decision: The
In fact, just recently, I heard of two cases in a high school during graduations where graduating students were removed from the event because of “harsh words”. One student, the valedictorian, used the word “hell” in her speech. A simple word, with a thousand meanings, and seen as worse than any other more explicit word. Why is that? Do we not pride ourselves on the freedom of speech, teaching this as a human right to everyone from their days in kindergarten?