Unfortunately, the FCAT does not evaluate student’s performance correctly due to students that fall under pressure. The pressure that student’s feel and encounter is also known as test anxiety. According to Channel 7 reporter Erica Rakow’s in the article “FCAT Stresses Students Out, she claims” The responsibility of passing both reading and math portion of the FCAT in 10 grade adds a stressful ambiance to students who really do not want to retake it as a junior (par.2). Rakow also points out “That responsibility includes promotions to the next grade, and future funding for their school. Some students get so worked up about the test they can’t even get through it (par.3).
The thesis of Mary Sherry’s essay is that teachers and parents need to take further action to help their students earn their diplomas. The main points Sherry expresses in her essay are that students barely have any motivation to focus in school, how students are not satisfied with their academic skills, and ways that teachers can get their students to study. First, Sherry mentions in the essay, “…but, as I rediscover each time I walk into the classroom, before a teacher can expect students to concentrate, he has to get their attention, no matter what distractions may be at hand” (Sherry 515). I agree with what she said because I am a recent high school graduate who would always want to be everywhere but school. Another main
The uneasiness the “n-word” creates in class is important because it causes teachers and students to face the word and discuss their feelings about it, which is an important conversation. Ignoring the word or choosing not to read it because it is offensive and people are too uncomfortable to read it gives the word more power. To take away this power, we must acknowledge the word which degrades its offensiveness and helps people deal with it. “The understandable discomfort the word “nigger” causes students and teachers is a part of a conversation; part of the point of reading that book in school is to have
She explains how her son’s English teacher with unusual way instead of moving him to front row made him to be more serious about learning and specific English .The result was unbelievable, he finished that class with A grade .First Sherry was shocked when the teacher said “I flunk them” then she realized that would be helpful for her son. There are many styles for teaching which looks not proper for first time then after a while when you understand how that help to improve majority of students grades, you will start to believe that style’s advantage. So now we can say F word which author is used in her essay’s title is “Flunk.” Author explains about students who sadly have no motivation to continue their education and are resentful for passing any test which in their mentality they are already
The documentary Waiting for Superman(2010) directed by Davis Guggenheim and the picture book The story of Ruby Bridges(1995) written by Robert Coles and illustrated by George Ford presents the idea of the American School system. The documentary scrutinizes the failures of the public education system in America by following several students as they strive to be accepted into a charter school, while the picture book shows the determination of a young girl as she thrives to receive proper education despite the racial inequality that she is facing. The readers are positioned to react in a positive manner. Despite the fact that both texts share the main idea of the school system in America, the ideas revolving around the main idea are presented
By the time that we were in middle school, the majority of my friends felt that reading was a chore and turned their noses up at any books I'd suggested to them. It's only logical to conclude that there is some grievous error that teachers are making between first grade and junior high school. That's not to say that students cannot be rescued from this loathing of books during high school, but by the manner that high school teachers present them, that isn't a likely prospect. The serious decline of youths reading literature that Francine Prose notes in her essay is a depressing, almost tragic circumstance. If reading is exercise for the brain, then are teachers doing enough in other areas of education to promote thinking?
Gatto says that school diminishes creativity; if anything kids discover their hidden creativeness in class while at school. He also says that kids are not able to advance in higher learning. When clearly, kids are able to follow the teacher and be able to get A's while the subjects get more extreme. Gatto says, "teachers tend to blame the kids, as you might expect"(pg. 683) from personal experiences I can say that I have had great relationships with my teachers throughout elementary school and especially High school.
lAnalysis question on “How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?” by Annie Murphy Paul After reading this essay by Murphy Paul, discuss the negative effects of media multi-tasking. Be sure to include discussion of why these negative effects occur, as presented by Murphy Paul. Karent .A .Aceves Negative Effects | Why do they occur? (causes) | Clarifying examples/explanation | Many student they prefer to be texting instead paying attention to class | The cause of this problem is that later on when they need to know of what the teacher say in class automatically they are going to fail | Because when they are in class they pay more attention if they have a text message instead of pay attention in class | programs that we can
Devin Dufrene Essay 4 April 14, 2009 Failure Failure! Some students are afraid of it, Then again some students are given grades and passed anyway. Students should not be given grades and diplomas if they did not learn the necessary information and earn the grade. In this essay I will respond on how I agree with Mary Sherry in “In Praise of the F Word “on how students are hurt later in life First, if student doesn’t learn necessary information in high school he or she will not be able or having a lot off trouble in the after life with college or there new job. In example, if a student gets by in his English class not caring and not trying to learn, but his teacher likes the student so he passed him, when that student goes to college he will have trouble because he doesn’t know how to write a correct essay because he was given the grade.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is part of many educational curriculums today, even though it deals with mature contents. Young students are reading this novel everyday around the world and it is simply not acceptable. The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” should be banned from the educational system. To Kill a Mockingbird should be banned from the educational system because, it discusses sexism and other mature content, uses vulgar and offensive language, and it deals with racism. This book contains sexism which is a very mature subject for students to be reading about in class.