Students will not give up in school when they are interested in their classes. Some people say it is a bad idea to let students choose their own course because they will never succeed in their major. Students may choose only the easy courses and they will not prepare for their
This article basically says that high school sports are not killing the academics but the students/athletics are killing it themselves. It explains how school sponsored sport programs should be seriously be thought about being cut off. Some people believe that sports are far more firmly fixed in American high school than in other countries but the test scores finds no support. Ripley bring up that athletic coaches are typically lousy classroom teachers. However, athletic coaches gain additional opportunity for communication by helping the student succeed.
However, by the time she reaches her neighborhood’s failing high school, she will already be too far behind and may not even graduate, or even have a chance of getting a higher education. The movie also shows a boy from Washington, D.C. also stuck in a poor educational system in his neighborhood. A mother from the Bronx also has a difficult time when she is told that her son may need to be held back a year because of his weak reading skills. A middle school girl in California thinks that her public high school may not allow her from making it to her goals. All of these families want more for their children but can only hope they can transfer their kids into a better school.
5.06 * Nile Verleur 4/11/15 Article 1 Report: Our High Schools May Not Adequately Prepare Dropouts For Unemployment 1. What is the essential cultural observation or situation being satirized? What clues lead you to this conclusion? * This article satirizes the lack of support geared towards creating successful students and the misuse of support programs and resources applied towards the failing and less successful students. For example, the author uses sarcasm to point out the lack of support for students when he quotes, “Our public high schools place too much focus on preparing kids for professional careers.” The author later criticizes the unorganized approach teachers take towards the discipline and teaching of students when he quotes, ‘"Educators do a lot to ensure that the most hopeless students slip through the cracks...
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.
Throughout the film these two women face many problems when it comes to playing for the soccer team. Between the cultural values of Jessie’s family, and the discrimination Jules faces with her mother seems to stop them from fulfilling their dreams. However, both these young women overcome the obstacles at the end when they are offered a full ride scholarship to America to play for the University of Santa Clara. The Punjabi cultural traditions are very special to the people and when the traditional values are not being followed controversy will occur. In the film, Jessie does not follow the Punjabi tradition and faces many problems with her family.
Her mother humiliated her in front of her boyfriend, the whole school was quiet when she took her clothes off and the Head felt kind of sorry for her. The only thing the Head did was to send a letter to Clara’s mother. Clara was prepared for some consequences, she was prepared to get a lot of attention and get yelled at by her mother but without succeeding, instead of that her mother laughed at her and really did not care. Characterization of Clara Clara is a fifteen-year old girl who has some mental problems, partly because of her family situation and her social life. She does not have any real friends and can’t enjoy her adolescence.
Phuong Nguyen July 25, 2012 Missing Classes Should or not students miss class? Students would have too much reasons that why they missed class. Students should be penalized for missing classes. First, missing class could lose information. They would not catch class’s program, and they would be missing the lectures and not knowing the information for tests.
It has been argued that doing sports in schools is an cause of brutal competition and rat race in our future life. Young and sensitive beings, so this argument goes, are treated in a different way and as a result humiliated. It is also claimed that team spirit is building an wrong character of receptive to influence students. However, they didn’t take into consideration some simple historic facts: If Mozart had had no need to compete, he would not have written any note. Furthermore, if Einstein had had no need to compete, he would not have published the theory of relativity.
School districts in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, New Jersey, and Connecticut are opting to eliminate recess and physical education classes because of “increased pressures to show improved academic gains when compared to schools around the globe” (Johnson). For some students, Physical Education class is a time to engage in sports and games, as well as learn more about subjects such as drugs/alcohol, eating disorders, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. For other students, P.E. is a pure waste of time. Children feel their times could be better spent studying, doing class work, or just simply nothing at all.