The first thing that these student athletes should be worrying about is there academics and with all the extra money they would get for playing would break their concentration and create more nationally know problems in the college sports world. Most of these players have the big goal of playing professional sport. This is still a pipe dream to those who aren’t stars, with a few exceptions. So therefore these student athletes should focus on their academics before they worry about getting paid to play. They don’t need the pay because they are there on scholarship or other types of pay that is keeping them in the school.
Most citizens in a community could care less if their school was struggling academically as long as their sports teams went undefeated or had a winning season. American societies have been raised to be competitive and that winning, especially in sports, is very important. They have come to accept that scholarly achievements take a back seat to achievements in the sports world. Using appeals to logos and pathos, as well as fact and value claims, Daniel Bowen and Collin Hitt offer opposing views from Amanda Ripley supporting either the positive or negative effects sports have on test scores and academic accomplishments. In Amanda Ripley’s article “The Case Against High School Sports,” she argues that sports are becoming an unnecessary distraction, causing American students to fall behind other countries in math (and all other subjects) in the classroom.
He noticed a lot of schools focusing on sport success and not academic success . They wanted kids with exceptional test score and grades that also cared about others , to be just as important as the all-star basketball team . Ben and his wife started giving out scholarships from all backgrounds for such superior academic performance and demonstration of humanitarian qualities. He expresses how important it is for us to educated our people so that we don’t go down the pathway as so many pinnacle nations have preceded us. Health care is another significant issue that Carson believes could use some serious morphing .
When comparing a few of the commonly most analyzed factors in educational success- race, financial assets, and test scores – it becomes hard to determine the sole causes of success in an individual’s efforts, but easier to recognize patterns over groups of peoples (Storer et al. 40). Specifically when it comes to college graduation rates, race is still the strongest inherent indicator of success. That is, other factors affect the chances of graduating from college more drastically from one race to another race. This is the strongest indicator of success that is inherent because it is a quality that can be attributed to the individual that is not directly a consequence of a student’s actions while they are in school.
Although his observations about American high schools are detailed and accurate, his analysis of and solution to the problems he proposes lack basic knowledge. Throughout the article, Bostein lists some flaws in high schools in America and expresses his views on them. He criticizes the poor quality of teachers and the education system and implies that the teachers do not care about the curriculum. Therefore, high schools fail to prepare students for the adult life. Toward the end of the article, he argues that students in America today mature much more quickly than they did in the 20th century.
Flunking students can be used as a positive tool by our education system. The consequence of flunking and holding students back alone can be used to motivate and encourage students to put full effort into class work. Most students fear flunking only because they’re afraid of what friends, peers and society will say or think about them; this is all wrong, the real fear should be failing and not being
He graduated from junior high at the top of his class. However, when a favorite teacher told Malcolm his dream of becoming a lawyer was "no realistic goal for a nigger," Malcolm lost interest in school. With his teacher successfully putting an end to his dreams of a rightful career, Malcolm decided to forgo the continuance of education and began his criminal ways that ultimately resulted in his incarceration. If Malcolm X was alive today it would have been easier for him to teach himself to read and write with all the advancements in technology. TV and images from magazines and newspapers may be more inspiration to learn than just Bimbi’s ability to converse with a high level of intellect.
Just like anything else in life, it takes practice, and you will get better out of practice when you like the certain field than when you don’t, a good reason to why these types of arguments should be included in school arguments. School work sometimes isolates you from others. Graff says that “When you entered sports debates, you become part of a community that was not limited to your family and friends, but was national and public.”(They Say I Say, page 384) Also, schools don’t really notice how good arguments are made due to sports coming into play.
As in the article “Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes” by Max Roosevelt, it is understandable that the students will want to receive a high grade for putting in an extreme amount of effort; although most teachers and/or professors don’t see it that way. They see it as your paper must be error free in order to receive the highest grade possible. To students creating the perfect paper seems impossible, even if they have all the right points and arguments. Furthermore, the teachers/professors really don’t know how much effort the student has put into the paper so they couldn’t grade on effort. For some students it may come naturally to just be able to create great essays so for them it seems to be a breeze.
The teachers also should have stepped in when they saw the fight happening and not just stood there. It teaches us students that we should stand up for kids, and teachers are not always the good person in the situation and there could be favoring. In conclusion, I think that The Chocolate War was a very good book that taught very interesting lessons. It always makes me think twice but saying, “no” to something that I should do. I think the lesson here is to just plain out respect everyone and you will not have any problems.