This policy was introduced by New Labour, carried out later by the conservatives, with the main aim to reduce inequality. This will reduce inequality because its making it compulsory for low income household students to stay in schools and able to get the same qualifications as students with a higher income household. Another policy introduced by New Labour to reduce inequality was the EMA. The EMA paid lower income household students to go to further education such as college and sixth form. However
Publishing schools exams results in league tables ensure that the school has to achieve phenomenal results if they want to attract likes of the consumers. With good league tables in allows the schools to be selective in those pupils they give a confirmed place to with recuiting the high achieving middle class pupils. As a result of this middle class pupils get the best education because of the social class inequality with the education system. So for those with poor league tables they are not in the position to be selective with their pupils and have to offer places to the less able, mainly working class. So their results being unattractive to the middle class parents,
While there are several “rags to riches” stories that serve to encourage the members of the lower class to work hard and achieve their dreams, much truth lies in the fact that the government does not provide enough opportunities for them to do so. I would recommend revising the school choice provision of the No Child Left Behind Act in order to enable the mobility of students to schools located outside of their district. By doing so, many of the children within the working class would have the option to attend a school where they could receive the same opportunities as those of their high-born
(2005, November). High School Reform and High School Afterschool: A Common Purpose. Retrieved October 25, 2010, from http://www.afterschoolalliance.org This resource has provided me with pertinent information pertaining to high school reform. It gives specific details about high school students and statistics, as well as, describes the challenges faced in educating high school students. The reference also provides some possible approaches to fixing the problems that high schools are dealing with in regards to preparing children for the outside world.
Agree with the question Paragraph 2 On one hand sociologists would agree that a pupil’s home situation is more important than the type of school they attend. Parents who get involved in the students education by showing an interest and helping with homework are more likely to encourage a child to do well at school. Parental influence can affect someone’s educational achievement as if a student’s parent hated school as a child and didn’t get the grades they needed, it can cause the student to act the same. On the other hand it could cause them to progress better in school as they will want to achieve more than their parents Marxists believe students who come from a working class background tend to do worse than students who come from a high class background; this could be because of material deprivation. This is a big influence on student’s educational achievement as they do not have enough money to buy the necessary equipment for school such as revision guides.
The Merchant Shipping Act of 1876 also improved conditions on ships for seamen. This remains one of the great landmarks of State intervention in helping to secure the safety of a particular group of workers. Sandon’s Education Act attempted to improve school attendance by setting up school attendance committees, but stopped short of compulsory attendance in the fear of alienating the lower class. But this was important because for children to get a job they must have an attendance certificate. There was an underlying reason for this Act which was that forcing children to attend local school was a way of propping up Anglican schools and stopping the spread of non-conformist school boards.
Kids are no longer pushed to excel in schools. The school system tries to convince children that they are all doing well when it is not true. When schools allow students to retake all their tests for better grades, students will not strive for perfection on their first attempt. If they do not have letter grades or finals, it is difficult to evaluate student success. These policies will keep children’s feelings from being hurt, but if Eunice cannot do poorly, she has no motivation to do better.
In Middle class schools students are expected to learn and follow the guidelines the teachers provide. Anyon analyzed that students in middle class schools must “follow the directions in order to get the right answers, but directions often call for some figuring, some choice, and some decision making.”(p128) Students should often figure out what the directions ask and solve the problem themselves. The teachers are there to give students the first step in order for them to succeed. Milpitas high is also an Affluent Professional school. In an Affluent Professional school students are encouraged to work and think independently, they are as Anyon said, “Constantly asked to express and apply ideas and concepts.”(p130) Suggesting that the
Make decisions about the budget and staffing. Make sure the school provides for all students including those with special needs. Help to shape the direction the school is going. Governors are at the centre of how a school operates, their role affects the interests of pupils, staff and how the school is seen by the parents and local community. They have to be prepared to both support and challenge the head teacher and staff by gathering views asking questions and deciding what is best for the pupils.
Gatto is saying that schooling is made for kids to adapt to; it has adaptive qualities, therefore there is a chance for everyone to succeed if they really want to, but it takes away from any individual thinking. Conforming is another evil of school because it makes us forced to learn things we really have no interest in and as Gatto states “its intention is to make children as alike as possible”(153). A lot of students use this excuse while they are in high school “when am I ever going to use this again in life” ill be honest I have said it before but I don't necessarily agree with these students because you need to build a base education before you figure out what you want your schooling to focus on. Kids change their minds everyday, I realized that I’m not quite sure I want to be an art major anymore, even being in the first couple of classes I knew it wasn’t for me