Students don’t have that support from the teacher that they need to succeed in school. They struggle because the teacher is helping somebody else or having to teach the entire class. The final and main reason why high school grads are unable to read is failure of the parents. Parents are so wrapped up in their busy lives that they don’t make time for their children. Children are often home alone with too much independence.
Bullying is such a big subject now because it happens to everyone. Our principal at North said “It isn’t bullying until it happens twice.” But that’s not always the problem. Sometimes a person can say one thing to you, and it can ruin your entire day, week, or even month. I don’t understand why people bully each other, maybe because they’re so insecure about their self they need to bring others down with them. Maybe they don’t get enough attention at their house, or maybe they want friends but they can only show their mean side because they are actually scared of getting hurt themselves.
I was able to maintain a 3.8 GPA through everything but I was put on academic probation for my scholarships. The experience was traumatic one that I would never forget especially the mean people in the Juvenile Detention Center and mase. Upon returning to school she started again and we had an argument, we were suspended for 10 more days and token back to JDC for a campus disruption. Finally, I got kicked out which was the happiest day of my life; I was going to a much better place where I’d always wanted to go Lakewood High School. I wish I could’ve went to Lakewood as a freshmen and maybe I wouldn’t have been in so much trouble, which was definitely a learning experience.
My greatest accomplishment is I made it to high school. It wasn't easy for me because I never did very well in my classes, especially on tests. I was so afraid that I wasn't going to pass my End-Of-Grade tests to get out of elementary school, much more nervous about middle school, but somehow I did it. I remember when the test's started at the end of the year I was so stressed and worried that I wasn't going to pass. It all started in 6th grade when we had End-Of-Grade tests.
Most only, stared and every now and then a few bold people would ask hesitantly, “Is this your daughter?” I was too young to remember their responses but as I grew older I finally felt their frustration and annoyance with the subject. Through middle school and beyond I struggled knowing who or what I was as far as race. I was often saddened and felt that the African Americans did not fully accept me since my complexion wasn’t as rich as theirs and I felt the White and Hispanic communities neglected me because my hair was kinky and not bone straight. I would often times hear people whispering back and forth “She can’t be Black, she doesn’t look like us.” Or “She’s too dark to be White” and “She kind of looks Hispanic, but she looks more Black and her hair isn’t straight.” “What is she,” the would often inquire. Deep inside I knew
If students don't get punished for not coming to school, then schools will lose money and students will be missing lectures causing them to get bad grades. Students aren't graduating because they have too many unexcused absences. Ditching shouldn't be allowed and if one does ditch, then they must be punished. Some people might say Senior year in high school is a waste of time. I agree, my senior year consisted of cutting classes and not as much work.
They were very poor. The job that she works at did not pay very well. Carson did not do too well in school. He seemed to struggle a lot, and kids always made fun of him by calling him by the name of “dumb kid.” Up until he reached the age of 11 his mother, and a few of his school teachers helped motivate him into developing an interest in school. He than began to start doing well, and soon kids stop calling him names.
They develop character throughout the movie and at the end, have turned on a light in others’ lives and in their own lives. Erin Gruwell was an inexperienced first time English teacher. She had no idea what to expect or what was going to happen with the students of Room 203. The students had difficult upbringings and were exposed to gang violence every day and because of this, many of the students had lost hope. Erin saw the students differently to the other teachers at Wilson High.
I was told that when you become a junior that’s when everything starts to get harder and you have to buckle down meaning no time for friends and really no weekend because it was going to require a lot of work, but I was sure that if I got through middle school, 9th and 10th grade that it would be no different than any other grade level class that I had taken already and passed. I was receiving an assignment in all classes to complete during the summer. I started the work, but it was so boring that I never finished the work. As time went on, my grades affected me, so I had to get tutoring if I wanted to be able to play football in the upcoming season. As I spent more time trying to bring up my grade in one class, my grades began to suffer in my other classes.
“Many children live on the wrong side of the tracks in places where education is not valued, where drugs, gangs and violence abound. And where schools are low-performing, they often lack community and health support” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/franklin-schargel/the-real-reasons-children-drop-out-of-school). Children from low income household usually have a negative outlook on their lives due to having social services interfere in their lives and not being able to spend time with the parents because of the long hours worked. “There is often a clash between the family values and those of the school.