“Dumbing Down” America The one thing you were always pushed and told to do when you were in school was to get an education, so you can get a good job and be successful. You need an education to get anywhere in the world. Schools in America were regarded as the best schools in the world up to the 1970's. Today, compared to the development of Asian and European schools, American schools are ranked as some of the lowest schools. Some students are graduating from high school with little or more knowledge about the core classes, some people that graduate they say are illiterate.
Journal 1 Sense of Place Identify a place that you hold important in your life and recall an event that occurred there that has some significance for you. Describe the scene in detail helping readers to see, hear, and otherwise sense what it was like. There aren’t that many places that hold significance in my life because I haven’t stayed in that many places to allow each to have an effect on me. If I had to choose a place it would have to be my high school, well secondary school. I grew up in the same house and went to the standard public schools.
To me there was nothing really different about me except the fact that I was chunky wore glasses, but most of us were the same way back then. In pre-school and kindergarten I had lots of friends and everyone got along but once I got to first grade some things had changed. A lot of my friends moved the summer before we went to the first grade and the other ones had different teachers than me so in a way I guess you could call me a loner. I made new friends but I was also alone a lot and I am still that way today. But I digress.
The author states that commuting with public transit has more benefits than driving a car each day to school. Our VTA system offers a convenient and cost-effective solution for SJSU students. I strongly agree with Lester Detroit, because taking the bus to the school could decrease many
When different parties have different understandings of their dispute effective negotiation may be very difficult to achieve. Royal Furgeson could not have separated the people from the problem as the problems relates directly to the people. So keeping the people out of the controversy would not have yielded anything. In addition the Bishop would not have let this happen. 2) Focus on interests, not positions Negotiating about interests means negotiating about things that people really want and need, not what they say they want or need.
Living in a state that is not known for being racist, it was difficult seeing this occurring at another high school. I thought it was so great that Morgan Freeman was willing to pay for the costs of prom so that they could integrate all the students for one united prom. He made an excellent point when he said that it was not about changing the students, ironically, the people that teach them had to be changed. These students, mostly due to their parents influence, were surrounded by racism, and in essence, had to choose if they were for or against integration. I was astonished to see that for so many years there were black proms and white proms and that there were two homecoming queens, one black, and one white.
There is nothing bad in just letting students do and go where they want during lunch for all high school students. Most kids have ways off campus anyway, or have ways to sneak around the rules. The administrators should change lunch to open lunch for every
The advantage gives students more motivation to do well in school. Another advantage of open campus is school lunches. As of now our school has three lunches, with open campus they might be able to minimize it to maybe two lunches A and B. Some students in C lunch have complained of shortage of food and with open campus more students would eat elsewhere, increasing the food supply for school lunches. Also, If students are allowed to leave campus, and their homes are nearby, students can save money on lunch and eat from home.
The place where I know I’m most welcome Throughout my life I have faced a lot in school and it was not only academy wise there were more to it, I used to be blamed for things I don’t know about. However I learned how to make all bad things good things and make the best out of it all. I realize that difficulties can make you accomplish a lot in your life without you fighting back. I move to America three years ago and came to the country with no idea of how the school system works and I did not have any idea of how they teach students differently. Trying to achieve what I want in life is really hard all I know is that I have support all the way to the end.
My goal was to get my education. But appearantly I upset them and they made it difficult to re-enroll. At the time my family lived about 10 feet past the high school districts limits. This was the same address we lived in at the time of my last enrollment that same year. Also two of my brothers still went to this school with this address on file.