The Dream Act would be a great incentive to finish an education. When people do not have documents, getting them become their first priority. If the government tells them to go school in order to get it, many people will go. By this way, school will be beneficiated because this people would have to pay for their tuitions; the government is not giving them any kind of help as financial AID. The dissertation rate will decrease because these people will do everything to obtain good grades in order to be eligible to become legal residents.
It appears that testing is a waste of time, but in reality, it prepares students for future success. Another question that occurs is: What are students gaining from these different tests each year? Many people debate whether the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is considered to be pointless. Maybe these tests are teaching students accountability and responsibility, two vital tools for success in life. Within in the article, “No Child Left Behind: Test-Obsessed Education Won’t Move Us Ahead” the author, David Marshak, slashes the No Child Left Behind Act.
At age 16 my aunty dropped out of high school and her life has been a living hell ever since. The age requirement to drop out of high school should remain the same because at 16 the part of the brain, called the Frontal Lobe, which controls decision making, isn’t completely developed. “Students who receive poor grades, who repeat a grade, or who are over-age for their class are more than likely to drop out.” (Do Something) Students who receive poor grades are likely to not care, get upset, or do something about it. Getting bad grades really affects you when you put so much time in that subject. If you don’t do the work, how do you expect to get good grades?
The Oklahoma Department of Education needs to do a thorough check and really dig deep to find out if it is the teachers fault or the students. Many students thrive of the behavior of other students and in some places they have a “don’t care attitude” which in high school is the “cool” thing to do. This result can lead to acting up in class, not doing your homework and doing poorly on their test. This of course leads to bad grades and failing. It would be a tragedy that someone who had to go through high school, better themselves and go to college, was fired because of this.
Nathan Nguyen Professor Mary Composition I 14 September 2012 In the article “The Case Against Grades,” Alfie Kohn argues that grades make students afraid of explore new things; tests and quizzes are not the ways to measure knowledge .“Assessment-based grading” creates an allusion on how well are students doing in a numerical way. The effects of grading can come in numerous ways. Kohn indicates three crucial conclusions of grading: decrease in self-motivation, diminish in taking scholarly risk and “reduce in quality of students’ thinking”. Don’t on the students, they’re only listening to the message; they’re rational. For many years, adults have send them the message success is more important than learning.
Cheat to Success In the article, “Can Students be Paid to Excel?” Jennifer Medina reports that paying students for their performance at school can actually help them become better students. Then again, in the introduction of “Drive”, Daniel Pink gives proof to show that “extrinsic motivators”, like money, are not always the best way to inspire learning and growth in a person. This is why Los Angeles middle schools should not offer students cash rewards to improve the student’s academic performance because as time goes by, student’s academic work will go down the drain. Most students get the job done as long as they are being paid to do so. I know from reality and from the introduction of “Drive” by Daniel Pink, that states, “Rewards can deliver a short-term boost---just as a jolt of caffeine can keep you cranking for a few more.
Kettl describes one challenge of public administrators as, “The job in the twenty-first century has become harder because expectations have grown even as resources have shrunk. “ Kettl went on to say that, “public managers themselves must be ready to accommodate conflicting and contradictory demands.” There were many persons involved with and affected by the educational reform in Denver public schools and Manual High School. Each group involved had their own desires and goals. The students wanted to be continue their education at a school they were comfortable and familiar with. They did not want to be looked at as “stupid” kids.
Low income will mean that parents will be unable afford educational books or tutoring in order to help the student pass. Although a criticism of his research would be that it was performed years ago and now changes to the education system have been made to counter act such material differences such as free after school study which means that students
With the cuts and shortage of hours toward classified and certified staff, students may not get the necessary tools they need in order to be successful and achieve the best grades he or she can; therefore, having too many students attending universities, will over-crowd the teachers and limit each student to graduate on time. “Students who have not done well in high school could suffer the most. We have given them a chance to work on their English and math here, but now we may have to tell them to do that at the community colleges and transfer to us later.” Said Charles Reed, CSU
Depending on the scores and achievements of the schools depends on the funding given by government. The lower the schools the more focus the government focuses on to try and help better the school. If all else fails with the budget and change in teachers the school will be shut don’t and turned into private for the government. Many people have different views to the NCLB Act; it has multiple pros and cons attached to it. First I will start with the negatives of the No Child Left Behind Act and its standardized testing.