Nowadays, we can see lots of teenagers who try to fit in on the society by living like the society; sometimes this led to destruction. As the novel continues, Josie also feels being pressured at her school. Firstly, because most of the students at her school came from wealthy families and her acceptance to the wealthy catholic girl’ school was trough scholarship and not by paying the fees. Secondly, because her parents weren’t married when she was born and she had never met her father until the age of seventeen; in other words she doesn’t feel as normal like the other girls at her school feels. In my experience, issues like this happen in many schools, when you feel you’re an outcast on your school because you came from a low standard of living and your studying in a wealthy school.
Throughout history we have seen that racism is a problem in the United States. From people being segregated to being discriminated because of their race, racism has affected many people. Because racism was a much bigger problem in the past, people tend to think that it doesn’t exist anymore. I think that racism is still a problem in the United States because it negatively impacts schools, neighborhoods, and society. There is usually bullying in schools, but something that not everyone knows is that there is also racism going on in schools everyday.
“Bullying is a big problem that effects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on it’s receiving end” (Lyness 1). Bullying does not just affect kids, but the parents too. It affects the parents because a lot of their children begin to be afraid attending school. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda was affected by being bullied lead her to think about suicide, scared of coming to school, and victims like Melinda begin to not care about school and fail. Melinda was affected by being bullied and led to many things and one of them is thinking about suicide.
I wonder what percentage of those students who didn’t get accepted withdrew the opportunity themselves because they couldn’t afford it once they got accepted. There can be so many reason why the school doesn’t accept 10K students a semester; by the way who wants to learn with another 1,000 students in the classroom. Beres doesn’t take the time to elaborate on different factors that come with college admission but instead attacks the College Board for no apparent reason. He has a valid claim that yes students’ needs to be given the chance, but lacks the supporting warrants he could have made. Instead of bashing the College Board about the common app he could have made a valid case by questioning the rising of college tuition which is a main factor that students aren’t
Whenever people heard Augusta High School, what came to peoples mind was ghetto, unsuccessful, and troublemakers. It feels like most students at this school focus more on their friends and situations outside of school other than academics. Another problem a couple of years ago was the clothing students were wearing. Most of the students would wear unsuitable clothing; either something was too small or there was inappropriate writing on a shirt. Also there was countless number of bullying reports because of clothing.
Standardized tests punish all students classified under minorities, special education, and those who do not comprehend the English language. For students in underfunded schools, it is difficult to compete with the middle class, the wealthy, and the educated in a well-funded schooling environment. According to Education Week, “No Child Left Behind” also includes the increasing numbers of high-school dropouts as schools focus on the middle range of students to neglect the lowest performers. Students who do not meet proficiency requirements on given standardize tests may have their diploma revoked and in worse case repetition of the grade may be required. It reflects badly on the school when this occurs, and often provokes investigation into the administration’s wrong doings.
School Uniforms cons Antonio Rozier 3/15/13 Pd.2 Antonio Rozier Period 2 3/15/13 School Uniforms Con Ever since the 1920’s people have believed that school uniforms help students improve their grades and their behavior. Well this theory is not true what so ever school uniforms do not help students improve anything. Kade A., a sixth grade student, was asked how he felt about school uniforms he replied “No, I don’t like them, because they are uncomfortable, and make you feel like you are in your church clothes all the time.” (“Teen Ink” 1). A high school student was also asked how she felt and she responded “I do not like school uniforms because they take away student’s individuality.” (“Teen Ink 2”). These two students show that school uniforms do not help students improve their academics and also students do not like the uniforms at all.
A recent study conducted in schools from frenchtoast.com was to see if the schools had as improved the tolerance and sense of belonging, to increased safely and academic performance. These studies have shown that a fixed dress code does promote good behavior and helps students achieve higher test scores. However, parents have expressed concerns because their child or children are not allowed to express who he or she truly is. (BlueSuitMom) Another issue that has many people worried throughout the United States is the rising cost of these uniforms to stay in compliance with the schools dress codes. Many cities like Long Beach, California, Dade County, Florida, and Houston, Texas in which the school itself provides two to three
Essay 1 The pressure of being a high school student is high, especially as they to the senior grades. Students caught cheating in high school should not automatically be expulsed. Someone doesn’t cheat for no reason, schools have to look into why the student was cheating in the first place and try to help. If it becomes a problem then the student should be dismissed. Today’s students cheat for a variety of reasons.
Do you believe school uniforms make a difference in the lives of students attending schools? In the opinion of most high school students today, uniforms won’t make a difference. Around the world students are required to wear school uniforms to help their education. As of 2006 roughly one in five schools in the United States had some type of dress requirement. (“Update: School Uniforms.”) Schools in the United States are getting stricter when it comes to dress codes.