Equal Opportunity Education Parents send their children to school to acquire a good education which will help them prepare for adulthood. We hope they will be successful and make us proud of them. By the time children start school, most parents have already developed an expectation of the type of grades their children will receive and how their children will behave in school. Many children, however, have a different experience than that envisioned by their parents. In his essay, “I Just Wanna Be Average,” author Mike Rose relates how he mistakenly started high school in vocational classes due to an error within the school.
Teachers should give them extra credit they can still have a chance at passing the class. For instance some students fail their class because of the teacher. Even though it’s rare for a teacher to not tell a student his grade once, it still happens. A student in science class thought he had a C for the whole semester and one week before finals the teacher had just told him that he was failing this class. Like a normal human being the student started to panic.
The other Rose student did not achieve superior grades on the standardize tests. These tests were designed to show where each student stood academically resulting in proper placement during their academic career. The first of two placement options consisted of a vocational track which meant you would not attend college following your high school education. This required more hands on training rather than book work. The educational track is the second placement option.
Younger children believe that cheating is wrong but that it is acceptable in some instances. In elementary school children break or bend the rules to win games against their peers. But as they get older- around junior high- they begin cheating on academic work. “Cheating peeks in high school when about 75%of students admit to some kind of academic misgivings”. In schools cheating has become so socially acceptable that students think that it is okay to cheat.
In the long run, a struggling or confused student does not benefit anyone. In my courses I have already seen a majority of the students I know drop out or just stop coming to class because they are afraid of the struggles waiting for them in the near future. Based on the
In some cases, students need money to help support their family and as a result can falsely give the impression that students have a better future by working, rather than studying. Next is the simple idea that the student is failing the courses. Many students don’t excel at certain subjects, such as Mathematics and English. Once these classes are failed, the motivation to take them over and attempt to again is lost, especially if they believe the subject they failed in was their " worst subject". As a result, students end up dropping out, to end up finding easier jobs, which does not require as much thinking as needed.
Secondly, policymakers have been heard arguing that more homework will improve education and learning (Svensén, 2013). Although the opposing side shows interesting arguments, claiming that children should do homework for these reasons is to exaggerate the importance of homework. To begin with, one can argue that the improvement in students' achievements is questionable. Normore and Pelletier (2007; p.
Unfortunately somewhere down the line, the school board members at the district, and state level didn’t think the program was worth keeping. It is truly baffling, and makes a person wonder just where the priorities are when it comes to the education of children. As a result of these broken education systems, along with excessive social activities, and the lack of parental involvement, a high percentage of students are just skimming by when it comes to getting their education. School districts around the country are not doing enough to properly educate children. As a result, this country has fallen far below the international average when it comes to education.
Piling on the homework will not help the students advance in school. In fact it could well have the reverse effect entirely. Students report becoming stressed from the volume of homework that is assigned by their collective teachers within a day’s time in high school and ultimately not getting all of the work completed (Rhodes). Stress can affect children in many positive and negative ways. Although for high school pupils, stress that is created by overloads of homework is never a positive aspect to have in life.