No specific group of people can be blamed for the problems in education. All of them are to blame if the needs for a proper education are not met. “Teaching right from wrong has as much bearing on a culture’s survival as teaching reading, writing, or science.” ~William Kilpatrick Many parents, school-board members, and other members of society today blame teachers solely for the problems in the educational system. They primarily blame teachers because of the simple fact that it is easier to change a teacher than it is to change a student’s family.
If a W.C student is labelled by a middle-class (M.C) teacher the student often believe that the teacher is right therefore they take that label they have been given and they become a self-fulfilling prophecy which means they accept the label they have been given and stay that standard, this is basically saying if a student is labelled negatively they stay negative because they are ‘fulfilling their own prophecy’ so they are now going to underachieve in education. This is effected by poverty due to W.C generally not being able to afford nice uniforms so the teacher can tell they come from a W.C background because they don’t look as smart as the M.C students. Another reason in the claim that poverty is the main reason for W.C underachievement is because they are generally more fatalistic. If a W.C child is fatalistic in school then it means that they are also culturally deprived, because they are culturally deprived they have attitudes which insist that they are not going to do well in school because for example their parents didn’t then they will not try to get an education as they are fatalistic about being setup to fail in
Most of students were like other students, say that they were good enough and smart enough but the truth is that they’re lie. The more you had been distracted by the more unsuccessful you are. Student should focus more and should not commute to campus. Why this is important to me: This is important because when you commute to campus and did not focusing on your education, you lost your experiences of learning. I have been through this kind of problems and yes it does very distracted.
Taking the example of student life, I am convinced to say that the students are always underrated by their teachers. They never get the marks as they expect. But this thing proves better for the student. Firstly the student learns how to deal with such situations in everyday life as it is the human nature to underestimate others. Secondly, he or she endeavors to score more in the next examination and ultimately in the final evaluation tests and then, throughout his or her career such students prove to be the best.
He also says that learning is separate from living and in other ways, he learns that he is abandoned and unfaithful. He describe that children are skillful learner but “learns that to be wrong, uncertain, confused, is a crime.” The only thing that’s important is what the system wants and think is important. So the students learn not to ask any questions and is given no chances, he soon accepts the adults stereo type of him. He also says “the schools think only they can teach him, and many that are more complicated than the ones they do try to teach him.” They learned various strategies to get the right answers out of the teacher “prying the answers out of the teacher.” Holt express that children are to ignore the other students and to focus only on the teacher. Another part of this essay by Holt he states that children learn from school how to shut their brains off which eventually will lead them to using drugs.
Group Grading While volunteering in my son’s kindergarten class I have come to realize that education is one area that would not benefit from group grading system. Grading students as a group allows some students to advance based on the work of others, and individual grading makes each student responsible for their own future. Although some people may benefit from a group grading system, an individual grading system is a much better way to judge a student’s level of knowledge, makes them accountable for their own work, and keeps teachers informed of what each student is learning. One of the many ways grading students as a group is less efficient and seemingly harmful is the fact that all students do not have the same level of knowledge. Some academics come naturally to students and if they are outnumbered by those that don’t comprehend the lesson, then they may receive a poor grade.
In High Schools around the United States scores are getting worse and worse and it’s due to unmotivated teachers who don’t care about the integrity of teaching anymore because it all seems pointless in this current time. You could make a lot more points about High School and its flaws but these ones are the biggest ones that need addressing. From High School to College, a lot of things change. In College you pick your classes, your times, basically everything. You have freedom to do what you like and aren’t held back by counselors and certain start times.
Abolishing public school attendances, as well as school curriculums are the solutions to children getting a better education, according to John Holt. In School Is Bad for Children, written by Holt, he emphasis’s his opinions that the public school system is failing the children of today. He describes a child that becomes limited in his curiosity and learning ability by the school system. “Your experience, your concerns, your curiosities, what you know, what you want, what you wonder about… all of this is not of the slightest importance, it counts for nothing” (Blair Reader 65). Holt states that learning from school teachers takes away one’s individuality and teaches children that if you don’t learn things their way, then you won’t learn it at all.
Even though studying is the best way to get good grades, students cheat because feel they have to be straight A students because they are pressured by their parents to do well and they will not excel without above average grades. Academic dishonesty is something that is frowned on by all academic institutes no matter where you enroll. Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, and deception of any kind are risking your entire school career and could jeopardize your entire working career. So why do so many students willingly participate in this practice? Some would stay it is because students do not want to study and just find it much easier to just purchase a essay online or to park their seat next to the “nerd” in the class to ensure that you ace every pop quiz.
School is bad for Children This essay is written by the a teacher and education theorist-----John Holt. Holt believed that the traditional school reduces children's curiosity about life. And He thinks that the student should be allowed to choose to learn what they are interested in. Also, he has call for the help to make children free from the classroom which he treated as a "dull and ugly place, where nobody ever says anything very truthful." Additionally, John Holt is also a supporter of the Home Schooling movement.