Samantha Pisco Ms. Roach and Mrs. Norris Modern Literature 13 May 2009 Against School Drug Testing I. It is well known that trust is needed between students and teachers, but drug testing can cause students to mistrust them and feel ashamed and resentful towards their teachers. Even with coaches drug testing athlete can cause them to quit their extracurricular. II. considering drug testing in high schools shows a lack of confidence in students to do the right thing III.
Bullying is an important issue because most students and adults do not support the action of bullying and bullying has caused innocent students to feel inferior, depressed, and commits suicide in some cases. Anti-bullying legislation has questioned if laws of bullying are worthy of being passed. Advocates of bullying laws plead that bullying is a crime, students should not be discriminated for their sexuality, and students are destined to be in a safer environment to learn in. There have been disagreements that bullying laws offer little protection, causes incomplete paper work, and students do not do anything about the law. Bullying is a serious issue that leaves helpless students being tortured just because of some inhumane actions by other students that are ignorant.
Slang Controlled Assessment Slang is a subject matter that has always been of great interest for linguists and school teachers alike. Inventing ideas is a “natural human tendency” so why do so many people get angered and upset when teenagers invent words? Adults have always been critical of teenspeak, it is their role to find fault with the younger generation but to actually ban slang from the school playground is too extreme. According to www.debate.org, 72% of people say that banning slang in schools shouldn’t be banned. Banning slang would be incredibly hard to maintain.
Also families are affected by this too, as they would have to buy additional clothing on top of casual clothes for their children. Students are the most affected by uniforms because this takes away student’s individuality. Overall parents and students don’t like the ideas of having uniforms. Parents say it’s not necessary to have uniforms. “Forcing students to wear school uniforms only aggravates their rebellious spirit.” More fights will start over pointless school uniforms.
In general, nerds, who are made fun of their look, feel embarrassed and discouraged in school, which results in decline of their academic performances. Hence, uniform helps to decrease bully and tease. Moreover, as students learn to respect each other, rules and regulations are tightened. To add on, uniform frees students from morning hassle of rummaging their wardrobes looking for clothes, which somehow contribute to their punctuality. On the other hand, objectors of school uniform argue that uniform kills creativity and
Historically uniforms have portrayed indifference between countries specifically in war, to mark foe from friend which nowadays marks the difference between us and other schools. Not only do we have to put up with a stolen identity but also have to bear its uncomfortable and ugly nature. They say ‘’we are promoting school unity’’ but I believe it is instead robbing us of our own social identity. As a consequence of this the ideals and values of the student is blatantly rejected. In order to promote a fairer and free country we must be rid of uniforms and youth social groups should be considered equal in views and opinions to the older generations.
Uniforms can aggravate the students because they can’t express their style in clothing, causing them to rebel and act out in school. This leads me to my next point. Because the students can’t act out to the teacher without a consequence, students release their anger on someone else. Uniforms can cause bullying because students need somewhere to let out their rebellious spirit. Lastly, students might make “additions” to the uniforms.
Collins is giving us a firsthand look at how our morals can affect us, but not always in a good way. In Collins poem he shows us how flawed the teacher’s approach to educating his students is. He shows us how the lies the teacher is telling the children are doing them more harm than good. His lies are actually making his students more ignorant about the real world than they were to begin with. Children that are ignorant to the world and the violence that is in it will never be able to be functioning members of society.
One of the arguments of co-education is the idea that it provides too many distractions for students. Several scholars have argued that these distractions have led to less attention on school work and class participation, due to girls and boys trying to impress each other. Furthermore, it has also been argued that students who are intimidated by the opposite sex may also be affected by low performance and low grades. Many educators believe that single-sex education does not enforce any type of gender-based stereotypes or adolescent subculture. Due to this, single-sex schools have been established to combat these issues.
As peer pressure can lead to an array of bad choices, class bullying and competition of the sexes has reached an all-time high. For example in my school, presently there is a running rivalry about preliminary results. This has led to people feeling disheartened when someone depicts them as being “stupid”. Although some teachers find the competition between the sexes valuable, it in fact is unhealthy for the recipients and only adds to the unhappiness and worry among frailer students. A single-sex atmosphere is therefore a space where teenagers can learn without feeling hassled by the opposite gender.