Studies show that students who are over-age for their class was held back a grade level. Not completing assignments, late work, or just missing class led up to being held back a grade. Over-age students seem to need more help in the classroom, than the regular students. Adolescents pick many excuses to drop out of school. Being bored and frustrated with class, many teens say school is irrelevant to
Over 60% of students had cheated in the past month, which is fairly recent, and a staggering 83% had cheated in the past quarter. This showed us that cheating is an on going problem that almost certainly happens daily in Perry Hall High. To sum up our survey we asked students to tell us how big of a problem they though cheating was in our school on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the most serious. 41% responded a 3 with the rest of the figure split evenly between 1,2,4, and 5. We concluded from this that students don’t really care about the subject or are indifferent about it.
Devin Dufrene Essay 4 April 14, 2009 Failure Failure! Some students are afraid of it, Then again some students are given grades and passed anyway. Students should not be given grades and diplomas if they did not learn the necessary information and earn the grade. In this essay I will respond on how I agree with Mary Sherry in “In Praise of the F Word “on how students are hurt later in life First, if student doesn’t learn necessary information in high school he or she will not be able or having a lot off trouble in the after life with college or there new job. In example, if a student gets by in his English class not caring and not trying to learn, but his teacher likes the student so he passed him, when that student goes to college he will have trouble because he doesn’t know how to write a correct essay because he was given the grade.
Jonathan Kozol, child advocate and educational researcher reports that New York City only spends half as much per student as surrounding suburbs. In 1992, the United States’ 47 largest schools in urban area spent as much as $900 less than surrounding suburban, even though the urban schools usually have more students that need special services. Poorer neighborhoods usually have lower education quality than wealthier ones. International comparison shows that education is not a main priority in the U.S. than it is in other countries. We have flawed system that fails to train our teachers thoroughly, keep track of a student progress, and ensuring equality of access.
Over a million community college students in 31 states, about 9 percent of total enrollment are denied to borrow for college because of schools opted out of the federal student loan program. Federal student loans are the best option for students who need to borrow to get to and through college. There are 3 notable changes in program participation at state and local level. In Chicago, 7 colleges take part in loan programs and 3 colleges in 2007-08 don’t offer loans. In North Carolina, state legislator requires all 58 community college to offer federal loans by 2011-12, they have the largest share of 57 percent of students without access to loans in the nation.
But even with all that funding they are not seeing very good results. Only 35 percent of American high school seniors are proficient readers. Only 23 percent are proficient in math. Only 50 percent of black and Hispanic students graduate high school in four years. After putting all those stats together it comes at no surprise
But government statistics suggest that a substantial number struggle emotionally. Among Asian American high school students, 29 percent have reported feeling “sad or hopeless” for at least two weeks in a row during the past year, enough to interfere with their daily lives, according to a recent national youth survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That figure is slightly higher than that of teens from all racial groups, 28 percent. With suicidal thoughts, the gap widens. When the CDC asked Asian American students if they had seriously considered suicide during the past year, 19 percent answered yes, compared to 16 percent of all high school students.
Financial expenses, the lack of readiness responsibility and choosing the wrong major are some specific reasons for college students to flunk out the college. Typically, students who drop their classes in order to not attaining any passing grade claim that the one reason they have to stop going to the college is that they have deficient financial backing from their families and the student aid or grant programs. Survey takers from U.S Department of Higher Education Board say that “58% of college dropouts said that they had no help from their parents, compared with 37% among students who graduated. Similarly, 69% said that they had no scholarships or loans, compared with 43% among students who graduated”. The students who are agonizing the financial difficulties have to search for a job to pay for their collage or support their families.
32,500 children have been neglected in 2010, and in Ingham County 42 percent of children have been abused or neglected (milhs.org). In Ingham County, 8.5 children of every 1000 are in out of home care, referring to foster homes, etc (milhs.org). Unemployment rates and low income is affecting the youth and children in terrible ways. WLNS.COM reported in an article titled “More Michigan Children living in Poverty” that there are a lot of reasons why neglect and abuse has gone up 92%. Now there are more health professionals available to investigate issues of neglect and abuse and family court in Ingham County has become a strong source of help for
Academics in the last year of high school are pushed to the end of the list of importance; therefore, it makes academics unimportant. Senior year is a waste because by the time students are seniors they have already been accepted to the colleges and universities they want to go to or decided college is not for them at all. Senior year is a waste of time because most seniors focus on extra curricular activates instead of the new endeavor of going to college. Seniors are so focused on senior pranks than the thought that after senior year they will no longer be a child, and will have major responsibilities. Most seniors do not think about careers the last year of school, and definitely do not think of the next four to seven years they will spend preparing for one.