Payne stated that students should learn the “hidden rules” of the middle class from their educators so that they have another set of rules to use if they choose to do so. Impoverished students, compared to students of middle or upper class, often have a lack of proper funding, thus, a lack of appropriate resources to use in their education. Due to this, they are often unprepared for school, not having the money to purchase books and other educational tools. Both authors realize this, but argue that the responsibility lies on different shoulders. Payne states that impoverished students face inequality at school, insinuating that the school should be responsible for helping to provide for these students so that they can have a better education.
The people that would hate a rule change like this one would be teachers and students because many of these politicians don’t see what really is going on is public schools. The second plan that I felt would not be good for lowering the national debt is from the
The problem in the school structure that Graff recognizes is lack of persuasion to get students to argue. This holds true in my personal experiences in academics. Despite the fact the educating administration is trying to avoid violent disputes because of arguments, they fail to see that properly structured arguments are the best way to avoid violence. Without the school system instilling the ideas and values of argument, students will lack an outlet for an argument consisting of words and are more likely to resort to violence for resolution. In a section of Gerald’s essay he advocates that educated conversation be shared with uneducated audiences as a basis for understanding any scholarly topic as well as a basis for a strong argument.
(“Point: The High Cost of School Uniforms”). If all PA public schools require students to wear uniforms, then the schools would be taking away freedom of expression during the week. Students in school who are growing up and transitioning to an adult world need to know how to live their own lives and be themselves, because eventually they won’t have someone there with them, helping them through things in life. Being themselves also means being able to express themselves the way the wish to. School uniforms are not only items that cause a lack of freedom of expression but also a largely ineffective way to help solve the problems they were meant to.
When George, Sam, and Rameck were in University High, they didn’t have teachers that were motivated. “We had a few dedicated teachers at the high school who pushed us to learn and forced us to do our work, but too many others just didn’t know how to reach us and didn’t seem to care” (59). The teachers don’t have the desire to help students or care, therefore, Sam, Rameck, and George's grades drop. This proved how important of a role teachers play on a student's academic life. If the teachers didn’t care about their education, how would you expect students to stay in school when the teachers don’t care whether they attend or not.
Many teachers do not like “catching plagiarists and bringing them to academic justice.” As she states, it is not hard to just cite the author that originally had the information you are using (Bojar). Plagiarism is becoming a big problem in the school system. Many students do not understand what needs to be cited and what does not. The school system should teach students the proper way to cite, and they should teach them that copy and pasting is not writing a paper. According Bojar to students at the community college have a hard time juggling classes along with his or her family and a job.
It also burdens colleges with providing preparation that should have taken place earlier. (Bauerlein) Bauerlein takes a dig at teachers for not preparing their students well enough to be successful in their next step in life, college. Because of the bad preparation teachers give the students, when they are ready to go to college they are bound to take remedial classes because if they take normal courses they will most likely fail them. It is a teacher’s duty to prepare the student for his future. It is the schools responsibility to be able to provide good enough teachers, who can prepare these students.
It does not solve all our educational problems. But not having a curriculum indicates our unwillingness or inability to define what we are trying to accomplish. It provides direction, clarity, and focus around worthy ends, without interfering with teachers’ decisions about how to teach” (Ravitch, 231). Teachers are not getting the creative freedom that is necessary to be a good teacher. Too much emphasis is being placed on testing and accountability thus creating discomfort and stress for educators.
Students around the country are entirely different, along with the education systems in which they obtain their knowledge from. One test, combined in the mixing bowl, with the other negative ingredients, results in disadvantage for students with insufficient educators and lack of resources. Along with just one test, the skills measured are unevenly distributed, therefore ranking the lacking students at the bottom, leaving them out of monetary rewards and even college educations. The test makers for the ACT wanted to measure skills and intellectual levels, leaving out almost every factor that plays a part in education, which is just not possible. The steps that lead to knowledge are the ones that make the biggest impacts, which are the most different throughout the country, yet the tests are graded the exact same.
Finally, the most negative aspect is that the standardized testing is not a valid measure of learning for educating students because the inhibition of standardized testing for teachers and the learning materials that would make both teachers and students in a hole. The government needs to found a more reliable measure of performance with the appeal of validity, simplicity and cost-effectiveness. Also, those education technology such as home schooling need to be funded or supported by government as well. Therefore, although the standardized testing system was used to play an instructive, beneficial and important role in the educational arena, the deleterious effects of this testing