Roxana Useda ENC 1101 Professor Cash November 30, 2012 Why Trust the FCAT? Have you ever felt when taking the FCAT you are wasting your time? Over the years students have been required to take a test that will evaluate them on how well they do. The FCAT is given to obtain an insight on how much students are learning on three main subjects, science, reading, and math every year. Despite the benefits teachers and schools obtain, standardized testing like the FCAT is not effective in evaluating student’s performance because not all students learn at the same level, they fall under pressure, and they are being taught just for the test which prevents from learning skills that are yet to be learned.
Caula Rogers Eng-105 English Composition 1 03/30/2014 Dr. Victoria Smith Impact of ADHD on a Child’s Schooling Children with ADHD generally have trouble in school, only because school causes many trials for children with ADHD. ADHD is not a learning disorder; however it can cause children to have problems with learning. Furthermore, children with ADHD have an excessive rate of learning disorders and will have problems with other school-work like calculation and following a long with his/her teacher during direct instructional time. But with enduring and an efficient plan, the child will be capable of succeeding in the classroom. ADHD negatively can affect a child’s social and emotional behavior and the ability to control them in a positive manner in a school environment.
Gatto says that school diminishes creativity; if anything kids discover their hidden creativeness in class while at school. He also says that kids are not able to advance in higher learning. When clearly, kids are able to follow the teacher and be able to get A's while the subjects get more extreme. Gatto says, "teachers tend to blame the kids, as you might expect"(pg. 683) from personal experiences I can say that I have had great relationships with my teachers throughout elementary school and especially High school.
These two systems control our education system now. Why don’t we promote the year round education in all public schools? One of the main arguments against Year Round Education is the fact that students will forget what they learned in either system. Having a break from school for three weeks before exams and then having to take exams which are worth a huge portion of your grade can be bad, but compared to having to take them before a 2 month break you will still remember the information. Whereas in a traditional schedule students get breaks after
Only 50% attend school on a regular basis. "Homelessness has a devastating impact on homeless children and youth’s educational opportunities. Residency requirements, guardianship requirements, delays in transfer of school records, lack of transportation, and lack of immunization records often prevent homeless children from enrolling in school. Homeless children and youth who are able to enroll in school still face barriers to regular attendance: while 87% of homeless youth are enrolled in school, only 77% attend school regularly" (U.S. Department of Education, 2004). Helping these kids stay in school would deminish the issues in the future.
Everything academic revolves around the year-end state testing to the point that other subjects are usually neglected. Reading, math and writing are the main thrusts of schools, and are obviously important. However, critics state that children are not receiving well-rounded educations because of the emphasis on these subjects
Block Scheduling Educators are constantly looking for new ways to improve the American educational system. Teachers are increasingly frustrated that the traditional and even the modern teaching strategies are not working. There seems to be many initiatives to develop new instruments to expand students' knowledge base. Some educators are considering the practicality of this idea through what is called block scheduling. Block scheduling provides students with more instructional time, less homework, and a varied of instruction.
English 1113 December 12th, 2008 Critique Praise of the F Word In this story the author, Mary Sherry, tells of the lack of education many adults have today. Sherry believes that the reason for this is getting by too easy at school when you are younger. Sherry, a teacher for semi-illiterate adults, tells of a story when her son was doing poorly in school and his teacher threatened to fail him. This threat made Sherry realize that his teacher was right and now she encourages this method. I agree with this story.
There are always reasons for a child to drop out of school, knowing these reasons will help one be able to help the client better. According to Mark Schafer, and the United States Department of Agriculture, “Family, school and community factors affect educational outcomes such as dropout rates” (Schafer, M. 2006). Every high school dropout has a reason, this reason could be a family situation, such as becoming pregnant while still in school, or the neighborhood the person is living in is not a good environment for learning. These and many other factors must be taken into account. When working with the high school dropout, one will want to start by getting a background history on the person.
The fact that American born students lack the ability to exercise self-discipline has been tested and proven, but what if that really isn’t the problem? If the teachers don’t buckle down on their students and make sure they learn the information, aren’t they also to blame? Teachers and school administration have various and multiple ways to enforce self-motivation and self-discipline, as long as they have help from the parents too, right? Maybe those are a few ideas to think about before putting the whole blame on the students. In the second paragraph of the March 2006 article by Patrick Welsh, he stated that, “Kids who had emigrated from foreign countries often aced every test, while many of their U.S.-born classmates from upper-class homes with highly educated parents had a string of C’s and D’s.” Social status does have a little to do with what grade a student receives, yes, but if s/he wants to excel in school s/he will set their mind to it, regardless of what sort of background they come from.