The students at that school had no home training; they cursed teachers out and fought them, and even though it was my first and second year of high school I’ve never seen that happen in my grammar school before. Another event that happened was one time a underclassman ditched school one morning and went to a corner store by our school and someone shot up the store, and ever since then before I graduated I was scared to walk to school. The school work was way easier than the first school I was in which lead me to get better grades that I was proud
My senior year I evaluated these questions, and felt they were logical to ask. Senior year was a waste because it didn’t teach me anything new. Senior year was not educational, and not information filled. Although I loved having fun at school and enjoying my classmates I still feel that senior year was
Finally, in 1968, when the first school changed, they quickly reverted back because it caused disruption of families, little or no academic benefit, and saved no money (year-round school calendar home page). The unseen advantages of the traditional calendar have worked well for years and have produced very little issues to be dealt with. Year round school operates on a one hundred eighty day system, same as the traditional calendar. The main difference between the two systems is amount and time on break. There are many forms of the year round calendar to more easily accommodate each school.
It took determination, a lot of studying and two years, but I finally managed to pass the Algebra II Trigonometry Regents. Some New York schools changed the curriculum, and instead of teaching Geometry before Algebra II Trigonometry, they reversed it to accommodate the more difficult Regents exams. The problem with that was that students weren’t learning the correct math subtopics that were going to be on the test. The first Algebra II Trigonometry Regents that I took in June 2010 was after completing the entire full year course. When I first opened the test, I realized that some of the topics included were never taught.
The problem is Clean Surplus has never been tested until now, and thus has not been used except by a very few, extremely successful people such as Warren Buffett. The diminutive amount of research work on Clean Surplus prior to Dr. Farwell's research attempts to use Clean Surplus as a discounting valuation model. However, as with all discounting valuation models, we know by the failure of 96% of money managers (public mutual funds) to consistently outperform the averages over a 10-year time period, that these models just don’t work very well. Buffett uses Clean Surplus to develop a Clean Surplus Return on Equity (ROE) rather than using the traditional accounting ROE as a comparison ratio in order to assess the consistency of the operating efficiency of a company and also the level of that operating efficiency. Dr. Farwell uses the Clean Surplus ROE to construct portfolios “predicted” to consistently outperform the market averages.
I felt that the article was very unjust and it felt like he really had no clue to what really goes on in school. For example he states in his article that “Consider the schools. They receive more than $40 billion a year in federal aid. Despite the aid — and all the federal mandates that go with it — average school test scores have been essentially flat for decades. Federal intervention has failed to improve scores in part because the top-down rules that come with aid have squelched local innovation.” This statement is utterly false.
Gatto’s long, and successful, career within the American education system serves as more than enough evidence to confirm the credibility and accuracy of his opinions. His career is another indicator of his love for educating young people. Gatto doesn’t believe in forcing students to learn on a strict schedule (i.e: six classes a day, five days a week, nine months a year, for 12 years). He bonds boredom, a common condition possessed by not only students but teachers as well, to schools in the U.S school system. Many of his students said they weren’t interested in what was being taught because it was stupid and they already knew the material.
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. “Ten of thousands of 18 years-old will graduate this year and will be handed meaningless diplomas (Sherry 510). This shows most students have high school diplomas but
I think the CAHSEE is out of the question, there's already other tests in the end of year to make sure we're learning. When I first heard of the CAHSEE test, I didn't take it as seriously. I didn't believe that my high school career depended all on a test. I know my cousin took prep classes which she didn't take so serious but ended up passing, in her first try. She is pretty smart and she says it was easy just some questions were
Asia Rue English 4 Lesson 13 April 24, 2011 Why I attend Charter school I attended Sweetwater Union High School before enrolling into the Charter School of San Diego. I believe attending this school was the right choice to make to help me, academically. When I was going to Sweetwater, I had low grades, no motivation, and I did not enjoy school for its educational reasons. I was more focused on my social life and friends rather than what was being taught in class. I can also be easily distracted and being in a classroom with thirty of my peers, gave me the freedom to interact with my friends rather than focus on my work.