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
A year-round, students have been doing their homework. When summer is approaching, teachers began to think of what type of homework/project to assign to the students. When assigning those homework’s, teachers should think about the major question: What’s the point of a break in the school year when homework is assigned? Like Inshan Alli from the Junior Scholastic article, I believe that kids’ need time to relax, play and spend time with their families. During the school year, students don’t have time to spend with their families or relax, because they have tons of homework in their face.
See MHH 32>> Studies have shown that there is a big gap between what teachers in high school are teaching students and what college professors expect their students know. Listening, taking notes, and testing is <<Subject-Verb Agreement. See MHH 34>> not adequate for students to learn and understand information provided by teachers. One professor believes that there is a fear of being ignorant, which is why students are so lethargic about learning (Schemo).In addition, with easy high school work, students suppose college to effortless but once there they soon realize they must face reality. In the 2006, twenty-one percent of student taking the college entrance exam passed all four major subjects (Schemo).
These are the reasons why I do not agree with adding more hours in school. Some adults think that adding more school hours is bad. They think that it takes away time from family. Also, making school hours longer are too tiring for the kids. Still, nobody is sure if longer hours at school will result in better grades.
Is Homework Overpowering Students? All around the country, students from year 8 to year 14 are victims of an overload of busy work to stuff into their schoolbags to take home and complete. With the opinion that this work needed to be done outside of school is beneficial and will reinforce the subjects that were just taught, teachers are assigning students at least thirty minutes of homework per subject, resulting in a ridiculous pile-up of work for all subjects. The school system is unjustified in allowing teachers to give unlimited amounts of homework because they don’t take into consideration the things students deal with outside of school and it ends up having negative effects on children mentally, physically, and emotionally. As students get older, the amount of work they receive gets larger.
Every ones talking about cranky teens when in reality we are just over stressed and not getting enough sleep. These days it seems like teachers are having competitions with each other to see who can give the most homework therefore; students are having a hard time doing extracurricular activities and balancing homework all in one night. All of these issues have one cause to blame and that my friend is homework. And that is why as students, we believe that homework should be abolished. Life of a student is a very stressful one, as you drag yourself to school around 7:40 you desperately try to find friends that have completed a large sum of the mound of homework we were given the day before.
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
My youngest daughter, Grace, since the start of her academic career, has struggled with both reading and mathematics. Having qualified for learning disabilities, she struggles every day with comprehension of basic math concepts but she does have other strengths that are overlooked because mathematics and language are the subjects that are important for schools to have their children master. According to college professor Wanda Hendrick, “the pressure to increase the importance of test scores has had negative effects on the curriculum of the schools. Instead of learning, an overwhelming focus on reading and mathematics suppress student and teacher creativity, problem solving, and the decline in science, music, and art activities.” (Hendrick). There are many ways to measure a child’s progress in school, but the one size fits all methods of standardized testing does not work effectively.
By the time that we were in middle school, the majority of my friends felt that reading was a chore and turned their noses up at any books I'd suggested to them. It's only logical to conclude that there is some grievous error that teachers are making between first grade and junior high school. That's not to say that students cannot be rescued from this loathing of books during high school, but by the manner that high school teachers present them, that isn't a likely prospect. The serious decline of youths reading literature that Francine Prose notes in her essay is a depressing, almost tragic circumstance. If reading is exercise for the brain, then are teachers doing enough in other areas of education to promote thinking?
It’s very hard to type a paper or study for a test when you have a nine month old that wants to get into everything. I honestly think that is one of the stressors that get to me the most so I have decided to get a babysitter when I have very important things to do like a big test or project. Another stressor I face is living with another college student and only having one computer, it’s very hard to choose who gets the computer when we both have very important things to study. This also can lead to arguing; only causing more stress. We sat down and worked out a solution we ordered a new computer, we only hope this helps us get more college work done and in a timely manner leaving us with less stress.