I have seen students go to college because their parents forced them to, then cut classes, not study, do way too much partying, and get poor grades. Far too often these kids end up dropping out and never finishing college--what a waste of time and money! Now don't get me wrong, I very strongly advocate going to college, but only for people who have what it takes to be successful in college, including having a desire to go in the first place. If a teenager went all through high school cutting classes, goofing off, getting poor grades and barely graduating, then what do you think is most likely to happen if they go straight to college from high school? Besides, you have to consider that teenagers are still young, naive and inexperienced.
Waiting for Superman is a documentary that was directed by Davis Guggenheim and was released in the fall of 2010. Guggenheim presents the troubles of the public school system by introducing the viewer to five separate students who attend different public schools. The majority of the students he follows live in a neighborhood that is stricken by poverty, which makes it difficult for students to get the education their parent’s desire and that they will need for their future. The parents oppose of the way their children are being taught, in fact the movie shows the student’s parent’s effort in trying to help their child succeed. Often they try to communicate with the teachers who often could careless if their students pass or fail; they also enter their child in to a charter school lottery which contains a very small chance of their child being enrolled.
Through his narrative, Richard Rodríguez makes a convincing argument against the implementation of affirmative action, even as one who stood to benefit from the program. When he was very young, Richard Rodríguez immigrated to the United States with his family to live in a predominantly white-Anglo, middle class neighborhood in Sacramento, California. Rodríguez’s parents were poor, but what money they could scrape together they used to send their children to the local Roman Catholic elementary school, Sacred Heart. Rodríguez knew less than 50 words of English at the start of his attendance in school, leading him to be introverted and shy in class. He rarely spoke, and finally, after 6 months had passed with no improvement, the nuns from his school came to his home, asking his parents to speak English with their children around the house.
“Dangerous Mind” The film Dangerous Mind started with Louanne Johnson, an ex-marine and she is trying to start a new career in teaching. In her first year of teaching, she taught in an inter-city school; a school for the underprivileged youths. Mostly of the students from this school came from a neighborhood that no one would rather live because it is a place of poverty, homelessness and drug deals. Gang violence is prevalent thus, chances in life is lesser and changes is out of the picture. Invoking fear to one another has been a necessity to survive.
Allowing them obtain better paying job opportunities. Create more jobs with better benefits for low income families as well as a way to get a better education. As stated by Arloc (2005), in figure 1 below, exams done to the Census shows that the U.S public benefits system helps to reduce the poverty in nearly half of Americans. Some of these children may not develop well-mannered vocabulary due to the majority of their parents having difficulty speaking proper English. In a poor socioeconomic group, students are more likely to drop out of school; this happens since the environment around them does not allow them to achieve an academic goal or have parents who support them.
A child spends eleven years in education and in that time they are to achieve levels of A* to C grade, then go onto University. What we neglect to remember is twenty six thousand students per year will leave school with no qualification and one in six, seventy five thousand fifteen year olds will have insignificant literacy skills (Education failure 2006). Many will seek employment and find jobs, but will not be able to attain the job because they lack the essential skills they need. They will feel the education system has failed them leaving them defeated and disappointed. These children come from all different background, low income families, single parent families, some ethnic groups, live in disadvantage areas, children who have special educational needs and children who are in care.
Equal Funding, Too Much to Ask For A problem in American society today is the disparity in the quality of education between the social classes of this country. This problem occurs especially in areas of hardship. These poorer neighborhoods suffer from much lower standards in schools than richer areas of the country. Without quality education, many students will feel too much pressure and drop out of school or if they do graduate, will lack the basic skills necessary to exceed in higher education. Public schools in poverty stricken neighborhoods should receive the same funding as public schools in rich neighborhoods because the quality of the neighborhood should not affect whether a school receives better or worse funding.
With high teen pregnancy rates, the lack of social exposure with homeschooling appeals to concerned parents. With a more controlled environment, and parents able to monitor their children’s activities it brings a sense of security. School administration as well as teachers disagree and argue that children who are homeschooled are not getting proper social exposure or education. Teachers feel that some parents lack the proper credentials to educate their children. Since there are no education requirements for those who choose to homeschool their children, this is a legitimate concern.
A married couple could divide those responsibilities and schedule their work hours so that the kids hardly spend time alone. It will be easier to guide them in a positive direction. Poverty is a major factor that negatively affects the households. Both the parents and the kids will have a much more stressful life and that stress will reflect upon their performance at work and at school. An education costs money and a single parent with only one source of income plus all the other payments will definitely cause problems.
There are pros and cons to states that decided to experiment raising the age. Every individual has the right to make their own choices. It shouldn't be the governments decision to decide if a child is to drop out or not. Raising the drop out age has had equally bad results as to good results. Students might want to drop out because they are struggling in school, getting bullied, have a health issue, have personal family problems, or just have a planned out future that doesn't require a high school diploma.