If students don't get punished for not coming to school, then schools will lose money and students will be missing lectures causing them to get bad grades. Students aren't graduating because they have too many unexcused absences. Ditching shouldn't be allowed and if one does ditch, then they must be punished. Some people might say Senior year in high school is a waste of time. I agree, my senior year consisted of cutting classes and not as much work.
Bullying in Schools and How We as a Nation Can Stop It Brittney Still DeVry University Bullying in Schools and How We as a Nation Can Stop It Bullying happens everywhere. It can be found on the news, in the paper, and even online. The statistics are alarming and if we, as a nation, do not do something now to stop it, it will only get worse. Bullying needs to be at the forefront of every parent’s mind and in the media until a solution is found. A recent article states that about 77% of students have admitted to being the victim of a bully.
Bad school experiences are also a large contributor for the school dropout rate. A large majority of dropout students were only taking the bare minimum general high school requirements. This is because no one pushed them to try harder. This made students feel that school was not important enough to try hard at. These students then do not even care because they do not think school is important.
Kids around the U.S. in schools are starting to write threats around the school as a joke. The sad part is when somebody brings up a school shooting and it is not seen as a big deal because we are now used to these types of outbursts happening more than they should. If we look back at 1998 when the Columbine shooting happened people were in shock because it was the worst that has ever happened before. It has happened so much from then to now that nobody is surprised when we hear about one. People are now expecting these to happen and that is the problem.
These kinds of events were not supposed to happen at a simple high school in Colorado. They especially were not supposed to happen at Columbine. The events just described occurred on April 20th, 1999 at Columbine High School. Two high school students possessing illegally obtained guns barged into the high school and opened fire, killing fifteen people including themselves and injuring twenty-four others (Carter, Gun Control: Overview). Up to that point, this was the most significant school shooting massacre in American history.
That’s more than a fourth of Americans that are over the age of three. Despite the fact that so many Americans are at school everyday we continue to have violence in the schools without making a real attempt to stop it. Most Americans are familiar with infamous school shootings such as the Columbine High School massacre and the Virginia Tech Shootings, but what many don't know about are the countless other shootings that have happened in between these major ones and still happen to this day. Since the year 1966 there have been over 65 mass murder school shootings in the United States alone. While many states are trying to push for laws to help prevent school shootings from happening like stricter gun laws, more security in schools, and even in some states, the right for some teachers to carry a firearm with them in class have sparked huge debates across America.
Lastly, constant fights, suspensions, or lack of the ability to cooperate in school with other students, makes it hard for bullies to apply for other schools due to their behavioral issues. As a result, not having strict disciplinary actions instilled in schools makes it hard for bullies to excel in their academic life. Clearly, not having strict disciplinary actions instilled in schools lets bullying divert its bullies and victims from excelling in school life, and further future advances. Nevertheless, many believe bullying only occurs in school, and it would be unnecessary to take such drastic disciplinary actions; others, who are wise enough, know bullying could give both the bully and victim future disadvantages. For one thing, many adolescents who have
Indeed, these students, and the general public, do not often consciously think of these problems, but whenever the idea arises in some other part of the country, a paranoid fear overtakes them; these dreadful events have their own history to discuss, in collaboration with that dread of impending death. Oftentimes, when people look back through the years of [school] shootings, one’s mind
What techniques are being employed by schools to avoid violent incidents? Over the years there have been many violent outbreaks in schools all over the nation. Due to these outbreaks, schools have been required to take certain safety precautions to ensure the safety of students, as well as the faculty. An Internet source explains” School violence is the most pressing issue related to our children and youth today. We should raise alarms about the level of violent acts that plagues today’s children.”(Aldeman and Taylor 1).