But during this economic recession, college students have been having a difficult time staying in the college path, especially working class students. The lack of moral support from their families prevents these unfortunate students to finish their college education. The increase of college tuition and limited financial aid are causing students to go into debt, making them hesitant whether they should keep studying or not. Also it’s preventing students from picking needed major but because the low paycheck they are not sure if they will be able to be sustained. But college drop outs also can able be due to the unequal college preparation given in high schools.
Devin Dufrene Essay 4 April 14, 2009 Failure Failure! Some students are afraid of it, Then again some students are given grades and passed anyway. Students should not be given grades and diplomas if they did not learn the necessary information and earn the grade. In this essay I will respond on how I agree with Mary Sherry in “In Praise of the F Word “on how students are hurt later in life First, if student doesn’t learn necessary information in high school he or she will not be able or having a lot off trouble in the after life with college or there new job. 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.
Bill Nye says that most students are distracted by the opposite sex because they are worried about looking good and making a good first impression on the opposite sex. This could be right for two students out of every twenty but then those students are also not doing what they wanted to be doing at college; getting a good education so they can get a better job. The fact that only a very few students are distracted by the opposite sex doesn’t mean that Baldwin Wallace should make a significant change for the rest of the student
A GPA is an average of the grades accumulated by a student throughout his/her high school career. If a student doesn’t know their GPA they won’t know their rank in the class. If the school district switches to pass fail colleges won’t be able to see the students GPA, which may set students up for failure in college. Meaning that some of the students that pass are low achievers and barley passed and are not prepared for college. This will ultimately set students up for further failure.
In turn, many of them did just enough to get by and had no interest in doing any more than that. This meant the students were giving minimum effort towards their already minimum curriculum offerings. Rose himself learned to tune out in the classroom, and how to get by while being only half alert. Also, the students did not hold their teachers in high regard. Many of the teachers did not seem to care if the students were learning or not.
Learning Against Grades In this society, students are encouraged to pursue a higher education after graduating from high school. Yet, each individual has a different reason for desiring to move on to college. Students attend college either because they want to increase their knowledge, get a decent paying job after college, or they just want to get the “college” experience instead of going on to the working force after high school. As a first-year college student, I pictured college to be a “… place for learning and growth…” (Jerry Faber, 387), but I was slightly wrong. Everyday I stress over earning a good grade in my classes, instead of being driven to learn the material of the course.
It also holds back the kids who work hard to succeed.” Many of the people I asked agreed in some way with Casey. I also asked another girl I graduated with, Lauren Maule, who now attends Eastern Carolina University, she said that she did not believe NCLB was affective because, “No Child Left Behind serves as a way to let students who do not deserve to move on in the school system, move ahead. If you do not work during the school year and can pass a test at the end and your peers did homework every night and just cannot seem to sit through a test you do not deserve to be able to be compared to them by moving on to the next grade level.” Both Casey and Lauren were in the top ten percent of our class, and neither agrees with what has happened in high schools since 2001. Who understands the effects more then the people who experienced it? I would have to completely agree with Casey and Lauren. NCLB allows students who put forward minimal or no effort to
High school dropouts have fewer opportunities in life because of their lack of education. While we are occupied on our potential threat being the gun in the class room, we miss the opportunity to learn what our teacher had planned for the day. Missing enough of the lectures leads to low test scores and the though of dropping out. Dropouts will have fewer chances at being accepted into college universities. Universities favor grade point averages, high standardized test scores, advanced placement courses, and any other reflection of above average education.
Academics in the last year of high school are pushed to the end of the list of importance; therefore, it makes academics unimportant. Senior year is a waste because by the time students are seniors they have already been accepted to the colleges and universities they want to go to or decided college is not for them at all. Senior year is a waste of time because most seniors focus on extra curricular activates instead of the new endeavor of going to college. Seniors are so focused on senior pranks than the thought that after senior year they will no longer be a child, and will have major responsibilities. Most seniors do not think about careers the last year of school, and definitely do not think of the next four to seven years they will spend preparing for one.
Phuong Nguyen July 25, 2012 Missing Classes Should or not students miss class? Students would have too much reasons that why they missed class. Students should be penalized for missing classes. First, missing class could lose information. They would not catch class’s program, and they would be missing the lectures and not knowing the information for tests.