Just because you don’t understand the subject of a test doesn’t mean you can’t get anywhere in life. Exams are a bad way of testing your knowledge at any age. “Our compulsory school-attendance laws once served a humane and useful purpose. They protected the children’s right to some schooling, … Today the laws help nobody”(3) Holt explains that keeping kids in school who don’t want to be there costs “an enormous amount of time and trouble”(3). Even if the teacher was trying to teach the child something useful, him not wanting to be there is a waste of time for them both.
The education system loses the purpose of learning because it is required, students only go because they must. Education is not meaningful and only serves the purpose of pushing children into a career and the work force. Teaching lessons that do not challenge the students or benefit thinking skills. Modern education is failing to give students useful thinking skills. Tradition has reigned too long in the American school system and has changed nothing, the way this country approaches education must change if the next generations are to learn meaningfully instead of forcefully.
Their affection of taking in, in some cases started by classes now debilitated, will take off. In its place will be a non-accomplishing automaton with no longing to exceed expectations. Also the most exceedingly awful part is that nobody has done the math, made the study, to check whether there is a gen... ... middle of paper ... ... tests had their minute in time; now the center needs to be turned into an all the more in-profundity education of seeing how to apply their learning to their ordinary lives. There is not a more stupendous financing the United States of America can make then in enlightening our youth. So far we have fizzled on this front.
“Because the test is based largely on the memorization of facts, teachers will have to teach their students these specific facts instead of teaching for deep comprehension and understanding of material.” (Martin, 309) As a result, students do not learn the true lesson. Although it is highly important that students pass “the test,” this strictly based curriculum is ignoring the important academic skills and fundamentals needed for their future, even beyond the years of high stakes testing; without these needed skills students will be left in the dark once they have graduated from high school. Students often learn on different levels and their educational requirements are not being met with the “one size fits all” approach. Those who create these tests tend not to include those who learn on a different educational level; rather their focus is pointed towards the money rather than on the success of all students. Children need to learn sk... ... middle of paper ... ... Brief Edition.
They need to figure out how things work, explore, question and have fun (Carlsson-Paige, 2008). In his book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined Salman Khan (2012) says, “Nurturing this sense of wonder should be education’s highest goal; failing to nurture it is the central tragedy of our current system” (p. 59). Assessment of K-2 students should include carefully selected informal and formal strategies that measure precise characteristics over several designated periods of time and in different contexts. INCLUSION OF SUPPORT FOR ARGUMENTS Standardized tests do not have a place in K-2 education and should not be used for making decisions about young child... ... middle of paper ... ...f opportunity for children to engage in activities and projects that make learning lively” (Ravitch, p. 13). CONNECTION TO EDUCATIONAL THEORY Accepting anything for our young students other than an engaging and developmentally appropriate curriculum and teacher-designed assessments is a disservice to them, their parents and their teachers.
To begin with Year Round Schooling should not be enforced into our society because it does not benefit the students in any way. One example of how Year Round Schooling does not benefit students is because it does not actually improve students learning and education like it is said to. To be sure of this Paul von Hippel author of the study and research statistician in sociology at Ohio State stated in this article that “We found that students in year-round schools seem to learn less than other children during the rest of the year”( "Year-Round Schools Don't Boost Learning, Study Finds." ScienceDaily). Furthermore Year Round Schools doesn’t... ... middle of paper ... ...s nothing good for the people or the students.
In America, teenagers are taught not to question or object to what is going on in the world. Schools take away teens First Amendment rights by not allowing them to have free speech and voice their opinions. The education given to them is censored and limited, not allowing them to see and know the truths behind everything. By doing this, teenagers are being reared to grow up blind like the current generation of adults. The people of America are failing to see the country as it truly is.
Yet, with hundreds of high school drop-outs and many other students that do not feel that education is essential in their life, it is clear that whatever administrators are doing now is not working. Which is more important: being able to test well or actually learning something and keeping that knowledge throughout one’s life? The way that the curriculum is currently set up is draining our children of creativity and telling them that there can only be one answer, and out-of-the-box thinking is not allowed. A true education encourages innovation, is free of expense and gained during the course of life. Although America is trying the very best to give every child the education they need and deserve, society is failing...