As stated, “lack of parental and educational support and becoming a parent are two of the most common reasons younger Americans drop out of high school, according to data re... ... middle of paper ... ...y own family and student’s. This course has provided me with the insight and knowledge to know that English Language Learners are really valuable to our classrooms and that they may become discouraged because they feel discriminated or unaccepted. Through the stories of our classmates I have learned that my role as teacher is very important for these students and that I must work hard to make them part of my classroom and set them up with the tools to succeed in their education. As my classmates mentioned during our discussions, it can be very frustrating and often times discouraging. There can be measures taken to prevent high school dropouts, and we as future educators are part of the solutions.
Parents and teachers tend to be the main suspects. Parents want to see their kids succeed in everything they do and grades are no different. Some students see a bad grade as them failing their parents because their parents believe in them so much (Weissbourd, 2011). Teachers have multiple reasons why they want to see their ... ... middle of paper ... ...ke school something that the students can look back on and think that it was a meaningful time where they learned a lot about life instead of a time where they thought they would have a break down because they got a low score on a test. School should be a time to make mistakes in a safe environment that they can learn from, not a place that they are petrified to make a mistake for fear of retribution on their grade cards.
Often times children depend on their education to pave the way to a better life for them and their families. Gene I. Maeroff, author of Rule tying pupil promotion to reading skill stirs worry, quoted principal Herbert Rahinsky, who expressed that “I am frightened that we may end up losing some of these kids, creating a whole new group of dropouts. . .” that leave the education system without possessing the proper certification to obtain a job in the future. The majority of companies hiring require a high school diploma or equivalent and to be hired for some of the best paying positions will demand its applicant to have some college education more times than none
Education is constantly being redefined and has many different interpretations. The education system tends to be flawed at certain points but it may only be because each teacher has different methods of teaching their students or they just don’t care about their students futures. Three short essay writers talk about their own experience in the education and the positive and negatives to them. For example, Mary Sherry 's "In Praise of the "F" word” Sherry illustrates how students with a fear of failing would motivate them to try harder in school and make an effort to do well and succeed. Marry Sherry points out that “Before a teacher can expect students to concentrate, he has to get their attention, no matter what distractions may be at hand”(565).
Mary believes if “Flunking” was made a normal thing the fear of failure would stop students from cheating themselves and focusing more on their education. I believe that many students including myself, can benefit from Mary’s theory that failure should be a tool used by teachers to motivate students. The first thing in this article that stood out to me was when Mary told the readers about her son. Mary was told that her son was not doing well in class due to his social behavior and that he was not motivating himself. This was leading her son at the risk of failure.
How Educators Should Deal With Plagiarism An effective response from these teachers includes having a positive solution that will advise these students how to become better writers, and scholars, while applying a similar tone in the syllabus. Most teachers tend to address plagiarism with harshness, emphasizing the heavy penalties that come with it. However, research shows that the society more often responds positively to such situations, throug... ... middle of paper ... ... not only face penalties from the school, but the school will advise them on the other legal actions that the owners of the information could take against them. This will be for protection purposes and not to threaten or instill fear. There are serious charges related to plagiarism, and the school has a duty to prepare the students for their future writing career.
Suggestions like the one Pope gave often gives parents an excuse to think that is right to place this pressure, consequently as parents are putting this pressure on their kids they often see some kind of progress like good grades or more focused on school as implied by Palmer, Barbara “Pressure for good grades often leads to high stress, cheating, professors said” which makes them think that this pressure and expectations are working, however, they don 't realize that we this progress something is happening to them. When I decided to talk about this (name) parental pressure on ac... ... middle of paper ... ...e cheated As I was researching what experts had to say about this parental pressure on academics, I came to the conclusion that people are not seeing the internal dilemmas that this pressure is causing the students who fall into this category. Students who fall into this ethnicity would later struggle in their life since all the pressure that surrounds them would cause them psychological dilemmas. As a result, experts don 't focus on the student point of view meaning they would never get to a good reason why the students lack in school. In conclusion, experts should stand in the student 's point of view and realize the problem is not really dropping out of college, getting bad grades, or cheating on assignments if not the mental problems caused by the pressure and the mindset of having one option which is achieving the expectations that their parents have for them.
In the article “In praise of the “F” Word” Mary Sherry discusses the “F” word, which means failure. Basically Mary Sherry stated that the kids of today are getting cheated out of a good education. They are passing through the school system because some are good kids and they do not create any problems in the classroom. But, at the same time employers are also being cheated because they expect graduates to have the basic skills. She also stated that Diplomas are considered meaningless because most of these kids who were awarded one could not read or write properly and therefore, they are back in night school along with adults who are trying to get their G.E.D.
Education is an element that is the key to success, and today is not taken seriously enough. People are uninterested so they drop-outs in high school and some leave or flunk-out in their first year of college. So, what is it that’s driving students to drop-out? Students spend too much time and stress with a curriculum that they can’t seem to pass or stay motivated with, and the solution is to alter schools so that the students are encouraged and prepared to go forth through college. Knowing what the key issues are and changing the curriculum so that it prepares them for their futures, is what determines the success of government.
Fundamentally, something need to be done to reduce the high number of illiterateness among high school graduate, by considering the factors behind the reality that some high school students graduate from high school without adequate reading skills. Reading John Corcoran book “The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read” shows that there is hope for improving the situation but the fundamental step is to identify the reasons why and how functionally illiterate students are allowed to advance to the next grade. This research paper discusses three factors, social promotion, the use of movies instead of book assignments, and cheating in academic tasks. Firstly, social promotion has be... ... middle of paper ... ...not read. This implies that despite having gone through the education system, these graduates lack the ability for to perform advanced tasks in reading and writing such as filling out a job application and tax form.