Conformity Vs Individuality

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No one in the world is exactly alike; everyone has different interest, dress differently, think differently and learn differently, not even identical twins are the same. Yet, in our schools systems today the sense of individuality is being destroyed in the students, even with the two goals aimed to better individuals as well as the society they live in. Public schools are trying to conform everyone into learning the same way and thinking the same way resulting in multiple adolescents to fall behind. From elementary school to high schools adolescents are always being told what to do and how to behave. Whether it 's by their parents at home or the faculty at school, everywhere they turn they are being forced to conform to what 's others expect…show more content…
This results in adolescents to fear to go to that class and be uncomfortable in the class when they are resulting and anxiety based children with grades that reflect it. Not only does forcing each individual to participate in class forces everyone to conform into the same confident individual but it makes the shyer students feel as if they are not as good as the confident students. Another example of how school 's guidelines force individuals to conform in to the "perfect" citizen is from them to respect the teacher 's position as leader in the classroom. The word leader is a harsh word to use about a teacher. It makes it seem as if the students are have no say in the way they should be taught, which is nearly always the case, when in reality it should almost be the opposite. While yes they teachers should be respected by their students they should not have total control over how the students learn. For instance, some students need visual effects to learn something new where others just need it explained to them once. But, in our schools systems students are being forced to learn the way the teacher feels like teaching, even if that form of teaching does not work for that individual. This…show more content…
Standardized testing is something all students fear no matter what grade they are in. Whether they are in elementary school and middle school and have to fear the ELAs or Regents exams, or in high school and fear the SATs, PASTs, APs, ACTs etc. Even with standardized testing being as feared as they are students are still being conformed to take them. There are many ways students are being confirmed to take them, one being that they are impulsed. It 's either a student takes the standardized test or fears that 's they will be left behind. For instance, some colleges will not even accept students if they have no taken SATs. This helps prove the point that each adolescent is taking some sort of standardized test, even if they do not want to. Also, they begin to conform students to take standardized testing as early as kindergraden. Thinking on kindergraden many think about coloring, reading on the big red carpet with the teacher as well as just having fun being a kid. But now even kindergraderners are feeling the wrath of conformity down their necks because of standardized testing. With prep books to help them prepare for the standardized testing they are unable to go outside and play and just be kids because they are inside studying for an exam. (book cover) Furthermore with standardized testing there is also an upwards trend of students being
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