Thinking about my parents’ divorce a few months early before the school year had ended and I started summer school. I kept it in and never let myself talk of it, I just focus on m school work because I know what was going to happen if I talked about it. In school, people will look at me and ask what is wrong or why the change in emotion. I would just tell them to leave me alone or “fuck
Like I stated above students in normal high schools if they happen to get in trouble they get a detention or whatever punishment and move on. I feel that kind of discipline does nothing for the student or fix the issue at all. If I could choose I would definitely go to the school I created. I feel as if choosing the way you want to learn you will learn more efficiently. If students are able to have a personal connection with their teachers they may go to them in time of need or desperation.
This was leading her son at the risk of failure. Instead of over reacting as most parents would, Mary understood that failure was the right option, and then informed her son that he would fail if he doesn’t begin to try harder. When I was a child I wish someone like Mary or his teacher would have pushed me to push myself. I feel most children go throughout school without needing to push themselves for instance, while I was growing up I went through much of high school doing little to no homework in many of my classes, but was still able to graduate. I feel when I was in high school I did not understan... ... middle of paper ... ... F Word” delivers a whole new look on how students are being educated and gives a signal opinion on what should be done to help students learn better.
In society there are no grading scales, no one is going to give these young students an easy pass. If they cannot do what they are supposed to do in their career, then they will fail. These students need to understand the meaning of working hard to achieve in school, so they understand what it will be like with a job, or family. Most jobs run on a pass or fail scale. It is easy to think that changing the grading scale is what the students need, and that this will give parents what they are looking for to stop the children from dropping out of
Dyslexia makes it harder for me to read, spell, comprehend, and remember information. Growing up, the public school system marked me as a student who would not succeed in college life and had no reason to be prepared for college. I had an IEP for almost all of my schooling, which meant I was able to get extra help on classes and more time on testing. The school system never really followed through with my IEP and told me that I was just fine without it. Since the school felt I was performing so well on my own in academic classes, they talked my mom and me into doing away with my IEP.
In Elementary School when I was learning how to read and write I experience what felt like the worst days of my childhood. I will never forget those days because I felt worthless and didn’t believe that I would make it through school. My first grade teacher at Fultondale Elementary School started noticing that it was difficult for me to read and write, so she pulled me aside from all the other students to see what I was doing wrong. As this continued I felt more and more like an outcast to my classmates. I remember the teacher calling my parents one day to set up a conference about what strategies they could use at school and home to help me grasp the contents of both reading and writing.
I didn’t take school seriously when I was in the first grade and made terrible grades. After this failure, it made change the outlook on school and I started trying. I learned that I need to take school serious or else I will do bad in school. This failure lead to success in school and I started making good grades which will help later on in life. It’s best for people to experience failures to learn from them and never repeat them.
Mary Sherry, author of “In Praise of the “F” Word”, talks about the long forgotten concept of flunking students. Sherry teaches a remedial adult education course and sees students every semester who, unfortunately, did not obtain the necessary knowledge in school to further his or her education beyond high school successfully. Sherry also tells the story of her own sons experience in high school with a teacher that refused to let the minimum slide by like so many other teachers would. Sherry’s words are encouraging to the future, because she accepted the rules of an educator even though it could have hurt her own son which many parents would not have done. Sherry realized that while wanting to protect her family from negative experiences, the fear of failure would give her son a better future.
The problem is students have way to much time in their hands and decide not to invest it in something that actually matters.Two ways of fixing the problem of bad schools would be, removing the student out of the school and making your voice be heard. Solutions always begin when only one person decides to speak up. Changing our schools and lifestyles will improve students view on their future.The students who decide to fail will no longer have that option. Works Cited http://www.dosomething.org/actnow/tipsandtools/background-high-school-dropouts# http://www.greatschools.org/illinois/cicero/2949-J-Sterling-Morton-East-High-School/
However, the experience that I went through between the period of my high school and community college has totally changed my life. I used to living in Oakland and went school there. When I was a freshman in high school, I did not realize how important education is, plus the pressure that added on me from my parents and the environment that surrounds me, I did not wanted to be serious about school at all. My parents always wanted me to take my time to study and telling me the importance of education, but I believed that people can become successful without education. Therefore, under the ordering of my rebellious heart, I started skipping classes and became lazy about school.