Teachers who are doing a poor job of teaching are not getting fired, causing students to fail. Teachers are not getting fired because of the difficult process and that in turn widens the boundaries for things teachers can get away with. This program is just to benefit the teachers; the students were not considered. Students could fail later in life because of inefficient teachers. What needs to happen to fix this is a reform to tenure.
Refering to tenure policies, the Los Angeles Times also had this to say: "They too often allow uncaring or incompetent teachers to stay in their jobs, which has a direct effect on learning and engagement". No matter how young a student is, whether they be kindergarten or high school aged, they can tell when a teacher doesn 't care for the work that they do, and the students morale will decrease along with their grade point average. It 's easier for a teacher to lose their drive to care and engage their students when their paycheck doesn 't depend on it anymore. According to the textbook, the public is undecided on the need for tenure, and when polled on tenure policies "nearly half (47 percent) believe that these have hurt the quality of public education (Bushaw & Lopez, 2011)" (257). It isn 't called public schooling for no reason; it 's the children of the public who are affected by tenure policies, so it seems like the public should be more on board with something that affects their lives and those of their children 's to such a degree.
This creates a situation where teachers do not feel supported when they impose discipline, students do not feel protected, and the violence- prone think they will not be punished. Conversely, administrators express dismay that teachers do not enforce policies in their classrooms. Despite these inconsistencies, many promising types of anti-violence strategies have been devised by government, communities, and schools. Most have originated in urban areas, where youth violence was first identified. Elementary education training in anger management, impulse control, appreciation of diversity, and mediation and conflict resolution skills can help prevent youth from engaging in violence as they mature.
It creates problems, not just to the students but also to the teachers (Cowan Avenue Elementary School Community, 2007, para 1). Cowan Crier, the official School Publication of CAESC, also states that while having “occasional tardy” isn’t a big deal, unfailing tardiness is and it gives students problems including being ill-prepared for the job market. According to the results of the study of the U.S. Department of Education on “truancy”, which is related to tardiness, being present and on time in going to school are big factors on the “success and behavior” of the students (Zeiger, 2010, para 1). Thus, it is a lot important to value time and practice being on time while being a
Some of the work handed out should not need to be graded. From the same article it brings up the fact that people including teachers and students often forget what an A or a B stand for. The primary function of grades is to communicate mastery of performance and today they do anything but that. Grades do not provide meaningful feedback for improvement or growth to parents and students, which does not help both of them. The needs of the student needs to be at the forefront of the conversation and for this to happen we need individual one-on-one teaching with a parent to help students learn (Crouch).
Almost as if when a student gets a good grade they should thank their teacher for brainwashing them. “Lets get rid of all this nonsense of grades, exams, marks. We don’t know now, and we never will know, how to measure what another person knows or understands”(4). Not knowing how to measure what another person knows is applied to all ages. Just because you don’t understand the subject of a test doesn’t mean you can’t get anywhere in life.
Principals have a lot on their job descriptions. One of those tasks principals must do is evaluate teachers. Some principals are good at doing this, while others are not so great because they lack the experience or put it off towards the end of their ever-growing list of tasks they must complete. In order for principals to make this a priority, they must do trainings related to teacher evaluations. I think school district need to do a better job at training school leaders get the proper training and use teacher evaluations to benefit both the teachers and students.
They additionally think if no one, not even the teacher, is putting in the effort for them to succeed than they shouldn’t either. Because of the inactivity from the students and teachers the students go as far as isolating themselves so they do not have to interact with their classmates and their teachers. They think that isolation is better than having to participate because they don’t need assistance to be a failure. In the essay “I Just Wanna Be Average” by Mike Rose, he talks about his time spent being, “placed in the vocational track, a euphemism for the bottom level [in school]. (346)” Many of classmates, including himself, did not care for the lessons being taught.
The more students withdraw, the more anxious and tense they become. This tension can cause students not to invest on their next test. According to 9 and 17, if a student does not invest minimum effort and time preparing for the test, then they will continue to face severe consequences such as failing, dropping out of school, drug and alcohol consumption, as well as mental and physical health problems. Even though these consequences are severe, 14, believes that a small degree of anxiety can actually act as a motivator. If the anxiety is controlled and not over powering, then anxiety can actually minimize the effects and help with performance as long as the test is not stressed as extremely
They were appointed to lead and better the community, guide our children. If they are not mentally ready to be a leader, then why run for a school board member, the focus should be on the children, how to better education for them, and how to make sure they get the most out of every day coming to school. School boards now and days are corrupt and only care for personal financial gain. The problem persists throughout the entire nation. We need to find the right people to control our schools if they are going to be productive, and help re-establish educational... ... middle of paper ... ...ted Dixon, Amber.