These were just the people willing to speak up about it. In high school many people are more afraid of the effect that bullying someone can have on them. Whereas, people in middle and elementary school often are more careless, and do not see how badly they can be effected when cyberbullying someone. One study found that 42% of fourth to eighth grade students have admitted to saying something mean or heartful online (“Orie make cyberbullying”). This is almost half of the students saying that they have been bullies.
The documentary Waiting For Superman I think is a perfect example of the current school system in the United States. We have too many students getting poor education from bad teachers that cannot be fired. The schools that do have great teachers often are not accepting new students, or you need to be in the district. The very limited spaces available often go through a lottery system that is almost impossible to win due to the high number of students applying. The bad schools are often called “drop out factories” because of the high number of students who dropout.
It is easy to miss something that happens on the opposite side of the playground. The teacher should constantly be aware of all surroundings, but also realize that she can’t catch everything that goes on. The parents also need to realize that children can’t constantly be fully supervised and that even the most observant teacher can miss small things. Something that many schools are doing to help with the supervision is implementing a “Recess Monitor” to supervise the students while they are out on the playground. This would help the problem with safety concerns, bullying, the supervision problem, and still allow the kids to have fun (Thorpe, 2014).
Students are always complaining about the dress codes at their school, and totally rejecting the idea of school uniforms, but I feel there are many benefits to this proposal. These days everyone is so concerned about being attractive and popular that they forget the real reason for going to school. The increase in academic performance and school spirit, along with the decrease in violence, is more important than looking cool for your friends. South Carolina school systems have the lowest test scores in the nation. Our students are not daft; they just do not consider schoolwork a top priority.
Elvira Hernandez - Survey Most do not realize how serious bullying and harassment can be in schools nationwide. The effect it makes on students everywhere is unacceptable and should not be tolerated in any circumstance. On campus bullying is not seen very often now because most people have phones and feel more comfortable cyberbullying behind a screen. It is sad to think it has gotten this far without it being stopped. Eighty percent of all high school students have been bullied online at least once in their lives in some sort of way.
Since 1988’s Hazelwood v. Kuhimeier school officials have had a lot of freedom to censor student publications as they see fit. Most of the time, even when students have the grounds to fight, they don’t due to fear and a lack of belief that kids can beat the establishment. Most student don’t even know the Hazelwood case exists but Wooster, Ohio has four teens who know about te case and plan to use it to their advantage. The students complained that their superintendent stop their December 20th press one, over three lines of copy. These three lines stated that the school board gave preferential treatment to six student athletes caught at a party with alcohol.
In “School Is Bad for Children,” John Holt is explaining how school actually takes away most of the learning from children. From starting school at age four, and through the harsh grading system, along with being bombarded with rules the minute the step into school, nothing good can come out of it. After reading this article, I’ve come to realize how manipulating the American school system
The three most important understandings I gained from watching this documentary include how a lot of students start dropping out in high school and don’t graduate, also how tenure makes some teachers lazy, and how charter schools can’t accept every student. One issue in education that I learned from this documentary was that a large amount of students start dropping out once they get to high school. I believe that every student that has the chance to go to school and learn for free should take the chance and get educated. Instead of doing bad things and getting locked up they should go to school and get educated while they have the chance. “Sixty percent of inmates in pennsylvania are high school dropouts”
Unlike any other punishment students receive, such as interrupting class or eating in a lab, students only get one offense with academic dishonesty. Once they have that one offense commit that first offense, there is no way to try and fix it. Not only will that student receive a zero for that assignment, they will face extreme punishment. For example, a friend of mine who cheated on a test wasn’t allowed to take the course again and she had to pay her school back for that course. Committing academic dishonesty can have a great impact on their courses but also on their major.
It wasn’t until the later part of the century that parents began to complain about the treatment of their children. Many parents believe that there are other options of punishment and discipline that schools can use. There have been cases where students were severely punished for ridiculous reasons, such as kissing or cuddling with someone of the opposite sex. Fortunately, for all the parents that disagree with corporal punishment, so does the government because very few schools practice it anymore. In 1988, nine states barred corporal punishment for schools in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Hawaii, and California.