In Mary Sherry’s short story “In Praise of the F Word” Mary discusses that today’s education is cheating our children and future employers by passing children before they are ready to leave our education system. Mary is a teacher of an adult literacy program, who before would blame divorce, drugs and other problems for children not doing well in school. Mary learned by her experience with her son that one of the most effective ways to motivate a young student is by allowing the student to fail. Because teachers would pass students so easily, Mary believes students do not feel motivated to do the best that they could. 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.
Before you turn down the idea, because god forbid you go a few hours without seeing a cute boy take a moment to learn about all the benefits same sex schooling can provide. Most students are against same sex schools. They want to flirt with the cute guy in math or ask the shy girl in history for a pencil even if they already one. Same sex classrooms provide a multitude of benefits, because they promote better behavior, higher grades, improved self-esteem, and are able to cater to student’s needs. Same sex classes make it possible for teachers to cater to student needs in a more efficient way.
It was not in the best interest of Isabel or her classmates to have Isabel in class when she was having so many outbursts. Teachers at Waukee Elementary are also teaching students that the best way to solve a problem is to lock it away, just like they locked Isabel away. This is a horrible way to live by, especially if you are a teacher whose job is to mold the impressionable minds of today’s youth. Sources: Mandlawitz, M. (2007). What Every Teacher Should Know About IDEA 2004 Laws and Regulations.
Take our school systems for enstance, there put in place to help our youth, yet everyday “our children go to school and return with just as much or less knowledge as when they set off”. Like England there is a huge problem within our schools. With the “elite” trying to preserve there self image. In Dalrymple’s chapter “We Don’t Want No Education” he speaks of England teachers being allowed to “make correction” within students work. No one wanted to present actual test scores of the failing students, in fear of being judge or labeled as uncaring, so they changed the scores to show success, where there was none.
(predit, 2014). However, Single sex schools are very bad because it affects children attitude, they will find difficulty in communicating with their colleagues in college as they were secluded and didn't interact with other sex in school. Boys and girls should know from a young age how to deal with the opposite sex, instead of facing that when they become adults, and don't have experience on what to do. Students in single-sex classrooms will one day live and work side-by-side with members of the opposite sex .Educating students in single-sex schools restrains their chance to work helpfully and cooperate effectively with parts of the inverse sex. "It is not long before the youth of today will be the parents, co-workers and leaders of tomorrow" (strauss, 2012).
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.
I remember the first time that I knew I was not like the other kids in my third grade class. I can also remember knowing that I did not recognize the difference between a lowercase “b” or “d,” or my multiplication tables. I could study my spelling words and multiplication tables for hours, they just never stuck with me. My mother thought I was just lazy and needed to apply myself more, but my teacher had a different diagnosis. She called me to her desk and asked me to spell “ball,” which I spelled with a “d.” She then called my mother and had me tested for dyslexia, which I have.
However, should sex education be taught in schools or should it be the parents’ responsibility to choose? Many middle schools teach sexual education to students, but teachers are limited on what they can teach, which means the schools does not give any specific information on the subject, so it is no wonder that the teenagers are not aware of their risk. Therefore, sex education should be taught in middle schools because children develop early in their stage of life, they do not have the knowledge on the subject, and it teaches them prevention from sexual diseases. Due to children developing early in their middle school stage between 9 and 12 years of age in life, middle school is the best time to start talking to students about sex and how to be safe about it. Middle school is the time puberty starts for most children, and hormones start to influence the way children are changing, so that most teenagers are concerned to have sex because of c... ... middle of paper ... ... and protect themselves from any consequences of having sex.
Even as late as the 60s and the beginning of the 70s in areas of the US, boys and girls were put into different classes each day (Po... ... middle of paper ... ...mathematical skills because they are not surrounded by boys who are claimed to “dominate the classroom”(Hyde). Some who say single-sex education is ineffective and/or undesirable make many different claims such as Students in single-sex classrooms will eventually live and work with the other sex. Teaching students in single-sex schools limit their chances to work together and co-exist successfully with the opposite sex (Stanberry). In other words there are several different, logical arguments against the idea of single-sex education. There are so many pros and cons of single sex education.
Most of these kids that are disobedient do not know the distinction between right and wrong. We should not withdraw trouble makers from school, rather, we should help these troublemakers and teach them right from wrong. In the article “Let’s Really Reform Our Schools” by Anita Garland, she states that American high schools are disasters because there are troublemakers (694). She asserts that the withdrawal of troublemakers in schools would make the learning environment peaceful for students who want to learn