However, the major disadvantage would be the student 's families. Some families do not like it when their children are schooling in a diversified environment. To evade such demerits, the presence of diversity and equality should be paramount in our education system instead of creating a caste system. Conclusively, all students are entitled to equal access to good education despite their race, social or economic status. Kozol discusses the problems causing the segregation and the effects of the system and also how schools relate to these concerns.
His point is that students want to learn something new that help them in their life better than actual books from school which don’t apply their interests and their experience (23). So he recommends home-schooling as option to schools (24). Gatto claims that contemporary schools “adopted one of the very worst aspect... ... middle of paper ... ...of education other than school; a great depiction in agreement with Graff’s claim that students are being limited by not considering their interests when creating curricula (Graff 197). In conclusion, education is broader than just falling into what the contemporary school system has to offer. Both Gatto and Graff proved this by explain how conforming students to certain perspectives of education limits their potential in other educational branches that interest the students.
Parents can be influential for their children, but it would be very biased because they control what the child is learning. Parents who do not allow their children to learn the same curriculum that public school attending children are learning are sheltering them, in a way; prohibiting them from learning the things that public school will teach them. “Improving students' relationships with teachers has important, positive and long-lasting implications for both students' academic and social development.” (Rimm-Kaufman). Students and teacher bonds are one of the most important bonds because if a teacher gets through to a student, then that student has a better chance of making it in the
There is no point in staying on if the jobs they will acquire don't involve any upgrades. There are many reasons for the difference in educational attainment between middle class and working class students. The hidden curriculum and other processes within schools do contribute to this. In particular, teachers' attitudes and the system of streaming are probably the main school points that significantly make a difference in social class education. However, it is unfair to just limit the reasons to school factors.
The reason they got a low grade could vary, but the fact that the student became educated on the topic is what matters. Lastly, as a student myself most of Ellen Glanz’s points in “What’s Wrong with Schools?” are accurate. Classroom teaching methods need to be changed. Students shouldn 't be "doing as little as necessary to pass tests, using tricks to avoid assignments or manipulating teachers to do the work for them." Although teachers should demand more of their students it is essential for both the educator and his/her students to be on the same page.
For example, if children were autistic and needed more of a challenge in education, then the children probably will not like the school that they attend. By giving educational vouchers a chance, parents will have the choice to send their children to the school that they think they will benefit from. For instance, instead of having just two kinds of schools, private and public, America will have a palette of choice including voucher redeeming public schools, voucher redeeming private or parochial ones, quasi-public schools and home learning. In addition, The Public Education, by Myron lieberman, says, "A consistent pattern across the board indicates that parents who exercise choices either public or private are more satisfied with the schools their children attend." There are many reasons why educational vouchers are beneficial if they are used properly and for the right reasons.
Carefully examining the controversial issues of the educational system has led one to believe that if students were more empowered in accessing a better quality education, they would be more active in achieving the highest standard. Unfortunately, adolescents fall into the stereotype of everyday life. If stereotypes of under represented groups are always associated with lack of achievement, then they will eventually adopt the idea of under achievement. Around the world, stereotypes are hindering teenagers from overcoming the odds and being the person they would like to be. Parenting and schooling are the main sources of the morals one will adopt and use to progress in life.
Generally speaking, children from the high SES family have better opportunities to get appropriate education and succeed in the society. On the other hand, children from the low SES family often face many difficulties in the educational process because of the financial problem and might get less support from their families. Therefore, in my opinion, this is the group that the government need to take care of. We need to provide children from the low SES family with opportunities as much as possible to help them succeed in the school and the society. One of the opportunities we can provide for those children is school choice.
This is particularly problematic in a society with growing economic disparity” (Stager, 2014). The uneven playing field will accompany the introduction of BYOD into the classroom, if the school lets it. I agree that if BYOD is implemented alone, then those families who are more financially stable will be able to provide tools for their children to use, and benefit from that. While other, not so financially stable families cannot. There are however an alternatives.
Richard Rothstein states “ The achievement gap between poor and middle class and black and white children is widely recognized as our most important educational challenge” (Richard Rothstein 2004, p.17). Student believe that they alone are the ones setting the path for their future, but are misguided and blinded by the idea that they have an equal opportunity than those who go to a more prestige school or those who have had family graduate for higher education universities. This doesn't mean that it is impossible, but instead means that you have to do that much more to be at par with someone who has done the exact same as you, but attended a more recognized school. Not only does your social class determines your schooling, but also who you tend to make friends with. Roths... ... middle of paper ... ...er because they have to decide on whether to continue working and making money, or staying in school.