It doesn’t make them bad kids, or even bad students. Drop-outs report that some of the main reasons they drop out of school is not seeing value in the work they do. Almost half of them said the classes were not interesting, and were bored of their work, and say it’s among the main reasons students would stop attending classes (Furger “How to End the Dropout Crisis”). Expectations also tend to run high for students by their teachers. Regular students in school also debate to themselves to make the decision of dropping out from time to time, from the stress levels of piling assignments.
Looking at the data would assume that the overall success rate is not as high as other schools. By knowing this, it can be detrimental to the students’ education. This can be detrimental because students who attend this high school may start believing that they will never be successful so why bother trying. Other students who do not attend this high school may not have respect for these schools and assume they are better because they believe that they go to a better school. This is an example of inequality in education and studies have shown that while education benefits everyone, it does not benefit everyone equally.
Poverty affects student education in various ways adding an extra amount of stress, stress that some will never be able to fathom; that is something that no one wants to preserve in their mind. Children that are in school that deal with low income have been stereotyped to be unqualified to get a proper education; are presumably unable to get the necessary tools that are needed to learn. For instance Ashly Garris said that, “poor children are automatically at a disadvantage when they enter schools because of this lack of resources” (Garris). Therefore it can be agreed that low-income students are unprepared to learn; falling behind from having insufficient supplies to study. Apart from that some people woul... ... middle of paper ... ...ducation supplemented by private art or music lessons after school or in the summer, as afforded the children in well-to-do families”(Ravitch 299).
The lazier they get the more behind they get in class which leads them to having really low grades. Even though they have resources to bring their grades up they rather not and just fail. Often the way adults, parents, or even teachers use to push students achievement increase the lack of motivation they may have. Forcing and nagging students to raise their grades up and excepting for the most out them is where the problem usually begins. Phrases such as: you are better than that, is that all you can do?, or even trying to cancel an important event for the student may cause negative response in one being the motivation they put into school.
If teachers really care about making sure that a student is getting the proper education and learning what they need to learn, they would never say that or even have that mentality. They fail to realize that by putting less interest in helping the youths will only hold them back from moving forward to the next step. Also, the system suspends many kids out of the school because it is in the disciplinary code. Students that get kicked out of school for a long period of time start to miss out on school work and eventually start to fall behind and fail. When things like this start to happen, it only leads to the youth dropping out of school.
Grades were intended to be beneficial to students and let them know where they stand in their learning, but they are doing more than that, not in a good way though. A lot of kids are teased about their grades in elementary and middle school. If you didn’t receive the best grades and others found this out you might have found yourself in a rather frustrating situation. I remember one of my siblings in middle school didn’t get very good grades and kids teased her about it, she stopped trying to pass her classes and her grades fell from C/D’s to F’s. If a teacher sees your grades are bad a lot of the time they automatically assume you’re a bad kid.
The child could become very confused because they would get the previous years work ... ... middle of paper ... ...d feel as if they weren't good enough for everyone us. In addition to thinking about the child's feelings think about the decision first. If deciding to hold back a child for not successfully completing their grade, it would result in low self - esteem, hinderance and humiliation, nada problem child. As a result of this child becoming a hinderance, gaining low self - esteem, and becoming a problem child. Reach out out and help these students that are struggling and are being left behind.
Because of the importance placed on how students perform on the standardized tests, teachers tend to alter the strategy; they use to offer instructions and also the content in the curriculum, so students can perform better on the tests (Karr-Kidwell, Meadows and Stacie 4). The tests discourage students who do not perform well even if they were performing well in their schools. For example, students perform well in their schools but this performance is not the same in the standardized tests. Most people who get good grades in school end up failing after they seat for the standardized tests (Boaler 503). The academic system fails to address poor performance in schools and concentrate more on how schools are rated in relation to the standardized tests.
The schools are forced to cut back on programs such as extracurricular activities that are suppose to encourage students to be active, or they would have to cut back on supplies where in some cases there are not enough textbooks for each student to have his or her own. The U.S. Department of Education also stated that teachers that are less paid and have less years teaching are often the ones dealing with the students in poverty. (U.S. Department of Education). This only prolongs the problem with children receiving the proper education. If they are taught by teachers who don’t know what they are teaching or those who don’t have enough experience, then the students are not going to learn the correct information or any information at all.
Poor academic performance, shallow relationships, and mental health problems are the effects of low self-esteem for high school students. Having low self-esteem affects students in all aspects of life. They are affected emotionally and mentally. Students with low self-esteem can experience extreme failure at their school because they are more likely to earn failing grades, and not participate in class. They can also have weak relationships with other people, such as their teachers and parents.