“In Praise of The F Word” is a perfect example as to why the ZAP program in my school is a pointless program that is actually hurting their students in the long run. Seeing unimportant programs and rules like this, makes kids not take high school serious. Although that is just one example, from one school, there are several different unimportant issues’ that also cause students to think of high school as a
Parents are placing this pressure on schools so that their students have the skills needed to compete in the real world job market. Students are placing pressure on the schools to improve technology by having more knowledge of current technology than the school’s staff. Teachers in turn are placing emphasis on the schools to improve technology they want to increase efficiency of information sharing, grading, and communication in the classroom. Businesses place an emphasis on technology in schools so that the schools adequately prepare their future employees, the students. The government is also placing pressure on schools to improve technology in the classrooms so that Americans can compete, along with helping prepare successful employees to help improve the economy in the future.
There may be many congress members who were educated during ‘GenMe’ and they will go against such changes. Faludi states “Go back an... ... middle of paper ... ...used on the self-esteem. It always praises them even though they do something wrong and use only positive words to avoid hurting them. However, this is wrong because they could have reached maximum efficiency by teaching them to be more independent and help them to find the way to improve their talents. Students do not know about the real society and the real working environment and even their college life because simply school does not give chances to learn about them.
Not only do students focus on a single test, but are the teachers and stress causing the students to feel stressed? It has been proven that theses standardized te... ... middle of paper ... ...ents (which can damage their health); does not sound in anyway helpful. Teachers and students both agree that this testing should be done away with. Teachers boycotting tests, and quitting their jobs because they believe they do not offer results. The reason for theses tests are to make a student more knowledgeable, and a head start for college, but they keep the students at a tenth grade level with each test.
It is very important to ensure a child can get the best creative education; this is because creativity will give the necessary skills needed for our future. Children must become creative problem solvers if they are in leadership positions as this will help them within society, even though all children may not be in a leadership position it is beneficial for them to have a creative mind-set. Because the world we live in is constantly developing new ideas, concepts and technology, creativity is definitely the most important quality a child can have. Sir Ken Robinson’s, (an international advisor on education) views on creativity in education will be discussed along with New Labour views which includes the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education (NACCCE). The 1977 white paper, the open plan for schools, and the 2003 excellence and enjoyment strategy concepts will also be drawn on.
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The importance of an education is repeatedly shown through past and present events. Those who can’t afford an education do whatever it takes to try and learn. They know that it will lead to a better future for them. An education will not only lead to a job with more money, but it will also expand people’s minds. They will be able to create new ideas and inventions.
Fundamentally, something need to be done to reduce the high number of illiterateness among high school graduate, by considering the factors behind the reality that some high school students graduate from high school without adequate reading skills. Reading John Corcoran book “The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read” shows that there is hope for improving the situation but the fundamental step is to identify the reasons why and how functionally illiterate students are allowed to advance to the next grade. This research paper discusses three factors, social promotion, the use of movies instead of book assignments, and cheating in academic tasks. Firstly, social promotion has be... ... middle of paper ... ...not read. This implies that despite having gone through the education system, these graduates lack the ability for to perform advanced tasks in reading and writing such as filling out a job application and tax form.
Is this type of volunteering really expected to inspire young adults? Levine’s article quotes Paul Light, who argues, “Young Americans want the chance to make a difference and learn new skills, not work in the back office stuffing envelopes” (640). If students are forced to complete jobs which are busy work, they are not going to be inspired. In fact, the curriculum might backfire and cause students to look upon volunteerism with dismay. The lack of organization, effectiveness, and educational opportunities illustrates that mandatory public service is a flawed
For example, if the educator saw that a certain student had particular interest in a topic but that certain topic was not being assessed in the exam his or her interest would most likely not be drawn upon. The end result is an increase in students dropping out of school because of their lack of motivation. Three million young Americans drop out of hi... ... middle of paper ... ...by "teaching to the test", therefore their students are way more prepared than those in the United States for life and work. It is obvious that the United States school board should look into changing these Standardized test or just flat out removing them. The United States would most likely see a boost in the amount of students that finish school and graduate.
So, if you put that into perspective, our schools are being judged based on test results when the tests themselves are not ideal education. They are not a part of the ideal education that the kids actually remember and help them succeed in their everyday life. These standardized tests scores are not a good indication of a school’s competency because it does not prove knowledge or understanding. They take light away from real life educational understanding and put the emphasis on passing a silly test. In school all kids are really forced to worry about is learning the knowledge used to pass the state tests.