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The Struggle Of African American Students

- Introduction This paper examines the struggle African American students are more likely to face at a predominantly white institution (PWIs) than at a historically black college or university (HBCUs). Each author has his or her own take on this hypothesis; most of the author’s studies suggest that African American students have a hard time adjusting to an environment at a PWI (Littleton 2003). However, African American students at HBCUs tend to be at ease with their learning environment. Though many of the author’s agree with one another there are other authors whose studies come to the conclusion that race is not a factor in college education anymore....   [tags: African American]

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The Number Of African American Students

- The number of African American students that graduate from high school are significantly low because most of them face racial discrimination from their peers and teachers. There are many educational institution in which the predominant number of educator are white and some of them comes from families who see African Americans intellectual inferior to white. As a result, African American Students do not receive the sufficient help and attention from their teachers that are white. Nevertheless, white student get all attention and guidance from their teacher to build the knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed in academic....   [tags: Black people, Racism, Race, White American]

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The Struggle Of African American Students

- One such authority in the field, Dr. Pascal Mubenga, in his essay The Struggle of African American Students (2012), reasons that a difficult road from segregation and slavery has impacted the educational achievement of African American students. Dr. Mubenga supports his reasoning by elaborating on the disadvantages African Americans have been faced with starting centuries ago: “While immigrants were being Americanized, African, Mexican, Native, Asian, and Puerto Rican Americans were increasingly segregated or denied language and cultural rights in public schools" (Mubenga 7)....   [tags: Black people, African American, Education, Race]

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African Americans And African American Students

- Introduction of Theory Throughout American history, African Americans have been tantamount to freedom and equality in American education. In recent years, educators and policymakers have become more aware of the problems of African American students in some of the critical areas of academic excellence and engagement, but have barely scratched the surface in explaining the origin of the reasons why the problems persist (Bush & Bush, 2013). Policies have now been created to enable more African American students in becoming comfortable in their learning environment....   [tags: African American, Black people, High school, Race]

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The Differences Between American Students And Attendance

- The very first day of class I noticed the differences in your teaching styles. In an attempt to gain interaction, I saw that incorporating unorthodox styles of experiences did wonders. In this class, I witnessed that people were not as afraid to speak their minds while there were privacy practices imposed. When writing different questions on slips of paper, there was an enormous variety of questions, most of which were related to the black population. Another experience I acquired in this course was that there seemed to be many prejudice African American students in attendance....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Psychology, African American]

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Education in 1954: Separating Mexican American Students from White Students

- Introduction: When teaching any grade, it is imperative to know the students you are teaching and where they came from. What I enjoy most about teaching is finding out what motivates my students to learn; I find that once a student is motivated to learn, there is no stopping them. When teaching literacy to Spanish-speaking students, motivation plays a key factor to their academic success. As literacy specialists, we need to understand how important a student’s motivation can affect his or her learning capabilities....   [tags: educational resilience, spanish speaking students]

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The African American Students

- Scholarship Essay When we look at the gloomy history of the African American, we first need to look at where it started, the 14th century in West Africa. This was the first recorded instance of slave ships sailing with human cargo, traveling to lands and a way of life that could never be fathomed, the predicament for African Americans was becoming more of a reality. Slaves, who were stripped of their self-respect, and deemed sub human, African’s were then enslaved as a means to support the building of an American system of capitalism at minimal cost....   [tags: Education, High school, College]

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Latino Students in American Colleges

- The current trend in lack of Latina/o students attending college combines a lack of college readiness with a deficiency in resources to prepare this student population. More and more higher education scholars are accepting these deficiencies as roadblocks to college access, and are looking to preparation programs and parent educational resources as a subject worthy of consideration. There are many different challenges being faced by this population, a population that is according to Oliva and Nora, “the fastest growing minority population in the country”(Oliva & Nora, 2004)....   [tags: Latino College Students]

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Cultural Values And Stereotypes Of Asian American Students

- The source of this discourse can be attributed to global biases and stereotypes of Asian American students. Asian American students are stereotyped for being model students when it comes to education. Most of this academic achievement has been attributed to Asian cultural values that promote educational endeavors. Culture is a major explanation for achievement differences. The article,” Asian-American educational achievements: A phenomenon in search of an explanation” states, “demands and expectations for achievement and upward mobility, induction of guilt about parental sacrifice and the need to fulfill obligations” (Sue, S., & Okazaki, S., 2009), implying that those are key contributors to...   [tags: Asian American, Stereotype, White American]

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National Organization Of Collegiate American Students

- I have recently become increasingly concerned with the steady increase cost that follows going to a college or a university. I have decided to take matters into my own hands and form an interest group called NOCASH; standing for the National Organization of Collegiate American Students Needing Help. In this paper I will discuss how I will overcome obstacles that I will face with forming this group, how I will increase and retain membership, and how to increase the group’s reach on the nation and it’s respective audience....   [tags: University, Student, Debt, Lobbying]

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African Americans And African American Students

- The world’s population is growing and is becoming larger every day. It is very diverse and causes many issues for all people. There are millions of people here in the country, and these people are in a countless number of races. On top of that, thousands of babies are born every day. But in today’s society, African Americans experience most of the world’s problems. In this world, life is a bit challenging, especially for students, and with that being said I conclude that education, stereotypes, and self-hatred contribute to the difficult lives that African American students experience today....   [tags: W. E. B. Du Bois, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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Literature Review On African American Students

- The purpose of the literature review is to develop a perspective for my project. This following is a review of literature regarding African-American students, their development, personal self-efficacy and their social an educational environment. The schools that I work in are about 97 percent African-American students. From the social work perspective and the Afrocentric perspective I must understand the needs of my students in order to develop effective teaching approaches. (Shin, 2011) A study of 88 African-American elementary students examined in the areas of neighborhood satisfaction, academic self-efficacy, and racial ethnic identity found that Afrocentric identity and neighborhood sati...   [tags: Race, Black people, High school, Racism]

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African American Students and Equal Education

- For centuries African Americans have fought for equal rights, one of them being an opportunity for the chance to get an equal education. Many people believe that African Americans have an equal or better chance at getting an education than other students. This is not the case when in fact, it is actually harder for these three reasons: African American students tend to come from harsh, poverty stricken atmospheres. Shattered family lifestyles that make it difficult to pursue a higher education because they have not received the proper information....   [tags: poverty stricken environments]

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Differences Between American Students And International Students

- Differences: What American Students think about International Students Recent years have witnessed more and more international students study in the United States. From my personal experience as an international student, I recognized the differences in culture between the international students and the American students. Likewise, a Rebekah Nathan’s chapter, “As Others See Us,” demonstrates that how an international student as minorities see American students. Nathan, a professor who goes undercover as a student in her university, conducts an ethnographic study to examine the interaction between American students and international students....   [tags: Student, International student, Ethnic group]

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Academic Achievement Gap Between American Students And Students

- Public education is failing. The public education system in the United States provides education to all students despite their race, income, religion, and gender. However, there is significant academic achievement gap between American students and students belonging to other foreign countries. In the article “Teacher Incentives and Students Achievements” by Fryer, R.G he states: “The progress of American students is low as compared to students from most developed countries due to flaws in the public education system” (p.303)....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, History of education]

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Health of High School students

- From the early seventeenth century to the late eighteenth century, the east coast of North America was divided into thirteen English colonies. For most of this period, the colonists accepted English rule, even though they had no political representation in English Parliament. Their acquiescence ended in 1764, when Parliament began passing a series of legislative acts that heavily taxed the colonists without their consent. Leaders in the English government began to see the American colonies as an opportunity for exploitation, heavily taxing the unrepresented colonists without a thought for their well-being....   [tags: american history, students, sleep, sanity]

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African American High School Students

- saying they don’t get enough credit for raising their child. Lorde et al (1993) finished it off by proving that the way a son is raised determines if he or she is going to have a successful future. In the following paragraphs, I will be explaining and disproving society’s stereotypical view of African Americans. African American high school adolescents believe that schooling is a must. Johnette Atkinson McCain (2013) did a study of 8 African-American high school students who are participating in an early college academy program....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race, White people]

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The Test Gap Between African American And White Students

- This paper will discuss both the history of the test score gap between African-American and White students and why it has been such a significant aspect of the United States educational system since the 1960s. Next, the research on the test score gap will be evaluated in order to determine all of the possible causes for this gap’s continued presence as well determine what social factors have allowed the gap to remain so large for over half a century. Points will be made to back the claim that, inherent to many of the tests used to gauge student intelligence and scholastic achievement, there lies a cultural bias that hurts minority students- African-American students in particular....   [tags: African American, Race, Test, Racism]

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Academic Stereotypes of Asian-American Students

- There is a phenomenon happening in most schools throughout the country. Asian students as young as seven years olds are labeled as gifted and enrolled in various accelerate programs to further develop their talents. Certainly, most of these students are deserving of the honorable recognition. However, many skeptics do question how many of them are viewed as exceptional students based upon the stereotype: they are genetically smarter than their non-Asian peers. For many researchers, the notion of Asian students are hereditary more intelligent than other race groups as believes by Arthur Jensen, an educational psychologist, is not a valid explanation for why Asian students perform better than...   [tags: Education and race, gifted]

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Funds of Knowledge and Outcomes Among Native American Students

- Introduction Funds of Knowledge (FoK) is that knowledge which is shared among cultures, communities, and families. A part of that shared knowledge is language, how we learn, how we communicate, how we interact socially. In order to effectively teach students, teachers need to know what skill sets Native American students bring with them into the classroom, and understand how to effectively build on those skills (Aguirre et al., 2012). This is essential to addressing the current crises endemic within American Indian education....   [tags: education reform, culture]

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Native American Students And The Middle Standard School System

- Native American student face lot of difficulties and challenges while being educated in European standard school system. Often the teaching method goes against the principle of the Native American values, and that conflict resulted in poor performance of native students in the school. The author was trying to show the ideological conflict and the difficulties that native student faces in the European standard education system also acknowledging that fact that no school system is perfect. Generally, a school system is consisting of the following components, instruction method, curriculum, and community....   [tags: Education, School]

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Bullying and How it Affects Native American Students

- As a member of the teaching and learning department, I feel that education is one of the fundamental needs of our youth. I stand behind the recent concerns the media has had for those who have experienced bullying whether it be physical or emotional. When I first started school, the only place I had access to a computer was at school or a local library. Due to technological advances, modern youth have access to social media where they are exposed to another form of bullying that threatens their safety....   [tags: cyber bullying, suicide, education]

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The Elementary Classroom With All African American Students

- This is a full day kindergarten classroom with all African American students. The students live in an urban impoverished area and some of the students are homeless. The teacher chose to read Otis, by Loren Long because it has an interesting storyline and well-developed characters. Otis is a small red tractor on a farm. The goals of this lesson are to develop vocabulary, identify problems, and find solutions. What were your reactions. The teacher cares about the emotional well-being of her students....   [tags: Teacher, Lesson plan, Video clip, Education]

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Social Promotion And Its Effect On American Students

- Sir Isaac Newton, a famously intelligent scientist, mathematician, and philosopher, once uttered the words that became the widely studied statement know as Newton’s Third Law of Motion: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Newton was referring to scientific principles, but his declaration can apply to many other various areas of life. For every decision an individual makes, he or she will be faced with an appropriate consequence, intended or unintended. Social promotion defies this logic; it concludes that if standards are not met, there should still be no repercussions....   [tags: High school, Education in the United States]

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Race As A Factor Of Inequality And Demotivating African American Students

- Race as a factor in inequity. Ladson-Billings and Tate (1995) posit that race continues to be a significant factor in determining inequity in the United States. Race matters in society. If we look at high school drop out, suspension, and incarceration rates of men of color in America we see a disproportionate amount of men of color marginalized and profiled by society. This is further compounded by the perception that male faculty of color cannot be educators or at least are not often conceptually visualized in that capacity (Bryan and Browder, 2013)....   [tags: Racism, Race, Phenomenology, Edmund Husserl]

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Cultural Factors in Asian-American students’ stress

- Cultural Factors in Asian-American students’ stress “Why only 99 points. What happened to the other one point?” In Confucian based societies, high academic achievements are expected commonly. As the epitome of someone who has two cultural backgrounds, I am the ambassador between Asian culture and American culture. Most of the time, both cultures are in accordance with each other, but sometimes their principles conflict with one another. According to the US Department of Education, Asian/ Pacific Islander students consistently achieved the highest GPA among all ethnicity from 1990 to 2005....   [tags: Education]

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The Native American College Students and Alcatraz

- On November 9th, 1969, a group of nearly one hundred Native American college students stood on the coast of San Francisco Bay, ready to take over the former federal prison known as Alcatraz, but the boats, their transportation to the island, never came. Refusing to accept defeat, protest leader Fortune Eagle convinced a Canadian sailboat skipper, Ronald Craig, to take them on a cruise, not to the island, but around it. Halfway through the journey, Richard Oakes and some of the other American Indians dove overboard in an attempt to swim to the island....   [tags: protest, defeat, rescue]

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How to Give American Students a Billingual Education

- ... Despite the lingering criticism from the 1980s, President Clinton reenacts the bilingual education law in 1994; however, President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, which requires all students to meet standards otherwise schools will receive penalties, negates the bilingual education law (Jost 1039). Since 1998, many states have passed loopholes bypassing the teaching of another language similar to California’s Proposition 227 stating the specific teaching method of English immersion, when students only receive instruction in English, for English language learners....   [tags: melting pot, immersion, neuroscientists]

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The Positive Effects Of The Common Core 's Mathematics On American Students

- Morgan Williams Professor Stallcup VTMA 111-L 28 October 2014 The Positive Effects of the Common Core’s Mathematics on American Students The Common Core has been a highly debated educational initiative based in the United States that provides children of all race, religious denomination, and socioeconomic background the same educational path from kindergarten through senior year of high school or the 12th grade. The Common Core provides six standards on its website that serve as its oath. “The standards are: 1....   [tags: High school, Education, Standardized test, Teacher]

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The Race At The County Race And Equity Report, African American Students

- According to the Dane County Race to Equity Report , African American students in third grade were 4.5 times more likely to not meet reading proficiency standards when compared to their White counterparts. In order for students to be able to learn individually, they must have the ability to read and interpret that information. By not being proficient in reading, acquiring information and using it will be a challenge. Typically, students should be reading proficiently by the end of third grade as reading will be used to learn beyond it....   [tags: High school, Education, Grade, Learning]

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Year-Round Schooling For All American Students: A Good Thing

- When Americans think of year-round education they immediately relate it to no summer vacations, hence the reason why, at first glance, most students and parents are contrary to that which comes off as a negative idea. Little do we know, as Americans, that year-round schooling has many more advantages than disadvantages. Back when schools had just began, summers were necessary because children needed to help their families by working on their families farms. Nowadays, as we all know, this is not the case....   [tags: Education, year round school, argument]

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All American Students Must Learn Standard English

- All American Students Must Learn Standard English What are words. A simple question such as this would in theory demand only a simple answer. Words, however, take such an abundance of forms that creating a truly inclusive definition for the notion of “words” is daunting. In its physical manifestation, a word is little more than air passing over taut tendons, forming sounds which are accented by flicks of the tongue against the teeth and roof of the mouth. These sounds are arranged in patterns that come to be recognized and accepted as words....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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The Effects Of High School Students On American High Schoolers

- Over the years, the world has been progressively becoming more stressful, yet teenagers are still expected to be prepared for the future, in a world that they have yet to experience. The students can be told how and why the world works; however, without going out and experiencing life themselves, they can never truly understand or prepare for the future. Often adults pressure American high school students to immediately head off to college because the thought of their child not returning to school enforces this idea that they will never return....   [tags: High school, High School Musical, College, School]

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Black Athletes' Graduation Rates Weak

- Major collegiate athletics programs are able to generate millions of dollars for their institutions, but are not able to show any evidence of successfully graduating their black male athletes that contribute to their success in generating those millions of dollars. These universities in turn, are failing these student athletes whom were promised that they would nurture them intellectually as well as athletically. A four year report published by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education presents statistics that shows that the six major sports conferences in the NCAA (ACC, Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, SEC, Pac 12) have weak graduation rates for male African American Student...   [tags: college athletes, african american students]

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Comparing Media Multitasking Among Malaysian And American College Students

- This article compares media multitasking among Malaysian and American college students. Malaysia is a growing Asian economy, and Malaysians are said to be heavy users of multimedia technology, according to the Malaysian English local newspapers. Both Malaysians and Americans media multitask or task switch in high levels. Media multitasking have been associated with impulsivity, distraction, inattention, and lower academic performance. The study answers three questions on the relationship between media and multitasking, the relationship between media multitasking and distractibility and impulsivity, and the difference in usage of media while studying among American and Malaysian college stude...   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Instant messaging]

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The Education System Has Both Failed And Have Done Good Things For American Students

- For centuries the education system has both failed and have done good things for American students. When I was in high school I feel like the teaching wasn’t efficient granted I did have one good science teacher in high school(Granted he was fired because of his unorthodox teaching methods).I feel like there is so much more we could do as teachers. I hope to be able to change the teaching paradigm and how we approach our students. In order for this to happen I must be able to be engaging and willing to be up up front with my students and to teach them that there is so much more than just being in the book constantly....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, History of education]

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The American Educational System Is Failing Our Students

- One would think that because America is one of the wealthiest countries in the world the educational system would be just as great as the country 's wealth. However, as of lately news’ headlines read as follows, “The American Educational System is Failing Our Students” (Huffpost); “The American Dream is leaving America” (The New York Times), amongst many more. These news articles may come from different companies, but they all have one thing in common; they are all criticizing the American Educational System....   [tags: Education, High school, School, Student]

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The American College Testing Is All Too Familiar For American High School Students

- Five Minutes Remaining The American College Testing, better known as the ACT, is all too familiar for American high school students. Not only does the four hour test ruin your Saturday, this expensive testing is unfair to students of lower socioeconomic classes who cannot afford to master a test of such unrealistic standards. Standardized testing such as the American College Testing have significant financial setbacks for students in lower socioeconomic classes. The ACT is the main judgment in college admittance and scholarship opportunities and is an unfair system to many public school students because of the cost, the practice needed for the test, and the lack of substance within the tes...   [tags: High school, Standardized test]

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Freshman Students At American Heritage High School

- Freshman social life My freshman experience was by far the longest and most difficult time in the four years I spent at American Heritage High School. I did not know one person in my entire high school when I got there so it was a difficult task to make friends. The first few weeks in high school I was so miserable. The hardest time of freshman year was probably overhearing other students I went to school with talking about an amazing party they went too on the first weekend of high school. This was extremely tough for me considering that I was not invited to this party and that weekend, I had just stayed home and watched a movie....   [tags: High school, Middle school, New York City]

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Columbine -Type Students In American Public Schools

- Columbine -Type Students In American Public Schools Don’t “kid” yourself. There’s trouble in paradise that escapes the vision of folks wearing rose-colored glasses. I’m not a contemporary Chicken Little running around screaming “The sky is falling!” And I’m not a little boy crying out “Wolf!” I am a former English teacher with thirty-four years classroom experience. I’ve taught through wars, recessions, political assassinations and public anti-war protests. I’ve seen and broken-up hundreds of bloody “student” fights....   [tags: science]

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The Educational Achievement Gap between African American and Minority Students in Elementary Schools in America

- Introduction The theme of the research is to discover why there is such a vast educational gap between minority and Caucasian students. Many American are unaware that such an educational gap actually exists among today’s students. This article informs us of alarming statics, such as of African American students representing a majority of the special education population, despite only making up roughly 40% of the student population. It also breaks down key events that contributed to the poor education that minority children are currently receiving....   [tags: alarming statistics US Public Education system]

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Critical Race Theory, Racial, And Campus Racial Climate : The Experiences Of African American College Students

- Critical Race Theory, Racial Microagressions, and Campus Racial Climate: The Experiences of African American College Students • What methods done in this study make this an overall qualitative study. • Focus groups were used to illustrate how African American students experience the racial climate of their college campuses (p.64). There were seven areas of inquiry which addressed: 1) types of racial discrimination experienced by students, 2) how students responded to racial discrimination, 3) how racial discrimination affected the students, including their ability to perform academically, 4) he advantages of having a critical mass of African-American student on campus, 5) whether or not...   [tags: Qualitative research, Focus group]

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American Schools: Should Be More Equitable for Students of Lower Classes and Minority Races

- ... However, according to Haveman and Smeeding, “financial aid has increasingly come in the form of loans rather than grants” (66). In Jonathan D. Glater’s article, “Unsupportable Cost of Variable Pricing of Student Loans,” Glater argues that the increasing of the interest rate put students into a worse situation than being unable to attend college. Due to the fact that most financial aid is in the form of loans and the interest rates on these loans increases, even if those students who can’t afford the tuition are able to enroll in college because they accept all the financial aids, they will end up with huge debts when they finish schooling....   [tags: US education system]

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Teaching American History to Middle School Students

- Joy Hakim is the celebrated author of the 10-book A History of US series. In this series of books she humanizes the characters throughout the history of the United States by giving little know facts about them, such as; Thomas Jefferson owned America's first pasta machine and Mary Todd Lincoln's Inaugural ball gown cost two thousand dollars. These types of details bring to life the character being read about, they are not just obscure people from our nations past. Hakim grew up in a small Vermont community, where her father owned a furniture shop and her mother was a buyer for a department store....   [tags: Education, Biography]

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African American and Jim Crow Laws

- For quite a few decades, African-Americans were subjected to Jim Crow laws. Starting in the 1890s, African-Americans were kept out of schools, libraries, restrooms, restaurants, and so on, and were constantly told that the facilities were “separate but equal.” African-Americans had to deal with “sun-down towns” where their lives were in even more danger than they already were if they were ever caught in these all-white areas after the sun went down. African-Americans had small wins, like in Morgan v....   [tags: oppression, freedom rides, students]

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Diversity in American Colleges and Universities

- Diversity is a must have when it comes to colleges and universities. Diversity is what separates the good universities from the great universities. Universities that have diversity help out their students more than anyone could imagine. It help students get ready to open up and understand one another on a more personal level. Some students grow up in segregated towns where there is not much diversity, but with the help of diversity from colleges, students will learn to learn and accept one another....   [tags: United States, International Students, Colleges]

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Music Can Affect The Students

- Music Can Affect the Students in School Music, it is everywhere. It has been around for many decades. People in different cultures a listen to different music. Music can affect our souls depending what you listen to. I know a saying called you are what you eat, well I can say that that can apply with listening to a type of music. I am African American and in my culture our music choices that we provide affect our community in school. African American music originated with jazz music. This music was suppose nourish the soul....   [tags: Jazz, African American, Funk, Hip hop music]

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The American Education and Improvements

- Can American education stand to be improved. Of course. America isn’t a top performing country in academics. Other countries have much better, focused, and strict education programs that produce top students. While the United States isn’t failing in education, it definitely has some areas that could stand to be improved. Parents need to be more involved in their kid’s education, testing shouldn’t be the focal point of school, teachers need to be better qualified, and students should strive to do their best....   [tags: students, low expectations, testing]

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How Chinese Students Are Cheating To Get Into U.S.

-   This fall, Peter Li will join an exodus of Chinese students boarding planes for the flourishing campuses of American colleges to start his new life there.   Li, currently a high school student in Shanghai, will be enrolling the WESL program at Western Illinois University to improve his English before pursue a bachelor degree there. But like many other Chinese students who don’t speak English fluently, Li might not have been accepted without a little help.   The 18-year-old and his parents hired an education agent in China to “elaborate” on the essay he submitted as part of his application. “Actually, the agency helped my application with both forged transcripts and fake essays,” he says....   [tags: Chinese Students]

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Students in Urban Schools

- An urban student faces many disadvantages when attending school regardless of whether they attend a public or private school. Before we can consider how to take an urban student seriously we must examine where they are from. Urban students are those living in higher density communities within the inner-cities; areas of diversity, poverty, crime and low-income. Today we can best assign the term “urban school” to public schools that are in these metropolitan areas. Many of these schools exist within educational systems that lack sufficient resources and quality educators to ensure their educational needs are met....   [tags: Urban Education, Urban Students]

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International and Domestic Students Sojourners at College

- Every year many students pursue higher education and relocate themselves to enroll in colleges and universities around the world. Some students move to other countries such as United States, Canada, UK and Australia, while other students relocate themselves to new places in their home country. “In the United States, there are nearly half of a million international students who attend university and college” (Hechanova 458). International student sojourners are foreign people who are enrolled in colleges and universities away from their home country; usually they have a temporary student visa and do not speak the host culture’s language (Snow 134)....   [tags: College, University, Students]

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Social Impact on College Students

- Social Media has become a very essential tool in the society; in addition, it has a huge impact on communication and learning process. Social media is defined as websites and applications used for social networking. “As of September 2013, seventy-one percent of online adult use Facebook, eighteen percent use Twitter and seventeen percent use Instagram, twenty-two percent use PInterest, and another twenty-two percent use LinkedIn. (PewReasearch, 2013). In addition, "Between February 2005 and August 2006, the use of social networking sites among young adult internet user ages eighteen and twenty-nine jumped from nine percent to forty-nine percent....   [tags: Social Media, College Students, Communication]

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Censorship For Middle School Students

- Censorship by definition is the suppression of speech or removal of communicative material which may be considered objectionable or repulsive. Censorship is nothing new and its effects are constantly felt throughout society. Many societies use censorship to protect the established moral and social order. Book censorship in western cultures can be traced to the earliest years of Christianity, when the church began to suppress opposing views as unorthodox. In ancient times, before the printing press and the mass production of literature, book burning was an effective form of censorship....   [tags: Censorship, Middle School, Students, education,]

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The Government Should Help Students Pay For College

- Being able to attend and graduate college is a dream and the next step in life for many students. However, going to college and finishing school are two completely different things. There has been a decrease in students who completed college. Researchers are wondering, what is causing students to not finish schooling. There are many reasons and questions to why it could be affecting the completion of college rates. One of the main issue is the skyrocketing cost of college tuitions. Majority of students are having stress and anxiety for not being able to afford college....   [tags: Free College For Students]

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The American Community College

- It is difficult to imagine a college bound senior making the big decision on where to attend college without the help of college rankings and family influence. Making such an important decision requires heavy research for the college bound student, and it is no surprise that college rankings are one of the first places students look for advice on their future school. Many high school seniors are concerned with the rankings, the “image”, or school pride associated with colleges. As seniors question which school is the best and strive to meet the admissions standards that seem to continually increase, it is important to question whether or not the quality of education is better at colleges wit...   [tags: education, ranking system, students]

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The Effects of Affirmative Action on Law Students and Lawyers

- The Effects of Affirmative Action on Law Students and Lawyers Given the opportunity, do African Americans with lower undergraduate test scores and grades succeed in law school. Does admitting African Americans with lower test scores and grades than other racial groups into law schools have a good or bad effect on American society. On one hand it can be argued these students grab the opportunity and use it. Making more African American lawyers is healthy for American society. The presence of more African American lawyers itself means the concerns of their community will be heard and represented in society....   [tags: Lawyers African American Essays]

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Should Jewish College Students Be Banned?

- The 2016 election has certainly made history. It has been a long and challenging race but ultimately President Elect Donald Trump won. Millions of Americans were heartbroken when they heard the news that their beloved nominee Hilary Clinton had lost. Though Hillary lost the election her supporters, remain strong. Their devotion and admiration to Hillary remains intact. Her supporters continue to fight and will not surrender until their voices are heard. A numerous amount of Hillary supporters are actively protesting on college campuses....   [tags: Israel, Judaism, American Jews, Zionism]

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Marijuana and College Students

- Marijuana and College Students Marijuana may control the way people act, think, and even hurt their college academics. Marijuana is one of the most popular used drugs in America ranking about third after tobacco and alcohol. Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture; many college students have either used it occasionally or regularly. With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to find out about students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and their use of marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana Students Pot]

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Overview: Kouider Mohktari’s The Impact of Internet and Television Use on the Reading Habits and Practices of College Students

- In Kouider Mohktari’s “The Impact of Internet and Television Use on the Reading Habits and Practices of College Students”, he and two other authors (Carla A. Reichard and Anne Gardner) briefly argue and discuss how technology (like television and the internet) effect how the American adult reads. They go further into the subject and decided to study the reading habits of college students in the education system of today. There haven’t been many studies on the habits of college students, which is one reason why Mokhtari decided to study it....   [tags: internet, television, college students]

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Implied Curriculum: Physical Education for All Students

- Physical education is a component of the American education system about which politicians, administrators, doctors, and others frequently debate. Some see it as an integral part of a student’s education - a part that is often underemphasized due to time and budget constraints. Others see it as a non-essential, indicating that a student’s academic day should not be interrupted with something as non-academic as sports (Pill, 2012). In fact, currently only 2.1 percent of high schools provide the nationally recommended daily physical education, CDC found (Society of Health and Physical Educators, 2014)....   [tags: american education, extra curricular activites]

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American Dreams And The American Dream

- American Dream Everyone grows up with the thought of an American dream in mind . Unfortunately that American dream is only limited to the people who are not of color. Sadly the people of color and the american dream don 't match up to well. I feel that this is because it can’t be easily obtained due to improper education and never being given the opportunity to show what they’re made of. Maybe if we weren 't categorized by our living arrangements, or the amount of our wealth, or better yet being presumed as these incompetent animals who aren’t good for nothing....   [tags: Black people, Racism, Colored, White American]

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African American Of African Americans

- When African Americans were brought to the United States they were taken away from the lives they knew, the culture they knew, and the educational system they knew. African American slaves were not allowed to learn how to read or write, but some secretly learned by using the Bible. After the abolition of slavery there were many slaves who taught other slaves how to read, and freed African Americans who did so as well. In 1837 the first Institute for Colored Youth was created. African American students can now attend whatever schools they desire....   [tags: African American]

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Acting White : The Social Price Paid By The Best And Brightest Minority Students

- Fryer’s (2006) article “Acting White” The social price paid by the best and brightest minority students, is quite shocking to me, to say the least. As I am a Hispanic female, I suppose I should agree with the stereotypes and perceptions presented in this article. However, as such, I feel insulted by the premise of this article. For most of my life, I have lived in in the Rio Grande Valley in deep South Texas. Hidalgo county[KG1] sits on the Texas-Mexico border and is predominantly Hispanic. This county is comprised of 91.3 percent Hispanics, 0.9 percent African American, and 7.0 white population (United States Census Bureau, 2010)....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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To Be An American

- To Be An American The United States is a nation full of millions of different types of people. However, each of those people has one major thing in common; they are all Americans. Many people wonder what it takes to be a true American, but the answer is something not so difficult to determine. Essentially, being an American means to show patriotism and pride of the country, to be very fortunate compared to other countries, and unfortunately, to show a lack of appreciation for all the great things America provides....   [tags: American Culture]

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The American Education

- The American Education Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the American educational system has undergone much transition in response to our changing society. Though there have been many problems raised throughout the years in regard to what our school systems should be teaching our children, there have also been many developments. In the final decades of the 20th century, education has continued to evolve in order to meet society's demands. The transformation of society has created numerous problems in the educational system....   [tags: School Public Education Teachers Students Essays]

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Students Loans: The Borrower is Slave to the Lender

- Student loans have been around helping college students since 1958 in the United States of America because of President Dwight Eisenhower. Financial support especially temporary support, which is student loans for college students, has played a huge role in how many people go to college. When an individual is approved for a loan he or she is responsible to pay the amount due to the lender and more because of the high demand in interest rates. Student loan debt has become an epidemic in the United States of America....   [tags: college students, debt, spending money]

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Making Iowa State University a Better Place for International Students

- Making Iowa State University a Better Place for International Students English is a second language for most people outside of the United States of America. In Hong Kong for example, the Chinese start to learn English in kindergarten. Chinese children learn the spelling and the grammar of the English language but of course one must live in the culture to be fully educated of the language. There are many slang words and new vocabulary that are not taught in the schools however. Winnie Yue, a freshman at Iowa State University, found this out fairly quickly after going to her first class....   [tags: Education Learning Foreign Students Essays]

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Us Students Vs. International Students

- Krupa M. Shah Professor Gerry Malek 812 Sect 027 Analytical Reading/Writing ESL February 10, 2016 Essay 1 Revision (Evaluation) US students Vs. International students in social life Cathy Small known as her pen name under Rebekah Nathan is a professor and a graduate coordinator of anthropology at Northern Arizona University. During a leave of absence from teaching, during the fall of 2002 at the age of 52 she enrolled as a student at Northern Arizona University, signing up for a standard first year range of courses....   [tags: University, Student, Education, Campus]

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James Meredith, An African American Student

- James Meredith, an African American student, was accepted into the University of Mississippi in the early year of 1962. After the realization of Meredith being African American, his acceptance was rejected immediately. During the year of 1962, Mississippi was still moving away from the segregation era. In order for Meredith to be accepted into the University of Mississippi, the Supreme Court would have to make a direct order to do so. James Meredith, was not welcomed by the state of Mississippi nor the students of the University....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The Effects Of Homework On Students With Students

- Throughout the years, researchers have seen an increase in time for students spent studying and in school while there has also been a decline in time spent in active sports and out-of-doors activities over the past twenty years. ( 'Changing Times of American Youth: 1981-2003 '). Teachers assign students their usual daily pile of homework which leads to students feeling stressed as to what they must complete after school. Students are expected to manage their time according to their teacher’s schedule considering that they may not even be able to complete each assignment given to them....   [tags: High school, Homework, School terminology]

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Mexican American And Immigrant Policy

- Mexican American enrollment in schools has risen even after the discriminatory laws that have tried to be implemented, such as anti-bilingual education, anti-affirmative action, and anti-immigrant policy movement (Carlo, McGinley, Hayes, & Martinez, 2012). These laws have made it widely acceptable to have prejudice feelings towards those of Latino decent because it separates these individuals from the rest of the community. Politicians are continuously making public, damaging statements limiting the rights of Latino immigrants....   [tags: Discrimination, Stereotype, Mexican American]

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The Decline of American Education and the Decline of America

- “We are going to do in the future what Americans are doing today. Your job is to invent the future” says Jaithirth Rao of the Indian company MphasiS to Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat (389). America has always been abreast of the latest and greatest ideas and designs. However, America’s position in the world is becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee due the decreasing number of college graduates. Tamar Lewin reports in a New York Times article how a recent study by Complete College America discovered that “despite decades of steadily climbing enrollment rates, the percentage of students making it to the finish line is barely budging” (College Graduation Rates)....   [tags: Failure American High Schools]

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The American Dream By The United States

- The American Dream depicts the dream or aspiration of a person or a group to become Americanized and become part of the American society. According to the Oxford dictionary, education is the process of learning and teaching someone about a certain topic or subject. Many immigrants come to the United States with the hope to be able to complete the American Dream where they are able to have a good education, a good job, and where they can get a better life than the place they come from. The United States is known for its good education and it focuses on the education from early childhood until twelfth grade....   [tags: United States, White American, Education]

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A Study On African American Studies

- Next is John Henrik Clark, who refers to African America Studies as Africana Studies because he believes that Black tells you how you look, not who you are. He goes on to state that he calls African American Studies “a dilemma at the crossroads of history” (Clark 32). This is because European people knew history well enough to distort it and use it, as well as political weapons such as the gun and bible, to control the world. This is the reason why a look at African culture will show what Africana Studies are about or should be about....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD)

- Special educators of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) must exhibit a high level of patience in the classroom. Teacher behavior is a contributing factor to students' behavior whether positive or negative. As classroom managers, teachers are best suited to handle students with EBD when they have adequate educational training, a proper comprehension of the behavior disorders, and the characteristics of each for students with EBD. Teachers with lower educational levels have more severe observed behavioral problems for students in their classroom than those with higher educational levels (Stormont, Reinke, & Herman, 2011)....   [tags: Classroom-Based Intervention for EBD Students]

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American Jewish History

- The study of history and historical writings is called historiography; American Jewish history is one form to study about the past of the American Jews. Jacob Rader Marcus and Hasia R. Diner are two historians who broke down American Jewish historiography according to their point of views. In “The Periodization of American Jewish History,” Marcus focuses on four periods of American Jewish history. On the other hand, in “The Study of American Jewish History: in the Academy, in the Community,” Diner discusses many dates celebrate and urge the study of American Jewish history....   [tags: American History]

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Race And The American Heritage Dictionary

- Before I moved to the United States, I lived in the Philippines as a child. While I was living in the Philippines, I was aware of my nationality and my culture. Secondly, almost everyone I knew, including my family had similar religion and beliefs. After I moved to the United States is when I began to learn the differences of race or other type of ethnicities. Growing up in the United States have thought me the different definition of race. While growing up, some people have defined race as the color of someone’s skin or physical differences while others defined race as people who shares the same values or beliefs....   [tags: Race, White American, Race, Racism]

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The Pursuit Of The American Dream

- The so-called American Dream can be defined as the belief in the freedom that allows all citizens and US residents to achieve their life goals, enjoy the choice between different lifestyles, have equal access to economic wealth, and pursue shared and beneficial for both the individual and society objectives. The origin of the pursuit of the American Dream can be found in various causes; one of these is the lack of opportunities in their home country, ie, cannot achieve their dreams in their own country....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Mexican American]

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How Better to Support Our Gifted and Talented Students in Schools

- IDEA, Section 504, and ADA are laws that benefit students with disabilities; however, there is no federal legislation that supports students who are classified as gifted or talented. Other disabilities as opposed to gifted and talented are easily defined. Most states adopt (with modification) the federal definition. The definition most commonly used or modified is: The term “gifted and talented children” means children and, whenever applicable, youth, who are identified at the preschool, elementary , or secondary level as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performance capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, specific academic, or leadership...   [tags: modified, gifted, talented, students]

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Assimilation of Native American Education

- Assimilation of Native American Education During my research in the assimilation of Native American Education, it was both interesting and alarming to learn of how the Americans assimilated the Native Americans into their White society. The focus of my paper is on how the assimilation of Native Americans was carried out in relation to their education and culture change. As well as, listing and describing certain types of schools created by the government to attain this. It is necessary to include how a typical day in the life of a Native American was spent; therefore, I have included a brief description of a day....   [tags: inclusion in the American public education system]

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