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High Schools Vs. High School

- When any adolescent enters High School they are still young and on the search to find themselves. High Schooler’s often make bad decisions, but quickly see that these mistakes there to be learning experiences rather than to dwell on them. Often, for many students, High School does not present an extreme amount of stress, rather it is a a place to learn more about yourself. Once college hits, stress is the only thing on the mind. College students are always worrying about if they did their homework, if they have a big test coming up, if they studied enough, and if they even have enough money to pay their bills....   [tags: High school, College, High School Musical, School]

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The Effects Of Underfunded High Schools

- The effects of underfunded high schools are depreciating the quality of education students receive. There are many underfunded high schools throughout the nation. There have been many budget cuts to the funding for public education by the government. In fact, many people have reacted to this, and some even protest it, “The rally, [...] comes as recent state budgets dropped funding for public education down to a historic low in 2011” (Lin). It is important to recognize that underfunding in schools is now something schools throughout the United States suffer from....   [tags: High school, Education, College, Grammar school]

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Cell Phones And High Schools

- Cell Phones in High Schools There is no greater distraction in high schools today than the buzzes of cell phones. There is no doubt that many high school students have them. When a student feels their cell phone vibrate in their pocket, it can drive them insane. Waiting for the instructor to turn their back to them so that they can quickly slip out their phone and look at a message takes almost all of their attention away from the lesson. Students focus so much of their attention on hiding their mobile devices that they are not concerned with paying attention in class....   [tags: High school, Mobile phone, College]

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High Schools And Higher Education

- It seems that, in our society today, the subsequent intention of high schools in America is to channel as many youthful individuals as possible into establishments of higher education. The ideology following this, though widely argued, is that college education improves the students caliber in life, and the value of society as a whole. However critics refute the notion that receiving a higher education benefits an individual economically, “Graduates have an average of $25,000 in student debt that they must pay off, at the current price tag, it makes no economic sense to send most kids to college” (Brandon, par....   [tags: Higher education, High school, Madrasah]

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High Schools Around The World

- High schools around the World High schools in the United States have more opportunities compared to countries outside the United States. The opportunities in the United States are plentiful due to the exceptional teaching skills and second chances of the professors didacticism. I have first-hand experience with this structure of teaching, and it has helped me tremendously. Moreover, countries that don’t give second chances aren’t the best places to be taught. Second chances are found within the classrooms of America....   [tags: Teacher, High school, Education, United States]

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High Schools Around The World

- High schools around the World High schools within the United States have more opportunities compared to countries outside of the United States. The opportunities in the United States are plentiful because there are good teachers that can give opportunities or second chances. I’ve experienced these good teachers such as: Mr.Andrewski, Mr.Stutsman, Mr.Oberg, Mrs.Hei, Mrs.Fuerst and Dr Tony Didier. All these wonderful teachers lead me to the my future, to the time of now, to help the next generation, they help me to get another chance, another shot at the target, to hit my goal, to succeed....   [tags: United States, High school, Education, Teacher]

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High School Relations : High Schools

- High School Relations · Get at least 2 new chapters of HEROs started in Georgia high schools and recruit members for the Troup High School chapter. o This can be accomplished by making sure High School Relations committee members’ high schools have potential for starting a new chapter of HEROs or fundraising through already established clubs. It’s best if the committee members high school are actually in Georgia and if they have close relations with a teacher who could serve as a sponsor of the club....   [tags: High school, Academic term, College]

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High School Vs. High Schools

- It all Comes from a Faulty High School System High school is one of the most important stages in the development of an individual. It is the first step of social and professional advancement. In high school we learn the necessary skills to succeed academically .The US, like in the rest of the world, treat high schools as an essential part of a students formation. The question is whether American high schools are able to keep up with an unwritten international standard for secondary education. High schools in the united states have three major problems....   [tags: High school, Education, College]

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America 's High Schools Vs. The High School

- Wubalem Jones America’s High Schools Compared to that of a Third-World In my point of view, America is the world’s greatest country which gives the best opportunity to people to build their future. Many people come to America from all over the world because there is a better opportunity than in their own country. Many wealthy people from other countries spend so much money to send their child to the US for a better education. Therefore, America has been given a great chance to help international students to get their education....   [tags: High school, Education, Secondary school]

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Transferring High Schools: Causes and Effects

- In Catoosa, Georgia, in 2012, 1300 children who had not been previously enrolled in the Catoosa County school system applied for and received transfers. A portion of these applications included high school students (Hill). Because of instances including parents' divorce, bullies, or insufficient grades, many students transfer schools, and a majority who do quickly develop behavioral issues, other bullying complications— be it they are the bully or the bullied— or continually declining academic scores....   [tags: teenagers, education, high school, students]

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High Schools Graduates Unprepared For College

- High Schools Graduates Unprepared for College Passing high school is a big achievement in our lifetime. Although, the question arises if graduates actually received everything they need to attend college. One out of three students who took the ACT test in high school were not ready for the beginning classes in many college courses, leaving the students having to take remedial courses. As much as the remedial courses may help students to get the necessary education they need, there still remains a downside to the class due to it costing almost as much as a regular college class....   [tags: High school, Education, College, Teacher]

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The Effects Of Cyberbullying On High Schools And The Depression

- We often come across news showcasing the effects of cyberbullying in high schools and the depression it causes in their student body. Cyberbullying is one of the leading causes of deaths since technology has increasingly gotten better every day. Chris Colfer said it best when he stated, “When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper; they may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.” People should not be afraid to stand up for themselves and not let anybody tell them they are not themselves or capable of doing something with their lives....   [tags: Bullying, High school, Abuse, Middle school]

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Improving Inner City High Schools

- A test of success is when the odds are stacked against you. Inner-city high schools face this problem on a daily basis. When it comes to the formation of writing centers, high schools, especially ones located in America’s largest metropolitan areas, face a plethora of problems. However, by using unique tools and relationships—collaboration between high schools and local universities, choosing the proper tutors, and a unique writing center setting—inner-city high schools across the nation have been able to develop successful writing centers....   [tags: High school, College, Grammar school]

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Psychostimulant Drugs in High Schools

- Topical Essay Psychostimulant drugs like Adderall and Ritalin are being used at an increasing rate among high school and college students. Since this drug has been around the amount of kids being prescribed to it has increased dramatically. This drug was originally created to help kids with ADHD, but now kids that aren’t even prescribed these drugs are taking them in order to enhance their academic performance (Loe 2008). Is the increase use of this drug becoming a problem, or is there a bigger problem at hand where students feel like they have to take it in order to be and stay successful....   [tags: Adderall, Ritalin, High School, Drugs]

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The Effects Of High Sanctions On Schools

- However, this system of high sanctions would prove to remain unhelpful for schools, both in encouraging constructive change and reaching the set goals. With the amount of testing required, regular testing from 3rd to 8th grade and once in high school, would mean that tests could include subjects within the curriculum that had not even been taught yet to students. Prepping for these state required tests could take time within the classroom that could have instead been devoted to constructive curriculum....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher]

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Big High School Vs. Small High Schools

- Big High Schools vs. Small High Schools Population ranges from town to town; a place could be very big or quite the opposite. Stephenson, Michigan, is the little town in which I have done a majority of my growing up. In this little town I have made memories to last me a lifetime. These memories range from adventures out and about to many simpler, yet important, ones that I have made during my 11 years at school. Resembling the town, Stephenson High School is also small. There are many high schools that could resemble my own; there is also others schools that could be much smaller....   [tags: High school, Teacher, College, Education]

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High School Along With Tamassee Salem High Schools

- Walhalla High School along with Tamassee Salem high school are two moderately small sized schools within an 8.9-mile radius from one another located in Oconee County. Keeping in mind the size of both small schools, the School Board of Oconee County voted that schools will combine in the fall of 2016 as a whole; the school will remain know as Walhalla High School. While many believe both school should remain separated, combining the two schools is the better option because of the amount of funds the school District of Oconee County will save, as well as the better academic opportunities for Tamassee Salem students....   [tags: High school, Education, College, Grammar school]

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College And High Schools Are Built For Education Purposes

- College and high schools are built for education purposes. While high school prepares you for college they both share similarities and differences. The class work to the environment, but the main goal of both is to help you reach our future career. College life is very intense and is basically a full time job. You can expect to have many tests and homework assignments. Most of your school work due dates will be very short. The quizzes and exams will be difficult to pass without studying. You will need a lot of time to study in order for you to pass your classes....   [tags: High school, College, School, Grade]

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Should Football Be Banned From American High Schools?

- The choice of popularity, or being a normal kid, is a predicament a lot of young teens find themselves in nowadays due to high school football. Football seems to be the biggest and coolest sport in most high schools. Some schools go as far as having parades and pep rallies before games. While other sports just get a morning announcement. But what comes along with the popular high school sport, isn’t so great. Football should be banned from American high schools because it comes with a lot of pain both physically and mentally, it puts loads of pure pressure on incoming students, and it promotes pain over pleasure....   [tags: High school, College, American football]

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Ipads And High School Schools

- Have you noticed the widespread increase of students coming home with iPads. Kindergarteners all the way through twelfth grade are getting iPads and this is costing the schools a lot. Schools and teachers at first had no idea if this would help the students in all grades or if the teachers integrate them in their lesson plans. The widespread increase of iPads in the school will not only affect the school and the budget but it may affect the students learning performance as well. Even though many school districts provide iPads and computers for students, however, teacher do not always use available technology, and the cost for the districts and access to the Internet for all students is a con...   [tags: High school, Teacher, Education]

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High School Vs. High Schools

- Do you always feel like you have to answer to someone above you. Do you ever wonder why you feel like you are not in control of your own life. Perhaps this feeling comes because, just like medieval times, life runs within a feudal system, especially in schools. High schools mirror feudal society in their hierarchy and layout, while their values are vastly different. High schools mirror feudal society in their hierarchy. In the feudal system, God, the pope, kings, lords, knights, and serfs all hold more power than the group after them....   [tags: Feudalism, Serfdom, Manorialism, Lord]

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Should Victorian High Schools Repeal Vce Exams

- Should Victorian High Schools Repeal VCE Exams High school students face a stressful and strenuous time and are challenged by the vigorous preparation for VCE exams. The ‘do or die’ VCE exams that student face is a crisis time for them, instead of thinking about their graduation. Expecting students to take these exams is unfair due to its numerous reasons of unfairness and should not take place. The Victoria school board should repeal these exams. Students do not learn in the same, they are individuals....   [tags: High school, Education, Academic term, Teacher]

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Huckleberry Finn: To be taught in High Schools?

- In the course of the past half a decade, the adventures of Huckleberry Finn have been widely read throughout America by High School Students. The controversy surrounding Huck Finn in regards to American culture in the late 19th century through today is being described as strained by political correctness. Throughout the last 2 decades there have been campaigns organized against the teaching of this book in public schools across America. The main prosecutor being the NAACP, is not amused with its continuation....   [tags: Classic American Literature]

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Book Censorship in American High Schools

- Censorship in American High Schools Book banning has a long history and has made both positive and negative impact on readers. People have been trying to stop books from being banned, but there are also people that are trying to ban books to protect their children. Many books have been challenged and even banned because of the “inappropriate” content the books contain such as profanity. Books have started to get censored since the 1500’s and has threatened many cultures. The people who ban and censor books think that they are protecting the readers from the information, but it is secluding the readers from getting more ideas....   [tags: book banning, readers, protection]

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The Pressure in Today's High Schools

- “Education is not the filling of a vessel, but the kindling of a flame.” –Socrates (Secret). Unfortunately, many school systems, today, are not following Socrates’ advice. Many teachers have forgotten what learning is all about, and as students mindlessly memorize facts and figures, the only flame being kindled is their burning hatred towards school. Students stress about grades and believe that their self-worth is defined by their GPA. As they struggle under never-ending piles of homework and standardized tests, there is little time for students to worry about sports, family, health, rest, or even learning....   [tags: school system, school pressure, gpa]

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Should High Schools Have A Four Day School Week?

- Should High Schools have a Four Day School Week. High Schools for years have debated over the conflict of whether they should have a four day school week instead of a five day school week. They have deciphered through the pros and cons to determine which would be the more effective and more promising for their school, teachers and students. Many schools have made the change from a five day school week to a four day school week, but many are still on the fence as to what would be best. High schools should consider having a four day school week because it benefits the teachers, students, and the school by giving them a break, it’s a financial gain, and it improves learning and teaching....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Education, School]

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High Schools From Maryland : A Year Longitudinal Data Study

- This will be a 1-year longitudinal data study. There will be 6 different Title 1 high schools from Maryland. The schools recruited will have a consistency of Latino students dropping out of school and whose student’s grade point average (GPA) falls under a 2.00 in a 0.00 to 4.00 scale. The student´s will be both male and female Spanish Speaking Latino student´s with ages (15-18) and grade (10th-12th). 50 students will be recruited from each school. The total number of participants will be 400. The purpose of the research is to help Latino students who have a GPA lower than a 2.0 increase their grades and school performance....   [tags: High school, Education, Grade, School]

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The Use Of Cellular Technology On American Elementary, Middle, And High Schools

- The Use of Cellular Technology in American Elementary, Middle, and High Schools “I need a new phone, mine is too old and all of my friends replace their phones whenever a new version comes up”. That is what I always hear from my younger sister, who is a middle schooler, even though she has a functioning smartphone that got released a few years ago. However, she makes it sound like she has a phone from the 1990s. I do not really know whether to blame her for complaining and comparing herself with others, the school’s environment that is causing her to think that a newer cell phone makes her “cooler”, or the technological revolution itself....   [tags: Mobile phone, High school, Education]

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Sports Should Be Removed From High Schools Across The Country

- Typically, the average day of a high school student consists of seven long hours of school; followed by an extracurricular activity. According to the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS), as of 2014, there was a record high of nearly 7.8 million high school student athletes in the United States. Two experienced authors from The New York Times have contrasting views on athletics in schools. Amanda Ripley, the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Smartest Kids in the World, argues that sports should definitely be removed from high schools across the country....   [tags: High school, Extracurricular activity, College]

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Music Education in Schools

- Music education is a class taught in elementary, middle, high school, and even college. There are many different forms of music education such as: band, choir, and general music. In most middle schools across America, students are required to take some sort of music class. Then once you get into high school you are able to chose whether you want to take part in music education or not. You also do not have to take any form of music classes when you enter college. According to J. Yudkin, “music is an accomplishment that distinguishes us as humans.” A lot of people will argue that music education shouldn’t be a part of school....   [tags: elementary, middle, high schools, college]

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The Privacy Of The United States High Schools Dealing With Student 's Privacy

- In the United States high schools dealing with student’s privacy are becoming more of a huge problem and more students are feeling that schools are validating their privacy rights. In recent discussions of teen privacy in school, is whether if schools go overboard sometimes and feel they can search the student’s because they are using school property or are on school property. Some people feel that students do need more privacy from their schools because they need their privacy just like everyone else, and with this more reasonability they will have to get them ready when they leave school....   [tags: High school, College, Grammar school, Education]

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Challenge in Public High Schools

- Challenge in Public High Schools Current public high school curriculum are simply too easy. Students are able to take too many easy classes that do not challenge them. This is the first point that needs to be focused on when trying to fix this problem. Within this one cause, there are many different solutions. However, I do not have the time here to name them all. I am going to focus on one particular recommendation that I believe would help the most. What could possibly be wrong with current public high school curriculum....   [tags: Education Educational Curriculum Essays]

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Huckleberry Finn in High Schools

- Huckleberry Finn in High Schools High Schools in the United States should not ban The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This book is one of the most important components of American literature in our libraries today, it throws the reader into a time when slavery was lawful and accepted, and gives the reader a new perspective on slavery in general. Until civil rights groups can come up with a better argument than the word “nigger” creating a “hostile work environment”(Zwick) it should not be taken off the required reading list of any High School in the country....   [tags: essays papers]

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High Schools Should NOT Support Costly Athletic Teams

- High school sports culture, after developing for more than a century, has become an indispensable part of the daily life of American teenagers. However, the issue whether high school should continue supporting sports teams arouses a debate recently, because the cost of operating them are too high to afford (Ripley, 2007, p.5). Supporters of high school sports teams claim that the existence of sports teams can increase social capital and lead to academic success, but considering the amount of budget occupied by school-sponsored sports teams and the potential educational, health and social benefit brought by replacing sports teams with general sports activities, high schools should stop suppor...   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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Reasons to Abandon Sponsoring Sports in American High Schools

- The concern that average American students perform worse than most students from other developed countries has trigged debate that whether U. S should still support school sponsored sports program. Although research shows potential positive relationship between sports and academics, U. S high school should stop sponsoring sports program because of huge price both students and school paid in order to participate in physical activities, including money and time. It is undeniable that expense on sports are incredibly large....   [tags: maintaining fields, equipments, academics]

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High Schools Should Not Be A Support System For Students And Their Education

- High schools are meant to be a support system to students and their education. The time spent in grades nine through twelve are supposed to prepare teenagers for their future. Most schools don’t bother with putting in an effort to prevent the consummation of a child or the spreading of a sexually transmitted disease. This negligence not only affects the individual involved, but also the families surrounding them. High schools in the United States should provide contraceptives discretely to their students through a School Based Healthcare Center (SBHC) to prevent unwanted pregnancies, diseases, and to protect students’ health....   [tags: Pregnancy, Adolescence, Teenage pregnancy]

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The Merchant of Venice Should be Studied in High Schools

- Since middle school, I have believed that all of Shakespeare’s works, similar to A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, were plays that one would read to hear a happy, entertaining story; but, it was not until this year, after reading The Merchant of Venice, that I recognized the darker, more sinister, side of Shakespeare’s plays. The Merchant of Venice supports the Jewish, anti-Semitic stereotype as the wicked character of Shylock is developed. Many individuals fear that it is improper to teach and discuss The Merchant of Venice in high school classrooms because of the negative way it presents Jews; however, I believe that it is important to read this controversial play in high schools because...   [tags: Shakespeare, Anti-Semitism]

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High Schools Should Teach Sexual Education

- High schools should teach sex education. Sexual diseases, unwanted pregnancies and abortions could be prevented if teenagers have the proper information. Some parents don’t know how to talk to their children about sex, or they are just too shy to do it. Other parents don’t even have the right information because their own parents didn’t talk to them about sex ether. Many cultures don’t allow kids to talk or ask anything sexually related until they get married, and sometimes even after that talking about sex to your parents is considered disrespectful....   [tags: prevention tools against STDs, teenage pregnancies]

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High School Of Real Life Vs. High Schools On T.v

- High School in Real Life VS. High School on T.V. “I bet in high school, everybody made somebody 's life hell.” This quote was stated in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and by far one of the truest quotes about high school that I have heard yet. More often than not people get an idea of what life, jobs, and even high school is supposed to be like from the things they see around them. Normally these ideas of what things are supposed to be like come from a show, or a movie. Sometimes the audience even truly believes that the way something is shown is how it should be....   [tags: High school, English-language films, Adolescence]

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Post-Secondary Education and College in the Schools Options

- ... Other benefits to these programs are they allow students to complete a “trial run” of college classes to determine if this is part of their career path without exhausting personal finances. These courses also give students exposure to the high academic expectations associated with college-level work, allow them to find new challenges, and give them momentum to pursue a college degree by awarding them college credits before they graduate high school. International Baccalaureate The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a diploma program that is comprised of a comprehensive two year curriculum prior to attending a college or university....   [tags: Minnesota High schools, college courses]

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High Schools

- HIGH SCHOOLS SHOULD BE HI TECH The world is becoming more and more "hi tech" and high schools should keep up. High school should be taught on computers because it would save paper, it would save time, and school supplies would be lighter. The first reason high school should be taught on computers is because it would save paper. If textbooks were on computer disks then trees around the world would be saved. This would make our environment much greener and species that are endangered in the rainforest would be saved....   [tags: essays research papers]

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AIDS and Schools: Educating those who are High-Risk

- The general population of America today is having great difficulty facing a very frightening situation. Unfortunately, rather than seek information which might lessen anxiety about the subject, many people just choose to ignore the problem. Unwillingness to deal with a problem, however, only makes matters worse, and in this case, avoidance often leads to unrestrained disgust and hatred for those members of our society who are directly affected by the problem--our unfortunate citizens who are suffering with AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, schools, ]

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Making Uniforms Mandatory for High Schools

- Making Uniforms Mandatory for High Schools School uniforms in high schools are becoming increasingly popular across Canada. In fact, most school boards are positive towards making uniforms mandatory. Uniforms at high schools should be mandatory. Can uniforms really make a difference in a student’s academic performance. Of course, they can. First of all, uniforms create an atmosphere of equality at school. When worn by all students, uniforms reduce the gap between the rich and the poor and therefore, promote equality....   [tags: School Uniforms Dress Codes Essays]

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High-stakes Testing in Schools

- High-stakes testing is a very complicated issue. The watered down explanation given to the members of the public is that of holding teachers accountable for the achievement of their students. However, this is not the only use of HST. HST can also be utilized in determining grade level promotion, assigning a performance rating to an entire school, and determining students’ ability to graduate from high school (Kubiszyn & Borich, 2013). One of the major complaints of HST is when districts attempt to teach to the test....   [tags: Education, District]

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High School Schools Should Not Be Getting Educated For The Real World

- After going through high school and now being in college, I have realized that high school can be sort of a joke because it often does not fill its mission. High schools waste students valuable time, on drilling unimportant information and enforcing pointless rules. Students should use that time to be getting educated for the real world and not to just pass a test. Although preparing for standardized testing is very important, schools need to focus on educating students on how the world works. Many aspects go into creating an effective high school program....   [tags: Education, High school]

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American high schools not up to par

- American High Schools Not Up To Par There are many factors that would lead someone to believe that high school is a waste of time. High school has too many distractions for kids to try to concentrate on learning. Since the Columbine tragedy police officers have moved into most high schools and created a distraction for most students. During the day students have study halls that are a huge waste of time, while this time could be utilized to have more instruction or tutoring for kids. Every student is different and has a different learning style....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Distribution of Condoms in Public High Schools

- Distribution of Condoms in Public High Schools Coinciding with the onslaught of the new millennium, schools are beginning to realize that the parents are not doing their job when it comes to sexual education. The school system already has classes on sexual education; these classes are based mainly on human anatomy. Most schools do not teach their students about relationships, morals, respect, self-discipline, self-respect, and most importantly contraceptives. Everyday students engage in sexual activity, many of them with out condoms....   [tags: Teaching Education Argumentative Sex Essays]

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The Faults of Modern High Schools

- The Faults of Modern HS I am not sure what the goal of public schools is. The district of M.S.A.D. #55 has printed their mission statement in my school-issued agenda book. It is as follows: “The mission of MSAD #55 is to support successful lifelong learning.” The district also has a “vision.” This is also printed in my battered agenda and it proclaims the vision to be that: “MSAD #55 will be a community of life-long learners where all are clear and effective communicators, creative problem solvers, quality workers and involved citizens.” These statements leave me confused, because teachers of mine have told me that school exists because the government wants to educate its citiz...   [tags: essays papers]

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Random Drug Testing in High schools

- Random Drug Testing in High schools      Many high schools across the country have brought much attention to the idea of giving random drug tests to students in high school. The newfound interest in student drug testing may be as a result of recent polls, which have shown an increase in drug use among high school students. Many teachers, parents, and members of school comities are for the drug testing, while most students and some parents feel that this would be a violation of students rights as Americans, which is true....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Canadian Education: Political Influence Behind High School Courses

- ... People with Education also noticed “wide variations” with the schools: “In the schools with the highest percentage of applied math students, 58% of students were enrolled in applied math. In the schools with the lowest percentage of applied math students, only 10% of students were enrolled in applied math. (People of Education, 2003, p. 3 The report went to point out that family income was one of many factors that may influence their applied course selection in the long run. “Schools where the average family income is $60,000, more than half of students are enrolled in applied math while in schools where families earn an average of $110,000 a year, fewer than 10 per cent of students a...   [tags: ontario high schools, applied courses]

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Still Separate But Equal: Segregation in American High Schools

- “Separate education facilities are inherently unequal.” These words are what the Supreme Court stated in the Brown Vs Board of Education decision; a case that brought America one step closer to the end of segregation. That was on May 17th, 1954, fast forward sixty years later and segregation is still something that is an issue in schools, albeit slightly less out in the open. It can range from racially segregated proms to “Apartheid Schools.” No matter how you cut it, segregation is still alive and well in the school system....   [tags: Prejudice, Inequality, Teenagers]

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Why High Schools Need To Provide Sex/Contraceptive Classes

- There has always been a lot of controversy over the education of contraceptives and sex being included in the high school curriculum. However, as parents, mentors, and leaders that these children look up to we have an obligation to these children. Providing a contraceptive/sex education class to high schoo students would be so beneficial. It would ensure that they are being educated correctly and not by other kids their same age. The United States has one of the highest rates when it comes to teen pregnancy, and one of the highest rates of teen births....   [tags: sex education, education, argumentative, persuasiv]

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Why High Schools Should Provide Condoms and Sexual Education for Students

- My research paper is about why high schools should provide condoms for students, along with comprehensive sexual education programs. I hope to enlighten the reader about sexual education in high school by answering these questions: How will providing condoms keep students safe. Will sexual education benefit kids. And finally, did not having sex ed affect the generation before us. My view is that most teens are going to have sex, it’s natural and instinctual, but making teens less ignorant about sex and provide them with a way to practice safer sex will result in less teenage pregnancies, STDs, and smarter choices regarding sex....   [tags: sexual education, condoms, youth]

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Why High Schools Should Offer Auto mechanic Programs

- Ever since 1917, Auto Mechanics have been a major priority to most people through transportation. This career field is very important to human civilization because people must have some kind of transportation every day for work, food, and just everyday needs (Weintraub page# 9). Schools should provide the opportunity for students to complete an automotive repair program, because students who complete these programs most likely will be given a chance to start at an entry-level position as a technician....   [tags: Cars, Technology]

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Taking Action to Decrease Violence in High Schools

- Taking Action to Decrease Violence in High Schools Violence in high schools is present in many places in the school. A survey was taken by five high schools. Both students and teachers were given maps to their schools and asked to identify where and when the most violent events and most dangerous places in the school were at. The participants, or the teachers and students were also asked to identify the ages and sexes of the people who committed the violent acts and of the people who they were committed against....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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High School Graduates Are Not Adequately Prepared For Life Beyond High Schools

- Study after study has indicated that a majority of high school graduates are not adequately prepared for life beyond high school (Barnes, Slate, & Rojas-LeBouef, 2010; Berliner, 2006). Research speculates that this is because the current overall educational system that is generally based on a one teacher, one textbook, and one pathway to success . This contributing to the lack of preparedness among high school graduates (Miliband, 2006; Ravitch, 2010). One idea on how to tackle the lack of preparedness among high school graduates is by using personalized learning....   [tags: Education, Pedagogy, Educational psychology]

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Providing Teenagers Contraceptives in High Schools is the Next Step

- Providing Teenagers Contraceptives in High Schools is the Next Step "Approximately four million teens get a sexually transmitted disease every year" (Scripps 1). Today’s numbers of sexually active teens differ greatly from that of just a few years ago. Which in return, projects that not only the risk of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) has risen, but the actual numbers of those infected rise each year as well. These changes have not gone unnoticed. In fact have produced adaptations as to how society educates its young adults about sex, using special programs, various advertising, and regulating sexual education courses in public schools....   [tags: Papers]

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The Controversy of Reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in High Schools

- The Controversy of Reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in High Schools The reading of the book, Huckleberry Finn in high schools is a big controversy that has been going on for years. Many people believe that it should not be required to read in schools while some believe that it should be read in schools. I have taken notes from the series, Cultural Shock: Huck Finn, The Controversy, and I have read the teacher's guide on Hulk Finn from www.pbs.org....   [tags: Papers]

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High Schools That Work: Best Practices for CTE

- High Schools That Work: Best Practices for CTE High Schools That Work (HSTW), a school improvement initiative of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), has documented achievement gains by career and technical education (CTE) students at participating sites (Bottoms and Presson 2000). At HSTW sites participating in 1996 and 1998 assessments (Frome 2001), CTE students showed math and science achievement equal to the national average of all high school students—and exceeded the national average of CTE students in math, science, and reading....   [tags: Education Learning Technology Essays]

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High-Stakes Testing in American Schools

- The NCLB Act has obligated the government to find a way to keep track of progress, which, in their minds, is administering high-stakes tests. High-stakes testing is scrutinized all the time, since some believe it is the only indicator of tracking students and teachers. They seemed to have been ridiculed by many and favored by few; nonetheless there are significant disparities in the public’s and government’s opinion. According to Dunne (2000), “Tests aren't just tests anymore -- at least not high-stakes tests, which are being used in some states to determine which students stay back a grade, which high school seniors receive diplomas, which teachers get bonuses, and more.” The National Educ...   [tags: public Education, NCLB, achievement tests]

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Should Schools Expand Their Work Base Learning For High School Student Careers?

- Title of your research paper: Should schools expand their work base learning for high school student careers. Thesis statement: Work based learning is commonly taken to refer to structured learning opportunities to lead students to their potential career path. I. Introduction A. History and Background Info. #1: Smith- Hughens Act of 1917. This was the first vocational educational act which required states to form state vocational education boards in order to receive federal funds. This act expanded feral funding to the states for work study programs....   [tags: High school, College, Vocational school]

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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 Presence of Youth Cultures and Counter Cultures

- In the 1950's cars became very important, they were needed to go school, to shop, and to go to further cities, making families moving to suburbs become popular. Television and radios helped music become very known, and with lasting influences today, its strange not to consider where it all started. Something often overlooked in every historical generation, but with a big impact, are the teenagers. Youth culture refers to all of the norms, values, and practices recognized and shared by members of the adolescent society....   [tags: high schools, suburbs, television]

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Our 19th- Century Curriculum an Article by Andy Kessler

- Summary The article I choose to focus on is called Our 19TH- Century Curriculum by Andy Kessler. Basically the paper denounces the current curriculum that is used in high schools and especially in colleges. As the title shows, Kessler calls it a 19th Century curriculum because he believes that the curriculum that was used then is the same one used now. This is exactly what he states as the problem. Kessler starts off with emphasizing that college graduates are not getting jobs because they are not taught relevant information....   [tags: high schools, colleges, outdated]

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Special Admissions High Schools in New York City: Unequal Opportunites for Everyone

- Special Admissions High Schools in New York City: Unequal Opportunites for Everyone As a teenager growing up in New York City a major part of your life is the high school that you attend. New York City is filled with high schools, public, private, and parochial. Within the public school system in addition to "regular" public schools there are also special admission and magnet schools. Although these schools are all technically part of the same system, there are very great differences and disparities between them....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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High Schools Should Change Current Curriculum to Better Prepare Students for College

- Imagine walking down the hall of a crowded high school. Most of the students there do not envision how well school prepares them for college. Teenagers have few cares in the world. A vast majority takes the bare minimum amount of courses needed to fulfill school requirements. These graduation prerequisites usually do not come close to adequate, and rarely exceed sufficiency. Should high schools change current curriculum to better prepare students for college. The answer is simply, "yes." Consideration of why and how holds the key to solving America's problem....   [tags: Papers]

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Homosexuality and Sports

- In pro sports the thing thats been talked about the most here lately is homosexuality. Homosxuality isn’t just in the pro leagues anymore it has spread to colleges and even in high schools. The people that tend to have an issue with people being gay and playing sports is the older generations. The older generations grew up in a time where homosexuality was seen as wrong. Recent trends suggest that society is becoming more accepting of homosexuality in a variety of settings, especially in sports....   [tags: nfl, colleges, high schools]

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Can a Lack of Physical Education Classes in High Schools Become a Future Threat to the U.S Life Expectancy?

- Physical education can go beyond just working out. Physical education involves several different approaches for learning. High school students gain more than physical knowledge yet it can improve there approaches toward responsibility, their sportsmanship, and their overall community. “Physical education hopes to accomplish, to engage all students, not just the athlete elite, in fun activities that will instill a lifelong commitment to fitness.” (Johnson, 264). Physical education in the classroom can be a vital steeping stone to the way that teenagers think about fitness....   [tags: Health]

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Effect of Female Principal's Management Styles on Teacher's Job satisfaction in Isfahan- Iran, Girls High Schools

- Nowadays, Education has changed and developed fundamentally due to cultural, social and political changes. Education is under intense scrutiny by public and private interests who question the systems ability to fulfill its goals of teaching basic skills, instilling values, preventing dropouts, and producing a productive workforce. Such an incredible responsibility requires high committed to fulfilling the high expectations .Nurturing and educating the new generation have assigned to educational systems....   [tags: Education, Educational Systems, Nurturing]

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Behind the Scenes of Tracking

- I grew up in a small South Texas border city, Laredo. In Laredo, most individuals, including myself, spoke Spanish as a first language, and gradually learned to speak, read, and write English in grade school. Another characteristic of Laredo was the distinction between families who were well off and those who were not, but there was never really an “in-between.” After attending private catholic school for 10 years, pre-kinder through eighth grade, my parents decided it was time for a change. My public high school, John B....   [tags: public school system, high schools]

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Eating Disorders in the Untied States

- Eating Disorders are on a rapid rise in the United States today, they sweep the halls of Junior High School, High Schools, College Campuses and even Elementary Schools. These disorders are often referred to by professionals as the “Deadly Diet,” however you may know them as Anorexia or Bulimia. Eating disorder effect more than 20% of young females and males in today’s society. Ranging in age from thirteen to forty. It is very rare for a child of a young age to not know someone who is suffering from an eating disorder or symptoms that are associated with one....   [tags: youth, junior highs, high schools, society]

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The Dangers of Teen Sleep Deprivation: Benefits of Adopting Later Start Times for High Schools

- “Bueller?…Bueller?” The monotone history teacher appearing in the popular 1980’s film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” proceeds to take role-call in his morning history class: a positively lethargic group of students, comically struggling to stay awake. As the teacher monotonously pronounces each name on the attendance list, one student gives a deadpan stare, mouth slightly agape and eyes drooping, while another student can’t beat the fatigue and sleeps with his head on his desk as a trickle of drool escapes his mouth....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Promoting Gender Equity in Education

- Female students are underrepresented in AP calculus and statistics as well as physics courses in US high schools (“Gender Equity in Education: A Data Snapshot,” 2012). This disparity carries over into postsecondary trends that exclude many women from advancing in fields such as engineering. Data collected from a freshman class survey and subsequent follow up discussions revealed that interventions positively impacted motivation and interest in STEM subjects and college planning. Online activities such as developing student profiles, completing interest inventories, and career searches fostered understanding of personal strengths as well as areas for growth....   [tags: school counseling, US high schools, female]

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Male and Female High School Students Should be Educated in Separate Schools

- A debate has centered recently on the argument of whether strategy for students at high school should be applied to obtain a successful education system, with a voice calling for providing the appropriate environment of education for both gender-students that assists them to concentrate better on their studies and eliminate all aspects of disruptions. Fulfilling such strategies would improve the quality of education at high schools and raise the range of obtaining high marks. However, should boys and girls be educated separately at high school in order to have higher marks....   [tags: education, argumentative, persuasive]

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Mac versus PC in Schools: A Future Plan and Direction for a Comprehensive High School

- Anyone who ever uses a computer has probably thought about the question: Mac or PC. While consumers can make their decision based on personal preferences, schools and school districts must carefully weigh the pros and cons before making purchasing decisions. This essay will address the pros and cons of both systems in evaluating their ability to meet educational needs at a comprehensive high school. Regular High School (RHS, not real name) is a comprehensive high school serving the needs of approximately 1500 students in grades 9 through 12....   [tags: Educational Technology ]

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Tech Schooling

- When plumbing goes bad, hair needs cutting, or the car goes on the fritz, who is going to get the call. Most people will answer “the plumber, the stylist, or the auto repair place down the road at Wal-Mart.” That answer is mostly correct. Although, the focus needs to be on how those people got where they are today. These people, who do so much work for us every single day, need to get some consideration. In most cases they would have gone to a vocational high school or technical college. These are special schools in which students learn the exact skills they need to complete their desired career in an accelerated period of time....   [tags: Education, Vo-Tech High Schools]

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Pros and Cons of Being Labeled a Gifted Child

- Pros and Cons of Being Labeled a Gifted Child Gifted is defined as "children who give evidence of high performance capability in areas such as intellectual, artistic, creative, leadership capacity, or specific academic fields, and who require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop such capabilities. There is a biological difference between gifted kids. They have an increased cell production that will increase synaptic activity. This is what causes the added increase in thought production....   [tags: Children, Education, High Performance, Schools]

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Schools Are The Purpose Of Schools

- A. What do you think are the purpose of schools in our society. In different words, why does an organized group of human beings go to the trouble and expense of creating schools. What is the purpose of schools. Schools are a way to educate our society and if need be reconstruct our society. Schools have also served as daycare for children whose parents both work and single parent families. Schools united communities with a common goal of educating our youth and creating a sense of community. Sports teams from schools become an event the entire community can get involved in and excited about....   [tags: Education, Teacher, High school, School]

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Why Schools Should And Schools

- Why Schools Should Include Eragon in their Curriculum Without books where would society be. Without schools where would society be. Easy question we would still be here. We might not be able to understand as much but we would be here as humans. Now today we are here with books and schools. In high school, it is required that students have at least three years of English courses. Each state and school has their own curriculums that they go by for all of their classes. A curriculum is basically a “path” that the school gives to their teachers and the teachers take them and just teach it to the students....   [tags: Education, High school, Literary technique]

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Is High-Stakes Testing Effective?

- The issue of high-stakes testing is a substantial topic in the world of education today. Some find it to be a useful tool in making decisions in education. By using the results from a high stakes test, schools are able to decide where each student should go next. By setting high standards and high expectations, schools are ensuring that their tests have a purpose. (National Research Council, 1999) Others disagree and find high-stakes testing to be a complete waste of time. In Massachusetts, professors are protesting the use of these tests....   [tags: education, schools]

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