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    Where do we go from here

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    have airplanes that travel 500 mph. Cars that are run by batteries. We have miniature computers that we carry around in our pockets. We pay almost $5 for a gallon of gas. We turn on our HD color televisions to hear about politicians squabble over weapons grade uranium and the latest school shooting in Ohio. The U.S. invests trillions of dollars in our military and yet we have thousands on the streets stan/ing. We have and continue to poison our planet and atmosphere beyond repair and yet we still have

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    Violence in the School Systems

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    school related activity that produces a victim. The first table was a chart that was drawn up in conclusion to a survey that was conducted in 1999. It was asking children in grades 9-12 different question about feeling threatened and carrying or seeing weapons in school. The chart was broken down into different grades, along with various ethnicities, and gender. (www.nces.ed.gov/crime2001/tables) Out of all the questions asked in the survey, the highest positive response to a question of illegal

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    I Am a Writer

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    paper and the teacher made me read it to the class. Though he was entirely impressed, my class fell asleep before page three. Though appearing geeky, I stood out and that was my intention. Mr. B's dreaded term paper in the tenth grade made everyone drop a letter grade and a sense of sanity. I read Walden to discuss why Thoreau chose to live in his tiny shanty on the pond. That book was to shape my life someday, but I had no idea yet. Mr. B thought that the book and the topic might be a little too

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    In Artie Kohn’s “The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation” in Bergmann’s Academic Research and Writing, the author is skeptical regarding if the issue of grade inflation is really existent. It is shockingly apparent after reading the portion of the essay stating Harvard University’s two headlining quotes, each quote’s dates were spread apart by over a hundred years (Bergmann, 2010, pg. 260). Those representing Harvard University in the quotes come off as rather egotistic and overly confident in nature

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    Students vs. The System

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    so important in modern society that a system of grades has been developed to evaluate students of all ages and levels. In Paul Goodman’s essay “A Proposal to Abolish Grading” he argues that the grading system that is commonly used in our society is ineffective and should be done away with. This idea is wrong since there are many positive outcomes that result from the current grading system. Goodman opens up his piece by making his claim that grades have take precedence over everything in classrooms

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    Incorporate Technology in Learning

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    The ANOVA analysis revealed that both the experimental group and the control group had better performance s... ... middle of paper ... .... (2012). Does math achievement h’APP’en when iPads and game-based learning are incorporated into fifth-grade mathematics instruction? Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 11, 269-286. Hutchison, A., Beschorner, B., Schmidt-Crawford, D. (2012). Exploring the use of the iPad for literacy learning. The Reading Teacher, 66, 15-23. doi: 10.1002/trtr

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    Aspects that Affect the U.S. Grading System

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    currently used for evaluating or grading students. Letter grades, A through F, are assigned based on a combination of associated and non-associated assessments of skills. “A” being excellent or good, “B” meaning better than average, and F meaning poor. These letter grades take into account many non-academic elements such as behavior, participation, extra credit, and even attendance. A teacher can put anything they wish into a students’ grade. We are taught, at a very early age, both by educators and

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    Howard Crumpton and Anne Gregory

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    achieving students being predisposed to low school success, academic factors need to be targeted in order to reverse this pattern. The authors acknowledge that identifying causes for low achievement was critical to predicting outcomes for ninth and tenth grade students on the lower end of the proficiency spectrum in reading. The one constant identified in this study were low achieving students who showed little or no growth during their high school career. The data analysis included a Pearson r correlation

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    on the grade point average system for a long time. The problem with this is there is not a universal GPA grade point system varying from course to course. This creates an inaccurate way to determine ones overall achievements. Teachers have different standards than others, grade inflation can occur and students can be exposed to different learning environments. Does the education system need to change to create fairness? The American

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    piece of paper, or as it is delivered more recently, in an online website. This is the primary way of measuring a child´s progress through school. Sadly, for many families and students, the grade is the ultimate goal, and the key to their success. Some parents even go as far as rewarding their children for good grades, ascribing a monetary value or some materialistic prize to each good letter, or on the other hand, taking away privileges for each bad one, demonstrating that the knowledge is not what matters

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