Since the parents believe their children are passing, they don’t take an interest in their child’s studies. They allow the child to spend little time on homework and more time on other activities, such as watching television. When a child comes home with an F, then the parents will take notice. Only then will parents take an active role in their child’s education, instead of letting the schools do it all. The schools are failing the students by giving them passing grades they don’t deserve.
If their child does poorly in school they will blame the teacher for not doing their job. In contrast, parents apart of a higher social class tend to be more involved in their child’s school work resulting in high expectations of their children 's success in the classroom. Children become more self driven and motivated to complete their assignments and pass classes in hopes of not disappointing their parents. From my own experience, my parents have always been involved in my school activities. This not only has assisted me in the learning process, but also taught me assertiveness and confidence.
In Kurt Wiesenfeld’s article “Making the Grade”, he address the issue that students want a higher grade than they deserve. He goes on to prove this be by giving examples of previous students that he has had and what can happen when students get the grades that they want and not what they deserve. In Wiesenfeld’s article he states that about ten percent of students that take his class do not care about their grades until final grades are over. “You might groan and moan, but you accepted it as the outcome of your efforts or lack thereof,” Wiesenfeld stated.
In my opinion, attendance or participation policies are harmful and disadvantageous to students. According to the research of Karen St. Clair, the attendance of college students is linked to motivation, not attendance policies (Human Sciences Press, Inc.).
Although the common belief is that certain aspects of school are important for an ideal education for all students, the main problems that need to be rectified as soon as possible include the lettered grading system and test scores as the main measure of achievement as well as a lack of disciplined and motivated in teachers who do their jobs correctly in order for their students to reach their full potential and excel in life. Out of all the issues with American education today, one of the most overvalued yet problematic for students is the grades and scores that represent their classroom proficiency and content knowledge. It is true that today, in the United States, the easiest and seemingly most reliable way to track student performance and rank schools by quality of education is by simply marking students based on their scores on assignments and assessments done in school or on standardized exams designed to measure mastery of content, and by comparing and analyzing the
Segmented assimilation is a sociological model that shapes the lives of many children with immigrant parents. Raised in a different environment from their parents, these children have a choice to either pick on new cultural values or leaving some of their parent’s culture behind. In many of the cases immigrant parents have a big role in their children 's life to maintain cultural values over new cultural values being adapted from the new society they now live in. This brings upon a mixture of confusion and loss of identification between the two cultures that surround the children 's life, affecting their way they perceive themselves. Struggling to keep the culture they are raised in and the new culture they now live in can create a
Everyday, people all around the world are migrating from their home country to a new first world country for a better life for themselves and their children. The reasons as to which they migrate can be classified as social, economic, or political issues that push them to seek a healthier environment. Although immigrants are finding new lives in other countries, it facilitates the loss of familiarity with their native culture. The young immigrant children that move or are born in their non-native countries sometimes never get the chance to experience the ethnic background that their parents grew up with. Therefore, the lack of familiarity with a child's native background fosters global social issues such as the negative impact it has on future
Grades are as valuable as star-shaped stickers, yet they have the power to lay the foundation of our entire lives. The grades we earn have no commercial value, but students invest millions into taking a class to get a grade. In Jerry Farber’s essay “A Young Person’s Guide to the Grading System,” he crushes society’s constant need for competition by pointing out all of the major flaws in the grading system and offering a new credit system as a solution. Farber is correct by claiming that the grading system is flawed, stressful, and overall, useless. Farber builds his essay on the basis that grades are problematic for the school system to use.
Approximately one out of every four children in the United States, live with at least one immigrant parents. The majority of them, about 86 percent, are U.S. citizen by birth; another 2 percent have gained citizenship status through the naturalization process. The remaining 12 percent children in immigrant families, who represent approximately 3 percent of all child population, are foreign-born and noncitizen. Although citizen children living in immigrant families are eligible for public health insurance coverage in a manner similar to the U.S.-born children of native parents, the disparities in health insurance coverage between children of immigrants and children of natives remain substantial. For example, in 2008, about 12 percent of low-income
In today’s American education system, grades, teacher feedback, and parental involvement plays an important role in a student's academic life. Emanuella Grinberg’s article “Ditching Letter Grades for a 'Window' Into the Classroom” discusses whether traditional letter grade system like report cards should be replaced by a standard based system that provides more feedback from teachers and allows parents to be more involved in their child's academic progress. Grinberg provides examples of the different systems used by multiple schools as a replacement of traditional report cards. According to Grinberg, the new systems are being used in order replace the problem that periodic report cards are not giving parents enough insight about a child's progress
Students themselves are at fault for failing classes in school. It is one thing if you are struggling as a student at a young age, but as you progress in school, the responsibility becomes your own. Students are at fault for failing school because it is the student’s responsibility for them completing the work and the skills that are being taught, it is not your parent’s job to do your work for you, and if your teacher is doing a bad job teaching then it is up to you to get extra help. Do you go home to your parents screaming at you for a bad grade? Your parents may help you with your homework, but if you are failing a class in school, it is not their job to do it for you.
The larger influence of students skipping their first period class is to sleep. They are too tired to wake up in the morning and it may not just be because they are known to have the bad reputation of being lazy and not being able to get up in the morning because of
Grades are said to drive students to push themselves even more, yet it is not entirely true. Some students cheat, causing their grades to fly high, and that doesn’t reflect wit at all. In a survey of 24,000 students at 70 high schools, Donald McCabe (Rutgers University) found that 64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent for plagiarism, and 95 percent for some other form of cheating. (Facts) This proves that grades are more likely to cause students to cheat than to motivate
There is a lot of pressure to get good grades so that you can get a good job. "Grades can determine your future, and if you fail this then you 're not going on to college, you 're going to work at McDonald 's and live out of a car," said high school student Spike. Where is the integrity? (ABC News)