Rewarding students for good grades will decrease student’s self-motivation. Paying students for good grades will realize an actual decrease in academic performance. These distinct disadvantages highlight why schools should not pay students for good grades. First, paying students for good grades causes practical problems in the classroom. According to the National Education Association (NEA), “Many teachers also say paying students for grades leads to practical problems in their classrooms, including pressure to inflate grades and conflict with students and parents.” These pressures and conflicts can lead to larger problems outside of school.
This would cause students to perform better academically since they think of school in positive ways and want to excelle. Students behavior would be confident and positive. Teachers would benefit from this since they would not have to worry about students being disrespectful or students not doing their homework. Students spend more than 100 hours of extra time in school, but the US is still falling behind in global rankings (Vittana). Many schools in other countries spend less time in school and do not receive homework.
Lowered motivation creates low performance, which discourages the students even more. When there is no encouragement, the teenagers often don’t show up to school. The lack of effort correlates to teachers because it could dispirit them from doing work they want to assign in class. Changing to a four day school week can give additional benefits to all parties involved including students, teachers, and the school settings. If a four-day school week was implemented in American school districts, the performance plus achievement for students will increase along with a higher attendance.
Longer School Days: Does it Really Help? Longer school days would diminish a child’s happiness. Students barely want to attend school now, so why would the Board of Education even want to extend the hours? Oh, I know extended school hours increase test scores which increase ratings and that’s what really matters right, not the student’s social life, or their well-being, but what place you’re in, in the vast education race against billions of schools. However, it’s wrong, false, simply inaccurate, I mean there’s even evidence to verify its deceitfulness, such as “Children and teenagers in the United States spend more hours in school than kids in Asian countries, according to data compiled in 2009.
Students would believe this since they may feel that their teachers may give them so much homework with such a little time period. Some might even have sports events of other school related things that may not give them much to any time to do their homework. As this does seem like a problem, teens should work this out with their teachers rather than going against what their teachers would want. In other cases, students also say that they feel the need to cheat because teachers and students have high expectations for them and want them to get good grades, putting too much pressure on them. “Well-intentioned parents who want their children to be successful in school can place so much pressure on the kids that they resort to cheating” (American federation of teachers).
Now, before you tell me that school is different. It isn’t. If we can teach our young-athletes that participating is enough to be rewarded, can we not expect the same inside the classroom, or later down the line in the workplace? If your child receives the lowest possible mark on a test, would you want them to be rewarded with stickers on the sheet? I can’t speak for every parent, but I am sure the majority would want their kids to smarten up and work harder at the task.
I also know that it is ok to like kids that you know are really great. I know that all educators constantly make changes to improve the lives of their students. So now I am asking for one more change, a change that is simple but not easy but could cause and astounding change for so many. All I am asking you to do is to stop asking students, “What did you do this time?” Assume that all students are in the right and if they aren’t work towards resolution and not humiliation. Let them know that .you don’t have to fit in “somewhere” to fit in at your own high school.
Child poverty denies children with the basic needs to survive, expand, and flourish. It also deprives children from having equal opportunities in school such as a good education based on where they live, the proper teachers needed, and the motivation to not drop out. The lower-class students of this generation are being deprived of a quality education whereas the rest of society not only gets an outstanding education, but is able to participate in after-school activities that increases the student's social skills as well as helps them educationally. One significant factor that serves to exclude children living in poverty from their peers is the increasing rate of children falling behind in school due to the lack of help that they have access
If these kids are only given one chance that whole year, then there could be no way for them to pull up a bad grade. Many students care about the grades they get in high school, especially when they plan to go to a good college. It is also very important because eventually the parents will get to see those grades. This means many kids try their hardest and are willing to do anything to get their grade up as high as possible. It is a teacher’s duty to help their students succeed in any way they can.
There both higher powers and family pressuring many students to be pushed beyond their limits to succeed in high school. It would easily be argued that some parents put their children 's value in how “successful” they are. Kids and young adults naturally want to please her family and the others around the. Many parents have standards set and operations they expect to be met. With higher education becoming more and more expensive an increase in pressure to perform has also lead to students cheating more in the classroom.
If schools were to dispose of the sports the students would greatly benefit mentally, the district’s profit margin would increase, and the establishment could use the money to improve the structure of the institute. Obviously, when students don 't have after school sports they become less stressed and have more time to study for tests which overall increases their grades. Therefore, schools need to cut sports to make sure that all of their students succeed so they 're prepared for the rough future that awaits
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. Singleton doesn’t believe an increase in salary or a merit raise will improve the situation. The only solution is to fail students who do not master the material. Only then will parents take notice in their children’s education and will school boards take notice, since holding a child back and having them repeat a grade cost twice as much as passing them on to the next grade.
Everyone deserves a quality education and a safe place to learn. Of course we want what’s best for our students, but when students have to study in run down buildings and in hazardous learning environments; it’s morally wrong to be put in that situation for students and staff. Proposition 51, or the California Public School Facility Bonds Initiative provides $9 billion in bonds to fund improvement and construction of school facilities for K-12 schools and community colleges. There has been many school bonds in the past, but Prop 51 is the first school bond measure to appear on the ballot as an initiative and is first education related bond since 2006. Although many people that oppose Prop 51 argue that 51 will leave us