Farber believes that the grades create phony motivation and students only want to please the teachers. According to Farber, students only retain the material until they are graded on it. No longer having a grading system would leave students having no drive in school. Schools would no longer have a basic form of ranking the students and see how well they are doing. Students would no longer want to see the point in striving to be the best when everyone is ranked the same.
People who are in work-study programs do not receive any experience in their desired field of study. The purpose of work-study programs is to instruct students on how to multi-task in between a job and an education. Work study programs allow students to have the responsibility of both an occupation and academics. Many people oppose work study programs because they do not promote the career that students are pursuing. Elizabeth Kenefick explains that “low-income students must increasingly rely on work (and loans) to meet the high costs of college .
Did you know that Forty-one percent of four-year college students did not graduate within six years? College students around the country are in insane amount of debts and have no way to get rid of it and that’s a reason many do not graduate. Due to the rise in costs to attend college there has been discussions about free education, but how the debt could have been minimized and the effects on economy have not been brought up. College education should not be offered for free to all students because of the missed opportunities and unintended costs of free education are very expensive. Students don’t take advantage of the opportunities they are provided in high school, like dual-enrollment, that could save them time and money in college.
Many students don’t learn those skills in grade school and high school, that when they reach college they aren’t ready for the demands of being a college student (“Why Do Students Fail? Faculty 's Perspective”, 2014). High school misconception that a student can pass a subject without studying (“Why Do Students Fail? Faculty 's Perspective”, 2014). They don’t have an idea of what a college student do.
Caroline Bird’s argument against postsecondary education is incorrect, specifically her beliefs that students are exposed to too many options and graduates only desire jobs that save people. First, Caroline Bird shares her belief that “a college experience that piles option on option …merely adds to the contemporary nightmare.” Although too many options are sometimes overwhelming, limiting choices would also create undue pressure for students. For instance, as a student, I am exposed to several options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc. This allows me control over my education, so I can avoid being pressured into a class or a major that is not right for me. As a matter of fact, author Virginia N. Gordon found statistical evidence that about 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduation (Freedman).
In Alfie Kohn’s argument, “Who’s Cheating Whom?” he explains that cheating happens because students are not engaged in class because of a few different factors, like a lack of interest in a subject, or the pressures of getting good grades instead of learning. He states evidence from different experiments, allowing him to appear more credible, showing that students are more likely to cheat because their school puts more emphasis on how well students do on tests and homework versus how much is being learned in class. Kohn effectively argues that if students were truly engaged in what is being taught, and learning was more encouraged than memorizing and passing a test, cheating would be less of a problem. In simplest terms, cheating is wrong because teachers cannot accurately assess how much is being learned in class, and what they need to improve on the next time they teach that lesson. Kohn stated, “when teachers don’t seem to have a
Helping World Majority Students In the article, helping world majority students make sense of university expectations, the author who is Helen Fox tries to prove that even though it is deemed necessary to make changes in the school education system, it is quite hard to make such adjustments, but provides better strategies on the subject. The author argues that it is highly difficult for these institutions to change their standards as well as the entire instruction framework for the purpose of making it easier for the foreign students taking courses in the institution.
Neusner’s article expresses the significance of being challenged in one’s academic career. Individuals that are not challenged are unlikely to be prosperous, they are presented with erroneous standards and expectations. Sherry’s article, “In Praise of the “F” word”, identifies shortcomings in the education system itself. Sherry expresses that students are graduating with nugatory diplomas because they are not learning to be of service in the workforce. For instance, good students may graduate, even though they are practically illiterate.
(Armstrong, 1) The standardized testing merely focuses on reading and math proficiency, and some schools have put less of an emphasis on teaching subjects such as social studies, art, music, and physical education. (Mulholland, 1) The rising, high prices of college also continue to intimidate students graduating from high
The college professors understand that the students have other work to do, but that does not give them reason to give the students a pass. The professors are looking at the positive outcome of the dual-enrollment. Dual-enrollment will prepare you for college, life, and determination at the end of the road. Yes, the teacher may seem hard at the moment, but it is only to prepare you for the future obstacles to come your way. A pass for high school students participating in dual-enrollment should not be wanted in the school system.
Gary Gutting and Mark Edmundson the authors of the essays “What is College For?” and “On the Uses of a Liberal Education” respectively expressed their opinions on how college isn’t what it used to be. Gutting said some universities don’t teach what they are supposed to; they make some classes compulsory so students end up taking classes that are unnecessary. In result when students are given these particular courses as they become disinterested and aim for average instead of learning the material. Gutting also points out lack of academic engagement is why people misinterpret the existence of the college. He says both students and professors need to work together in order to keep the true meaning of college, according to him is to nourish a world of intellectual culture.
(Mattimore A33). The final argument is “Awarding college credit reduces students’ chances for wider intellectual exploration in college.” (Mattimore A33). College is a lot different from high school. Professors and teachers might teach and grade different depending on their personality. Since they are learning, a college level course and not in college they will not experience all of the ideas and techniques that professors will
A GPA shows the performance a student achieves academically. Therefore, employers take GPA’s in consideration to see if potential applicants have the necessary experience to perform certain job skills. According to McKinney, GPA’s are not always used consistently in the hiring selection, however, some recruiters do consider college GPA’s when hiring for entry level positions (2009). Although this may be true, most employers simply just don’t use college GPA’s as a mends for hiring because of the potential impact of adverse discrimination that can occur “when selection rates for particular groups are less than four fifths (4/5ths) of the selection rate of majority groups” (McKinney, 2009, pg. 24).
Savannah Blietz Ms.Fordyce English P.2 21 September 2015 Is College worth the struggle? In this society that students live in the only way that they think they know how to tell people’s intelligence is by going to college. By not going to college the students think that they have more of an opportunity to explore the world then other people in college,but some disagree with this opinion and some agree that the source of all opportunity is the person and not their educational level.The educational level for language, math, and science has the student’s country ranked at the bottom because the people in the United States don’t take college seriously, it affects us as a country. We have this idea in our heads that if we don’t go to college then
English 6 CRT persuasive essay It is compelling to say that all high school students should be required to pass an exit exam like the other 24 states that require it but I will be telling you why that is not the best thing to do for the schools and the students. Graduation tests do not promote the knowledge, skills and habits needed for success in college or the real world. According to college professors and employers, high school graduates must be able to analyze conflicting explanations, support arguments with evidence, solve complex problems that have no obvious answer, reach conclusions, conduct research, and engage in the give-and-take of ideas.