This is Hailey Bernot I am writing to discuss an important issue that I have noticed in Mentor High School. Thirty Three percent of teenagers report falling asleep in school and this is something that I have noticed daily at Mentor High. The school day at Mentor High School starts way too early and I think that many students and staff members would agree because it is affecting students learning and health. Schools across the world start at as early as 7 A.M. or as late at 9 A.M. Many early starting high schools have changed their starting times because students grades were dropping and they were not as prepared and focused.
According to research done by the National Sleep Foundation, the early starting times are negatively affecting the teenaged students. Yet, there are some people still unaccepting of the fact that the starting times have a bad impact on the health of students. The opinion piece “Opinion: Delaying school start times won’t prepare students for college, real world” posted on The Lantern by Rachel Feeley discusses the factors in which delaying the early starting times of schools can have a negative affect on the everyday lives of everyone involved. Feeley describes the action as “unnecessary” and “absurd”. Within the piece, Feeley argues that by delaying the start times of the schools teenage students will not be able to prepare for
In addition, Sylvian Duval, from the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization, reported to Center For Advancing Health (CFAH) that, “Only about 8 percent of high school students get enough sleep on an average school night, a large new study finds. The others are living with borderline-to-serious sleep deficits that could lead to daytime drowsiness, depression, headaches and poor performance at school.” This evidence proves that students are not getting the amount of sleep that they should be getting because they
Many children in low income homes, tend to score lower on test scores, and have higher drop out rates this may be due to lack of preparation, not having access to early childhood education programs, which means entering kindergarten, they are lacking the basic skills such as lack of vocabulary. Studies have shown, low income children enter school having heard 30 million fewer words than children from middle class families. These children also face poor nutrtion making it harder to concentrate and higher mobility, moving from school to school. Dysfunctional families also plays a role in a childs development, children coming home to stressful households can put a strain on them. (Jeanette DeForge January 08, 2015 http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/war_on_poverty_8_challenges_po.html)
Restoration of original families in foster care is not always an accessible choice. For example, if a child is in foster care because their parent is sick, restoration is easy but in other cases when a parent is addicted to hard drugs and shooting up heroine everyday, it's not quite as “simple” as they are making it sound. Also, this quote mentions the other half of children stuck in group homes waiting to age out of the system when they turn eighteen. The drawback with this is aging out of the system is in no way a happy or ideal situation. When these used to be children, now adults, age out of the system they are left on their own with no family for the rest of their lives.
State standardized tests are exams students take to assess their schools, teachers, and what they learned in their year. Many parents and teachers deem these tests useless and see it as an unnecessary stress added to their child’s life. Students should not be taking this exam because it causes a major curriculum gaps between students, causes stress and loss of interest in school, and after almost a full year of learning, this test is supposed to determine a student 's knowledge of the year’s curriculum. Although some say this test prepares students for college, the stress and loss of interest in school caused by this test and test prep can affect student’s mental health and grades. State tests cause stress and anxiety in students, especially lower performing students because of the pressure of making sure all students, regardless of ability, reaches the same level.
First off standardized test cause stress in younger students. According to standardizedtest.procon.org it says,” Test related jitters, expecially among young students are so common that the stanford 9 exam comes wuth instructions on what to do if a student were to vomit on it.” This proves that kids get sick just thinking about standardized test and how much they can affect their future. This is a bad thing for kids, they should not be that stressed out at that age.
“More than 20 percent of the children live in households without consistent access to food” (“15 Percent of All Children in Illinois”). This is a massive number and shows how much poverty there is in the U.S. When they suffer like this then the results don’t turn out as well. These children don’t know when their next meal would come and
School dress codes and uniforms are a bad idea About 54% of public schools in the United States requires dress codes. Schools in the United States need to follow dress codes in public schools because they are suppose to help kids with many things. Do you think maybe dress codes or uniforms are making people and kids worse as of how they act and behave? Many of the kids in the community have ask parents or the parents have decided to move their children to a different school because they need to wear or require a dress code/uniforms. People in school such as teachers have noticed that many kids are unhappy because of dress codes and uniforms.
Another research indicates that students miss out on developing important life skills and their social life suffers as they don’t find time to pursue hobbies they enjoy, for outdoor activities or to even meet friends or family.” (Does Homework Cause Stress in Children?). Stress is terrible, too much homework causes stress, and less homework equals very less stress. Stress is no good because the only way to stop it is to do to the source of it, aka the palls of HOMEWORK that teachers FORCED upon STUDENTS, NEEDS TO
During the flu season, many people are susceptible to catching the flu. It doesn’t help that some people still haven’t caught on to hygiene. Even worst, these people may have kids that have gained this poor hygiene habit and have to go to school. For the parents with proficient hygiene, sending their kids during the most susceptible time to school is hellish to even fathom. Anyone who has kids knows the most important thing in the world is their kids’ safety and health.
It gets very frustrating, because they know what they are doing is wrong (whether its fighting other children, not listening to the teachers, etc.) but they do it anyways, they do not care. My personal opinion is that the YMCA has not served the hispanic children well overall. The teachers and staff are not as educated as they should be. They do not handle these children in the right way, they are very negative and disrespectful towards them.
This quote is explaining how kids that are going to school and coming from better households than their peers can affect how they feel about school. Kids that come from poor incomes homes don’t enjoy school because maybe they feel like they aren’t good enough for it which makes them not want to go and get into gangs or things they shouldn’t be in. In conclusion This goes back to my reasoning on saying that the strongest cause of minority male incarceration in the U.S is young dropouts because most of the kids , teens , etc that get killed nowadays aren’t educated and involved in
The children of the undocumented are often subjected to countless disadvantages throughout not only their social lives but their academic experiences also. In many cases, the parents of the children come with little to no education, leaving the student rather isolated in the experience(Racial Domination).Whether or not the child was born in the United States or also crossed over the academic disadvantages seem to follow the child through their lives. From early ages many of the children of the undocumented are forced to go to schools in which they do not receive the same level of education or opportunities as kids whose parents make more money(white kids). Because their parents are forced to live in the shadows many can not even have open conversations with their kids teachers for free of persecution.
Particulate matter is dust particles, soot, fly ash and other particles in the air they come. Particulate matter can trigger asthma because they can get stuck in the lungs therefore, triggering asthma attacks. The major sources of particulate matter are coal power plants, factories, and diesel factories. Another air pollutant that triggers asthma attacks are ground level ozone. Ground level ozone is the toxic component of smog and it makes existing asthma worse.