As the community can tell, money is a big issue for schools today, another huge problem is the academic needs of the schools and students. Amanda Ripley stated that “America Lags behind other countries” around the globe with academics, but if we put more academics and canceled sports we would be able to catch up to the other countries in the learning program. Not only is Fremont high affecting their own learning, but also the middle school had to move in with the senior high school, and the “elementary school hadn’t had a music teacher in years”
In “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers” by Kavitha Rao, she express her opinion on the topic that the current generation is not reading for fun. She mentions several experience she had with other people, that don 't see the benefit in reading for fun. She says that since people aren 't reading more leisure anymore they 're becoming less creative, inarticulate, have poor communication skills and low confidence, which is caused by parents forcing their kids to read, and the education system need to have students memorize textbooks and nothing else. After reading this article I find myself disagreeing with Rao on several points she made, I don’t believe the modern attitude towards reading is causing people to be self absorbed and unimaginative, she also claims that book clubs don 't encourage reading for fun, parents are forcing their children to read boring books which turned them away from reading and that the educational system is to blame for college students for being inarticulate. In the very first paragraph Rao mentions a the conversations she had with two different people, the first person say “I never read fiction” and “After what 's the point of a book if it doesn 't teach you anything.” Another person says “Fiction is not real, no?” and adds “I only like to read real stories to improve myself.” She states that many young people don 't see the benefit in read unless its to help improve themselves, or to ace a job interview.
Cursive Handwriting Should cursive writing be put back into schools? Living in America today on a day to day basis, students living in this era don’t know how to read or write in cursive handwriting. Many people today don’t even know that cursive handwriting has been taken out of public schools for years now. “Today people use the keyboard as a better way of writing” (Hotz,Robert L). We need to take matters into our own hands and put cursive writing back into public schools before the rest of our world becomes a total wreck.
There also seems to be a lack of essential Home Economic classes, classes that should teach students how to be a responsible adults by teaching them how to sew, their basic human rights, not only how to use a condom but what to do when they want a child (how to parent), how to care of their own health and others’, politics, financial advice, and basic first aid. I know what many are saying, “But shouldn’t that be the parent 's’ job?”. And they are correct, but here is the problem the average American spend more time in school and doing school assignments that they hardly have time for themselves or others. Sometimes the parents don’t have time for their children either, they may have work or other adult
Although civil literacy was important in America during the Civil Rights Movement, today it is in steep decline based on many factors. In most schools, classes focusing on civics or similar themes are virtually nonexistent. The reading states, "fewer and fewer schools require civic courses". Most social studies classes barely touch on the subject. Since the younger generation of America is the one that most needs to be educated in civics, this could be threatening because they can 't run a country while simultaneously knowing nothing about it.
It does not implement things that could actually be beneficial to the students besides in school. Things that are essential and important to know in life for example, learning how to file for taxes or even wilderness survival skills. A current reform that is being discussed about public education is the implementation of small learning communities. A small learning community is a system in which students are placed into small groups that have similar career interests and are then taught the same courses for that are needed to peruse that career. “The learning community is a way in which students can help one another and progress more rapidly” (Booth, Eric A., et al).
Standardized tests in schools today in Ohio should be stopped because they are causing for teachers to be evaluated by the test results of how the students do on the tests, they are having the students more stressed about school and do they benefit you in colleges and university and do they really look at how well students do on them test. Standardized testing are giving in many areas of the nation According to a article by “The Washington Post” “The study analyzed tests given in 66 urban districts in the 2014-2015 school year. It did not count quizzes or tests created by classroom teachers, and it did not address the amount of time schools devote to test preparation”(Layton Lyndsey). Teachers are being evaluated by students and how well they do on the standardized test. Several states have tied student performance to teacher evaluation.
When I first took this course I thought what is a macro teacher gonna do about my writing discipline. Well you got to the point that my grandma was so poor I started getting bad grades on my papers. My grammar drastically improved after I read it, and was able to construct a paper to my highest abilities into his highest standards. Writing in the discipline is just not a saying in college. Riding in the discipline is how do you improve your grade and overall writing and rhetoric skills.
It has been the fault of the school district, school, and teachers as to why the students have a lack of global perspective. In talking to my students I found out that they think very little of competing academically with another country and how the use of technology impacts their ability to compete. Other than a social studies course, we rarely mention what takes place in countries other than our own and it is even more rare to talk about how these countries are using technology or their advancement in education. Not taking advantage of this platform with our students and colleagues eventually puts us all at a disadvantage because we limit our research for competing to neighboring schools and counties before we even look at things from a national
As now days we are stressing reading, writing and arithmetic in education but the decline of the music and art. Teaching the students for job and the knowledge is what we need today so Perennialism philosophy of education is what helps in educators is to equip them with "universal knowledge. Philosophy of
According to The Education Writers Association, “More and more schools throughout the world need teachers,” most students do not want to be a teacher because they just finished schooling themselves. So why would students go back to school for all those years just to go back to school to teach children who remind them of themselves. Schools around the world are hurting for more people to become teachers nowadays. Anyone wanting to become a teacher has to go through fingerprinting, which means anyone wanting to become a teacher cannot have anything on their personal records or even if they happen to have a traffic
It also lacked a history of why this started to happen in schools around the nation. Blank and Berg cited Noel Epstein 's quote from her book Who’s in Charge Here? Which said “While policymaking elites have focused for decades on academic issues, polls have shown the public to be more concerned about inadequate parental involvement…”(Blank and Berg). This goes to show that politicians believe it is bad schooling while the public believe it is bad parenting. And so the idea of sharing responsibility for the child was created in an attempt to have the parents, the school, and the community to all help in raising the child.
There is an article that helped me learn to truly revise my essays, the title is, “Revision Strategies of Student Writers”, it is by Nancy Sommers. It is about different strategies students can use to revise their paper. She stated in her paper that for many students the idea of revision makes them uncomfortable and can lead to them not spending very much time working on it. She found that the students were never taught how to truly revise their essays (Sommers 380-382). After reading and