Furthermore, Dr. Joanne H. Urrutia, Director of the district 's Bilingual Education and World Languages Department reported that there are studies shown that bilingual students in general academically outperform and score higher on standardized college entrance exams than monolingual students. In addition, Dr. Joanne believes the higher scores may indicate that bilingual students have advanced thinking skills and had a greater ability to think metaphysically. Moreover, learning a second language inherently builds more vocabulary and better communication skills in not only the students ' second language, but also for your mother language. Additionally, there is a study done by Dr. Ellen Bialystok, York University linguist, shown that the bilingual children learn to read faster than monolingual children. In her study, she focuses on letting these two groups to analyze the letters without any pictures.
Parents and students alike encountered immense pressure. Parents to provide for their child or children access to whatever was necessary to pass, and students do almost anything to have success and get into an Ivy League school. Cheating became an accepted or expected norm. Of course, cheating is not a new phenomenon. Reflecting on this chapter caused this writer to consider experiences from high school.
The majority of teachers and administrators agree and/or strongly agree that it is very important to hold parent-teacher conferences once or twice per year offered both during evening and regular school hours to accommodate parents that have varied work schedule , this will also provide parents the opportunity to choose a day and time they can attend. Although they strongly agree that using these methods to communicate with parents about their children progress a majority of the participants stated that they do not always follow through with the implementation of these methods. When it came to direct contact with parents on a regular basis the participant stated they rarely, if any have contact with parents unless there was an issue with behaviors or excessive absenteeism. Although teachers respond to having a strong belief that parent involvement is an essential part of their children’s academic and social emotional development. The mixed results of the study showed a significant gap between teachers and administrator beliefs and practices which have greatly influence parents’ perception of their value by the school thus causing parents to feel unwelcome and less likely to become involve in school activities.
After watching the documentary on Kip Kinkel, I came to the conclusion that they were many factors that contribute to Kip’s mental illness and the tragedy that took place at Thurston High School. The first factor that I think contribute to Kip’s mental illness was the way that Kip’s parents raised him and his sister. According to the video, Kip’s parents always thought that both of their children were going to succeed. Yet, they were always comparing both siblings at different tasks, and in my opinion, I think that is what made Kip feel like he was never good enough in compare to his sister. One perfect example is found in one of the family videos, were we are able to see how Kip’s dad encourages Kristin to do here cartwheels and hand stands.
Is college worth the money? This has been a question asked by millions of high school seniors, current college students, graduates, and parents across the United States. Many argue that it opens more doors over those who chose not to attend while others argue that we send too many students all while increasing the national student loan debt. Author Marty Nemko argues in his article, “We Send too Many Students to College,” that too many students are pushed to go to college. Nemko assumes that those reading his article are parents questioning if college is the right decision for their child.
From kindergarten to beyond high school, a majority of adults push students to go to college. The pressure grows for teens. High school students are expected to know what they want to do by their senior year. Today it seems as if college is a teenager or a student’s only option, but they might spend the rest of their lives paying off student debt. There is no doubt that college tuition today is substantially higher than ever before, making future students think twice about whether college is right for them.
I recently read an essay called “Should Everyone Go to College?” by Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill who write a great argument stating that going to college should depend on the situation instead of stating that everyone should go to college. Stephanie and Isabel go over the rate of return on education through graphs and statistics that show that those that go to college are often time more successful than those that go straight into a career. However, going to college should be dependent on the chosen career path more than anything else because some career paths do not require a college education. Also, the rate of return is a big thing to think about before committing to going to college because paying for college to go into a career that
The 11+ an IQ test used to determine the type of school a child would attend was highly influenced by psychologist Sir Cyril Burt, Burts research appeared to show that intelligence was largely inherited and could be measured. It was right to assume that a child should then go to a school that suited their intelligence and abilities, although in the results of the 11+ there was a strong suggestion that class had a major influence on the results of the test with middle-class children getting higher scores therefore many more middle-class children gaining entry to the grammar schools. Burts research was later discredited because much if his research had been invented. Although research still showed there was a connection between measured intelligence and achievement in education (Haralambos, M., Holborn, M. 2000). Arthur Jensen (1973) an American psychologist defines intelligence as "abstract reasoning ability" and argues that it is simply a small
School choice and vouchers are controversial educational topics in America. Parents believe they should have the choice as to where their children go to school, as indicated by Gallup Poll results in 2015 (Kappan, Gallup Poll Results, 2015). Although most parents send their children to the neighborhood school, they do support the rights of others to choose another location. The debates remain, without much data to prove that making a choice beyond the neighborhood school, either to a charter or private institution, creates more success or greater achievement for the student. There is simply not sufficient data about student achievement to determine what might have been done in comparison if had the child remained in the assigned neighborhood
Waiting to go to college is a responsible choice that is often discouraged. That is because parents who haven’t been to college do not know what the deal is. They don’t know that students have got to want to go to college to be able to succeed. Another reason why is because most students don’t know what they want to be or do in college. Also, numerous parents know how it feels not to complete college, so they encourage or almost force their students to go to college soon after high school.
In homeschooling, children are educated at home by a parent or a tutor. There are nearly two million homeschooled children in the United Stated with the number increasing by 10-12 % each year (Campbell, 2013). Parents who homeschool their kids, they do it because they do not trust the current school system and they feel their kids will do better if they take control of their education. Others do it because they want their kids to follow their religious or moral beliefs, or they are afraid for their children’s safety since in public schools they are exposed to drugs, bulling and violence. On the other hand, homeschooling has some negative aspects as well.
I learned to be able to listen to and accept other people’s opinions even if I didn’t agree with them. Being a sibling was what initially started helping me learn how to work well with others. With my oldest sister being almost ten years older than me, she graduated high school before I even made it out of elementary school. I remember her telling me to get involved in high school, because it would make a difference. I took her advice, and at the beginning of my freshman year, I joined my high school’s student council association.