It is in the hands of our current school administrators, teachers, and lastly students, to enact real change in hopes of achieving true racial equality. Racism and classism management in schools today What if you were not offered the same opportunities based merely off of the color of your skin? What if your peers thought lesser of you because of how much your parents made? It may seem like something of the past, but these manifestations of racism and classism continue to lurk among the depths of schools across the globe. These forms of discrimination are still common within school systems, and continue to affect the lives of many students(Expereiences of racism).
This can lead to bullying and being bullied by racial stereotyping is one way that creates a negative impact on innocent students academic performance. “Asian Americans are the most frequently bullied ethnic group due to such stereotypes, according to a 2004 study conducted with nearly 1,400 students”(Hwang, H. (2011, December 10). We strongly can see how these innocent Asian Americans are prone to bullying over racial stereotyping. We definitely see that bullying affects these Asian Americans negatively and starts to produce a lack of interest in education. This can be a horrifying to an Asian American who has plans and has goal to go to college and then have a job but how could an
If a student were to fail a course or grade level, said student should be made to retake the course or grade level with extra help and guidance. If a student is thought to be at risk for low self-esteem caused by retention, they should be given the option of academic or social counseling. Pushing a child forward when they’re unprepared is unacceptable. Social promotion is causing a bigger issue than retention. In conclusion, social promotion ultimately hurts students far more than it helps.
Economic segregation in schools has impacted many working class students in a very negative way. These students don’t get equal opportunities as those students attending elite schools. Authors Toni Cade Bambara and Jonathon Kozol have written vivid examples on how working class students have been impacted by segregation in school. Working class schools
Standardized testing is an issue with students fearful to fail the tests, with all the pressure and tension on them to overcome this predicament, as well as teachers ' jobs being in jeopardy. Most students from lower income families are at a disadvantage with this setup and groundwork for standardized tests, such as the SAT. A wealthier, more affluent family can buy higher quality and superior preparation books. Students even turn to various methods such as cheating, in order to overcome the tests. Another bad example of the aftermath of standardized testing is cramming, which some might do as a result of the lack of concern with studies.
There are ways to better a school 's atmosphere and to correct or even eradicate certain behaviors that are plaguing the lives of children and teens alike; the path that some high schools and middle schools are taking is the implementation of uniforms. In recent years, it seems, there is a lack of respect between students and those of authority. This behavior can become disruptive to the dynamics of a classroom setting. This could be due to a number of means, from lack of discipline for unacceptable behavior, to a student feeling that they are entitled due to the clothes that they wear. Uniforms could prove useful in the reversal process of such an epidemic in today 's schools.
This claim is from the article “Should Parents Pay for Good Grades?”. The NEA article claims “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”. Therefore, students may be under pressure to earn more money that other students. This can affect students by leaving them under pressure and stress to do better, which can cause their grade to be lowered. Lowering the grade of the student could mean possible problems with parents.
Stereotyping affects academics and performance in schools and it is an epidemic that needs to be controlled as they can greatly impact students either for the better or worse. Props to those who choose to ignore what people say and brush it off as a joke but for many it does hurt hearing and having to deal with stereotypes in current times. Stereotypes exist in the names people are given (eg. Muhammad = Muslim). They also exist in Fairy Tales and are teaching children that males are a gender that is required to lift the opposing gender (women) up from inconvenient situations.
However, the misperception about the relationship between the two countries and their people in their thinking has not been corrected, so they continue to have prejudice regard each other, still leading to the old path. When I get into college, once again, I learned the Chinese teacher. Again, I encountered prejudices between people and people. I remember my first test, I got a C. Not only me but almost all people in my class also got bad grades. Almost all students in the class are Asian.
The accountability of the scores is meant to encourage teachers to adopt better and more effective methods of teaching, as well as to urge students to work harder. However the effects are more detrimental. Because of testing, students are more likely to be frustrated and discouraged at having to move so fast to cover all the ground needed. If a student is having a bad day or just is not a good test taker, all anyone can say is “tough luck.” The teachers will only focus on the select subjects tested on, and then only the select aspects they believe will be covered in the testing. Depending on how desperate a teacher is for good test scores, inappropriate preparations can be made before testing, sometimes even to the point of cheating.
Going to college is a big step and can be stressful at times when trying to figure everything out. It can be even more stressful for an African- American student. America 's history with slavery has caused problems even in today’s society in numerous situations. It was the cause for the segregation of black and white students at universities in the late the mid 1900s. After the Brown vs Board of Education case, schools began to allow the attendance of both black and white students.
In a school environment, prejudice is always a call for the worse. When we say prejudice it is most commonly known to be relating to race. In my experiences at school, there were cases of prejudice based on academic performance. Whenever a teacher would assign a group assignment students with higher averages would join together leaving those with lower averages to group with each other. This usually negatively affects many friendships since one may care more about their marks than their friends.
Benefits are 1) It causes leaders to collaborate amongst schools and districts resulting in promoting new teaching strategies and ideas to improve education for students. 2) It helps the leader gauge learning by the establishment of minimum teaching standards for all students at each grade level and 3) It gives the leader a method to identify non effective teaching practices and/or teachers. The cons on the leadership is 1) It forces the leader to condense content and teacher must cut and/or condense because of lack of classroom time, 2) It doesn 't give the leadership flexibility in consideration for learning disabled in testing scores 3) Because of the inflexibility and the condensation of the curriculum it leads to a loss of creativity and little depth of understanding in the
courses in college that have opened up my mind to the issue. The more information I learn about this issue, the more surprised I am that our society still exhibits bias, because as much as the United States preaches about equality, it appears as if society has segregation in minor ways. Although the debate between whether there are biased questions on the SATs or not seems to favor that there aren’t by popular opinions, there is still biased behavior occurring in school systems that prevent certain groups of students from getting the proper resources needed. Because I would like to work in an low-income area, which most likely would contain minorities, as a teacher I would make the effort to help those students get the sufficient help needed. This motivates me to become a part of the education field, because caring teachers are much needed in area like this.
School dress codes can lead people to be embarrassed, lose self-esteem, violate people 's first amendment right of freedom of speech, and some dress codes are labeled as gender biased towards women. School dress codes can very easily harm a kids chance at being successful not only in school, but in future life as well, if they never feel comfortable in their own skin. If they can not show off who they truly are, then why do schools highlight the importance on a child 's social emotional learning, if they themselves are harming the kids. Although school dress codes do take away economic differences in school, does that qualify as a good enough reason to harm a child’s right of self-expression? I don’t believe, children need to be taught to share with people who they are and not be hiding behind a piece of clothing they were told to wear.