The literature review clearly has shown that there is a phenomenon called School to Prison, Schoolhouse to Jailhouse, or Public Education to Prison Pipeline. Therefore, Jeremy Thompson (2016) says, “Zero-tolerance policies in schools result in high suspension rates and expulsion rates among students in general, but disproportionately affect minority students, especially African-Americans because students who have been suspended or expelled are more likely than not to end up in the Criminal Justice
Not many people took into consideration what discrimination could do to people. I love the fact that she went out of her way to teach her students that discriminating actually hurt, and not just being a victim of it, but also being the one doing it. It could turn a sweet soul into a deviant one. It was also shocking how the students really did not know their attitudes changed until after they stepped back and observed. I believe that this experiment/ lesson should be taught more often, because there is still discrimination going on till this day.
When I was in middle school, I’d see many girls complaining about how boys were disturbing them. They would touch them without permission, or they would spread rumors about them and give them obscene looks. I remember that none of the teachers cared at all. They’d just say “C’mon girls, it is not a big deal. That’s how boys joke now”.
Throughout reading Red Dress, I can compare myself to her in a couple ways and understood what the narrator was implying. High school is a difficult experience and can affect someone emotionally. The young lady had a difficult time in school and handling the tasks that come with it; as do I. “At high school I was never comfortable for a minute”, is a very inspiring and honest quote about school. Adults don’t understand the pressure that school has on someone and than adding the addition public speaking (etc.).
Although segregation has been eliminated, discrimination is still prevalent in the United States. Lack of proper education and representation of people of color (POC) has bred hate and stereotypes in white people for generations. Both the problem and the solution lie within our country’s school system. Our classrooms cannot only provide the resources necessary for change, but also the influence to alter the youth’s perception of other cultures. Introducing more diverse, culturally and historically accurate classes will help minimize racial discrimination by providing a legitimate representation of POC.
The 21st century constitute a world in which everybody is free to express him or herself, but racism as one of the past experiences brought by the apartheid policies still impact the way our learners think and our teaching and learning practices. This problem of racial tension also arises from the exclusion of certain students by the educator and learners not accepting others for whom they are, their genders and what they believe in. In our classrooms today we are faced with the issue of racial discrimination among our very own learners, whereby blacks are loathing white learners because of the past experience
I work in fear and I do not think that this is right for any person to be scared in their work environment. I try my best to be a great ASSISTANTS even though this is happening but I do not think that I have been giving my best even though I try. I am not the only one in danger but the female students at that school are in danger to. I am not only scared for myself but I fear for them too. I have seen the female students get sexually assaulted in my class and the TEACHER would not do anything.
Bullying is defined as repeated oppression, physical or psychological of a less powerful individual by a more powerful individual, people or group. It consists of three main types of abuse which are physical, verbal and emotional. Bullying in schools is a common and worldwide spread problem that can have critical and negative implications on the general school climate as well as on the right of students to study in a safe and secure environment without fear. Many people believe that bullying is part of life, happens in all schools and so it’s not an issue to worry about and that it lets individuals know what life is all about as it toughens them but in reality bullying is a detrimental problem that affects most school going children and teenagers physically, emotionally and socially. Historically, the most momentous turning point of bullying happened in the mid 1970’s where a research professor of psychology Dan Olweus, conducted an intensive
Practice makes perfect. This applies to everything in life such as sports like basketball and football, to activities like piano and skating. This age-old adage also applies to homework on how it helps students perform better in school. Recently, the use of homework has come under fire by various people, some even calling it an evil. The argument against homework is that it is unhelpful, leads to increased amounts stress in students, and inflicts negative effects on their academic ability and performance.
Racism: Why It Should Be Taught To Children Racism has, and always has had, a great effect on American society. Still to this day, even after the civil war over slavery in the 19th century and the anti-segregation movements of the 20th century, countless peoples still face ridicule over the color of their skin or the shape of their face. If it were to be taught in schools that judging someone based on their appearance is bad, then perhaps there wouldn’t be such an integration of racism in modern American society. Not simply learning ‘don’t be a racist’ in a high school social studies course while half asleep or thinking of what’s for lunch, but the concept of just how much it can affect someone’s life in such a negative way should be taught to children throughout their whole school careers. Without outwardly influence, children are proven to be unbiased.