The system ignores the significant issues of inner-city schools and students are not motivated to succeed because they feel like they are not good enough or smart enough. The students that don 't end up dropping out of school usually end up graduating only knowing if they’re good at school or not. As the transcendentalists believed, schools should teach and embrace individuality among students. This would help students to find their niche and be happy with their jobs and their lives in the future. The American Educational system does not help prepare students to become successful
In Grant Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod states his belief that we seemingly “hate” the brightest kids in school partially because of some of the most “noted dropouts” in today’s society. Additionally, Penrod claims that the perceived hatred of intelligence in a high school setting is causing actual emotional harm to the children who are labeled as the “nerds” or “geeks”- thus, the classic “smart kids.” If entering just about any of the several thousand high schools around the country, they will hear choruses of “Did you actually study?’ , “Why would you even bother studying- the game was on last night”, “Of course I didn’t study; I had football practice” or dozens of similar taunting phrases can be heard constantly
For example, the relatives of the Joneses feel “embarrassed about having an X in the family” and the clerk refuses to help Mr. Jones find clothes for a genderless child (Gould). Meanwhile, some of the children at school begin to accept the idea of refusing gender stereotyping and start to act in ways that are not considered appropriate for their genders by their parents (Gould). When X disregards the labelling of activities in accordance the gender, one child comments, “X is having twice as much fun as we are! " X’s embracement of activities and things associated with either boys or girls is gradually accepted by the children (Gould).
Rose and his family were unware of the scores being switched, and they didn’t realize what this meant for Rose and his future. The school should have taken action on this problem by switching the scores back and placing the two children in the programs they tested into originally. This connects to Rose’s main idea by showing that the children were overlooked, and that the school was not prepared for this situation to
Now, this structure of sitting still for an hour, while having to retain everything our teacher says, and then having to drop everything at the sound of a bell to switch to a completely different subject, does not seem like the best way for any adolescent to successfully learn. However, is it possible that this system, though not ideal for many students, in general works better in the interest of only one half of the population? Not all girls like ballet and nail polish, and not all boys wants to grow up to be firemen and football players. However, research indicates that they are not exactly blank slates, free of gender predispositions, when they are born.
This means that a kid who fails tryouts may think that all the other kids are better players. This leaves the child feeling very down-graded. This could lead to kids not participating in sports at all. ¨When children make the team, their self-confidence increases, but for those who get cut, their self-worth may decrease¨ says Alyssa. This shows that kids who make the team would feel very proud of themselves, but kids who get cut, they may feel neglected and possibly never play sports
While the issue of popularity sometimes bothers Laurie, it seems to be a constant an issue for the other kids at school. In fact, one of the main reasons that kids join The Wave is to eliminate all the competition. Laurie 's boyfriend David and her friend Amy accuse her of being responsible for much of the competitiveness at school. Laurie doesn 't really address the issue in the book, but she might have to after The Wave. At the top of the school success ladder socially, academically, and extra curricular Laurie has some power to make things better for the other students.
Some people suggest that the new lunches are healthier with less salt and fat; however, they fail to recognize kids are disgusted by the food given to them and sometimes throw most of it away. Therefore, Parents should not agree with the new school lunch requirements Admittedly, some people think that kids are getting the required amount of nutrition. They also think this is a low cost way to feed their kids.
First of all, students should not be paid for good grades due to not needed pressure. The NEA claims : many teachers say, “Paying students for good grades leads to practical problems in their classrooms, including pressure to inflate grades and conflict with students and parents.” This means students are more likely to be in bad moods and have bad relationships with parents and classmates. If some kids get money and the rest don’t, arguments will break out. In a classroom, students are supposed to be respectful to each other in order to have and efficient working environment.
English philosopher, mathematician, and writer. People who lack education are the people who are not been taught. The cause of this is that the majority of the people are poor. There are even people who stop their children to go to schools because they want them to work, again the issue here is money. They want them to work and not be educated.
It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them. The teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked upon us”(21). Why is Quote #2 significant?: This quote is important because it shows that in this society it is not seen as a good thing to be smart, and it is especially frowned upon to be smarter than your peers. This government worries about people being smart because that could lead them to develop their own ideas, which they don’t want because they want everyone to think the same way so that they can control the people.
Patrick Holt English 802 Joshua Lukin Temple University 1/25/16 The debate about how to help young boys perform better in school is anything but simple. There are many different views and opinions on the matter. Some believe that it is very feminine environment that boys are introduced to in the classroom and making the classroom more appealing to boys is the best solution. This view is championed by the article How Boys Learn, written by Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens.
For a long time now girls have been behind boys in schooling, which can be attributed to the misconceptions in the past regarding females limited capacity for learning. Yet, after all the centuries of girls being left in the dark concerning schooling they have not only caught up to the boys, they have surpassed them. The article, “The boys at the Back” by Christina Hoff Sommers, talks about how girls now receive better grades than boys and the implications that come with it. Christina Hoff Summers is a Scholar who studies the relationship between gender, sexuality, and politics. As an expert in gender, sexuality, and politics she is very knowledgeable about this topic and can provide accurate information.
As Bernard Goldberg presents the fact in his book Bias A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, castration can be talked as a joke on air, but cutting off breasts is not funny at all; female anchormen abuse the right of free speech to joke on men’s issue, but women’s issues always are serious topics, that can never be joked in the same way. Harry Smith, the former co-anchor of This Morning, in the interview, said “I’m under the assumption that most men are putzes.” But when he was asked what if to say women are puztes on air, he was laughing and answering “they would have tossed me out the freakin’ window.” (Goldberg, 132-3) Obviously, the mainstream media (msm) applies double standards on males and females. In the long human history,
The Mask You Live In, produced by Jennifer Newsom, published on January 25, 2015, represented by the Representation Project, is a documentary that summarizes how boys are shaped into men, according to society. The movie is intended on how most boys tend to hide their emotions, starting in early manhood, because society portrays men as being weak and how men should show their dominance. The documentary also portrays on athletic ability and economic success. Newsom proves in this documentary that boys should not hide their true emotions and they should come out for who they really are.