Sean Budomo Mrs. Shippen Language Arts The current education system in the United States has many problems and is extremely flawed. The education system 's faults include the lack of quality teachers in many schools that do not care and do not get paid back the amount of effort they put in, government support in the wrong areas, uses of standardized testing, and the lack of parent involvement which creates negative student behaviors and attitudes in a child 's school life are some problems of US education. Common core is a problem, it has created a national defective standard curriculum and only slightly raised the rank of the United States in education compared to other countries, but still could not fix other problems from the
In “Math Anxiety: A Comparison of Social Work and Non-Social Work Students,” David Royse researches how social work students’ bad experiences with math bode poorly for the preparation for their field, which often involves taking statistics courses. He does some interesting background research into the history of mathematics anxiety, making the claim that “math anxiety is thought to be acquired rather than inherited” (Royse 271). Royse argues that social work students need a certain level of quantitative analysis skills, but many are incapable of overcoming their math anxiety in order to reach the minimum mathematics requirement for social work. Statistics for social workers is important so that they “can use research as a tool to improve their practice and to build knowledge for the profession” (Royse 271), but it is increasingly difficult to develop these skills when “most social work majors had not completed a college algebra class” (Royse 271). Since math anxiety is not an inherent trait, any acquired math anxiety can be reversed with better teaching, in particular for social work students that need to use mathematics in their studies.
Summary: “Against School,” by John Tayler Gatto In John Tayler Gatto’s ‘Against School,’ he argues that children and teachers alike have become bored with the notion of schooling. That there is no room to learn skills to build upon one's character but rather to keep busy. Children become bored of the structured material that they are forced to learn. Thus the teachers have no motivation to teach the children when there is no effort put forth. The structure of the education system causes an individual to become stuck and unable to learn skills useful to their character.
Which leads to the major problem, some school districts can’t afford them. Schools in low income areas already don’t have enough money to cover their expenses, let alone enough to cover the expenses of new textbooks. Ultimately, the people who suffer the most are the students. Noal Cochran, the Superintendent of the school district in Richton, Mississippi, struggles with the decisions of distributing money. When faced with the decision on which subject got new books he chose history, because science textbooks would need less updating (Mader).
CHAPTER 2 • Cause/s of Failures Students get poor grades involve external factors, like the subject matter is too challenging that makes the students unable to follow in the discussion. The other reasons have to with poor attitudes, like not doing homework dillydallying, and skipping class. Lastly, there are reasons related to personal issues, such as test anxiety and concentrating problems. (Kurtus, 2012) • Student-related Factors • Not Ready for College Students aren’t prepared for post-secondary work and lack foundational skills that hinder to achieve passing grades. Many students don’t learn those skills in grade school and high school, that when they reach college they aren’t ready for the demands of being a college student (“Why Do Students Fail?
Understandably, not many people are familiar with this test because they are actually very uncommon. And for good reason. Students do not always know what is going to exactly be on a test, leading them to under or over prepare, leading to obvious problems. Quarterlies are counterproductive to students as they force teachers to ‘teach to
“13 Rules That Expire” by Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush, and Barbara J. Dougherty, is a thought-provoking read because, for one thing, students do not actually know that these thirteen rules perish until someone notifies us. When I first read this article, it came to me as a bit of a shock. This is an article that all math teachers should read before teaching in a classroom. This article is about the rules that teachers use to teach math to younger students and how those rules will expire before they graduate from junior high school. Many teachers struggle with getting their students to understand math.
This is not an accurate measure of student achievement. As a student who doesn 't test well, standardized testing is always a challenge. After research, it has been proven that standardized testing does not measure the ability to comprehend
Most of the times they have young children who don’t speak a word of English. These students are then thrown into our education system not knowing our language. In a result, the school and teacher get into trouble for having low academic scores. There have been new strategies for English language learners in the classroom; however, it is difficult to meet all the ELL students’ needs. There
This created a big gap in gardes that the students received as well as the speed in which they move on forward to the next concepts. However, after hearing that Mr.Sundance’s math concepts class is a special class, my preconception changed. I have never been in a class with special aid students before so I did not know how to form a preconception, but after all, I predicted that the classroom will be smaller compared to other classroom with special made materials. The room was