Precious Knowledge presents the controversial issue of the integration of ethnic studies courses in schooling.Ethnic studies is the study of cultural, racial, ethnic, and gender differences in America. In this essay, I will argue Ethnic studies courses should belong in P-12 schooling, because the classes endorse ideals of America. In addition, people rely on the courses to learn critical thinking of the empowerment of identity. Although advocates for the abolishment of ethnic studies courses argue that the courses create a sense of contempt towards America through racism and are not remarkably significant, they do not fully comprehend the success from ethnic studies and that by taking away the classes, they only promote their fear of students disliking America. Ultimately, ethnic studies promote American ideals, create identity, and only create contempt when being constrained from these courses.
As students we deserve the ability to access authentic learning, however, with standardized testing heavily relied on, students are deprived of this interaction. In order to comprehend the authenticity being compromised, we must first understand, what is authentic learning. Steve Revington, awarded The Prime Minister's Award of Teaching
He establishes that if the American educational system continues as it is, democracy will essentially fail. John Dewey 's idea of an educational system was seen as an absurd concept, but today there are many schools that are trying to establish a more functional system with ideas coming from Dewey himself. While John Dewey focuses on how the failure of the education system can determine if democracy
At what point will people decide that something must be done to change the way the schools are run. Children today need a strong foundation to grow and build on but, the schools today aren’t fulfilling the students needs. Mann believes that the education should be strengthened and improved to produce active learners and participants in society. Moore believes that the government is to blame and they would rather do anything else than deal with this issue. The education of Americas youth is very important.
I believe that as a citizen of America my responsibility is to enlighten the youth about how important education is, stick up for what is right, and having faith/bringing unity. As the people of American some of us have become lazy with the things we do, we have lost the true meaning of motivation and ambition. Whether we like it or not we are the people and the current generation
Did you know that praising your students and children for good grades is the worst thing you can do for them? It sounds counterintuitive, but Carol Dweck, Ph.D. has discovered, unequivocally, that it is true. Praising results sabotages effort! In her fascinating book, Mindset, Dr. Dweck explains all motivational challenges, wonderments, and mysteries according to two different mindsets: fixed and growth. A student with a FIXED mindset will: * Think that effort is bad.
Standardized testing is a fundamental part of the American education system and that has been the case for many years. During those years, such testing has provided the education system with some benefits. However, for the most part, this testing has had a detrimental effect on the quality of schools, how teachers teach, the education of students, and the American education system itself. As such, this kind of testing has proved to be more harmful than it is beneficial. As a result, standardized testing should be removed from the American education system because it influences schools to inefficiently use classroom instruction time, encourages inefficient teaching methods, produces inaccurate scores, and restricts the creativity of students, a quality that they need.
In the reading, “Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids,” Grant Penrod recommends that there should be a different way to socialize amongst other individuals. This entire description explains the personal burdens that the intelligent scholars undergo. The ideas are as follows: author 's guilt celebrates, ideas held as standard when communicating, and on the bandwagon to get smart people worn down by the individuals that are against smart people. The author is afraid that people would not take the time out of their day to read or study for their classes. Claiming that bad influence towards education makes it resistant.
However, we realize that people who come across as being intellectual weren’t always labeled as that. The main argument is that perceived throughout the reading is that the schools itself is failing students. They see a student who may not have the greatest test scores or the best grades, and degrade them from the idea of being intellectual. Graff states, “We associate the educated life, the life of the mind, too narrowly and exclusively with subjects and texts that we consider inherently weighty and academic” (Graff 244). Schools need to channel the minds of street smart students and turn their work into something academic.
This could be from obstacles that differentiate black and white education, book smarts and street smarts, or just the idea that someone with a powerful education can not do everything. So where does society draw the line between and underpowered and overpowered education? As portrayed in A Lesson Before Dying, the answer to that isn’t an easy one to solve. Maybe society could go to such great lengths for everyone to have access to equal education. Even better yet, everyone as a whole can learn to accept the fact that everyone should be treated equally, no matter where someone is
A respected author John Green questions, "Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you 're a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey I knows that you 'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you 'd rather be thoughtful of them be vapid, that you believe that there things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan and why is that?” Many people who are passionate about their studies question the same thing. Leonid Fridman wrote a passage “America Needs its Nerds” in order to raise concern that our society does not value intelligence. Fridman uses compare and contrast to get his point across to the readers. He makes the text more relatable by characterizing the typical American mindset.
People see that confusion and disorientation as something bad and has always made them uncomfortable and embarrassed, but maybe that might not be a bad thing, according to “Higher Education Through Discombobulation” by Betsy Chitwood. She says that confusion and disorientation leads to a learning process that more people should use because it has help a lot in their learning. She quoted “ Confusion and disorientation are important in the learning process because these emotions force us to go beyond what we know in search of answers”. Having in answer to a problem make us feel great accomplish but knowing that the process will be confusion even frustrated can lead to a better understand and will be harder to forget. And problem that you have
In Diana Ravitch’s ‘(2010) article Why I Changed My Mind, she discussed how abiding by an educational system using accountability and choice has failed tremendously in America. In addition, Ravitch explained how the federally ordained policies are continuously contributing to the system’s decline as well. She believes the legislators are so focused on testing and teacher evaluation that they are ignoring the root of educational problems faced in the United States. With such strong emphasis on testing and test results, educators have changed their teaching strategies in an attempt to satisfy this broken structure. There is strong attention to preparing students to pass standardized tests while simultaneously denying teachers the time to focus
The pro side of the debate feels that charter schools are necessary to public education. They believe charter schools should be encouraged as an alternative to traditional public education simply because education is not a “one size fits all” (Genma Holmes). Not all children will excel in the same environment due to the mere fact that students all have different needs as individuals. However, what they do not recognize is that it comes at the cost of implementing more economic and racial segregation, widening the gap in student achievement. The establishment of these schools also means the “loss of funding for traditional public schools, leading to fiscal inefficiency” (US Connect).
The disciplinary practices currently used in our school systems present a major issue on the quality of education in this country. Our education system should strive to implement disciplinary policies that foster a safe and supportive environment for every learner. Unfortunately the current zero tolerance policies have led to widespread disciplinary actions of school exclusion, which have not only been proven to be ineffective , but also have been correlated with increased negative academic and social consequences, especially for those of disadvantaged populations (Skiba & Losen, 2016). This paper will demonstrate the evidence showing the negative effects of the zero tolerance philosophy and suggest a new approach that social workers in the education field can implement to create a more inclusive environment for children from every population. The Problem Following the implementation of similar policies in state and federal drug legislation, zero tolerance policies were introduced into school