Teachers are equipped with the ability to adjust their classrooms to fit the needs of new students, so the teachers should adjust. The Mexicans’ dropping out of school displays the teachers do not care and support them. Statistics presented to the school board proved the Mexicans lacked education nonetheless the school board refused to take action to benefit the dropout rates. More courses added to the curriculum to accommodate and assist the Mexicans with their language barriers, would be a solution, proving that the teachers show compassion about their students’
According to Wise,“For people of color, calling out the police for help was a dicey proposition, mostly because they could never know whether help is what they’d receive as opposed to brutality and mistreatment” (Wise 141). According to another author from Business NH Magazine, Brenda Lett, she states “We are held back, and hold ourselves back, by deciding not to work collectively to address the lie of superiority and inferiority based on skin color.” (Mowry 61). Students race matters. If people did not notice about their race, is like pretending not to see the consequences for this students. They knew that they are “the other” before they were called “the other”.
The Los Angeles Walkouts was a protest act for Latinos to raise the issue of prejudice among teachers and administration for Mexican American students. (Simpson, 2012) On March 6, 1968, students currently enrolled in Abraham Lincoln High School in East L.A. orchestrated a walkout to express their opinion of their poor classroom education. Mexican Americans believed the educators were offering only vocational and trade careers. Chicano believed educators were not allowing them to attempt at four-year unversity. The students also felt the school district was ignoring their culture and their history and wanted more ethnically diverse faculty and ethnic studies.
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.
When school libraries ban books students are left with books about only positive things and an unrealistic picture of the world. If a book like To Kill a Mockingbird is banned students lack the intelligence about such topics taught in the book. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches about bravery, the real world, treating others with respect, and many other things. If a student is never exposed to this he or she will not know about racism or other unfair and unjust things in the world. If students are “protected” from real world situations they will not succeed in life.
Exposing students to the real Whitewashing of American history impacts the lives of minorities and Native Americans. “Samantha Manchac is concerned about the new materials.” (lsensee 2015). History books aren’t showing the reality of things to students. History books want to hide what white people did to Africans, Native Americans and other ethnicities. “It’s an attempt to whitewash history.” (Isensee 2015).
★2. Teachers are not allowed to mark their student 's papers using red ink. Red color is seen as frightening and unfriendly. Students get upset easily when they receive their test paper in red ink. Instead, teachers have to use more soothing / calming colors such as blue, purple or yellow.
According to Alexie, American Indian children are stereotyped to be dumb and who are the students that sit in the back of the classroom not answering questions. Alexie changes the odds and became a writer to save American Indians children lives, by showing them that they can do anything they put their minds to. In order to understand why Alexie is trying to save stereotyping in American Indian children and letting them believe they can do anything, one needs to consider that Americans must stop stereotyping, that children need to believe in themselves, and also find outlets to forget about the problems one could have. No matter your age, race, or ethnicity everyone stereotypes. In the story, Alexie explains that is if there is a American
In the short story "Hidden Intellectualism" by Gerald Graff, the main idea is to bring acknowledgment to the idea that educators of schools and colleges should incorporate students interest into their teaching. In other words, Graff believes schools and colleges are at fault for not taking the opportunity to use "street smarts" for good academic work (Graff,2010). If Gerald Graff is right about educators needing to incorporate "street smarts" into scholarly works, as I agree, then educators should reevaluate their teaching methods. Students are becoming negligent of gaining knowledge of social interest because it is not encouraged by instructors. Therefore, the only topics students can converse with are related to school work (Graff,2010).
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. The effect of this is, students will be stressed and annoyed or angry with them, if unable to raise test scores.