Amanda Ripley, author of “The Case Against High-School Sports,” gives an interesting thought to not only how important high-school sports are, but how much money is spent. Her stance on it tends to be that sports are more of a distraction than they are good for. Through the use of examples and relevant data, she was able to effectively establish her stance on high-school sports. However, there were oftentimes organizational and evidence based errors. By looking at the organization, audience awareness, and examples it can be seen that the article is effective but could use some major improvements.
In fact, according to Diane Ravitch, who is a Research Professor of Education at New York University, “ In the past few years, we have seen the enormous benefits that flow to disadvantaged students because of the information provided by state tests. Those who fall behind are now getting extra instruction in after-school classes and summer programs. In their efforts to improve student performance, states are increasing teachers ' salaries, testing new teachers and insisting on better teacher education.”( Ravitch, 2000, para.5) This quote from an expert in education proves that these tests should become mandatory worldwide because it has a lot of benefits especially for education and improving students’
Year Round School Many schools have switched to year round schooling. In fact, there are 3,181 schools in the Michigan. With that 10% of those schools are public schools. Also, many schools with year round school have had high test scores and better rates. In year round school kids are showing more success and more understanding.
For students from low-income homes, three years of studying in small classes increased the chance of graduation by almost 67 %, and four years in small classes more than double the chance. The last long-term benefit is small but worth mentioning, and that is taking advanced courses in high school. Attending small size classes has a major effect on taking foreign languages classes and taking highest level courses in foreign language and mathematics. (NCPEA POLICY
Homeschooling Children: The Advantages and Disadvantages In the year 1983, a brief review about homeschooling was published by ‘Phi Delta Kappan’ based on the book ‘Teach Your Own’ by John Holt, and the book was praised and the author admired for his spirit. Although they predicted that not many people will turn to homeschooling in the following years, the statistics proved them wrong. In fact, between 1999 and 2007 the percentage of homeschoolers in the United States has increased about 74% (Kunzman, 2009). Now to understand this increase, a survey was done by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 2007 and 88% of homeschool parents said they were concerned about the environment in conventional schools, thus decided to homeschool
PBL students showed significantly higher grades than students in another school and were better in answering the conceptual problems (Bell, 2010). In Dubuque, Iowa, three elementary schools that used PBL in two years showed dramatic gains in academic achievement. The results of the Iowa Basic Skills Test were related to almost every area. In Boston, eighth-grade students had a significant increase in Academic reading. Similarly, in Portland, Maine, students of a middle school showed improvement in academic performance in six curriculum areas only after one year using PBL in the period of 1995-1996 (Thomas, 2000).
A University of Kansas study looking at the performance of students in the grades 9 to 12 showed that more than 97 percent of student athletes graduate high school, 10 percent higher than those students who have not participated in sports. Athletes are also shown to have better GPA outcomes, than non-athletes (“Maslen”). Students who participate in high school sports are 15 percent more likely to attend college (“At Your Own Risk”). High School sports show students the importance of hard work and dedication which can lead to a better work ethic in the classroom. If students can do better in the classroom it can create opportunities to have a successful
IWBs have been used successfully with kindergarten children at Abbotsleigh Junior School over the past five years in innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning and assessment in science (Preston and Mowbray, 2008). Betcher and Lee (2009) report that personal computer has no doubt continued to have massive impact on classrooms in the world, but in most cases it is still more of a learning tool for students than a teaching tool for teachers. According to Clarke (2004) ,the UK Government has already invested heavily (approximately 50 million pounds) in the installation of IWBs in schools with the purpose of imparting an impact on teaching and learning. The installation of IWBs in schools with the purpose of imparting an impact on teaching and learning
But the ability to do division has reduced and this trend has been on the rise since 2010. The grades of the upper primary are also declining and only 60% of the students could explain the meaning of the words they read. But overall, the private schools are performing better than Government schools thus, leaving plenty of room for improvement for the latter. At the higher education level, the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), there are 38000 colleges and 767 universities with approximately 33 million students and 1.7 million