Late start school has a negative effect on the whole community, not just the students. One way that late start school would affect the whole community is that many bus routes would possibly have to be altered to accommodate the late start schedule. New buses may have to be purchased and new drivers would then have to be hired. Purchasing new buses and hiring new drivers would take away district/grant money that teachers need to purchase school supplies, pay for extracurricular activities and pay for out of class activities. Many parents would also have to go out of their way to take their children to school.
A big attraction of college is the campus. Because there is no campus for Minerva, it makes it harder for the students to be active in school. Students there will not be able to participate in any school activities like clubs, football games, or research. They will miss out on a lot of opportunities out there that helps them discover their interest or meet new people. Having no campus also means that there will be no place to get extra help.
People who are in work-study programs do not receive any experience in their desired field of study. The purpose of work-study programs is to instruct students on how to multi-task in between a job and an education. Work study programs allow students to have the responsibility of both an occupation and academics. Many people oppose work study programs because they do not promote the career that students are pursuing. Elizabeth Kenefick explains that “low-income students must increasingly rely on work (and loans) to meet the high costs of college .
All of these aspects sound good for the high school level, however, they can be the polar opposites of how students are treated in college. Students not being used to freedom, for example, causes them to not be prepared for the over amount of freedom given during college. This leads kids to put off homework, not go to class, and other bad habits because they are not used to managing their time. These habits can lead to an unsuccessful college carrer, eventually leading to dropping out. A second example at the meso level is students getting caught up in partying on the weekends or even during the week.
Boo frequently highlights this issue in her book providing numerous examples. Firstly, free municipal education hardly ever is efficient. According to the author, almost 60% of the public school teachers do not have even an undergraduate degree (Boo 85). Mirchi and other similar schoolchildren are not likely to acquire necessary education that could have potentially helped them and their families to escape poverty. Moreover, they risk learning nothing at all since at public school they mostly “play, take recess, play again, then have lunch” (Boo 85).
As mentioned by the National Sleep Foundation, teens not getting enough sleep can lead to a likelihood of experiencing depressed moods, and a risk of metabolic and nutritional deficits like obesity (“School Start Time and Sleep”). This means not only are the teens being negatively affected physically, but not enough sleep is also taking a toll on their mental health. In Rachel Feeley’s article she writes about her worries of kids not being able to participate in sports or extra-curricular activities if the school start times delay. However, her statement proves to be quite ironic since by worrying about the students’ health, Feeley is forgetting the negative aspects of early wake up
Schools are still cutting out electives and still can’t afford some of the basic things that students should have in their learning environment. Lynda Barry in her article The Sanctuary of School talks about how for some kids their school is their safe haven. She shows how valuable extracurricular activities and after school programs are when she says,” Before and after school programs are cut and we are told that public school are not made for baby-sitting children. If parents are neglectful temporarily or permanently, for whatever reason, it’s certainly sad, but their unlucky children must fend for themselves. (Barry 724-725) There are children in our communities that depend on the school to keep them safe and to offer protection when their parents are unable to do that but the schools are
Finally, schools shouldn’t bring back staring atime because of students after school activities. According to “Should Schools Start Later?” by Junior Scholastic, “A later start, say opponents, also interferes with some teens part time jobs and disrupts after school activities” (Scholastic 21). If schools start later, it would result in messing up everybody 's schedules. It could also result in students being more tired toward the end of the school day because they have no energy, because of the school
Alcohol can harm the develop of key body systems that are not finished developing. This argument wishes to give young adults an opportunity to let their bodies develop properly before consuming alcohol which could alter this process in a negative way. Another argument some have about keeping the drinking age at 21 is underage drinking happens and what would stop 15 or 16-year-olds from getting someone who is 18 to buy them alcohol. If the drinking age was 18 then the majority of high school seniors could buy and consume alcohol. This brings up another problem, alcohol in schools.
This bill should not have passed, the dropout rate had already dropped from 44 percent to 1 percent. The bill sends the wrong message even though it gives the parents the freedom to decide if their child should go to school or not. This is the only upside of the bill but if the parents dropped out then they more than likely won’t care if their own child drops out. All the bill is doing is getting rid of the unruly students and that’s not how to solve this problem(Concord). If the states established the dropout age of 18 then more students would graduate and hopefully move on to get a degree.
Some people say that high schools should not be allowed to teach AP classes. Some people think this because students are taking advantage of the weighted credit. They also argue high school teachers are not capable of teaching a college level course. Finally, they argue that AP courses reduce the opportunity of the exploration in college. The first argument they give is AP classes give a weighted credit to a student, even if the student did not take the AP exam (Honawar 2).
The students at Saltillo are not allowed to use lockers, but should be; they are allowed to be exempt from exams, but should not be. This might seem like a good thing to many students, but it actually the opposite. When the students who make A’s and B’s in high school make it to college, they have no clue how to study for, or take an exam, because they never had to before. By not forcing students to take exams, Saltillo High School is failing to fully prepare their students for life outside of high school. The changes that should be made to the rule book at Saltillo High School are minor but they would definitely make the school function a lot better and allow the students leave the school ready for what is to come.
Some people say that racial slurs are why they ban some books, but most kids are gonna learn about racial slurs in their social studies class anyway. So why not let them better prepare themselves by reading a more challenging and mature book. Therefore, I believe that school board members should not ban books from the school library because, students can get more of a challenge from certain books, you also can get many life lessons from a more mature book, and students also get more of a choice which means more books to read. So I think it is completely wrong to ban books from the school
In the 1950’s the intentions of AP classes were to benefit students. These rigorous classes were meant to give student’s college level work and exams to better prepare them. While also gaining college credits to save money. However, over the course of time the purpose of AP classes have changed and failed. In particular, many colleges do not accept AP courses as college credit and students are required to repeat the course at college, an honors class is seen as more useful in the long run, students do not get credit for the class if they do not pass the exam, some state that the work is not like college work at all, and it causes students to be stressed.
These tests are putting too much pressure on a student, which can lead to anxiety causing them to mess up and fail or even drop out before they are given the test because they’re not good at tests and don’t want to try to get told they failed after 4years. Standardized tests are an unreliable measure of a student’s performance. Performance simply means an action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function. Why should I let a test tell me what I know? I feel like standardized test are more for the school then for us.