Since Peter has down syndrome, during these ages it would have been crucial to put him in a class of students with the same academic and intelligence level. I do not believe putting Peter in a regular classroom was a positive intervention during this time. He was bullied and left out. Barely any one wanted to be his friend, which was so heartbreaking. When a student has a learning disability just like Peter, they need to receive the best education they could.
The weaknesses weighed Sparta down, so here are some of those weaknesses. Sparta lacked in education, they were too harsh on the children in military training, and the Spartans didn’t allow traveling. To begin with Sparta completely discarded all advanced education. In document A it states,”Only the rudiments of reading and writing were taught”. This unacceptable, because for a civilization to flourish they need to be both smart and strong.
First of all, statistically speaking, “The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests”(“Research Facts on Homeschooling”). This includes tests such as the SAT, PSAT, ACT, and annual benchmark tests. Because of this reason, many colleges actively seek homeschooled students. Top colleges are scouting homeschoolers, and it’s due to the fact that homeschoolers “go to and succeed at college at an equal or higher rate than the general population”(“Research Facts on Homeschooling”). Also, studies have proved that “Homeschool freshmen in their first semester at college average a 3.37 GPA to the 3.08 of other freshmen, and continue to keep their advantage even into senior year with 3.46 versus 3.16”(“The Homeschooler’s Guide to Getting into College”).
The main points of her review include the lack of an extremely high-tech or special school for these kids, the lack of women in The Center, and Will’s relatable characteristics. Presently, I disagree with both the first and second opinions while still agreeing with the third. Generally, fictional schools tend to be more on the imaginative and unrealistic side of an already unrealistic genre. Rather than taking the road most taken when writing his novel, Frost chose to implement a regular elite school that is known for making leaders and skilled young adults. “If a superhero is going to school, shouldn’t it have the charm of Percy Jackson’s Camp Half Blood...Harry Potter’s ‘Potions and
Students in small classes perform better and will lead them to achieve better academic success. One of a noticeable experiment and well-designed research done on the class size reduction was the Tennessee study “The Student-Teacher Achievement Ratio, known as Project Star”. It was a remarkable research because students of kindergarten level were enrolled in three different classes, a small class of 13 to 17 children, a normal sized class of 22 to 26 children and a normal-sized class with both a teacher and full-time teacher’s assistant. The students remained in the classes they were assigned until they reached third grade. (Ehrenberg, 2001).
Collins urges the youth of America to be actively aware of the political situation in order to prevent the tyranny of a totalitarian regime. As evident from “The Politics of The Hunger Games” by Jamey Heit, the districts suffered oppressive conditions because of the “inaction from a lot of people” (The Politics of The Hunger Games 14). The only way such a tyrannical governance can be prevented is by the youth getting involved in the social and political life.
This would cause students to perform better academically since they think of school in positive ways and want to excelle. Students behavior would be confident and positive. Teachers would benefit from this since they would not have to worry about students being disrespectful or students not doing their homework. Students spend more than 100 hours of extra time in school, but the US is still falling behind in global rankings (Vittana). Many schools in other countries spend less time in school and do not receive homework.
If it’s hard to perform daily tasks without sleep think of how hard it would be a student and keep up grades in high school without sleep. Which is why high school should start an hour later. “Later start times also generally correspond to improved attendance, less tardiness, less falling asleep in class, better grades...,” (School Start Times, Sleep, Behavioral, Health, and Academic Outcomes: A Review of the Literature). Grades are very important in a students life, grades affect what college a student will get into and future jobs. There’s a simple solution, just make high school start an hour later.
Standardized tests are tests that students take globally, and yearly. Students try to cram in weeks and years of knowledge in just to get prepared for theses tests. Is this is a healthy lifestyle for students? Schools should eliminate standardized tests. First, standardized tests cause stress among students.
The current American system of public education is effective in terms of development and providing opportunities, but fails to teach and provide knowledge about bigger real world skills that are necessary to have in the real world. Along with this, the public education system requires kids to live in an atmosphere that brings vibes of extreme toxicity at some times, and peace and refuge at other times. Whilst living in this environment, the public education system also provides students with opportunities to prosper and develop in sports. The public education system in place right now in America is a subject prison. All students are forced to take and learn the main subjects in school, math, english, history, and science, but are not required