The Supreme Court stated that these students should be treated with equality among the schools. Among other things, Lau reflects the now-widely accepted view that a person 's language is so closely intertwined with their national origin (the country someone or their ancestors came from) that language-based discrimination is effectively a proxy for national origin discrimination. I believe this was an important step to take but more could be done in this area, especially in rural areas where there are predominantly English speaking students. Many schools don 't have the proper resources to handle students who cannot speak or understand proper
Because of this lack of English education, we fail to assimilate the students to be functioning members of the United States. The way we are able to assimilate students is to create better programs for students who are learning English; that way, when it is time to enter the workforce, they will be able to understand what it takes to move ahead in this country. The article states that “Good bilingual immersion programs provide such an environment by giving English speakers and English learners ample opportunities to interact in and out of the classroom.” Assimilation relies on the need to acquire the social and psychological features of a group. Most Latino students in schools today hold a very small grasp on our language and our social system, which is partly due to the rampant segregation. Because of their little interactions with other social, ethical, and economical groups, they deny themselves to the ability to learn from people of success.
Even though many students absolutely hate them, state assessments are a big part of the American education system. Everyone has taken a standardized test at some point in their life, and almost everyone has done poorly on one. They are primarily used as a measurement of how well students learn, but are they truly accurate? There are strong arguments on both sides, which has started a heated conflict about the productiveness of these tests. Standardized testing has been around for many years, starting in Imperial China where it was intended to determine a person’s aptitude for a government position (“Do Standardized Tests Show an Accurate View of Students’ Abilities?”).
Trade schools offer a huge amount programs to further your life without college. Yes, college is the top option when you finish high school because with a college degree you have a larger chance of continuing your career in your chosen major is what teachers, adults, and parents explain to students. Then, again, it’s not a 100 % chance you have a job after college. When there’s a large amount of “middle-skill” jobs you can qualify for without a four-year college degree. Most middle-skill jobs are culinary, cosmetology, carpentry, graphic design, and electrician.
Since the time children enter the modern day elementary system, they are told the only way to be successful is to go to college. American students look up to their parents who have a college degree and a good job, and think “I want to be successful one day like that.” The pressures are very high for kids all over the United States. With the addition of the higher education, comes more pressure to do well, and also pressures to be able to walk right into the workforce and get a good job. The pressures of not going to college are also really high. Most Americans without a degree have to work more, for less, just so they can support themselves and their family.
Although there are a lot of pros and cons, Jackie Thornton, the assistant principal for curriculum and instruction at Naperville Central, pointed out that she and a lot of other staff members would prefer the SAT over the ACT mostly because the SAT is closely aligned to our common core and our new standards. “I am happy that the state will continue to provide a college entrance exam to all juniors, but I was disappointed that the PARCC assessments will no longer be given at the high school level,” Thornton said. “One of the downsides of PARCC was that it was a time-intensive assessment. We will be able to accomplish required state testing in less time this year since we’ll only be giving the
Questions of abandoning or maintaining one’s home language affects education policy in all immigrant receiving nations. Because of the consequences of colonisation, migration, nation-formation, traditions of exogamy, and modernisation, some degree of bilingualism is typical of most people in the world.” Today the most advanced nations realise that they can no longer be ignorant of the languages and cultures of other people on this planet. This is why bilingual-multicultural education was initiated. It was believed that this approach will build closer ties between the students’ community, their language background, and the educational plan of the school. The students will develop pride in themselves and their heritage.
English is known as the international language in the world that make a strong communication between the people of the world, which many developing countries attempt to use from this language while their native tongue is not English. Speaking English may have some positive and negative effects on those countries which English is not their original language. Although in many countries English is thought as a foreign language in schools and universities, some other countries used English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI). Even though some countries believe that English may not use as the Medium of Instruction because by using as EMI day by day the mother language will destroyed and the people will forgot their mother tongue but, others believe that the EMI has played an important role on the development of the developing countries. The purpose of this essay is to examine the benefit of EMI on the countries which English is not their first language and the desire of countries to use EMI rather than as foreign longue.
The two parties are seen as two different “countries” now because they emphasise confrontation over cooperation and have utterly different views on almost everything (Abramowitz). It is not even only about voting anymore, it is about living. About a third of voters of both parties say that the other party is a threat to America’s well-being (“Political Polarization”). Communities are becoming increasingly crowded with like-minded people, not only in states or on a regional level but in the midst of cities and towns (Bishop). Further, education has a profound impact on America’s polarisation: regarding social and geographic flexibility, people with a degree of any grade benefit more freedom than others (Tuschman).
Although the author of the text is familiar with the American context, I believe all these arguments and strategies can be applied to different countries including Turkey. There are also different minority groups in Turkey like Kurds, Alevis etc. and they face serious problems in the education area similar to those in USA. Alongside the fact that Kurdish kids cannot get education on their own native language, they and the other minority groups become obligated to get education where there is a huge “Turkish identity” orientation like the Eurocentric orientation that is prevalent in USA. For example, Alevi children in Turkey have to attend the religion lessons that are mostly suitable with the beliefs of the majority and incompatible with their beliefs.
This has lead many students to creating uneducated lifestyles for themselves. Now while all this is in occurrence, another more beneficial school has ease of access to any ideal high school should and more. They have very well curriculums for students to become the best they can be and hold numbers resulting into most of their school ranking in Advanced Placement classes. The differences between these schools are far from becoming equal but this is evidence that our educational system is not equally diverse and that many students are suffering lacks of education forcibly due to education system. The education system has flaws spread out many schools in our nation.
According to college professors roughly 42% of college students are not adequately prepared by their high schools to meet the rigor of college coursework (Center for College Readiness, 2015). SLIDE 4 - WARRANTS There is no doubt that a majority of high school graduates aspire to earn a college degree. However according to (Policy Report, 2013), only 68% of them enroll immediately in a four or two-year post-secondary institution after completing high school. Out of this low number that enroll in colleges, it is still observed that many fail to complete a degree. According to (Policy Report, 2013), only about 60% of students at four-year institutions complete a bachelor’s degree within 6 years of initially enrolling.
Students who know more than one language have increased test scores, do better in math and reading, and have a better understanding on their first language. Others may argue that learning a new language will hinder learning because it is taxing on the students. While learning a new language is very difficult it makes students think harder; it pushes them to try something different which they then carry over to their other classes. Overall the benefits of learning a new language far outweigh the consequences. At first it may be difficult to understand, but in the end the knowledge will help with finding a job and doing better in school.
One thing that is being done today is that some schools are placing less emphasis on the SAT as a requirement for admission. This has helped in some instances but I think that if standardized testing was eliminated altogether then it would provide a better advantage for minorities. College admissions should be based on their grades, community service, and school activities. Some students do well in the class but don’t do well on standardized tests. Also, I think that the SAT board should be comprised of many different races and cultures so that they can make up a test that will give everyone an equal chance at passing it.
There is also a fear that the students will not comprehend the English language as well as the native English speakers because teachers are just teaching to the test. For the schools interviewed the majority said that they had to increase the amount of English instruction that the students received a day to help with the language proficiency that is on the tests. One size does not fit all, especially when it comes down to ELLs. It is hard from ELLs to be completely knowledgeable in one language when both are equally important for them. However, with the standardized tests that have a great amount of accountability towards both the school and the student, it is