There are numerous community colleges across the nation, and several undergraduates attend community colleges every year. With an enormous number of the nation’s undergraduates attending community colleges, society as a whole should want community colleges to be in the best condition to educate its future members. However, most community colleges are failing to do just that. Community colleges are failing to properly educate their students, and because education is a valuable aspect of the American society, community colleges should be refined to produce knowledgeable citizens of the United States of America. Community colleges require some students to take remedial classes due to low standardized test scores; however, this requirement harms undergraduates more than it benefits them.
(3-5) Other critics argue that exit exams might cause students who are already struggling academically to drop out of high school or get a general equivalency (GED) diploma instead. "There's no evidence that these exams encourage students to stay in school," Keith Gayler, of the Center on Education Policy, told The Boston Globe, some educators are also concerned that the exam will disproportionately hurt students for whom English is a second language and those who come from schools with already low graduation rates. Twenty-six states either currently have a high school exit exam or plan to put one in place. Given the number of high school students in these states, it means that exit exams affect more than two-thirds of the nation’s public high school students. These exams vary from state to state in terms of content and opportunities for students who do not pass to retake the test and/or demonstrate competency.
Some children do need to be put in a special program where they can receive the help they need to succeed. Therefore, I strongly believe some children need special education and full inclusion is not always effective. To me when I think of full inclusion I think of myself. I was diagnosed with dyslexia my second year in kindergarten. In kindergarten, I was significantly slower than my peers and honestly had no idea what my class
Studies do show more positive behavior in kids whose parents took parenting classes. However, data on the influence of parenting class on child maltreatment is still somewhat unknown and although studies are indicating a decrease in the maltreatment of children more work needs to be done. The other major argument against parenting classes that many feel parents shouldn’t have to take classes and take power into their own hands in raising their kids. Many parents also feel stressed out by parenting classes making them feel depressed and even more inadequate as parents when they don’t do
Lowered motivation creates low performance, which discourages the students even more. When there is no encouragement, the teenagers often don’t show up to school. The lack of effort correlates to teachers because it could dispirit them from doing work they want to assign in class. Changing to a four day school week can give additional benefits to all parties involved including students, teachers, and the school settings. If a four-day school week was implemented in American school districts, the performance plus achievement for students will increase along with a higher attendance.
INTRODUCTION Our project is based on Snell’s Law; we want to see if it is possible to measure the speed of light using inexpensive everyday objects like gelatine or water. Many underprivileged schools lack the equipment to demonstrate different laws to their students this has caused many people to lose interest and not fully understand the importance of science in society as well as the learning material they have been given. If our experiment is viable it will decrease this problem and allow these underprivileged schools students to reach their full potential in their learning material. Snell’s Law states that the ratio of the sines of the angles of incidence and refraction of a wave are constant when it passes between two given media. By
Our educational system is failing us. The United States of America is supposed to be the “greatest” country in the world but statistics are showing that our government/educational system is failing us; children/young adults of the nation. Being a student of a middle ranked school in Arizona, I personally have had a first-hand feel for how good and/or bad teaching affects students. Just in high school I have had teachers that would just assign websites as our lesson and even teachers that sit at their desk for the whole hour; don’t even go over the mindset, homework, and maybe only show one problem so that we’ll know what the homework will be like. Until sophomore year I didn’t even know the differences between you’re, your, too, and to.
Many students either care too much about the tests, and therefore try to cheat, or they don’t care enough about the test, making the results worse than they normally would be. Ryan Deffenbaugh explains that one college, along with many others, no longer requires test scores for applicants because there were many arguments that “the scores are not a great indicator of future success in college, and that a billion-dollar-test prep industry creates an unfair playing field for students from families with lower incomes” (Deffenbaugh, 16). This college, Purchase College, is one of many that has the opinion of standardized tests being unreliable when accepting students. They don’t show true intelligence because anyone can get some luck when guessing. An article states, “Kids learn early on that they don 't have to think outside the box, they don 't have to be creative, collaborative or be critical thinkers.
Since the introduction of standardized tests, we have seen a larger focus on trying to catch everyone up to the ability to take the same test. This has made teaching nearly impossible, since now teachers are teaching a sliver of the class what they really need to learn and because of this and the barriers that students face, “U.S. students slipped from 18th in the world in math in 2000 to 31st place in 2009, with a similar decline in science and no change in reading” (Shatzky). Students are no longer being taught how to learn and how to critically think, and are instead taught how to take a test because although we see a decline in the rankings of the world; the test score averages have increased over time. How is it that we as a country are falling in rank, but increasing in test scores which should reflect an increase in
Uniforms also make it difficult for kids to express themselves. That is also against the First Amendment because they’re restricting kids from expressing themselves. More private schools require uniforms than public schools. More public schools are starting to require students to wear uniforms because of all of the controversy over dress codes. Private schools have good test scores but, that could be because students there get more one on one time with teachers.