Mr. Higgins, First I want to thank you and the rest of the staff for organizing the intervention this morning. I was reflecting back on my time at Brophy after the meeting and recognize that I have received many opportunities that most student can not receive in public high school. If I had a chance to redo my four years of high school I would definitely still pick Brophy. Even though my high school career at Brophy could have been better, none of the moments I have had (good or bad) has been a waste. Brophy has dramatically changed my life farther than any school could have and changed the way I think and carry myself between freshman year and now.
A lot of teens feel like they are isolated from people in school because they fear either that they don't fit in or their classmates don't like them for some reason. They can use the book as something to help them get through things they are going through. Getting told how their lives are going to be planned out for them is a big struggle for some young adults Equality goes through the same thing. “We see that it has ever been thus and that is has brought us step by step to our last” (Rand 20). This quote is basically saying that their life completely planned for them.
Dropout nation showed the struggles that 4 students at Sharpstown High go through on a daily basis that no normal teen should go through trying to earn their high school diploma. All 4 of these students came from terrible home situations that distracted them from learning. One of the students sparkle didn’t even have a home she lived with friends, relatives and even sometimes on the streets. The thing that these kids all had in common was they were really intelligent kids but they had so many family and personal issues outisde school that it caused them to miss or act out in school. Sharpstown has been called a “dropout factory” and most of the students attending the high school come from poor African American and Latino neighborhoods.
Louis’ and Rye’s high school for investigative research. In East St. Louis he finds one particular class taught by a teacher who (u3rhl4.) In this school students find the lack of interest for them within their education system. Students experience many issues from the lack of hygiene, maintenance, shortages of funds, and even support for their education. This has lead many students to creating uneducated lifestyles for themselves.
They often feel rushed in teaching all the required information in one school year because of the time spent reviewing forgotten information (Priddy). Teachers are also pressured to cover certain lessons and topic for each grade. With time spent reviewing lost information they feel rushed to catch up and meet the requirements. Students are stressed during the school year because they have too few breaks. Stress from school can lead students to a lack of motivation.
All my friends from previous years had parted ways, and we were all thrown into this giant fishbowl just trying to survive. There was a lost feeling that came with this new school. I started to withdraw, and everything began to suffer as a result. My personal and social life became non-existent and my grades tanked to an all-time low. Terje Murberg, in her article, “The Role of Personal Attributes and Social Support Factors on Passive Behavior in Classroom Among Secondary School Students: A Prospective Study” states “For those who display an inhibited and/or passive behavior, it can be difficult to attain full potential academic achievement and to make use of social opportunities that are available” (Murberg 1).
A way to decrease this tendency is through relating and creating lessons that interest students. Sadly, in schools, children with severe academic, behavioral, and social problems are disregarded, often seen as the problem child. These children are passed along each grade to teachers who do not address their problems. As a student in the special education program, I saw my, peers who endured constant failure begin to resent school. They viewed school as a waste and dropped out once they turned 16.
Starting 7th grade in a secondary school can be a horrifying experience for any 12-year old. Going from a piddling elementary school to a voluminous secondary school can be tough to adjust to, especially if you have an IEP. Having an IEP has always made me insecure about how I perform in school. I feel as if I am not as smart at the other kids, and most people don’t understand. Many people don’t know what an IEP is and I fear that when I tell them they might think I’m dumb.
I remember the first time, I had entered the Middle School. I was genuinely apprehensive. Were the teachers going to be uncharitable, and greedy or were they going to be adventurous or commendable? Some people see school as a prison, regardless of whether what goes on. Truth is, there is going to be downs, and there is going to be absolutely no way out of it.
CHAPTER 2 • Cause/s of Failures Students get poor grades involve external factors, like the subject matter is too challenging that makes the students unable to follow in the discussion. The other reasons have to with poor attitudes, like not doing homework dillydallying, and skipping class. Lastly, there are reasons related to personal issues, such as test anxiety and concentrating problems. (Kurtus, 2012) • Student-related Factors • Not Ready for College Students aren’t prepared for post-secondary work and lack foundational skills that hinder to achieve passing grades. Many students don’t learn those skills in grade school and high school, that when they reach college they aren’t ready for the demands of being a college student (“Why Do Students Fail?
Coming upon my junior year of high school, educational decisions by the Jefferson County School board was slowly coming to an issue throughout the whole district. Many parents, students, and community supporters were frowning upon a particular group of people within the board that had put teachers and students at a disadvantage in education. They were re-evaluating teachers and their income for their own benefit. Teachers would be subsequently be sacrificing a chunk of their income and their work they put into the school, so that the board members and even the superintendent would have an extra raise in their salary. Along that, they were putting pressure on school administration to be tougher on students and that also inevitably made their