Homework for Elementary Students Despite what most people think, the struggle of hours spent on homework does not just affect middle and high school students. Children in kindergarten through fourth grades are suffering the homework burdens also. Education trends, such as homework for young students, are cyclical, meaning the homework load has not always been so heavy. In the 1950s, the number of after school assignments increased because Americans were worried about keeping up with the Russians academically after the launch of Sputnik. A 1980s report named “A Nation at Risk” stated that American students were falling behind the global academic standard, and therefore educators assigned even more homework to children of lower grade levels (Spencer).
“A Single Story” creates stereotypes and gives people fixed impressions of things. When I came to American in my high school year, I saw many people have “a Single Story” about Asians. Many of them think all Asian students do well in math and have strict parents who push them harder to get A. They feel surprised when an Asian student gets a bad grade on a math test or say their parents don’t care their grade. However, not every Asian is the same.
A Harvard study shows that colored students are 3.2 times greater to be labeled retarded as whites. The study also shows that far more black students are put into special education and lower tracked classes. It seems that when they do statistics involving special education that the majority of them are colored students and not the other way around with it being white students. I always grew up hearing that people from my ethnicity tend not to make it far in schooling or are treated less(lower tracked) because of their parents telling them that and they tell their children that because they were told that growing up as well. Therefore if the minorities were to be given a better chance and not put directly into special education with assumptions because of their ethnicity.
Most students don’t go to college because they don’t do well in high school, so they think college will even harder. College isn’t for everyone. A lot of high school students drop out, so what makes people think that they’ll go through college? From DoSomething.org, I found that 1.2 million high school students drop out just in the U.S. alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds or 7,000 a day.
Teen Texting: A Parent Letter For Teens To Read 285331-teenage-texting Dear Compulsive Teen Texting Student: According to a recent survey done by Nielsen, you are a part of a growing group of individuals that text on average 3,339 time per month. Some of you might respond to this by saying, “Dude! That’s only 111 text per day. What’s the problem?” Here’s the problem: Your teachers and parents are reporting that your social skills fall far below your academic scores. Some of you have national test scores that fall into the mid to high test range (80-95%) in math and science, but you have to have your parents contact your teacher, coach, friend’s parent, boss, girlfriend, boyfriend and others because you are not capable of having
While at Nashoba, I have only had a few classes that have caused so much distress as my freshman World History class. I left eighth grade with a huge ego in history, but that was middle school and Mr. Sakellarion’s class was a whole new ballpark. Looking back, I should have dropped to accelerated and gotten an easy a, but my pride and love for that class got the better of me, and my grade. For those of you who were wise enough to stick with accelerated, Mr. Sakellarion’s tests and quizzes caused severe anxiety, breakdowns and stress from most of his students, however the day to day classes made that stress worthwhile. From the first test up until the final I struggled in that class, scraping by with mostly C’s and the rare and glorified B
If I could do anything over in my life, it would be my freshmen year of high school. My grades were not the best. My grades made it harder for me to achieve my goals now. During freshmen year, my grades were horrible in two class honors English and honors geometry. I mostly had Ds and Fs throughout the.
Class ranking is a mathematical summary of a student’s academic record compared to those of other students in the class. It usually considers both the degree of difficulty of the courses a student is taking (AP, honors, college-preparatory or regular courses) and the grade the student earns. The selection of courses and grades are converted to an overall grade point average (GPA), and the higher the grade point average, the higher the student’s class ranking. Most small private and competitive high schools have stopped recording class rank because they feel it penalizes many outstanding students who are pushed out of the top ten percent of the class and then overlooked by elite colleges. Although most public high schools still rank students,
According to the Huffington Post, the United States spends more money on student education each year than any other developed country (Klein). However, American students have routinely found themselves with test scores that lag behind those of our competitors (Klein). Alabama, one of the poorest states in the country, is not exempt from America 's education woes, and the state struggles to determine how to best educate its K-12 population. One of the clearest signs of this problem lies in the large number of Alabama 's poor rural and urban school districts that regularly fail standardized tests. While the Alabama government has made some attempt at combating such deplorable test scores, funding issues, interest groups, and the political
Cell phones often disrupt classes in schools and could even become a major threat. They also often distract students from preparing for class. The average teenager sends between 50 and 100 text messages a day and 84% of teenagers with cell phones sleep with! next to or on top of their cell phones. Only about 20 percent of teenagers are getting the 9-10 hours of sleep that are recommended.
How can undocumented Hispanic students prove that the American Education System is unfair? Hispanic parents come to the united states to provide their children a better life in a country known as the land of opportunity. About 65,000 Undocumented students graduate from high school each year, The educational condition of hispanics has been characterized by below grade-level enrollment, high attrition rates (over 50 percent) in many schools districts, high rates of illiteracy, low numbers of school years completed, and consequently, great underrepresentation in higher education according to Arias M, Beatriz from the American journal of education. “ultimately, the high dropout rate that has been the bane of hispanics education may prove to be the results of excessively inferior educational experiences endured by the youngster as they progress through the educational system.” ( Minicucci, Acosta, relapp, hernandez, and margolis.) “Grade retention among Latinos is linked to high school dropout rates, about 11% of Hispanic youth who had dropped out of high school had been retained in a grade at some point in their school career, compared to 4.3% of Hispanic youth who completed”.
Some studies show that wealthier students that score high on the tests have taken numerous prep classes and even had private tutors come in and help them prepare for these tests, which cost hundreds of dollars, and lower-class students cannot afford them which puts them at a disadvantage no matter how smart they may be. (Soares and Ovaska). Soares ' research has found that tests like the ACTs and SATs put low-income and minority students at significant disadvantages and have resulted in a lack of diversity at the nation 's four-year colleges, including public universities in the University of North Carolina system. He thinks high school grade point averages (GPA) would give admissions counselors a better grasp of a student 's abilities without the gender and racial biases that test scores carry. Soares shared his thoughts recently with N.C. Policy Watch, and told us why he thinks North Carolina 's public university system should turn its back on the ACTs and
Kellie- It is my understanding that 58 students are registered for AP Literature next year and will be placed in only two sections. This is highly concerning as it is not what is best for our brightest students, especially those who have so much at stake (scores, scholarships, etc.). Placing this many students per class will not only make it virtually impossible to conduct writing conferences, an integral part of the course, but will also drastically reduce the amount of individualized attention and could possibly ultimately lower scores on the AP Exam for individual students and our campus alike. Understanding it is necessary to maximize class size, a class of almost 30 students who are reading and writing on a daily basis is not conducive
In 2009, almost 45 percent of Latina females under five years old were enrolled in school while only 39 percent of Latino males were enrolled. When third grade comes around boys tend to be more than a year behind than girls in writing and reading skills. This shows that there is a serious problem within the education system because it isn’t right for males to be that far behind of what school districts want the kids to be taught. It gets even worse, boys that are colored are at a higher chance of experiencing great differences in consequences and punishments such as suspension and expulsion (Sáenz and Ponjuán, 2012). It saddens me to know that we live in the year 2015 and we still see people experience racism and inequality just because the color of his or her