Should schools continue to use the traditional form of punishment of suspending students? Is suspension a benefit or a disadvantage to a students learning? Is suspension the right thing to do for all students? For many years suspension has been a common punishment for bad behavior in school, though many people are starting to wonder whether suspending a student really helps them learn and grow or does it harm their learning career. This is a big debate that has just recently come into light.
“Our review revealed that there is little resesarch to support the effectivness of compulsory attendance laws in acheving these goals (of lowering the droupout rate)” (Schargel). Each day more and more students drop out of high school and there is no reasonable explanation to dropout of high school. Most students drop out because their parents don’t care or the student finds school boring. Other reasons that students want to drop out is because they need to help there family financially or other peronal reasons. What we need to do is get students more focused on school and help them realize how important their education really is.
School Wide Writing Project Former superintendent, Lawrence B. Shlack argues in his article, Not Going to College is a Viable Option, that too many students believe that going to college is the only option after high school in order to be successful. The main purpose of this article is to convince students to be less narrow-minded on the topic of post-high school decisions and effectively provides the reasoning behind his logic and provides alternatives. As a retired superintendent, Schlack proves that he has sufficient credibility and knowledge of high school students and what most of them are thinking. The use of pathos and ethos combined with his credibility appeals to the readers strongly by making the article relatable for most high schoolers. Knowledge and credibility on the topic along with emotional and logical appeals made Schlack’s article’s persuasion effective.
In other cases, school may not have been affected. However, when homelessness results in an individual having to leave their community, dropping out of school becomes an even more likely result, regardless of school performance to that point” (Aleman). Schooling at any level is hard enough as it is but adding the threat of homelessness make everything more and more complicated. Along with that, once you are living on the street going back to school is even more difficult. Aleman also wrote,”Once on the streets, returning or continuing school becomes a real challenge.
According to the Advancement Project, the Zero Tolerance Policy contibues to a number of problems to included the denial of education due to increased suspension and explusion rates, referrals to inadequate alternative schools, lower test scores, higher dropout rates and racial profiling of students. Citing that once many of these youth are in “the system” they never get back on the academic track. With schools often refusing to readmit them (Heitzeg, 2009). The Zero Tolerance Policy plays its part in facilitating four different pathways into the legal system from the schools (James,
State standardized tests are exams students take to assess their schools, teachers, and what they learned in their year. Many parents and teachers deem these tests useless and see it as an unnecessary stress added to their child’s life. Students should not be taking this exam because it causes a major curriculum gaps between students, causes stress and loss of interest in school, and after almost a full year of learning, this test is supposed to determine a student 's knowledge of the year’s curriculum. Although some say this test prepares students for college, the stress and loss of interest in school caused by this test and test prep can affect student’s mental health and grades. State tests cause stress and anxiety in students, especially lower performing students because of the pressure of making sure all students, regardless of ability, reaches the same level.
Three major problems taking away the arts creates is: lowered test scores, keeps students from pursuing careers they were made for, and can lead to a very bleak culture for our society. Many studies have shown the improvement of test scores when students are involved in the arts. Over the span of two years a study was conducted in Washington on school children as they were further Due to the budget cuts, lack of support, and disapproval for art as a whole it is no longer considered to be an acceptable
There has been a new budget that has ruined several agencies because there is not enough funding with Trump now in office. Within these agencies lies the education department; low-income students will be affected by Trump’s budget cuts. Hence, there will be a cutback on tutoring, books, and counseling these students are entitled to, which will lead to struggling as students would attempt to reach their goals. Regardless, the president should not make the education department cut back on their activities because this will lead to less educated students, more dropouts, and a greater gap between low and high income people. They are cutting off agencies’ budgets, which are needed for a society to function properly.
Now don’t get me wrong, I did have a good high school experience; however this isn’t about the good times I had. I want to tell you a story about something else. A real life lesson that I learned in school, something truly beneficial to my future. My senior year of high school taught me many things, however nothing compared to what I learned when I hit rock bottom that year. My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before.
According to statistics, the many reasons students provided for failing courses and colleges were grouped into seven categories, motivation (35%), study habits (17%), academic preparedness (12%), external factor (11%), attitudes (10%), instruction (4%), relevancy issues (4%) (Cherif et al.). Students have mentioned that study habits, and instruction, and motivation have strictly contributed to their lack of success throughout a college environment. Although there are exceptions when it comes teaching students to adapt to the expectations of universities such as special needs individuals, it is crucial that students be aware of what they need to do to meet all standards and maybe even exceed them. The fact that 35 percent of students are lacking the necessary motivation to better themselves and complete college is quite absurd simply because this issue could have easily been avoided. Due to the lack of necessary preparation for the college environment and professors, Connie Matthiessen states that nearly 60 percent of first year college students have to take remedial courses ("Why are so many college students returning home?").
As “Education week 's” Ron Wolk’s has said, “The system failed to educate them adequately, and now it punishes them for not being educated." Ron Wolk is stating that with a school district failing to educate its students, these students have to pay the price by failing the test. High Stakes testing may also affect the district. Low scores could result in the reorganization of schools or a shift of resources to charter schools or private-school vouchers. Who knew that one test could severely damage a community and school
However, the burden of requiring us to make a decision is still unreasonable. It seems as though in addition to the school system, now even parents believe that going straight to college with a career plan is the only option for their kids! Bottom line, there are other ways to have a good life. Making students feel as though these decisions are important is necessary, but we shouldn 't have ridiculous amounts of pressure piled on us to make major life decisions so quickly. I want my years of high school to be filled with exploration and open
Now, because of his parent’s separation, he is distanced from both his peers and teachers, and now his grades began to plummet. At this point, it would be both wise and appropriate for a school counselor or a responsible, safe adult (parents, a trusted teacher, a sports coach, etc.) should know that this child obviously needs some kind of guidance. Without this said guidance, the child may develop antisocial behavior, and, like the example made in our book, he may begin to befriend other antisocial behaving children, which may lead to drug use or abuse, then