School dress codes and uniforms are a bad idea About 54% of public schools in the United States requires dress codes. Schools in the United States need to follow dress codes in public schools because they are suppose to help kids with many things. Do you think maybe dress codes or uniforms are making people and kids worse as of how they act and behave? Many of the kids in the community have ask parents or the parents have decided to move their children to a different school because they need to wear or require a dress code/uniforms. People in school such as teachers have noticed that many kids are unhappy because of dress codes and uniforms.
The 21st century constitute a world in which everybody is free to express him or herself, but racism as one of the past experiences brought by the apartheid policies still impact the way our learners think and our teaching and learning practices. This problem of racial tension also arises from the exclusion of certain students by the educator and learners not accepting others for whom they are, their genders and what they believe in. In our classrooms today we are faced with the issue of racial discrimination among our very own learners, whereby blacks are loathing white learners because of the past experience
School Suspensions Suspension is a good punishment for misbehaving, but do they really want to be punished by not going to school for a couple of days? Suspensions are used to punish a student who has committed a minor crime in school. Usually kids are committing a “crime” because something has hurt them inside and they’re just trying to show what they’re feeling against the person that made them feel bad. So, are the students really responsible for their actions? Although school suspensions can be useful whenever a student misbehaves, the punishment can sometimes not even affect the student behavior against other students, limit students from learning new material and passing their grade, and could possibly affect their career life.
Have you ever come home from a long day working at school just to get yelled at by your parents because you forgot to turn in an assignment, or you got a bad grade on a paper? This happens to kids all over the world. Which brings up the argument do grades really matter? A lot of people say no they don't matter but then you have a lot of other people who say that they do matter, so do they really matter? An article from education.good.is says “Teachers need to foster an environment that allows kids to think, allows them to ask the questions that matter to them, and allows them to feel comfortable pursuing answers, says Lythcott-Haims.
I would notice my peers looking at me and treating me differently, usually from a distance because I was not of the same race as them. At a young age, I understood that children would sometimes bully each other once in awhile, but that did not happen to me. The act of bullying instead was in a more intense form of what we would call it discrimination, which is an act of unjust or unfair due to a difference of people (Replogle 2018). Where discrimination began to play in my everyday life in school for about three years. Everywhere I went, I encountered those who would called me names and tried to mimic my Asian eyes.
I also believe that a lot of adults are rascist to within their job. An ethnicity is an important party of a person’s true identify and racist jokes can make a person feel upset and embarrassed about their ethnicity. It makes them feel like they have a tarnished ethnicity background. Racism and discrimination are just one of the many social issues that face the world today. Racism can be found in schools, in public places, in work offices, and many more places.
Negative stereotypes can have harmful consequences especially to teens or students. By stereotyping, we infer that a person has a whole range of characteristic and abilities that we assume all members of the group have. According to Blum(2004), Stereotypes are false or misleading generalizations about groups held in a manner that renders them largely, though not entirely, immune to counterevidence. In addition to, Aronson(1999) claimed that stereotypes affects people’s social lives,emotions, and how people interact with their environment. There are times people are not so open to the idea of meeting new people, and making new friends.
According to Tara Parker-Pope, “The problem of sexual harassment from peers — which can include name-calling and unwanted touching in hallways and classrooms — is often largely dismissed as normal student behavior by school officials”. There is a law at schools called Title XI, which is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in schools or any educational places. Every school district must enforce this law and all the schools need to have an employee that makes sure that this law is being followed. I found that there were two types of sexual harassment at school: Quid pro quo harassment and hostile-environment harassment. Quid pro quo harassment happens when an employee at school gives an invitation to a student to get a benefit like a better grade if they perform a sexual act with them.
It was applied over many years and still is in a lot of places nowadays. Its presence in children’s books and literature only makes the situation worse since the kids acquire racist thoughts while being unaware of it. They see people from other races being portrayed as “different” and they regard them as “others”. This creates a gap in societies that divides not only the physical zones in different places but also leads people to categorize one another according to their race. The same thing applies to gender discrimination.
Bullying is a predominant problem that can cause widespread controversies within all schools from elementary school to big universities. These controversial issues can ultimately hurt the reputation of a school and not to mention the individual who is the victim of this horrible act. In the articles, “Bullying in Early Adolescence”, and “When Good People do Bad things”, theories on both sides are introduced that contradict each other to try to understand the real reason for bullying. Bullying is the violent actions that some people take against others that involves a power imbalance. Bullies usually fall back to three types of bullying Verbal Bullying, Physical Bullying, and Social Bullying.
In a school environment, prejudice is always a call for the worse. When we say prejudice it is most commonly known to be relating to race. In my experiences at school, there were cases of prejudice based on academic performance. Whenever a teacher would assign a group assignment students with higher averages would join together leaving those with lower averages to group with each other. This usually negatively affects many friendships since one may care more about their marks than their friends.
Girls can be so hard on each other and even themselves. Another factor that can cause some tension for middle school students is different races combining together in a clique. Each person has their own beliefs and their own way they grew up and sometimes if other people are not aware of a culture unlike their own, some mistakes will be made. Cliques lead to many problems for most students in middle school because of the harsh
It’s unfortunate that even in today’s society that institutional racism is something that happens in the everyday life of many people, especially minorities such as African Americans and Hispanics. Koppelman (2014) defines institutional racism as “establish laws, customs, and practices that systematically reflect and produce racial inequities in American society” (Koppelman, 2014, p. 189). One example of where institutional racism is prevalent is in standardized testing in schools. There has always been a question of whether standardized testing, in particular the SAT’s, have been fair to minority students. Even though the SAT board feels that the test has been researched to include questions that give students from different races and