The editorial School dress codes reinforce the message that woman’s bodies are dangerous written by Laura Bates, brings to our attention, the sexism that surrounds the application of dress codes. In the article Bates discusses how, although there are rules for male and female students, it is mainly girls who are punished for dress code violations, and the same dress code rules do not apply for both sexes. Boys are allowed to wear athletic shorts but girls are not, in some cases girls are not allowed to show their legs at all. Alongside the sexism in dress codes is the sexual objectifying and public shaming of young girls, who are told that showing their legs while wearing skirts is distracting to the male faculty; and being publically shamed by being pulled out of class, put into isolated rooms to continue their work, or being sent home altogether. Bates points out
6) Students are ashamed of having a dark complexation. This is because they are constantly teased with prejudicial treatment. As a teen I had to deal with boys not being attracted to me because I was of the darker complexation. They would choose the girls who were light skin or white because those were the girls who were considered pretty. This is a form of colorism, impacting a student education and wellbeing.
The Main argument the author makes is that both teachers and parents are not taking action. The teachers seem to feel sorry for their students and end up passing them, instead of using tools of negative reinforcement such as failure to determine whether the student should graduate. The parents are not supporting the teachers and may end up doing the work for their kids. The one contradiction I see is on the tenth paragraph where she talks about the students she sees at night living a hard life of unemployment, chemical dependencies, abusive relationships
Therefore, the students and Ms. Elliot could not fathom why anyone would want to harm Mr. King. The assassination made her decide to teach her students a very challenging lesson on the significance of the word discrimination. This lesson would show the students how it felt to be discriminated against, and how it changed individuals. The experiment consisted of the class being divided by eye color. The first day of the experiment, the students that had blue eyes, were advised that they
I have seen the female students get sexually assaulted in my class and the TEACHER would not do anything. I do not think this is fair for the female students. I am letting you know the basis of my sexual harassment experiences at that school. I do not wish to go in detail, but if it will make my case stronger and so that you can understand I will answer any questions you might have concerning my
In “X: A Fabulous Child’s Story”, Lois Gould reveals that she thinks gender stereotypes are unnecessary and negative. In the story, girls are expected by society to behave a certain way while boys are expected by society to behave another way (Gould). For example, Jim’s character starts “wheeling his little sister's doll carriage around the football field” which is a behavior his parents disapprove of (Gould). In this way, gender stereotyping limits what boys and girls feel is acceptable behavior which can prevent children from being themselves and contributing to society in their own ways. Expecting girls for example, to “vacuum the carpet” and expecting boys to “mow the lawn” forces the idea that girls and boys must each conform to gender
Gregory Michie asks, “What has changed?” One possible answer is teacher disempowerment. Jaded and discouraged by the educational system, teachers who were once beloved may become burnt-out and disinterested in teaching, no longer motivated to make a positive impact on students’ lives. This teacher powerlessness has roots in systemic issues that rob teachers of control in their own classrooms. Yet the effects of these discouraged teachers manifest most strongly in their classroom, where students can receive the brunt of their frustration or apathy. Only by understanding the causes and issues that contribute to
The character’s past was traumatizing because of all the discrimination she had to endure, this is an exhibit of a bad force of society that has been seen in history before. Adelina’s prior experiences provoked her to find justice but while doing so she was betrayed and this was the cause for her to find revenge. Revenge is portrayed in the books as Adelina tries to be a good leader and save malfettos, this, however, affects the character by making her a soulless villain. Adelina Amouteru is a display of many conflicts there have been in history demonstrating some of the good and bad forces that can be seen today affecting the society. As the author Marie Lu stated on page 120 “In the good years, they wine and dine, laugh and love.
According to an article published by UCLA, boys and girls develop at different rates. So, it would be more effective for students in single-gender schools, and it is more beneficial for their academic readiness. Which is according to a study published by the Connecticut Education Association. The differences in boys and girls brains reflect upon their behavior, learning, and development. So if they are put in a school with their own gender, they will learn to accept their differences, and not hide them.
This would cause the students to become very suspicious—always questioning the legitimacy of different ideas. That is to say, children who were brought up in residential schools usually had a large range of trust issues, and consequently, lacked compassion for others. Finally, a disturbing quantity of students—both male and female—were raped by nuns and priests. You could only imagine the kind of impact that could have on an individual. Some students were considered lucky, if it only happened once, for many children were raped constantly, and some were even impregnated by their abuser.
Most teachers have great relationships with their students and want them to succeed. Some students struggle and end up cheating. Having an Honor Code would destroy these resected student-teacher relationships non existent due to the fact that students would have to tell on other students. The balance that had been established would be destroyed and could never be recovered. Having an Honor Code will fracture the trust that students have with teachers.
Diane Ravitch describes this flaw by pointing that once scores are in control of staff and schools overall, “the measures become the goal of education, rather than an indicator” (para. 7). As she says this, she is evaluating what the true goal of education is versus what it becomes because of misuse of standardized testing. An example of this in real life is described by teachers being forced to pass students to retain their job even if the students are not prepared to continue on (Jesness 42). All throughout the article Jesness describes her personal experience of refusing this “floating standard” then going along with it.
After re-reading, "Me Talk Pretty One Day" I have identified the same goal. Sedaris’ goal is still to show the difficulties experienced in class due to the harsh environment set by the teacher. Sedaris clearly focuses on how difficult the teacher is to deal with. He points out how she liked to tear every misspoken word apart and make you feel ashamed of your efforts. Throughout the class, he is humiliated, which in turn, makes him study harder.
Now this type of statement was mostly used by males to use on females but now has a negative connotation representing victimhood. Some individuals believe that feminists sanction victimhood(Fiano). Which sounds legitimate since occurrences like that have happened in the very school I attend. With misogyny, sexual objectification, stereotyping being a trend in our society this idea of victimhood isn’t really far fetched. Unfortunately life becomes more difficult when society gives you guidelines that are seen as women like because everyone is different and should pursue their own