In addition, Ryan Padgett (2012) found that first generation student seems to be more unprepared to interact with faculty upon entering college than students whose parents went to college (p.261). The disadvantage a first-generation student faces upon entering college is due to the lack of contact with individuals who fall outside their parent’s social
The Privileges of the Parents Margaret Miller article “The Privileges of the Parents” invalidates Paul Barton and Anthony Carnevale main ideas from their articles. Barton and Carnevale focus on the benefits that accrue to individuals from having a college education. Miller’s purpose focuses on the fact that children who have highly educated parents are more likely to have a bigger vocabulary or superior critical thinking skills than children who has parents with just a high school degree. Miller uses the rhetorical triangle which includes logic, emotion, and the writer. It can further be broken down into fallacies, tone, evidence, and authority.
Chapter One in the book Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell appeared in the November 18th, 2008. Gladwell introduces to the idea of how successful people or outliers aren’t just naturally born or have worked harder than average people. Gladwell points out the fact that people who are born between January to April has better chance and advantage of becoming more successful in life because of the “cutoff dates” that our society have created. Gladwell argues that the cutoff dates in sports or education puts people who are born later in the year into disadvantage situation due to difference in physical maturity. Gladwell also added on that, by separating kids based on their ability at a young age gives better opportunity to kids who had more time to
Low birthweight babies are at greater risk of blindness, deafness, brain damage, and even death”(Hyde 56). Taking this into consideration, homeless children’s academic performance is hindered because of their poor cognitive development and the circumstances of their homelessness, including constant mobility. Math, reading, spelling, and vocabulary tests are the tests that homeless children most often struggle to succeed on and likely result in being held back a year in school(Hart-Shegos 3). This can be seen in Dicey’s Song through Maybeth’s character and the difficulty she has to prosper in school. Maybeth continually struggles to learn to read and
According to Henry Bienan, PhD, President of northwestern claims that a college education brings greater productivity, lower crime and better health for more educated people. A study that was done in 2009 discovered that 16 to 24 year old's that are secondary school drop outs have 63% higher opportunity to be detained than those with four year college education or higher. This effects society adversely . Also the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that from September 2008-09, 43% of college graduates did volunteer work were as only 19% of high school graduates. This in all proves the point that college graduates are vital and more productive members of society and should be given free tuition.
The fact of the matter is that standardized testing does not infer much about the intelligence or progress of a student. First, “For decades, critics have complained that many standardized tests are unfair because the questions require a set of knowledge and skills more likely to be possessed by children from a privileged background” (John 2000). In other words, privileged students have more available resources to achieve higher scores on these tests. This is especially true for high stakes exams in which well-off students have access to tutors and the latest study guides and textbooks to help them prepare for the tests. Furthermore, social-economic status in general has a great effect on the test scores as “Research has repeatedly found that the amount of poverty in the communities where schools are located, along with other variables having nothing to do with what happens in classrooms, accounts for the great majority of the difference in test scores from one area to the next” (Kohn 2000).
First of all, statistically speaking, “The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests”(“Research Facts on Homeschooling”). This includes tests such as the SAT, PSAT, ACT, and annual benchmark tests. Because of this reason, many colleges actively seek homeschooled students. Top colleges are scouting homeschoolers, and its due to the fact that homeschoolers “go to and succeed at college at an equal or higher rate than the general population”(“Research Facts on Homeschooling”). Also, studies have proved that “Homeschool freshmen in their first semester at college average a 3.37 GPA to the 3.08 of other freshmen, and continue to keep their advantage even into senior year with 3.46 versus 3.16”(“The Homeschooler’s Guide to Getting into College”).
The article is important in providing evidence that parents can have distinct impacts on children’s motivation and self-concepts in music and other abilities. However, the results cannot be generalized as parents were mostly middle-class European Americans and so conclusions may not be relevant for children in other ethnic and income groups. Likewise, the study lacked a deeper exploration of the quality of parent-child relationships through investigating details about their common
Some of this stress can be directly from parental pressure. Additionally, emerging research from Brigham Young University says that parental comparisons have a humongous role in how a child grows up. For example, many parents believe that their firstborn is smarter than the second born. When the two children grow up you will always believe the firstborn is smarter because they are performing more intellectual, academic tasks while the second born will obviously be behind. Most times, the child believed to be smarter usually turns out so, showing the impact of family opinions.
The purpose of this study to identify a preventive notion to improve high school graduation rates among children in foster care. An innovative therapeutic mentoring program that will not only decrease the chances of foster youth dropping out of high school, but it will also increase the chances of them furthering their education. According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System there are over 400,000 children in foster care (AFCARS, 2010). The high school graduation rate among youth in foster care is relatively low, and youth in foster care are less likely to graduate from high school compared to their peers (Day, et al., 2012).
The average reading test score for African-American students on last year’s test was 429, 99 points below that for white students. And while white students ' scores were flat, the average score for black students fell by one. “Statistics like these are debated every year when SAT data are released, and when similar breakdowns are offered on other standardized test.” (Jaschik) Along with evidence of racial bias on the SAT, it is also said that standardized tests harm a student’s
Over the past decade, increasing research has been conducted on the prevalence of and the outcomes associated with children exposed to domestic violence (Kitzmann, Gaylord, Holt & Kenny, 2003). Children exposed to domestic violence may experience higher rates of externalizing and internalizing behaviors than their peers. The negative consequences of experiencing domestic violence have been observed from infancy to adolescents and in males and females (Evans, Davies & DiLillo, 2008). State laws regarding children’s exposure to domestic violence vary. Several states have no specific statues addressing this population (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, 2012).
America is well known as the land of opportunity for many people who dream about having a better life and wanting to attain their American Dreams as their ancestors once did, but are everyone given that equal right to each opportunity? According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, equal opportunity is defined as “the principle of treating all people the same, and not being influenced by a person’s sex, race, religion, etc”. Therefore in my opinion, I do not think America is really the land of opportunity for all people equally. As mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, every American is entitled to the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to establish equality, but society has taken away our rights. In the world today, many Americans have