The second solution that Bob states is that schools should teach all types of school models. Bob says that doing this will make kids much more intelligent because they will learn much more material. This is idea was supported by the “Knowledge Is Power Program”. Also Bob’s thought of doing this is that it will raise the scores of student’s tests. Teachers should learn how to make students more successful and incorporate it in their
In this school only 6.9% of the students are defined as hispanic. The growing number of speakers of other languages (e.g. Kayla’s school), especially of Spanish speakers, face challenges especially related to the lack of access to the language and subject matter (Short, Vogt, & Echevarria, 2011). The history teacher needs to be aware of these challenges and try to find ways to develop a better approach to introduce historical thinking to second language learners by understanding historical thinking away from traditional methods of teaching and learning as a way to make second language learners more autonomous in the way they critically face historical questions (Salinas, Franquiz, & Guberman, 2006). Kevin and Kayla’s background has provide insights of the multiple challenges that the history teacher faces.
Rocio describes her classes being very basic and taught in Spanish which made her feel very comfortable. But after realized that she wished the system would have challenged her in English so she could be prepared for further education instead of simple catering her language. She hopes they challenge other students because, in the long run, it’s worth
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
The biggest issue in Texas is the over population of children. Texas also has the second highest number of elementary schools due to the amount of children needing education. At this rate, the number of schools will increase and it will become more intense to fund each school. The problem with the overpopulation is that 1.7 million children live in poverty and many of them are segregated in poor neighborhoods. Along with poor neighborhoods, schools also come into play with inefficient resources for the students.
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. Some statistics show that 25% of freshmen in high school don’t finish high school on time.
I saw that it was important to maintain high academics and extracurriculars because these are important for college and developing time management skills. My perspective on my Dyslexia drastically changed during high school because I saw how it had helped me learn to self-advocate, be internally motivated and see the impact of my decisions on the
In 2009 the estimated number of impoverished families was more than 45 million, which is about 14.5 percent of the total U.S. population (Gongloff 2014). Majority of the poor Americans are white, but the poverty rate is much higher among minorities. Poverty can affect a child in many different ways. It can affect the whole child, the development of the child’s brain; it can also affect the child’s performance at school. Poverty can not only hinder a child, but it can also cause stress within the family.
Given that first issue starts out at home with language barriers when parents are not able to assist their child with the problems they may need help with. But, may continue when certain high schools are only interested with their top 10 graduates or in other words the students with the highest honors, or are just wanting you to get your degree and get out of there depending on the school and the area that it is in. A study done by the University of Georgia did an analysis on Hispanic high school seniors on track to graduate who were all invited to participate in a program to transition them from high school to college. The entire goal of this program was to increase the number of students who applied to college. Luckily this programmed increased
Still Separate, Still Unequal by Jonathan Kozol I found this article to be very interesting and extremely heartbreaking. Jonathan Kozol paints a vivid and grim picture of predominantly black or Hispanic schools in and around some the largest cities in America. Even in areas where the distribution of races is somewhat equal, Kozol tells us that most white families would rather send their kids by bus to a school where more than half of the students are white. Some schools, like Martin Luther King Jr. high school in New York City, are located purposefully in upper middle class white neighborhoods in hopes to draw in a more diverse selection of children, i.e. more white kids. It seems however, according to Kozol, that this plan not only did not work, but has made it a prime and obvious example of modern segregation in our schools.
In order to encourage parents to participate in this way, schools need to improve communication across linguistic and cultural barriers. Schools can create organizational structures to help parents participate in schools. Schools can hire an intermediary such as a bilingual liaison who can can make Latino parents aware of the power structure of US schools and provide linguistic support to help them navigate it. In the US, parents play important role in students’ education, so it is important to develop relationships with parents (Quiocho & Daoud, 2006; Zarate, 2007).
In the past segregation of schools was a major issue for educational equality. Today there is still an issue with equal educational opportunities in addition to the issue of standardized testing. More than likely in the future there will still be an issue with standardized testing as well as minority students not being able to attend colleges because of college loan problems. Another effect is high unemployment due to minorities not being able to get a college education because most jobs now are requiring education beyond high school. One thing that is being done today is that some schools are placing less emphasis on the SAT as a requirement for admission.
Video Response 3 Addressing a student’s needs plays a vital part in the student’s academic success. Understanding one’s needs requires that a teacher take the steps to understanding the child’s personality traits, interests, abilities, disabilities, and so forth. Students are more likely to grasp the interest of learning a specific subject if they feel that the teacher is kind and understanding, just as Trisha and Brittany’s teachers is. Brittany’s mother mentions that a significant change is notable in Brittany’s self-esteem and grades (Kirk, Gallagher, & Coleman, 2015). Trisha certainly associates her good grades to her relationship with her science teacher and identifies her teacher as helpful (Kirk, Gallagher, & Coleman, 2015).