Rewarding students for good grades will decrease student’s self-motivation. Paying students for good grades will realize an actual decrease in academic performance. These distinct disadvantages highlight why schools should not pay students for good grades. First, paying students for good grades causes practical problems in the classroom. According to the National Education Association (NEA), “Many teachers also say paying students for grades leads to practical problems in their classrooms, including pressure to inflate grades and conflict with students and parents.” These pressures and conflicts can lead to larger problems outside of school.
“Do I get a reward for going to school?” asked a student from the Vons Middle School. “ You can get an a reward, but only if you get good grades,” answers the student’s parents. Students usually get awards for good grades, but what the parent doesn’t know is that paying a child can lead to a few problems. A few of the reasons why schools should not pay students is because they lack of motivation. Another reason is because they tend to cheat.
Atwater uses results from a study performed by Stanford to back up this claim. The study shows, “high school students who exceed the upper limit of more than two and a half hours of homework a night are more likely to show negative health and stress related symptoms.” Once again this study does not back up Atwater’s claim that homework should be banned. It simply supports that there should be a limit on how much homework teachers are assigning. If having excessive amounts of homework is causing poor health in students, then the solution is not to banish homework all together. If homework were banished students would fail to gain the benefits that homework offers.
However, some researchers believe that class size doesn’t have any great impact on student’s achievements. This essay will critically assess the different types of evidences based on projects and anecdotal and researches elaborated that class size reduction have remarkable affect on student achievements. Reduction of class size helps teachers to provide different activities in order to make students understand the subject. Students can engage and participates more in the class and having more activities, which that would help student to learn more. In small class size there is no place to hide, some students have not that much courage to speak and talk in a large class so this is a very great opportunity for the teacher to give courage and promote students to talk and participate in class activities (Kennedy, 2015).
The No Child Left Behind law was supposed to increase students’ motivation by creating high-stakes tests. This, however, is not the case. The law actually had the opposite effect on motivation; some students are so negatively affected that they are unable to finish the requirements to get their high school diploma (2). A poor test history leads to a poor mindset, in which students are “less motivated to learn and less likely to engage in critical thinking,” in the words of Audrey Amrein and David Berliner (Fulton 3). Instead of helping these students and motivating them, some of their teachers are so focused on getting them the information that they try to give them a lot of information in a short time, thus not giving the students a chance to properly learn.
A sense of belonging is a factor that contributes to academic achievement in secondary school students. This section of the essay will attempt to, through research, attempt to find out to what extent a sense of belonging contributes to academic achievement. As stated in the introduction, a sense of belonging can be defined as feeling to be a part of something, for example a group or a school environment. In an educational environment, this means the school, including the classrooms and social circles. Multiple factors can have an effect on the sense of belonging in an educational school environment, such as teacher-student relationships, relationships between classmates, staff support and caring, engagement in academic work, availability and participation in extracurricular activities and just and constructive discipline.
Also, they may not have enough motivation to see lasting results in the future. When students go to college, they are responsible for their own education. Finally, when students receive money for grades, they will have a lower academic performance in the future. In the long run, there are negative aspects of paying students for grades; students may feel pressure and relationships with parents could get stressed, the money may not have lasting results, and students’ academic performance in the future could get lower.
One is single- sex education can help student achieve higher academic achievement. The other is single-sex education can offer students better academic environment. The disadvantages of single-sex education The students from single-sex schools do not get prepared enough as the students from coed schools in facing the real world, because they are not good at handle the relationships with opposite gender and they are hard to establish a complete gender role in single-sex environment. Firstly, children spend their “formative years in schools developing skills that will help them maintain relationships throughout their lives” (Blake). However, some social interaction between boys and girls do not occur in schools, and this will make students from single-sex schools find it difficult to build meaningful friendships and even successful romantic relationships in the future.
Some of them could be well in maths, while the majority is struggling with counting and so on (Lusardi et al. 2010, 23). Money flow controlling should be taught by school teachers, not parents. First of all, financial knowledge that is gained from parents or via the interaction with others can be not only beneficial, but also disadvantageous for the young learner. For instance, according to the results of the scientific research conducted by the Center for Financial Studies on the topic of financial literacy amongst young, respondents whose parents and close friends have no college degree in finances were 16 percentage points less likely to be aware of risk diversification, which is very crucial for saving and investment decisions (Lusardi et al.
One other thing is that students should be satisfied with their good grades but now all the students care about is the money. The following year that they go to school and they don't get paid there grades will go down because the students are not getting bribed with money.from students getting paid for good grades, adults don’t know what their kids are willing to do for good grades.