Jaziah Shipp “Disabilities” I have experienced being under many labels. With all of these labels the excruciating painful times were harder when I was just finding out that I was adopted wondering “do my birth parents even love me”, “who is my real parent”, and “why didn’t she want me”. When I was in elementary school I was labeled with a speech disability. School became a big issue in my life. I was so hurt when I had to present in front of the class.
Having to move to America from a country whose native language wasn 't English, would be difficult, having the culture shocks and language barriers. But when Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved to America because of her father 's job, she experienced something she would never forget. Many people were curious as to where her homeland, Iraq, was and what it was like there. Although many children in her school often stereotyped the country, after finding out where it was, she was quick to inform them of what it was actually like there, surprising them. Upon their arrival to their new home in America, their neighbors and others had asked where they had come from.
I have learned so much from my high school american history course so far and I’m genuinely shocked by how interesting the information we are learning is. When I generally think about history it bores me but when I started learning about history this year everything changed. I think it’s very important to know history because without those historic events we quite possibly wouldn’t be where we are today. So that’s what I will be trying to do.
To top it off, the things that I was being taught I had already learned when I was 6 years old. I know you are probably wondering how did I end up at Broward College, well let’s just say that after having to learn the same thing that I learnt 6 years ago over again, I gave up and fell into the “wrong crowd”. It was a massive cultural change for me. I eventually adapted into it but it took a lot out of me. One thing that really shocked me while growing up in America was the way that all the different classes stuck to their own group.
Lots of people say that middle school is hard, has lots of responsibilities and you have to be on time for everything. Then I thought there weren 't serious till I actually went to middle school myself. Soon after elementary I went to a middle school that I went to was called Lincoln middle school, it wasn’t a big school, but it was a decent school. When I first went into that building I was excited to make new friends and meet my teacher, but then this lady that was the 6th grade dean(consular) gave me this piece of paper that had many classes on it and I ask her “why there are so many classes?”
Fortunately, Richard had encouraging teachers jumpstarted his English learning curriculum so he would be better equip to interact within his community. As he started becoming more and more fluent in English, his native Spanish language started to drift. Richard began to realize that the connection at home slowly dwindled away as he was increasing his English speaking at school. Richard began to sense a lack of safety in his own home. His involvement in public conversation; using his newly learned language, effected his life so much to the point where he had to choose between
Have you ever felt uncomfortable, nervous, and confused ? These are all the things I felt moving to a new school. I had no idea if I would gain friends or if anyone would like me. Maybe if I had a tour around the new school before my first day I would have not been so disorientated. Going from a one story school to a two story school was hard, having to look down every five seconds to make sure I was on the right hall, or if I was suppose to be upstairs or downstairs.
The teachers concluded that Richard and his family had to start speaking English not just in public but also in their own home. The event 's further in the story made an even bigger impact on Richards view of the English language. Richards family become more distant due to poor communication. This was dividing the family into single individuals.
My grades dropped horribly, and it was really hard to catch up. Today, it is okay for me, as I’m in classes where they take it step by step and explain in a way that we all understand, including me. I’d like to thank you for a copy of your book Autodidactic and for coming to speak to us at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center at Rancho Mirage High School. Now after reading your book, I realized I am going to have to change if I want it make it somewhere in
The words that passed from my mother’s lips would forever change my life. As I sat on my couch with my father next to me, the chilling, unforeseen words hit me. “You are being put in Mrs. Kidds’ speech class.” The elementary school was calling to inform my parents that I needed to go into speech class. Deep down I had always known of my problems in speech.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. ”—Proverbs 22:6 Parenting may be chosen as one of the most difficult homework for many parents. This homework may feel twice more heavier and difficult for parents that just immigrated to the U.S. due to culture and language barrier.
In 2009, the U.S. Census gathered that there were over thirty-three million second-generation immigrants living in America. America is a melting pot, and in this melting pot, it isn’t uncommon for these children, myself included, to lose sight of what our lives could be–and the struggles that our parents faced to ensure that we have more opportunities than they had. As I write this essay, I’m stressing over the things any other American high school sophomore faces– grades, social drama and statuses, and my follower count on Twitter and Instagram. These “problems,” if even that, are minute to what others our age face around the world.
The influx of these populations especially impacted our school systems that now had many students that needed help learning English. In places like Los Angles the solution was to put them into special schools to help them get more attention to learn English. The Hispanic community became in an uproar about this because the school system was segregating their kids, which was a violation of the 14th Amendment. In Delgado vs. Bastrop Independent School District, it was ruled that the schools could not separate the Hispanic children unless a scientific test in first grade ruled that they need English instruction (Spring, 399). Although they liked the end of segregation, schools still could separate based on the English tests so many
As an immigrant, relocating to America does not necessarily mean a permanent settlement. More often than not, my family moved in multiple occasions as my family found it challenging to achieve a sustainable way of life. During the span of my childhood, I have moved to seven cities within a span of fourteen years and enrolled at five schools. Being an oriental immigrant proved to be enough of an embarrassment to my moral standards, but being labeled as “the new kid”, activated my deepest insecurities. Forcibly putting myself in an environment where diversity was not apparent, I implicitly harnessed an arrogance and hatred to my own culture.
When 6th grade came, I transferred into a Baltimore City Public School since I really wasn’t getting the education I needed at the private school. It was still rough not fitting it. I thought that becoming like the other kids would make me happy, but I was learning new things everyday and I realized in high school that being the outcast is better than being like everyone else. The journey I dealt with in high school was very emotionally tough and life changing.