Many books are challenged and banned in schools because they contain inappropriate content or bad language; however, some people have a strong belief that these books are worth reading because they represent ideas of free speech and other important lessons that students will need throughout their lives On the pro side of the argument, there are many reasons why some people support banning books in schools. One thing that is stated in
In school, there are always those who do not understand the content in class, but get by with passing grades. In Mary Sherry’s essay, “In Praise of the F Word”, she writes about how in the American school system students get passed along without any consideration for their pace or skill level (Sherry, 564-566). Sherry also discusses how unprepared the American public is after high school and college (Sherry, 564). In, “In Praise of the F word”, Sherry also discusses her own son and one of his experiences in his high school (Sherry, 565). The content of “In Praise of the F word” was very persuasive, as Sherry effectively utilizes the aristotelian appeals.
I strongly believe that parents are the most person that can influence them especially through direct interactions. Professor Karen Hutchison, who worked in Rowan University, talked about the importance of play for young children. She made a statement that play is definitely misunderstood in today’s society. Parents fail to understand that play addresses to all developments of the child rather than just cognitive development (Rowan University, 2011). Parents today are so focus on getting their children into very prestige school such as Harvard or being successful, monetarily and educationally that they had forgotten the physical domain, which of course lead to obesity and social and emotional domain that lead to bullying (Rowan University,
Sedaris felt that if others knew what was going on with a person as strange as him, than others would learn that it is ok to do their own weird tics. It is also important to note that when “A Plague of Tics” took place he was in grade school and then later college. This would imply for this essay that he was writing towards people in a similar context. This essay would relate most to all the problems in the world going on with bullying. It isn’t a surprise that someone such as Sedaris got frowned upon by others for not conforming quite like the
Faith Pollard Hon-English 3 Mrs. Gallos 21 March 2018 How to Stop Bullying Bullying is the number one issue for adolescents in high school and middle school across the United States. People’s common knowledge about bullying is that they think that it is just a kid picking on another kid, but really it is much more than that. Bullying can happen in different scenarios and types such as, physical, verbal/social, and the most common recently cyberbullying. Bullying causes people to feel like they have no place in the word and it makes them feel so much pain that they believe their only escape is through committing suicide. Bullying has only increased through the years and it is not going to slow down.
143). She has a lot of trouble fitting in to the expectations of her school, mainly because she has suffered so much from the rule of the Islamic Revolution. She views her teachers and principle as a symbol of the regime, and she acts out against it. Even though Marji was a troublemaker and could have listened better in school, because she had the opportunity to go to school, she shows us as readers that it's important to stand up for your rights, both male and female rights. She showed us that just because someone is telling you can’t do something because they don’t like what you stand for, doesn’t mean you have to conform to their ideas.
According to The Washington Post, lost learning time, loss or curiosity and love of learning, harmful stress, and altered school culture are just some of the negative by-products of these standardized tests. Personally, I can agree whole-heartedly, seeing as I have testing anxiety and have also been a part of a public-school system for my whole life. Standardized testing puts pressure on even the best students. Degrading and demanding tests such as these should be abolished due to the stress it puts on students, inaccurate success measurement, and critical post-test self judgement. Anika Manzoor, an editor of Magoosh, an SAT (Scholastic Achievement Test) and ACT prep website, counted the pros and cons of the SAT and found remarkable results.
In the essay “In Praise of the “F” Word” by Mary Sherry, Mary is determined to get students to learn and confident that they can, if they are motivated. Mary states that “before a teacher can expect students to concentrate, he has to get their attention no matter what distractions maybe at hand” (Sherry 488). Students may have things going on in their lives that can keep them from being focused on learning or don’t really think it is important. Teachers along with their parents have to make it a priority to get them interested and learn the material, if they can’t they will only set them up for failure later in life. Mary indicates “This policy has worked in the past and can work again” (Sherry 489).
The importance of tolerance in “Freedom Writers” The movie Freedom Writers, which was released in 2007, it is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by the teacher Ms. Gruwell who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School. In the movie Freedom Writers, a teacher –Ms. Gruwell tried her best to reach out for the “unfit” students in classroom 203. The students in the class sit separately into racial groups. The students are intolerant because they grew up in an environment where there is hate towards one and another races.
In fact, the odds are against you.” -robert greene I picked this quote because teachers are not going to going to hold you hand throughout high school. Their just their just their to teach the students who want to make it in life and some do not care if you pass or not. My grades have changed since I first started high school they were really good at first but then I got side tracked thinking I would pull up my grades last minute. I was horribly wrong and realized that it wasn’t as easy as middle school. My sophomore year was probably the worst because I slacked off and procrastinated but I picked myself up thanks to a little motivation.
The school board tried to talk the incident out of what really happened, so that they can win the school budget election, but it failed. Both Philip and Miss Narwin faces major issues, Miss Narwin was asked to take a leave of absences even when a lot of people are giving her hate mails and Philip becomes stressed with his peers disapproving him. In the end, Miss Narwin resigns teaching and Philip switches to a new school where singing the anthem was allowed and in his response he said he didn’t know the
Zero-tolerance policies will teach children how society works - when you make bad choices, you will have bad outcomes. Parents and administrative claim that it’s important to keep these policies in schools because they help maintain a safe environment, while teaching students unacceptable behavior is (Sellors). “ Zero-tolerance policies remove difficult students quickly,” said Sellors. After these students are removed from a schools, it is harder for them to get into another school. Although some students who are expelled from school are offered an alternative education at disciplinary schools, those schools fail to provide a “meaningful education” (ACLU).
I think Huckleberry Finn should be taught in high schools all across the country rather than in college. The reason it should be taught in high school is because it really shows how harsh real life is and the troubles people face every day. Also, it shows how life was like back in the day giving students a chance to relive the past most people want to forget. There are many views of this topic that are contradicting in this paper I will go into my view and explain my reasoning. Most people want to shield high school students from the harsh realities of life that they will eventually find out.
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.
It becomes next to impossible to strive to be better when the youth are constantly told they are worthless by people of higher authority and even their own peers. In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt