Our educational system is failing us. The United States of America is supposed to be the “greatest” country in the world but statistics are showing that our government/educational system is failing us; children/young adults of the nation. Being a student of a middle ranked school in Arizona, I personally have had a first-hand feel for how good and/or bad teaching affects students. Just in high school I have had teachers that would just assign websites as our lesson and even teachers that sit at their desk for the whole hour; don’t even go over the mindset, homework, and maybe only show one problem so that we’ll know what the homework will be like. Until sophomore year I didn’t even know the differences between you’re, your, too, and to.
Analyzing Parental Relationships Have you ever watched the show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” In modern education, younger generations seem to be surpassing their parents very quickly. In the poem “My Son Swears he has 102 Gallons of Water in His Body” by Naomi Shihab Nye, a son argues with his parents about what the reader can only assume to be homework in the form of a mathematical problem yet still deals with them despite the knowledge gap. In this poem, the conflict first appears whenever the child and his parents start arguing over a school problem in which he “did the problem [in school] and [his] teacher said [he] was right” (Nye 3-4). Although he insists he is correct, his parents continue to argue over questions, even though they are far away from fully understanding what the answers truly are. The parents state that “[light] strokes the dashboard.
There has been major discussion recently if college athletes should or shouldn 't be paid while they are in school. Some people say that they are already getting a scholarship which is more than anybody else, therefore they believe it is considered being greedy. Let 's not be greedy and look at how much a scholarship is actually worth. In college most athletes don 't last at a school for the whole four years. Once you get a sport involved there are politics, injuries, and a call from the office to tell the player thanks, but we don 't need you on this team anymore.
Nobody understood why he wanted to always get the best grades,; he told them about how strict his mom was with his grades and anything below an “A” he felt like a failure. Towards the end of the movie he was able to share his story of why him of all people was in saturday detention. Briain confessed that he was failing shop class;, he only took this class because he believed it would be an easy “A” to boost his gpa. He felt so defeated that he brought a flare gun to school. The peer group saw how much Brian has to go through and it just shows that everyone has a hard life and not everyone is who people view them
For example, in an article from Huffingtonpost.com, it said parents in the US, spend about six hundred seventy one dollars on average to cover uniforms, coaching, and registration fees (“High Cost of Youth Sports” 2). That shows that they are harmful, because parents are spending a lot of money just for their kid to play one sport. They could be saving their money for their children’s college or something else that will benefit their future. Another example is in the same article, it said, “More than 2 in 10 (21%) spend $1,000 or more every year for sports per child”(“High Cost of Youth Sports” 1).That shows that the cost of competitive sports is harmful because parents are spending a lot of money per year. So, if the kid keeps playing the sport every year until college, that can end up being a lot more money than just for them playing it once.
Many of the seniors had egos, full of themselves in every aspect possible. It was a rude awakening to the reality of high school to be apart of this team as a freshman. In retrospect, I believe that my transition into high school would have been smoother if I would’ve asked to be on the Junior varsity. Although this would have hindered my growth as a player, it’s a sacrifice I realize now that would have been worth it. The commencement of this harassment came during the start of school at lunch, a couple weeks
I have learned that the boy you think you 're in love with in junior high may stop talking to you in high school. I have learned to always give people a chance because it 's the person you never thought you would be friends with that could end up being your best friend. I have also learned that coming from a wealthy family or being a star athlete can get you a long way and help get you out of trouble. One of the most important lessons I have learn is to stop caring what people think of you because there will always be someone who doesn 't like you and some people are always going to talk about you behind
Too many high school student are taking drugs which ruins their lives in the future and its first starts off with a friend keeps on bugging you to try it and then once you 've try it you may have like that experience and wanting to keep on enjoying that moment of feeling something you imagine and that 's unexplainable. Now you want to keep on reliving that moment of relaxation or enjoyment and now they been doing drugs constuddely which has now ruins their ability to concentrate in class which causes them to lack in school work and lead them not to graduate it high school. As us the students we are the ones that need to speak up and say something about drug use in which its not only effetiving that particular student but the whole social body
3 This will affect student as they get older because they will not want to do their schoolwork because they have done so much in the past. They will most likely be sick of doing homework whereas it will not be their best work. Experts say there may be real downsides for young kids who are pushed to do more homework than the “10 minutes per grade” standard. 4 I think this makes sense because if I was a 2nd grader I wouldn’t expect to get two hours of homework at night, but if I am a senior in high school that would most likely be accurate. For years, teachers have been using the "10-minute rule" to figure out homework targets.
Considering all the rebelious thoughts from this adolescent that is presented during the story, some districts of United States decided to banish it from the schools, in fear that those teenagers who read it would follow the principal character steps in life as far as they would develop same thoughts. The book “The Catcher in the Rye” wrote by JD Salinger was published in July, 16th, 1951. The narrative begins when Holden is kicked out of Pencey Prep School (for having failed in four subjects). The boy was going to say goodbye to his history teacher, Mrs Spencer (the only teacher that really matters to Holden, the one he cares to say goodbye). He decide to say goodbye due the fact that he will not return to the boarding school after vacations.
One week the girls hockey team might be the talk of the school simply because they happen to defeat another school compared to the boys volleyball team that might have lost to another school or vice versa. White openly admits that the schools are failing our boys, but since when did schools take on the ful responsibility of the school to educate these boys to fully teach them how to be proper boys ? Is White stating that parents have no responsibility whatsoever to teach their boys some manners, social behaviours and so on? Schools are there in many places to reinforce what parents have taught them back at home in terms of manners and discipline. White seems to be too dependent on the education system to help boys become well - rounded individuals.