The system ignores the significant issues of inner-city schools and students are not motivated to succeed because they feel like they are not good enough or smart enough. The students that don 't end up dropping out of school usually end up graduating only knowing if they’re good at school or not. As the transcendentalists believed, schools should teach and embrace individuality among students. This would help students to find their niche and be happy with their jobs and their lives in the future. The American Educational system does not help prepare students to become successful
He stated and gave many examples to try and prove his point through. In many ways I agree with him, students should do what they are interested in, but some may be lazy and not do anything which is why they might need that help that teachers provide. At the end of the day I think teachers do feel like they taught at least one person something new that day which might help them out with their future college path or occupations. But, at the same time I disagree because I think most should attend school not just for their grades and their parents, but also for themselves. Just knowing what is going on around you gets you feeling
One objective of a parent is to give their children opportunities to progress and develop. In “The Lie,” Sylvia and Dr. Remenzel put pressure on Eli to excel at Whitehill School for Boys because he will be the 31st to attend in his family, telling him, “I’d be so excited I could hardly stand it. The best four years of your whole life are just about to begin.” (Page 1) Going to Whitehill for Eli isn’t a choice, his family considers his education there as destiny, this doesn’t let him grow due to not having an opportunity to make a verdict. But little do Eli’s parents fathom, Eli didn’t get accepted to Whitehill.
According to Bill Gates, “It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” This ideal of learning from failure, instead of fearing it, can encourage students’ success; they will learn that there are consequences for their actions. Unfortunately, educators and parents surmise that it is damaging to acknowledge children’s shortcomings. This is central in, “In Praise of the “F” word” by Mary Sherry and “The Speech the Graduates Didn’t Hear” by Jacob Neusner, which both expound on the effects of recognizing failure. In Sherry’s article, she emphasizes that children are deceived by educators because teachers and parents aren’t holding students accountable for decisions.
Remedial classes use up the students’ financial aid eligibility, but are not included in graduation credits; therefore, taking the classes push the students further away from their degrees. According to Tugend (2016), “Remedial classes, which students often pay for but usually aren’t included in graduation credits, are the single most deadly issue for students of color” (para. 15). After students take the remedial classes, they may have little to no money left to take classes that directly help achieve degrees. Even if a student passes the remedial class, he or she is not any closer to his or her degree than before, which often discourages many students. According to Meredith Kolodner (2015), “The model that’s used now is a set of prerequisite courses in English and math that presumably will build up the skills of a student so that they can be successful in any college-level course, but that hasn’t been effective” (para. 7).
Here Primack is saying that teachers don 't challenge students because they are afraid of lower marks on evaluations and complaints and risking their careers, so they give in and assign students grades they want but
Many students don’t learn those skills in grade school and high school, that when they reach college they aren’t ready for the demands of being a college student (“Why Do Students Fail? Faculty 's Perspective”, 2014). High school misconception that a student can pass a subject without studying (“Why Do Students Fail? Faculty 's Perspective”, 2014).
They 're piled under a ample amount of work and feel, more often than not, that if they can 't follow through with the expectations of superiors of family then there 's no reason to work as hard or go to school at all. “Instead, even if they know better, they find themselves lashing out or totally shutting down.” (High-Stress High School) It 's of no surprise that a student would want to shut down under all as a result of the three- to- four hour homework sessions, studying for practice test and quizzes, and still having to juggle a extracurricular activity for the sake of their college applications. Colleges are complaining that kids are “disengaged” studies and statistics show that “they’re dropping out, taking a long time to graduate.
Farber believes that the grades create phony motivation and students only want to please the teachers. According to Farber, students only retain the material until they are graded on it. No longer having a grading system would leave students having no drive in school. Schools would no longer have a basic form of ranking the students and see how well they are doing. Students would no longer want to see the point in striving to be the best when everyone is ranked the same.
Hard work always pays off, one way or another. However, how is it fair for a student at the top of their class, but with no money for school, not allowed the chance given to an average student with available funds from parents? It may also be unjust for teenagers with extensive knowledge for numerous types of artwork to not be able to attain a scholarship in view of the mediocre grades they receive for core classes. For every person is special, whether they live in lavish, struggle through days, or are just a bit out of the ordinary. We walk the hallways of high school noticing how every other person has given something up.
Yes, it’s a pain to have to inspect, sign in, and inspect again for every student. But this is a way of supporting the students to be less destructive with their anger. The students have come to expect the supervision. Besides, signing a sheet is a lot less intrusive than the alternative.
People dream of freedom. A freedom that can bestow opportunities, a freedom that can establish equality, and a freedom that can promote success—people dream of the American dream. Many pursue it believing that education is the primary pathway to achieving success, and through education and hard work they can lower barriers; thus, being capable of scaling upward in the social ladder. Sadly, this dream has been tainted by myths that are associated with education. For example, some people claim that education is the grand equalizer of society, so through proper schooling everyone has the same chance of move up the social ladder.