In Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod provides a brief summary of how teens are affected by their peers ridiculing and judgement. *insert supporting (integrated) quote from the article* From this, it is clear to see that it isn’t harmless what is being done in these situations. Kids are going home from school feeling broken, embarrassed, and outcast by those who were once their friends. Anyone can tell stories about how high school is all a popularity contest of different cliques, but no one is ever really willing to talk about how extreme this contest really is. There have been several news articles chronicling the bullying of kids who are designated as ‘too intelligent’ and are thus being bullied because of it.
1a. Explain why, according to Lavoie, sarcasm is not an effective tool for teachers. Sarcasm is not an effective tool because it creates a victim. What may seem like a small sarcastic remark to the teacher and other classmates is a much bigger deal to the child it was directed at. The teacher and other students will laugh and forget about the remark within a few minutes but it will stick with the learning disabled student for quite possibly the whole day.
I know that many parents are hesitant to allow their children to be exposed to the topics discussed in the book. But parents most often have no idea what goes on in the hallways before class. The concerned mother of a junior student wrote in a twelve page letter outlining her hesitations that, “This book is not so innocent; instead, this book is filthy, too much for teenagers”. With the way kids act in the hallways even before high school, I don’t believe that there are many new concepts that books could introduce. In addition, Evan Rankoff explains that, “the people… want their children to have open, expansive minds”.
Generally speaking, in high schools the principals, teachers, and guidance counselors are supposed to help students in need. Everyone knew Carrie was being tormented but no one helped when they should have. The critique suggests that the adults don’t care about Carrie in the slightest, making them no better than her peers. “Adults in Carrie also set the stage for adults to come. Without exception, they are a distanced, vague, or dangerous.
That alone is very dangerous. I 've struggled with trying to be cool in order for people to accept me, as I 'm sure many others have as well. Kids are bullied in school for not being cool, but in reality, it can 't get someone a high paying job, a good grade or a diploma. It only enhances one 's popularity with a temporary title. Its definition, in the context of acceptance in youth culture, changes so often it seems impossible for one to uphold all of the responsibilities in order to stay cool.
Children everyday struggle with lessons they learn in school. Most students do not receive help because they are too scared to ask because they do no want to feel like they are not as smart as their peers. Throughout high school I have helped neighborhood kids with their homework and if they need extra help outside the class. Through college, I would like to proceed to do the same thing gaining most of my hours as a volunteer tutor with kids of all ages. State testing is a stressful situation with most kids.
What is bullying? Bullying is hurting someone unreasonably or to cause embarrassment. School is supposed to be a place where students should feel safe and sound. Many students have difficulty to go to school every day due to bullying issues. Bullying is becoming a terrible problem in our society.
Most schools have some form of variation among these groups. However, the most prominent division in recent years has been between the Advanced Placement students and students taking regular courses. It is assumed that students not taking AP courses tend to be uninvolved in school activities, have lower test scores, and have unhealthy friendships. Society has influenced high school to be a competitive and sometimes a hostile environment. There is always a person trying to one up another person, whether it be academically, socially, or physically.
Across the country, middle and high school students, parents, and educators are uninformed about sexual assault; allowing sexual assault to be unaddressed. Sexual assault education for students may vary through one school district than the other, it may be comprehensive in one classroom and nonexistent in another. Not having an education in sexual assault awareness causes confusion for a student when they need to report. Research shows that eighty percent of high school counselors feel unprepared to address incidents of abuse. Senators Claire McCaskill and Tim Kaine introduced the “Teach Safe Relationships Act, which requires schools to teach sexual education, sexual assault, and dating violence” (___).
Struggling to make things go straight was not easy for me as I had no friend to guide me through the town and to school. Being new in the city came with negative things such as boredom at school, and as such, I remained silent most of the times when there were no lectures. I remember I was mocked by one of the students in our class and this lowered my self-esteem since I did not understand why she looked at me and started laughing. This moment seemed to be the most harmful experience of my life since I dislike people who mock me. I have had positive experiences in life, but the most impactful in my life is when I started working as a nursing assistant and home health aide in a health care facility.
As seen in history this does not always go their way. In the deadly shootings that have occurred in high schools more than one normally pays a price for one bully that cannot get over their self, imagine that. In other cases a bully may have home problems that they bring to school and act out on others, due to the inability to seek help. One that has most recently been tossed around is a psychological disorder. Every-one involved in a shooting of any kind these days has a disorder.
Even though they have the knowledge for the activity, they are usually not chosen for school government. They are not popular enough to even be considered for prom king/queen. Of course these are all stereotypes; the problem is some people believe these stereotypes. Believing these stereotypes causes some students to develop an
While I appreciated the diversity, I did not appreciate all of the drug dealing, fighting, and bullying that took place in the halls. It was hard to avoid getting mixed up with the wrong crowd and I watched a lot of my middle school classmates spiral out of control. On the plus side, it was in middle school that I met my two oldest and dearest friends.