In addition there is the argument of judging a person morally and then denying them an education, and there is no easy answer for this question. Should a school be able to judge a person 's morals and does having questionable morals make you a unworthy student? Again there are no easy answers. As well being morally good or bad is a hard thing to distinguish even from one 's criminal record. In the article family spokesperson Najee Ali states “Everyone 's afraid of standing up for what 's morally right...People are afraid to hold people morally responsible.” This statement rings both true and false, it is not always true and at times should not even be considered as a factor because judging a person morals is a slippery slope that could lead to a culture of pretentiousness and falsehoods.
Something I find interesting is that the topic of prayer in school can be “unfair”. Everyone can be so against and “offended” about prayer in school, but the second a shooter comes in and their life is on the line everyone is crying out and praying to God. School and prisons, are both government institutions- right? Then why is it in schools the government has prohibited the reading of the Bible and formal prayer, but in prisons the Bible and prayer are encouraged? If adolescents were encouraged to pray in schools and have a Biblical foundation then many of them wouldn't end up in prison in the first
Standardized testing has become a very controversial topic amongst the nation. There are two sides, one that agrees that these tests are doing well for students and school officials, and another that argues that these tests are hurting the students taking them and should be put to a stop. Norman R. Augustine wrote an article for the need of standardized testing, and Jessie B. Ramey States the ways that the tests are impairing the learning capability of the students. Norman uses three arguments that people opposing the standardized test would most often use. The first is that these test encourages the teachers just to “teach the test”, but he ensures that, this is exactly what the teachers should be doing.
There needs to be a knowledge of right and wrong and the consequences that goes with their decisions. This seems to be very lacking in our society today. The public school system is sadly disintegrating by the rise in school shootings, increasing drug use, alcoholism, and teen pregnancy. School prayer could help fight these issues. Allowing students to pray in a public school causes many mixed emotions from a variety of people.
Schools should not be teaching them how to fill in bubbles on a test and brain washing them that these scores will make or break the rest of their lives. Standardized testing should be cut down in schools across America in grades k-12 since they cause easy avoided stress over the grades, they do not improve students abilities, and the system used is harmful to education. The stress caused by these standardized tests can be really easily avoided. The problem with this is that students tend to obsess the letter grades they get on the tests and they obsess too much to the point where they disappoint themselves and their parents if the get a bad grade on the tests. Testing should never be this way, but it still is and we are not doing anything about it.
In some cases, things should be tweaked slightly but, only for better comprehension and relatability of the students you are teaching. I think this is where numerous teachers go wrong and why countless students cannot see racial differences in the world because teachers (like most individuals) are afraid to discuss racism and what it truthfully entails. As teachers, we have to be confident and honest when teaching subjects that are as important and controversial as
The Expression of Religion in Public Schools Today Students and teachers have tip toed over the subject of religion in public schools for many years now. Many students don’t understand why they feel as if they cannot fully express their religious values in public schools, when in fact freedom of religion is a civil right to all citizens. In addition, some students who attend public schools want to get the chance to learn about religious ideals, history, and concepts. The expression of religion in public schools has changed over the years from being specifically used to teach religion to not allowing teachers to speak and making students uncomfortable about their own religious beliefs, a change that is not best for the students. History Behind
Although public school prayers violate the separation of church and state, that doesn’t mean the U.S supreme court can replace freedom of religion with freedom from religion. Most of them argue the gov’t is meant for everyone, it should be neutral while protecting all. Alabama, Montana, north Dakota and Maryland are the only state out of 54 states to allow public prayer and religious groups, club and programs in public schools, but on conditions like students will not be forced to cooperate in prayer, furthermore students are allowed to have a moment of silence (in Virginia) and teaching of the positive-negative side of different religion. There is a possibility someday, someone will sue a Virginia school because of it moment of silence time. The justice system needs to draw a clear line between religion and the people 's
They also might offend students of the Jewish religion. Some schools have stopped teaching the Holocaust because it’s either not necessary, too graphic for young students, or the potential of offending a student 's religion. Teachers don’t want to go through having to teach such a gruesome topic to students. They also don’t want to accidentally say something that might offend someone who is Jewish because this topic is very heavy on religious segregation. This is important because students shouldn’t have to listen to such graphic topics being taught in school.
Gatto did not see any benefit in children attending public schools. He foresees that those who are homeschooled would learn much more than those who attend public school. Conversely, Robinson in his argument was leaning towards what we can benefit if we reform public education in our country as done in every country on earth. He concluded that in the current educational standard, we are trying to meet the future by doing what they did in the past. By so doing, the system of education alienates millions of kids who do not see any purpose in going to school.