Levine claims that these children are looking up to gang members and drug dealers as a way of life, knowing that their are no educational requirements to fulfill these positions (20). These poor students are simply seeing school as a must do for the time being, and not seeing the the value of the education they could be receiving if they had a better role model to look up to. Similarly, Graff asserts that students are not connecting with Shakespeare or the French Revolution, these students do not value the information because it does not pertain to them; However, sports, fashion or dating interests these students and have values to them (245). Schools and colleges are not connecting the dots. The values they set into the education system no longer interest students.
Another bad example of the aftermath of standardized testing is cramming, which some might do as a result of the lack of concern with studies. “I can no longer cooperate with a testing regime that I believe is suffocating creativity and innovation in the classroom. We are not really educating our students anymore. We are merely teaching them to pass a test. This is wrong.
Should Struggling Students Go To Summer School “I do not need to go to summer school!” Many kids will say this to you because they feel like they don’t need to go. There are multiple reasons why a student could be struggling in school, they could have personal problems at home or they are just not understanding the material. Kids are not getting the help they need over the summer. Then in the beginning of the year teachers have to spend time reteaching the subject, which is more work for them. Struggling students should be required to take summer school because it gives them a chance to re-learn what they did not understand, it helps their grades improve, and it gives them a chance to learn more about themselves.
Poverty is somewhat hidden when everyone dresses the same. Certain styles are very expense and not all students can afford such items. In addition, the students who can afford and do wear these items to school, run the risk of them being stolen. Uniforms are all the same and owned by all students, which decreases jealousy of other clothing items. If a student wears clothing that has offensive messages on it, others may argue or fight with that student, further disturbing the peaceful school
What this essay is saying about students and education is there is no student who doesn’t want to learn or what’s to get an education. Everybody is capable of learning, but the problem is sometimes the education are given by people who don’t care if you are learning or not. In this essay, we learned that the author was put in classes where the teachers didn’t care too much about their students and because of this he become a mediocre student. Not because he didn’t like school or he was lazy, but because there was no inspiration in learning. Luckily, Mike Rose the author of I Just Wanna Be Average found someone that wants him to start learning someone that make him change his mind.
Lastly, they deal with kids all day. In the classes that i have there are many kids that stand out for being very disruptive. Those students can slow the class down, and worse, stress out the teacher. I have witnessed many times where kids think it is okay to slow the class down because they don 't care. These are some of the kids that make the teacher think, “Why am I still here?” I think here shouldn 't be a reason for a teacher to stress over people that they have no obligation over.
It could help the kids who struggle in school to get more help with what they don’t understand. Some families don’t go on vacations so for those kids who don’t go on vacations they wouldn’t complain that they are bored and have nothing to do because they would be at school. Most students would not want school to be year round and I agree with that. School year round is way too much for us kids. I think we should be able to have time off when it is warm to do fun things.
John Holt believes that schools has failed to teach children anything useful, believes that without school and all the works and stuff that have to be done learning things are actually fun, or useful. He believes that students lose their curiosity and confidence right when they walk into class because classes will destroy your mind and make you focus on one thing only. Also, he thinks that children need to explore outside and to challenge things and try things out, basically explore not sitting inside a room all day. Next, school has failed by not teaching us that learning is separate from living, can not be trusted to learn, and that you have to learn from someone else. Moreover, students have to be taught a certain way like by books or teacher and if not, if taught by yourself or from other real people it does not matter.
Students who are poor generally do not have any inclination to make something of themselves. There is no academic bar set for these students. Parents do not expect or promote their student going to college or even pursuing a secondary education. There is this stigma that students trapped behind socioeconomic diversity will not persevere. Allyn wishes to end this redundant and ridiculous construct.