Many children, however, loathe them, so are they really that good? School uniforms are bad because they hinder freedom of expression, they are another way to hurt financially struggling families, and do not help end, gang violence or bullying, but simply cover it. Freedom of expression is constantly fought over, but how is it modeled in schools and districts? The first example comes from article A in paragraph 4, where it says that a school uniform, “minimizes students’ First Amendments rights, the freedom of expression”. This is the most important reason why students dislike school uniforms.
Many people explained that it could be more difficult for the kids to be raised with two different cultures. For example, as on interviewee explains, if the child is half white and half black, they may not be excepted into the white culture because they are part black, but they may not be fully accepted into the black culture because they have some whiteness in them (p. 337). This could lead to the children being picked on or teased, which obviously, no parents wants that to happen to their child. In the end, most people seem to be acceptable of interracial marriages, but the one main concern they have is how the children will be affected by being raised by to different racial
The current regulations with the dress code prohibit the freedom of expression and limit diversity (Haynes 3). As a result, the dress code lowers students’ self esteem, confidence, and decision making in the community. Furthermore, a lack of self confidence and decision making halts progress for individuals to make certain decisions such as leading a group from an uncertain circumstance instead following rules that prohibit what to wear for a job (“Should Schools Have Dress Codes?” 2). Because of these reasons, students becoming decisive individuals in the future that will impact our democracy with their new ideas will we questionable and hazy. Additionally, it is important to note that the students that the school prepares for is ready to become successful and independent thinkers and not just followers of some limiting factors such as dress code policies and “arbitrary rules” (Robson 3).
Although there are seemingly multiple advantage of zero tolerance policies in schools, there are many other disadvantages against the use of ZT policies in school , One of the main disadvantages of zero-tolerance policy is the fact that it targets students with disabilities. A number of studies found that the rate of school suspension was relatively high among students with disabilities (Edmonds-Cady & Hock, 2008; Morgan, Salomon, Plotkin, & Cohen, 2014). The same applies to minorities such as people with color as several studies found that African Americans are expelled from schools at higher rate than their white peers (Skiba 2001). Another disadvantage is the disciplinary actions resulting from applying zero-tolerance policy such as suspension and expulsion affects school climate and cause the school ratings to drop. Furthermore, in such conditions, long periods of time are spent on disciplinary matters (Bickel & Qualls, 1980; Wu et al., 1982).
It shows the disadvantages that many students face in public schools, such as being placed in lower level classes where the students are considered notoriously rude and ignorant by the school administrators. The movie works to disprove the idea of the students being lazy by showing the hard work they put into their notebook and the passion they show when Miss Gruwell teaches them with an attitude that shows she believes they are just as capable of any other students. “Freedom Writers” addresses the problem of the structure of the education system, showing the viewers how the system makes it more likely for certain students to be left behind or left out of academic success. The movie “Freedom Writers” contains fatal flaws in its portrayal of the characters. The content is riddles with racist and classist connotations that reduce the efficacy of the movie’s attempt to seem like a progressive film.
Uniforms also make it difficult for kids to express themselves. That is also against the First Amendment because they’re restricting kids from expressing themselves. More private schools require uniforms than public schools. More public schools are starting to require students to wear uniforms because of all of the controversy over dress codes. Private schools have good test scores but, that could be because students there get more one on one time with teachers.
The differences between the black and white schools encouraged racism which made the amount of discrimination against blacks even greater. Firstly, in both black and white schools student were at least partially educated. However, the level of education between the two schools was extremely different. Only one out of eight black adults in the nation had completed high school and four out of ten white adults had gotten their diploma. Black students were not encouraged as much as white students were to complete school.
Carla Amurao extracted, “statistics reflect that these policies.. target students of color and those with a history of abuse, neglect, poverty or learning disabilities..” (Facts Sheet: How Bad Is the School-to-pipeline - pbs.org). Amurao concludes that racial is a situation, that when students are suspended they are put in a negative environment where they catch bad influence causing defamatory to their learning environment. This shows the statistics of the pipeline of color skins being most likely to end up in an unstable environment. In the meantime, “Teachers have been reported to give lower grades and use harsher disciplinary practices with students of color..” (Journal of Adolescent research). Regardless of teachers, the students will continue to be in a different state-of-mind if they are people of colored.
Most students dislike them, and they restrict self-expression and individuality. Forcing students to wear one thing or another will leave them uncomfortable, with one less outlet to express themselves. Though they may make your mornings shorter and leave your wardrobe simple, school uniforms leave children somewhat unprepared for adulthood, with their clothing choices pre made. While some state that school uniforms stop or decrease bullying, bullying stretches beyond clothing and brands; it targets race, ethnicity, personality, sexual orientation, and all the things in between. The vast majority of kids are against school uniforms, so in an environment where children and teenagers need to be supported and educated, their needs should be the top priority -- and school uniforms do little to help
Yet, some may argue that this is not due to the differences in culture and background, but rather due to the student having a bad teacher. Although it may be true that good teachers would not allow a student’s identity affect how they reach the specific student, it must be noted that teachers of students that have poor scores are “of about the same quality” (Strauss) as those students who score very well. Therefore teachers cannot be a deciding factor in child success or otherwise there would be a discrepancy in the ability of teachers where there is not. Plus, it must be pointed out “how well some of [the] students are doing,” (Strauss) if poor teachers were really the cause of the bad test scores of some students then all the students in that class should be scoring equally bad, but this is not the
They argue that the real issue lies with the fact that colleges rely too heavily on the SAT in admission decisions. Scores of studies have shown that the SAT and ACT are poor indicators of students’ future success in college. Despite this, many colleges will still use these tests to weed out students who scored low, students that they predict will perform poorly in college, regardless of their levels of achievement, academic or otherwise, outside of standardized testing. This results in high numbers of students of color, who traditionally score lower on standardized tests, getting left out of the admissions process - because they’re being predicted not to do
Zero-tolerance policies will teach children how society works - when you make bad choices, you will have bad outcomes. Parents and administrative claim that it’s important to keep these policies in schools because they help maintain a safe environment, while teaching students unacceptable behavior is (Sellors). “ Zero-tolerance policies remove difficult students quickly,” said Sellors. After these students are removed from a schools, it is harder for them to get into another school. Although some students who are expelled from school are offered an alternative education at disciplinary schools, those schools fail to provide a “meaningful education” (ACLU).
Residential Schools were not good for the First Nations due to the education being taught was there to “take away” the aboriginal heritage within the children, in other words, to make them act like they are not of First Nation descent. These schools were bad for both boys and girls as they were often abused, and so I wondered how the psychosocial problems related to child abuse would hinder the
This quote is explaining how kids that are going to school and coming from better households than their peers can affect how they feel about school. Kids that come from poor incomes homes don’t enjoy school because maybe they feel like they aren’t good enough for it which makes them not want to go and get into gangs or things they shouldn’t be in. In conclusion This goes back to my reasoning on saying that the strongest cause of minority male incarceration in the U.S is young dropouts because most of the kids , teens , etc that get killed nowadays aren’t educated and involved in
No real benefit to students admitted under affirmative action programs exists, as these students often struggle to meet standards. This idea is part of the mismatch theory (Sander 4). Even though African American students are more likely to start college than white students from similar backgrounds, white students are less likely to drop out, and therefore, more likely to graduate (Sanders 4). Improper matching of students ability with rigor of a school causes this phenomenon. In order to meet racial admission quotas, a school may admit a student who does not necessarily meet all the requirements.