In reality, pop music has been seminal to the empowerment of many belittle minorities and the creation of a more variegated culture. Instead of pointlessly demeaning pop music as being worthless or hackneyed, one should praise it for the plethora of changes it has brought to the United States. While it may not be able to evoke nostalgia of the foregone “good old days”, pop music is a moving force that constantly pushes against the fabric of the society, urging the public to accept new ideas or alter their point of view. Regardless of the vagaries in government, politics, or the economy, pop music has proven itself in the past half-century to be unstoppable in its ability to revolutionize the American culture. Perhaps best expressed by Sarah Churchwell, a Professor of American Literature at the University of London, pop music is so popular because “[it] provides not just the soundtracks to our lives...; it releases our emotion and helps us to articulate them”.
The decline of democratic principles in public education has excluded students from successful learning by creating a rigid establishment that provides an unequal advantage to the students that resonate with lessons based on the canon or have the ability to adapt his or her learning style to fit the teachers teaching style. Schools should adapt literature and teaching styles that resonate with various types of students based on social, educational, or economic backgrounds in order to better engage and teach them. To further improve education, dialogue in classrooms should be increased through debates on literature, current events, and politics. Administrative
If students are bound to cheat and the honor code is not being enforced or is not fair, why have it? The environment in many schools impacts how students view the honor code. A school with a cheater mentality and an overall acceptance of cheating and plagiarism will have no use for an honor code, since they will not follow it. However, change the environment of the type of students and an honor code can now become beneficial and essential (Jennifer and
These two standards are highly debated and investigated amongst teachers, government officials, and parents to understand which standards will enhance student’s academic knowledge. Some state political boards do not agree with the new adoption if the Common Core Standards. After researching both standards and gaining my own opinion, I think to adopt the new Common Core Standards is a positive thing for our school systems. Even though it has some negative like difficult transition for students, standards are vague, and unequal access to technology in the classroom and at home (Meador, 2017). Even with all the cons associated with the Common Core Standards, I think the new Common
How would Decoras impact NEISD dress code?Is this style affect others in a good way or a bad way?I think some people find this style not professional and do not allow this at schools because at school people want students to try and look more proficient and accomplished. People decide what to wear because it’s their preference and they can do whatever they want to make their lives more enjoyable,entertaining for them and bring joyful and content for others who seem to be discompose and unsettle.People say that Decoras it’s a way they can demonstrate themselves,reveal to everyone who they’re really are. There are different styles people want to state themselves,like others have plastic surgery to get the look they desire.To this day there are
On the other hand, author and lecturer Alfie Kohn disputes against a notion of teaching grit in educational programs. He and others make the argument that this idea will have a corrupt repercussion. Considering both sides of the argument, I reach agreement, in my opinion that grit should be taught in schools in today’s world. For the reasons that grit by itself will help students better themselves in and outside of school. (Regardless of the many who lack enthusiasm towards teaching grit), Angela Duckworth and
If students are “protected” from real world situations they will not succeed in life. If someone has an unrealistic expectation of the world they will not know how to handle hard situations that come their way. Schools should educate their students about the world not “protect” them from it. It is not only am educators job to teach academics it is also their job to prepare their students for their life ahead of them. In conclusion this shows that banning books shelters students from the outside
In the short story "Hidden Intellectualism" by Gerald Graff, the main idea is to bring acknowledgment to the idea that educators of schools and colleges should incorporate students interest into their teaching. In other words, Graff believes schools and colleges are at fault for not taking the opportunity to use "street smarts" for good academic work (Graff,2010). If Gerald Graff is right about educators needing to incorporate "street smarts" into scholarly works, as I agree, then educators should reevaluate their teaching methods. Students are becoming negligent of gaining knowledge of social interest because it is not encouraged by instructors. Therefore, the only topics students can converse with are related to school work (Graff,2010).
During an article, Hoekstra explains that if you can show the students that what they’re learning in the classroom is relevant to what’s going on outside it, they won’t think that this is some obscure corner of academia that doesn’t matter (Hoekstra). Basically, studying pop culture does have an important social function; What we pay attention to in pop culture is how we say what is important to us. For example, a debate took place over "Duck Dynasty," whose star was suspended after he made homophobic remarks (Holmes). This shows a prevalent relation between the pop. culture we witness and how it affects our
Many students that know uniforms will be beneficially, but don’t agree with school uniforms will continue to disagree with implementing them. It can be easily agreed that school uniforms may take away their self-expression in school, but what matters more in school is the way of learning. It can also be agreed that many students do not accept the self-expression of their classmates and make fun of them. Students, parents, and school administration should be able to recognize the benefits that school uniforms come with. In conclusion, school uniforms are a great thing to have in schools.
Most of the things people learn from pop culture do not contribute to the creation of a better world, it is ephemeral knowledge. Furthermore, it can not be compared the knowledge that a student will receive from his or her school to what it is seen on television or a video game. Ultimately, the goal should be find a balance between the school work and appreciating popular culture. Finally, teenagers should stop seeing intellectualism as something wrong or “not cool” because after all, knowledge means