Recently, a Duke University professor, named Harris Cooper conducted a study about homework. His results showed that students who did homework did worse in school. The work caused low energy physically and mentally, and a negative perspective towards school itself. (Time) If homework is making children have an overload, they are not going to do good on the tests that matter. In addition, if kids do not like school, they will not try.
Paying student for good grades is an issue because it doesn't do any motives in learning, only trying. Learning is the student job, not the parent to bride their children to do well. Paying student for good grades can give pressure to inflate their grades, external motivators that may be affective and well intended, and kids should be satisfied with their own accomplishment to success. Many parents bribe their children to do well in school by paying them. Bridging children should be illegal and banned in every country.
“Do I get a reward for going to school?” asked a student from the Vons Middle School. “ You can get an a reward, but only if you get good grades,” answers the student’s parents. Students usually get awards for good grades, but what the parent doesn’t know is that paying a child can lead to a few problems. A few of the reasons why schools should not pay students is because they lack of motivation. Another reason is because they tend to cheat.
Rewarding students for good grades will decrease student’s self-motivation. Paying students for good grades will realize an actual decrease in academic performance. These distinct disadvantages highlight why schools should not pay students for good grades. First, paying students for good grades causes practical problems in the classroom. According to the National Education Association (NEA), “Many teachers also say paying students for grades leads to practical problems in their classrooms, including pressure to inflate grades and conflict with students and parents.” These pressures and conflicts can lead to larger problems outside of school.
Rags to Riches In the story “Grades and Money”. Steven Vogel, a college professor teaching philosophy at a small private college in the Midwest talks about students worrying about getting better grades, rather than learning the material. He discusses how back when he was in school students never talked about what their grade was in a class, and now that’s all kids talk about. He gives many examples of students being open about their grades. In the story he states “ openness about grades is probably healthier than the kind of highfalutin’ squeamishness we exhibited-but rather to explain the difficulty I feel in really understanding grades, in grasping what exactly they are and what they are for”.
Despite the contrasting environment, private school students are no different than public school students. In an online manifesto, If You Send Your Kid to Private school you are bad, Allison Benedikt, an executive editor states, “But many others go private for religious reasons, or because their kids have behavioral or learning issues, or simply because the public school in their district is not so hot”.This proves that private schools are not filled with angels, but rather kids who have behavioral issues and need that extra help. In senior writer and editor John S Kiernan’s, online article, Private Schools vs. Public Schools - Experts Weigh In, Patrick J. Wolf, Ph.D, proclaims, “Private schools also are becoming more diverse, as their enrollments increasingly include minority and low-income students”. Similar to a public school, private schooling have their low, medium and upper class students. Many have a common assumption that students are privates are academically more advanced than regular school.
I consider myself that maybe I just got way too close to the wrong friends at the time. Don’t get me wrong, I think you should have friends, just make sure to pick the right ones you want to stay with you. Because once you leave high school and go on to college, no one is obligated to stay in touch with anyone, and no one is obligated to stay in touch with you. The fact that you may not keep in touch with your high school friends is horrible it may consume you for a while, but eventually it will go away when you realize that you’re not obligated to stay in touch with anyone as well. Don’t be shocked if the people you thought you’d be close by end of being strangers.
An “Exceeding Expectations” does not tell any information about what they can do, what she understands, where they need help, and how they can improve next time. This shows that grades are not reliable to give meaningful information to a student. A study done by Kirschenbaum shows that a test or an assignment may even be given two different grades by a single teacher who reads it at two different times (Kirschenbaum,1971). In short grades show a fake precision. The reason why teachers evaluate students is to give them good meaningful feedback that allows students to learn more and make them better after.
It is a belief that education is the key to a better life. Education was implemented on us since kids; if you don’t go to school you won’t have a good job. If you don’t go to school you won’t earn the right amount of money to get by. Why is this? As I starting researching the educational system I realized that we have it all wrong but no one has developed a great movement to really change our educational system.
Does not matter either the kids are rich or poor, education was one of the needs in human life. Poverty in Malaysia lead to poor education among the children and it is therefore important for governments to tackle the issue and prevent from the children to be ignored and left out. The child from the poor family might face a hard time in their early life. Children in poverty are more likely to have negative experiences and feel ignored by the teachers (V.V. Chandran & C. Geetha, 2009).