Censorship Censorship in schools may not be the best choice for enriching the future minds of the United States of America. Children of the United States of America should have the right to learn about anything for it is there amended right. Taking knowledge away from them and censoring it should not be the answer to keeping our Children pure it should be what we teach our kids. We need to teach them right and wrong that is what will keep our child’s mind pure. Many books are being taken off shelves every day in student libraries because a couple people do not think that the book is suitable for children.
Have you heard about the numerous amounts of kids that have been injured due to fidget spinners? Kids are using fidget spinners at school and getting hurt when doing tricks. Liam believes that students at his school should be allowed to use fidget spinners in class. His principal, Principal Schwarts, thinks that the use of fidget spinners at school shouldn’t be allowed. Liam claims that they help with concentration but Principal Schwarts says that there is no evidence about fidget spinners helping with concentration, and are disruptive to others.
Standardized testing are giving in many areas of the nation According to a article by “The Washington Post” “The study analyzed tests given in 66 urban districts in the 2014-2015 school year. It did not count quizzes or tests created by classroom teachers, and it did not address the amount of time schools devote to test preparation”(Layton Lyndsey). Teachers are being evaluated by students and how well they do on the standardized test. Several states have tied student performance to teacher evaluation. The National Council on Teacher Quality reported in January 2014 that “about
There are 24 hours in a day. Each day, five days a week, for approximately nine months, students of all ages spend seven of those 24 hours at school. They sit in hard chairs staring at the at the bundles of assignments given to them, their pencils scribbling away. Finally when the bell rings announcing the end of the school day they race home desperate for a break. They walk in the door of their home with sore backs, tired eyes, and growling stomachs.
Should schools ban the use of technology? Does technology improve the human condition or worsens it? Numerous parents and teachers are concerned the use of technology during school hours is affecting students time of learning. A group of teachers and parents came together to discuss the topic and concluded with the debate if schools should partake in “ Shut Your Screen Week”. The real question is should our school participate or not?
Keane states, “An unfortunate commonplace in our educational institutions these days is the notion that students must be protected from certain literature because it could damage them or trigger hidden traumas.” James T. Keane, an editor at Orbis Books, states another problem, which is that censorship limits what can be taught in schools. Books such as The Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, and To Kill a Mockingbird are all banned despite the educational purposes of them.("Banned & Challenged Classics." Banned & Challenged Classics. Web.
This method will prevent students from gaining the knowledge they seek and will not work to their advantage later on in the future. Most high school classes are teaching students how to take tests rather than teaching them how to skilfully answer them and master them. This causes students to enter college and university unprepared as they develop little skill-making abilities. High-stake standardized testing, such as the SAT, is burdensome for students. The standardized test scores that a student receives determine which university a student can attend and this greatly impacts his or her future.
School uniforms are exactly that, a uniform, instead of a fashion statement. School Uniforms can even limit some of the pressures that keep students from wanting to attend school. Some students in daily life in school face peer pressure with the outfit their in, or what others are in. Peer pressure can occur because of clothing, students get so pressured about the issue and decide not to go to school. Students shouldn't fear peer pressure due to clothing; students should go to school to learn, this should never be the cause to skip school (Source 2).
Students leave school stressed and full of anxiety and its actually making a negative effect on their everyday life. Students get so overwhelmed that harming themselves is in the picture. The state needs to realize that students aren’t giving their 100% and they will never know their actual academic skills. So why give standardized test? Teachers need to focus on the future and teaching them skills they need in their everyday life.
School Suspensions Are a Waste of Time Would you take school suspensions away if it would benedict the school? Many school have always used school suspensions as their way of chastisement, simply because it is the easiest way. School suspensions became popular around the 1960s and 70s because many more fights were occurring due to desegregation. Although school suspensions are widely used throughout most schools, it is time we found a more effective way of discipline. School suspensions are not working because students may not understand what they did wrong, suspensions feel more like time off than a punishment, and students are more likely to act out again after being suspended.
While this may impact those kids that are focused on, the other kids are pushed aside on the back burner. The main reason behind this is that teachers are forced to have their students reach a certain level of success by standards set by the nation and their bosses. The number of tests that students have to take removes their ability to be creative and have an opinion. Bronwyn Williams expresses this when she says, “Standardized testing, to be standardized, must create questions that leave no room for interpretation…allow for no independent meaning making from students.” (154).
Say No To Screen Free Week Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. Children have many practical purposes that they would need to use “screens” technology for. So by eliminating a valuable learning tool you are jeopardizing kids learning and making a drastic change in their effective daily lives.
The main points of a school are a place where students can learn and feel safe. Students talk about our classes being too dull and not really a true environment to learn and with the new renovations I feel as if the students would feel like they finally have a place they feel comfortable to study and work at. The other main point is safety one of the most important things maybe not seen by students but valued by teachers and parents. One of the major disasters going throughout the country are school shootings.
Finally, standardized test are unfair to teachers, who are the ones teaching our children the “knowledge” they need to know as an adult. First up, standardized tests are very imprecise on the way they evaluate teachers and their way of teaching. According to a report by the Annenberg for School Reform, over 17% of teachers on Houston, Texas were ranked in the top category on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills test, and yet they were ranked in the two lowest categories for Stanford Achievement Test(30). Next, this very disappointing because using the tests to reward and punish teachers causes them to cheat for their own benefit. This impacts our children 's education negatively.
In the United States, there is an ongoing debate that’s been discussed for decades. The debate is on whether too much time around technology can harmful to a young teen’s behavior, social skills, and attention to school work. Recently two article have been released, “Blame Society, Not the Screen Time” by Danah Boyd and “Don’t Limit Your Teen’s Screen Time” by Chris Bergman, that take similar sides to the debate, but two very different approaches. Bergman explains that technology should be allowed often to take away the hunger for time in front of a screen, while Boyd demands that parents give their children more freedom to interact in order to lessen the desire for technology. Regarding the ongoing debate on technology’s effects on children,