Many students need to have these classes because it may be their only motivation to stay in school. Teachers are told that they need to have differentiated learning, but that is hard to do when students need to constantly be drilling for math and reading passages. There is only so much differentiation that a teacher can do. With the standardizing of curriculum, the material has become less relevant and students need to be able to see how the material they are learning is going to benefit them in the long run. Kids who are living in poverty need more time, energy, love, and support than upper-class students, and the public school education system is not able to give them that.
He believes that we aren 't thinking far enough into the future to have the ability to change it. One of these major conflicts we face is the huge gap between skills and wisdom. “Science and technology are accelerating furiously, but wisdom is not.” (Martin). We have the technology and the materials to learn many new skills at a rapid pace, but without wisdom theses skills will be rendered useless. We learn many theoretical problems throughout our schooling, only to use them to pass the test, or to graduate, but we aren 't able to apply these lessons to our lives after graduation.
Additionally, I know my parents would not appreciate it either, as money is not something that comes by easily and that money could have been used to pay for bills and other more important things than buying school uniforms that will never be worn again when school is over. Uniform costs would also use money that could have been used to pay bills and for other necessities more important than school uniforms. Moreover, during the year, you will need more than one uniform as you can outgrow or stain and damage your uniform. For instance, in some schools, there may be more than one
“Illinois lawmakers passed a bill last month requiring elementary schools to teach cursive handwriting in the 2018-2019 school year” (Stevens). This bill needs to be passed for so many children out in the world who don’t have a clue what cursive handwriting is. Some children may never learn how to read or write in cursive and they need it in their lives. Some teachers have already admitted that “Cursive handwriting lessons take a lot of time and many simply cannot devote classroom time to them” (Lowwel). What does this say about the education system?
The curriculum that teachers are required to teach today limits the information and extra material they can teach the students to succeed. The teachers are required to teach the students information regarding what is needed for the standardized test to advance to the next grade. “Public schools must follow state guidelines that set out specific standards and assessment procedures. In theory, this creates a certain amount of quality control” (Greatschools). With this type of teaching in our public schools it is effecting some student’s education rates and their actual ability to retain the material after taking the test.
In classes today, many teachers focus on tests and assignments, leaving little time to give their students to let their creative juices flow. Not only that, many teachers may give students assignments to be creative, but give less freedom and set many strict limits of their creativity (Soliman). While some school may offer creative opportunities, many schools do not approve of this because, it is not thought of as a core subject, most of the time budget cuts lead to no music and art class, and schools cannot fit time into the school day for subjects such as, art or music. One of the main reasons why creativity is struggling to spread through schools is many schools think of art and creativeness as not a major topic and rather focus on skills like math and language instead (Soliman). Worrying teachers focus on standardized test rather than innovation and imagination.
Schools are narrowing their students' capabilities by standardizing the curriculum to meet the requirements set by the state. The standardized tests needed for college admission do not measure the student's knowledge based on their high school learning material. The ACT and SAT are establishing an industry where they can make more money, the more difficult the questions are made. It's a vicious cycle where the tests become more difficult and the preparatory courses become more expensive; causing the widening of the gap instead of its
The argument against homework is that it is unhelpful, leads to increased amounts stress in students, and inflicts negative effects on their academic ability and performance. These are critical criticisms of homework, however, they fail to see the negatives are only caused by unnecessary amounts of homework and also fail to realize the major benefits homework offers to students. Homework has been apart of our society and our school system for countless decades,
These problems need to be solve before it get worse and evolve to a bigger issues especially in kindergarten and primary school. But for me the problem which is usually found in an English class that have to be solve in early stage is that students are usually unprepared to learn in classroom. This problem might have been arise from some issues such as English not being their favorite subject, students don’t understand the lesson, laziness, translating word rather than phrases and also students don’t open up to teacher. As for the first issue which is English not being their favorite subject, there are solutions to this
Whereas in the private sector schools there has been a drastic advancement in teaching methodology, which has caused a great dilemma for the public sector. The problem with our educational system is that we mostly follow the traditional, conventional method of teaching and do not meet the advancing new pedagogical skills, there is lack of motivational techniques and the leadership of our schools is not endowed with new skills and knowledge. There are different challenges being faced, started from the teachers, their teaching methodologies and eventually all narrowing down to leadership. Some of our school leadership is not well trained with strategies that polish the skills and personality of the teachers, making them effective, creative and exceptional in their field of study. In order to survive and be part of this global change that is taking place, our system needs to thrive; it needs to be a part of integration of new innovative ideas for effective teaching and learning.