In the 1940s, there was quite a difference between black and white education. Grant Wiggins, the protagonist, is a school teacher who is worried about his students not getting the proper supplies for their education. During the superintendent’s visit, Grant stresses this when he says “I don’t have all the books I need. In some classes I have two children studying out of one book.” (Gaines 57). It’s obvious that this is a serious problem, especially when he notes that the books are hand-me-downs from the white schools.
For example, quoting, “https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/school-uniforms/” by Marian Wilde, “School uniforms violate a student’s right to freedom of expression...makes a target for bullies from other schools, are difficult to enforce in public schools, and are a financial burden for poor families.” This means that some families aren’t able to afford the school uniforms. Which, leads to many students getting bullied for not having uniforms like their
Uniforms eliminate kids worrying about what they’re going to wear and if they’re going to get dress coded but, there’s still issues with this solution too. Uniforms could be difficult for children and teens that come from poor or impoverished families to afford. In 2013 the average cost of a school uniform was $249. Schools that have strict dress codes can also make it difficult to buy clothing so, it could add up to the same price. Uniforms also make it difficult for kids to express themselves.
This movement has become very popular with both parents and students. The idea is that if everybody continues to opt out from test eventually schools will realize that testing is not working and they will change the ‘norm’ of education. However, the only issue is that they do not provide a good alternative method, their main objective is to raise awareness on how stressful test situations are not the answer. They are on the right track but you can’t just wipe out testing and expect students to magically do better. The solution I am proposing is a whole new school system.
As seen with the video titled “The Race of Life” students who have both parents in their home are automatically given an advantage in school than those who are raised by single parent households (Section 2/14/18). This inhibits how many students receive education about how to participate in democracy, leaving them unable to engage in even the simplest civics related discussions. Students who are not wealthy receive unfair education to those who are. This inherent inequality is best stated in Richard Rothstein’s piece where he describes the different reasons students can be performing badly in school simply because of the socioeconomic status they were born into. He says “The individual predictors of low achievement are well documented… With fewer family resources, their college ambitions are constrained (Johnson, In Progress)” (Rothstein 2).
Schools provides us the require education they need to get that dream career. Can schools pay kids for good grade? Many people will believe that students should not get paid for good grades, because it sends the wrong message, paying students for good grade is basically, a job and this can lead to countless practical problems. First of all, students should not be paid for good grades, for it sends them the wrong message. For example, in a video Ms Herbert shows
You have never cleaned your nails,” (page 1031). This teacher yells at Helen, a female student, after she has answered the question asked about Charles the first and the information the class read on him. Her teacher does this because during the Victorian period, teachers liked to have power and control over their students. They hated being wrong and seeing their students succeed. Not only were the teachers cruel, but they caused several students to feel intimidated and many began to lose interest in school because of their teachers.
Poor education can be crucial to a teens life. Many times students who are failing classes in school can be a way to predict future criminal behavior. Americans say, “In our nations failing public schools, children experience “overcrowded” classrooms, lack of qualified teachers, insufficient funding, and even lack of textbooks are what push many students on a path of incarceration”(Regis University). In addition, when a child is not getting a proper education they lose interest in school and that 's when they start to seek fun and information in the wrong places. For
As it is easy to see in American schools, many children are easily distracted and tend to rank education low on their list of priorities. To combat this, school administrators are considering implementing a more professional dress code so that students will treat their education with more seriousness. The plan sounds good on paper. In real life, however, it will not work. Schools should not adopt a more professional dress code because professional clothes are too restrictive, the strict code will create numerous problems, and many families cannot afford professional clothes.
The school funding is not equal in America. Some schools are able to have many different programs and some cannot even afford one. The government is giving more money to schools in the “better” areas, but nothing can tell you what makes one area better than the other. The government wants people to be equal even though they are not giving the money out equally that effects people. The schools in America should have equal funding so that each child can receive the same chance as another.