In Grant Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod states his belief that we seemingly “hate” the brightest kids in school partially because of some of the most “noted dropouts” in today’s society. Additionally, Penrod claims that the perceived hatred of intelligence in a high school setting is causing actual emotional harm to the children who are labeled as the “nerds” or “geeks”- thus, the classic “smart kids.” If entering just about any of the several thousand high schools around the country, they will hear choruses of “Did you actually study?’, “Why would you even bother studying- the game was on last night”, “Of course I didn’t study; I had football practice” or dozens of similar taunting phrases can be heard constantly
This is a form of colorism, impacting a student education and wellbeing. Teachers can also contribute to colorism, there is always a student who feel the teacher have favoritism. The teacher may like Julia because she is Puerto Rican with straight hair whereas discredit Maya who is dark skin with an afro. Students are getting kicked out of school more and more based on how they look. "a study published in 2013, found that among the students sampled, African-American girls with the darkest skin tones were three times more likely to be suspended from school than African-American girls with the lightest skin tones.
18% of male and 17% of female did not answer this question. Going back to the Iowa study, the students that are involved in extracurriculars and have high grades may be because having a certain GPA may be required to participate. In the eighth question, 62% of males have said they had cheated to keep their grades, while 39% of females say they haven’t. This shows that most students are more concerned about their grades than what they actually learn in the class. According to a study at Harvard, cheating has been an increasing epidemic, even among high achieving students.
According to a survey, 88% of students at a school believe that failure on an assignment is a reasonable punishment for the violation of the honor code (Source E). Even students believe that violations of the honor code are so bad that they should result in failure. Threatening to fail students on an assignment holds back the urge to cheat. Students have a great fear of being caught because of the strict consequences that come with violating the honor code (Source F). With the fear of punishment suppressing any urge to cheat, commitment to the honor code becomes more and more prevalent.
If a bully spread rumors about you, it has negative effects on you. Bullies may say something about how you look and how ugly you are to make them look cool or boost their ego. Victims who have low self-esteem may feel like they don’t belong to our society, which is not true. No one should ever feel this way. Even though, they may try to look confident in front of the bullies, on the inside they are really hurting.
Bullies may even take the money from other students after they are paid. The bullied students will work hard for themselves, but the bullies do not work and receive the same amount of money as the students who do work hard. In conclusion, students should not be paid for grades because all in all it is unfair. It will help students get good grades, but that does not mean they will actually learn the material.
Also, the author includes the example of family members, peers as a guide to the child 's character. This connects to racism in school because it shows that growing up our family members are examples to how we act for we are around them most if its an orphanage family to an extended family and if this family acts racist then it molds the child to learning to act racist. As varied family members become examples of racism to their children racism will remain shown as a learned effect rather than signifying born of
One student states that the Administrator was using a "choke hold" on them, while the other student states the Administrator had the other student held in a "full nelson and putting her on her face". Either method of restraint or action, could lead to serious injury to the restrained student. In addition, the male student, when questioned by guardians about the incident, indicated that the Administrator, who had been restraining the female student, began threatening him in a profane and violent manner after he was being restrained himself, by other school staff. School officials not only ignored the statements of the students, they also did not see fit to even question the students as to the events leading to their involvement. Furthermore, school officials, when questioned by guardians/caretakers of these students as to the findings of the alleged abuse by the Administrator, denied knowledge of these allegations, nor followed up with guardians after they requested an
Bullying Can Be Prevented Bullying is a form of violence to pick on victims because they are different from their bullies, have insecurity/jealousy or home problems. The hate towards their victim has something to do with the victim having an unusual gift or being intelligent the bullies has yet to become. It is important that this behavior should be prevented or it will become worse. Bullying is one of the main issues public and private schools have to face on a day-to-day basis. When the bully takes it too far, the victim snaps and retaliates by fighting him/her back physically or verbally.
To start with, bullied children may experience social relationship problems because of the things s/he went through. Due to lack of confidence and insecurities, they may refuse to socialize. Loving and valuing yourself are two of the most important values for life, so destroying it can permanently damage someone’s