CHAPTER 2 • Cause/s of Failures Students get poor grades involve external factors, like the subject matter is too challenging that makes the students unable to follow in the discussion. The other reasons have to with poor attitudes, like not doing homework dillydallying, and skipping class. Lastly, there are reasons related to personal issues, such as test anxiety and concentrating problems. (Kurtus, 2012) • Student-related Factors • Not Ready for College Students aren’t prepared for post-secondary work and lack foundational skills that hinder to achieve passing grades. Many students don’t learn those skills in grade school and high school, that when they reach college they aren’t ready for the demands of being a college student (“Why Do Students Fail?
Kids all over America aren't getting enough sleep and not being able to give there full potential. There has been study's showing that this is affecting the students a lot. This is making kids tired in school so they don't focus as much. Because of the lack of sleep, kids grades are also decreasing. This is affecting there education and could possibly impact there SAT scores ,and maybe even not get them into a college they want to go to.
This can be explained by, “Studies of pregnant women in New York City welfare hotels have shown their babies are twice as likely to weigh less than five pounds at birth when compared to all pregnant women. Low birthweight babies are at greater risk of blindness, deafness, brain damage, and even death”(Hyde 56). Taking this into consideration, homeless children’s academic performance is hindered because of their poor cognitive development and the circumstances of their homelessness, including constant mobility. Math, reading, spelling, and vocabulary tests are the tests that homeless children most often struggle to succeed on and likely result in being held back a year in school(Hart-Shegos 3). This can be seen in Dicey’s Song through Maybeth’s character and the difficulty she has to prosper in school.
With merely forty five minutes in each class there simply isn 't enough time for teachers to deliver their materials. On top of that, students and teachers from the 8th and 9th grade think the four block schedule was better. There are abundant reasons why an eight class schedule it isn 't working. One reason why a bounteous number of
Remedial classes use up the students’ financial aid eligibility, but are not included in graduation credits; therefore, taking the classes push the students further away from their degrees. According to Tugend (2016), “Remedial classes, which students often pay for but usually aren’t included in graduation credits, are the single most deadly issue for students of color” (para. 15). After students take the remedial classes, they may have little to no money left to take classes that directly help achieve degrees. Even if a student passes the remedial class, he or she is not any closer to his or her degree than before, which often discourages many students.
Since parents tend to have limited English language skills, the communication between school and parent is limited. (Huffcut 34). Hmong parents who do not speak English insist that their children communicate in their native language and keep up Hmong traditions (Vang, F. 4). First generation Hmong American college students do not perform as well as other students because of language barrier too. Students whose parents are illiterate in English or their primary language are more likely to be underachievers in school (Vang, C. 10).
America also has a dropout rate of 6.5 in 2014. The dropout rate is caused by many things differing from person to person. One theory is that actually that students are just not doing well, so they actually just choose to drop out. Another well-known reason for the higher dropout rate is because of a poor family structure. Could be either a person got pregnant or the family at home just needs more help so rather than the child going to school to get a better job they are sent to work at a young age to help provide for their
In this day in age, people with children are starting to go back to college to get a better themselves, but most dropout because they have young children that needs a tremendous amount of attention and on top of working, school is just another thing holding them back from what’s really important. The issue with being a full-time student, worker, and parent is that a student may not have a suitable baby sitter to watch their child, which can have a huge issue that can make a student dropout. As stated in an article in the US News "Being a parent substantially increases the likelihood of leaving college with no degree, with 53% of parents vs. 31% of non-parents having left with no degree after six
Many parents, teachers, and other adults say that us student are being lazy, or dramatic that we really don’t have that much to do, they could be wrong in some cases, there’s alot more to us students than a teacher or parent can see. Stress is something that everyone has delt with, parents working over time to make sure they meet that deadline. Students have the same problem, except they have about 8 deadlines to meet in one day, just imagine having a two-page essay, a 100 question final, a 20 slide powerpoint, and another 50-question
In 2009, almost 45 percent of Latina females under five years old were enrolled in school while only 39 percent of Latino males were enrolled. When third grade comes around boys tend to be more than a year behind than girls in writing and reading skills. This shows that there is a serious problem within the education system because it isn’t right for males to be that far behind of what school districts want the kids to be taught. It gets even worse, boys that are colored are at a higher chance of experiencing great differences in consequences and punishments such as suspension and expulsion (Sáenz and Ponjuán, 2012). It saddens me to know that we live in the year 2015 and we still see people experience racism and inequality just because the color of his or her