This is Hailey Bernot I am writing to discuss an important issue that I have noticed in Mentor High School. Thirty Three percent of teenagers report falling asleep in school and this is something that I have noticed daily at Mentor High. The school day at Mentor High School starts way too early and I think that many students and staff members would agree because it is affecting students learning and health. Schools across the world start at as early as 7 A.M. or as late at 9 A.M. Many early starting high schools have changed their starting times because students grades were dropping and they were not as prepared and focused.
He was hospitalized, preparing for open brain surgery, when he was rudely interrupted by his teacher’s visit, with a number two pencil and a standardized test. His school still expected him to complete the standardized test. (cite your source for this)Testing has reached that point where it has become unacceptable because now “twenty five states mandate one formal assessment test in kindergarten.” Testing is no problem when it’s being provided to obtain knowledge but when it has reached the point where testing is just replacing students with a number that’s a problem. A score doesn't always show the comparison of an uneducated and educated or even
In Washington the kids did better on the standardized reading test. These students got paid on routine basis for small accomplishments, for attendance and good behavior this seemed to lead to more learning for
Writer Alexandra Robbins writes a non-fiction expose following the lives of various overachievers at Walt Whitman High School. The purpose Robbins conveys in the book is that college admission expectations have made high school a very cut-throat environment, leading students who try to meet these expectations to have deteriorating emotional and mental health. Throughout the book Robbins uses strong forms of imagery to get across the idea that stress is negatively impacting many students health and uses shocking statistics to show that students are turning to self –harm and suicide to deal with stress. Robbins uses imagery in a scene of a Whitman student named AP Frank who acquired seventeen AP credits in the course of his high school career.
As a student in high school did you ever feel like the standardized test are helping you or making you get in to a better college? Have you ever thought about how many hours students and teachers spend preparing for the standardized test? Many hours and studying are being put into those test but are they really effective and are the test doing the students good in life? Standardized tests are really just to effective, teachers and students spend too much time on them and it’s not doing the students any good, and even it’s not doing the teachers any good. Standardized tests in schools today in Ohio should be stopped because they are causing for teachers to be evaluated by the test results of how the students do on the tests, they are having the students more stressed about school and do they benefit you in colleges and university and do they really look at how well students do on them test.
A recent study released by Pearson that questioned over 400,000 students in grades 6-12 shows that only “48% of students think their teachers care about them…and only 45% of students think teachers care if they are absent from school” (Hare, 2015). This shocking statistic demonstrates what American students think about their teachers. Most students are under the impression that their teachers don’t care about them. When teachers don’t care about their students and allow them to fail, many students with unrealized potential give up on education. Mike Rose’s “I Just Wanna Be Average” describes his journey through high school on the vocational track after the results of his “tests got confused with those of another student named Rose” (Rose, 1989, p. 2).
One reason school should start later is that less than 20% of kids get the recommended hours of sleep-9.5 to 8.5 hours- and that causes problems in the classroom and teens who do not sleep enough are moody in the classroom. Also less teens get in car crashes and are at a big risk for drugs,alcohol,depression, even suicide. Teens get in crashes because they do not get enough sleep at night. Another is that grades up when teens sleep in and absences drop by 15% in Bonneville by starting school later. These are both examples why school should start later in the day.
Teenagers need on average about 9 ¼ hours of sleep every night; instead only about 15% of teenagers get about that much sleep per night. Doctors all across America are recommending that schools across the nation start school after 8 A.M due to the lack of sleep that teenagers are getting. The lack of sleep that teenagers are obtaining is becoming a very serious issue for students because it is affecting their lives in a very negative way. A later start time for Brunswick High School would be extremely beneficial to the students that go through the school. The Brunswick Board of Education should start school at 8:25 A.M., because teenagers are not getting enough sleep and the lack of sleep is severely punishing these students physically, mentally, and academically.
It was already hard for me to go about my day with 8 hours of sleep, now I was getting only 5 hours of sleep. I thought maybe if I go to sleep earlier, I would be able to get full amount of sleep. I tried sleeping earlier in the night but I was unsuccessful. According to the Sleep Center of UCLA, teen sleep problem can begin before a person turns 13, and once the sleep patterns are set, it becomes extremely hard for them to change (UCLA). It seems like I was having the same problem, I had already set my sleeping patterns.
Teen Texting: A Parent Letter For Teens To Read 285331-teenage-texting Dear Compulsive Teen Texting Student: According to a recent survey done by Nielsen, you are a part of a growing group of individuals that text on average 3,339 time per month. Some of you might respond to this by saying, “Dude! That’s only 111 text per day. What’s the problem?” Here’s the problem: Your teachers and parents are reporting that your social skills fall far below your academic scores. Some of you have national test scores that fall into the mid to high test range (80-95%) in math and science, but you have to have your parents contact your teacher, coach, friend’s parent, boss, girlfriend, boyfriend and others because you are not capable of having
In a group, 38 percent reported that headaches, concentration problems and fatigue had made school more difficult. Forty-four percent said concussion symptoms affected their note take skills and homework completion. Nearly 9 to 10 teens who continue to show symptoms of brain injury also experience academic problems. When a young person gets hit on the head and suffers a concussion recommend being holed up in a dark room for days. This could mean five days in a dark, quiet room with no superhero movies, loud music, bright lights or smart