Getting good grades is already hard enough, and the pressure will not help their cause. According to the National Education Association, (NEA) “Many teachers also say paying students for grades leads to practical problem in their classroom, including pressure to inflate grades.” This could help your child double check his/her answers. However, you are also giving your child anxiety. Anxiety could lead to your child getting depressed and later killing him/herself.
Standardized testing has become a very controversial topic amongst the nation. There are two sides, one that agrees that these tests are doing well for students and school officials, and another that argues that these tests are hurting the students taking them and should be put to a stop. Norman R. Augustine wrote an article for the need of standardized testing, and Jessie B. Ramey States the ways that the tests are impairing the learning capability of the students. Norman uses three arguments that people opposing the standardized test would most often use.
Farber believes that the grades create phony motivation and students only want to please the teachers. According to Farber, students only retain the material until they are graded on it. No longer having a grading system would leave students having no drive in school. Schools would no longer have a basic form of ranking the students and see how well they are doing. Students would no longer want to see the point in striving to be the best when everyone is ranked the same.
If all the students are worried about is getting good grades to get those scholarships, then they are in school for the wrong reason. I believe that the point of going to school is to learn material not to take the easy route to satisfy yourself by getting good grades. I would rather fail something and learn from it, than pass with flying colors and not learn anything at all just because I wanted the money. Yes there is more of a reward for getting good grades rather than learning the material but what are you really getting out of it if you are not learning anything. Rags to riches, which means you might be the rag and at the bottom while you are in school, but if you learn something in school and work hard you while eventually be on the rich side of things.
Extracurricular activities teach valuable lessons to students that could be blocked off by the “No Pass, No Play” rule. Even if a student is failing, the teacher is supposed to help them which nullifies the purpose of the “No Pass, No Play” rule. The “No Pass, No Play” rule should not be in any schools. Students shouldn’t
“Do I need to do my homework?” is what a child says. Usually, parents respond, “Of course you need to!” People bribe kids to bring up their grades by handing them money. But, this will be where people move in the wrong direction.
“A neighbor of mine says she pays her child for any A’s the child gets on her report.” In my opinion paying students for good grades is not a good idea. This issue is important because if kids were encouraged by money , eventually the donor of the money would run out of money. Then what would happen? Would kids refuse to go to school?
This goes back to the statement, “Children take on their parent personalities.” Depending on how the person's principles are set up will determine if they imitate those traits. The person who parents were actually successful thinks it's okay to just slack off because their parents have money; meaning his morals are unsubstantial and he don’t want to take on his parent’s legacy. But, the person who parents didn’t do well in life is trying to excel and be finer than his/her parents because he/she morals are
These tests are putting too much pressure on a student, which can lead to anxiety causing them to mess up and fail or even drop out before they are given the test because they’re not good at tests and don’t want to try to get told they failed after 4years. Standardized tests are an unreliable measure of a student’s performance. Performance simply means an action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function. Why should I let a test tell me what I know? I feel like standardized test are more for the school then for us.
When these students plagiarize others work they render themselves unable to truly understand the material. The purpose of going to school is to prepare students for life and give them the necessary knowledge they need to succeed. If you simply copy someone 's work, it eliminates the whole learning aspect because none of the work is your own doing. Along with that, you lose the potential knowledge and skills that could help you later in life. The punishment serves as a reminder of those facts and helps students come to realize that cheating hinders your education.
School is for learning and earning an education, and electives are just different styles of learning designed for different types of minds. In conclusion, the students of central high school receive a great benefit from these elective classes. Electives are needed for students to jumpstart their careers and express their talents in a mature, professional way. Doing away with electives would bring more harm than just fixing
So many students are under the impression that because they did not make a certain score on the ACT or the SAT they will not get into college, or if they do they will fail. The importance placed on high stakes test is damaging students confidence in their academic abilities and therefore reducing the amount of student’s that make it through college or even go to
Zero-tolerance policies will teach children how society works - when you make bad choices, you will have bad outcomes. Parents and administrative claim that it’s important to keep these policies in schools because they help maintain a safe environment, while teaching students unacceptable behavior is (Sellors). “ Zero-tolerance policies remove difficult students quickly,” said Sellors. After these students are removed from a schools, it is harder for them to get into another school. Although some students who are expelled from school are offered an alternative education at disciplinary schools, those schools fail to provide a “meaningful education” (ACLU).