The goal of the usage of this fact is to show readers this common term does not reflect real traits of smart people and can be treated as an insult because of that. It is one of the few examples of Fridman’s appeals to readers’ logic. The essay is based on general data; the author mentioned schools and universities promote negative attitude to smart students: “Nerds are ostracized while athletes are idolized” (Fridman). But he did not use any statistical or science data to support his position. For example, Fridman could provide data about scholarships and other types of funding for sports and other activities.
Flanagan explains in her article, “ American kids are fatter and sicker than ever.” Building gardens at each school will not only improve student 's attendance but will help them eat better. Not everybody agrees with putting gardens in each school the real question is, “what are you doing to prepare these kids for college?”(423) Building gardens in school can be a good thing or a negative thing. Flanagan is trying to make it seem that building gardens in school would make kids graduate high
Although there should be policies in place to ensure equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, affirmative action gives an unfair advantage to students of color, and does not solve the institutional disadvantages that minorities have. Affirmative action is a messy, brute force method of trying to close the enrollment gap. Although on paper it may seem like a good idea to require colleges to admit a certain number of students of color, it actually gives an unfair advantage to minorities. A white student and a student of color with identical grades, test scores, and resumes do not have an equal chance of getting into the same college because one student belongs to a minority. Affirmative action causes the same problem it attempts to solve in reverse.
Eric Hanushek of Stanford University’s Hoover institute argues that he believes that students can gain benefits from small classes in lower elementary classes, but data from STAR cannot prove that the benefits which persists in students in normal sized upper level classes is the influence of small classes (Ehrenberg, 2001). However, Jeremy D. Finn and Susan B. Gerber prove in the article (The Enduring Effects of Small Classes) that “in addition to immediate impact, attending small classes also had long-term benefits. In general, students who attended small classes in K–3 performed better academically in all subjects in grades 4, 6, and 8 than their peers who attended full-size classes” (GERBER, 2001). Furthermore, a research by the Australian Education Union also demonstrated under the follow up benefits in high grades of classes. The students placed in smaller classes in early elementary classes were “rated as expending more effort in the classroom, taking greater initiative with regard to learning activities, and displaying less disruptive or inattentive behavior compared to their peers who had been in regular-size classes” (Peace,
Due to the examples that Gladwell presented and his convincing analysis, I can agree with his ideas about what creates a successful individual. One idea that I especially agreed with was the topic that discussed the effect of summer breaks on children’s learning. Gladwell writes that, “Virtually all of the advantage that wealthy students have over poor students is the result of differences in the way privileged kids learn while they are not in school” (Gladwell 258). When Gladwell presented this idea about the caustic effects of summer vacation, I was a little skeptical at first. However the evidence he presented and his analysis undoubtedly showed how the learning gap between poor and rich children is created over summer break.
In the documentary, Schooled: The Price of College Sports, the disturbing question is raise about the tactics used to keep up academic progress rates. In the documentary, Domonique Foxworth, a graduate of Maryland, and the President of the NFL Players’ Association notes, “Your [college’s] challenge is to get them eligible; it’s not about educating them.” There is no favour done for the student athletes by admitting them into academic programs that they are not qualified for. They become extremely unprepared for life in which they need their academic education. In Amanda Ripley’s article School Should Be About Learning, Not Sports she wrote, “The problem is the dishonesty. By mixing sports and academics, we tempt kids into believing that it’s O.K.
Researchers indicates that summer break is a lose on activated brain cells and loss of education . So how did researchers solve this problem. By doing on students who go to year around vs. students who go to traditional schools.students were more activated in their learning process and show move achievement in academic. I think that year around school is better. In academics and responsibilities .
“42% of college students in the United States fail to complete their degrees. Of those 42%, 15-25% will drop-out, and the remaining 17-27% will leave college, for reasons that are less clear.” There is obviously something wrong with our education system as a whole for so many students to drop out of college. Yet, individuals believe that college tuition should be free, and paid for by the government with taxpayer money. Secondary school should not be free because it should not replace the education that should be taught in high school, it will make individuals pay more taxes in order to pay for college tuition and it will motivate student to do good in school. Initially , secondary education should not be free because students will lose
Some points barely had much to offer and sources for each benefit only had two, one, or even no sources to back up claims. Universities from where these scholars conduct their research also sound nice but it also could be abused. The credibility is put to question and it is furthermore suspicious with how brief the explanations are on the experiments undertaken. On a more hands on level, I think the two points on reading ability and school performance are better off being merged together. The former even mentions other subjects such as mathematics and science which ultimately disregards the heading of the
Diane Ravitch argues that students in India, Korea, and Japan spend thousands of dollars and attend after school classes to boost their chances for college admission (1). She points out that money being spent in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C, and Chicago to pay students for performance would be better spent in efforts to reduce class size (Ravitch 1). Michele Borba, an educational psychologist, states, “Most of the research says it doesn’t work. It has short-term gain but long-term pain” (Flam 1). Others believe that kids should learn because they want to learn not because they want to get paid for good grades.
Traditional school schedules have kids in school from late summer until late spring, the year-round schedule has kids in school all year but the difference is there are longer breaks in the year-round schedule. It is time to switch from the traditional schedule to the year-round schedule because students learn better and don’t lose information over a long summer break, is more convenient for everyone and reduces the stress of school and makes it more enjoyable. To begin students under the current school schedule where there is one long break in the summer are more vulnerable to losing the information they have learned the past year. Summer break causes students to forget material that they have learned which causes problems because it wastes
They argue that the real issue lies with the fact that colleges rely too heavily on the SAT in admission decisions. Scores of studies have shown that the SAT and ACT are poor indicators of students’ future success in college. Despite this, many colleges will still use these tests to weed out students who scored low, students that they predict will perform poorly in college, regardless of their levels of achievement, academic or otherwise, outside of standardized testing. This results in high numbers of students of color, who traditionally score lower on standardized tests, getting left out of the admissions process - because they’re being predicted not to do
There are visual learners, auditory learners, and tactile learners and test prep is not a hands-on activity. Auditory and visual learners can work to understand the high stakes tests content, but tactile learners are out of luck. Standardized tests, like the ACT, traditionally only measure core classes content, not welding or auto and mechanics classes. Since the ACT is what colleges look at for admissions it would make sense to test students who want to go to vocational school in those content areas. A vocational test is where the tactile learners would thrive.
In addition to that,the Federal law policy of implementing penalties on districts that fall short of 95% students taking standardized tests may prove worse for that particular district as far as education aids are considered.If students are given choice to opt-out,then the wealthier and middle class may opt-out and reduce the funding available for students who are still interested in taking tests.So,the issue must be addressed accordingly leaving everyone happy rather than some part of people happy. So as to conclude,the policy makers or political leaders should consider this issue in a holistic approach and should not give the flexibility for students to opt-out of annual tests as it retains the conventional education standards of the country which in turn may help build a fairly considered society.They may also consider developing alternate policies to stress the importance of standardized tests rather than giving choice to opt-out