According to several educational studies cited in “How Smaller Schools Prevent School Violence” from Educational Leadership, a magazine dedicated to informing educators about new education innovations, violence occurs less often in small schools: “Among schools with 1,000 or more students, 33 percent experienced a serious violent crime, compared with 4-9 percent of small and medium-sized schools. Large schools had a ratio of 90 serious violent incidents per 100,000 public school students, compared with 38 per 100,000 in medium-sized schools” (Klonsky 66). With rising numbers of school shootings and the like, small schools drastically reduce the chances of these events happening. The small stature of these schools generates a community in which anonymity does not exist as
Greasers are known as uneducated or not smart, but some are really smart and care a lot about their education. Also, the socs think they are better than the greaser because they are richer, therefore, they think they can beat them in everything including rumbles. In the book the greasers prove them wrong by beating them in the fight and by Johnny killing Bob, a soc. In The Testing, they are also underestimated with their education. No one has been chosen to compete in the testing from Five Lakes in over five years, so people think very low of the new candidates coming in now.
However testing isn’t proven exactly to be effective. Particularly, standard yearly testing has been a part of American education since the mid 1800’s, and is currently used in all the 50 states. Furthermore, excessive testing may teach children to be good at taking tests, but does not prepare them for productive adult lives (Knight Foundation, 2007). Since 2001, 44% of school districts had reduced the time spent on science, history and the arts by a total average of 145 minutes per week in order to have a full focus on reading and math (everettsd, 2014). With this in mind, chinese schools are very good at preparing their students for tests.
Why cell phones should be disallowed in class First, cell phones are a major distraction. Students check their phones regularly. The Journal of Media Education states that students check their phones more than 11 times on average per day in class. Not only are they a distraction in class, they are an exceeding distraction on the road. On average, at highway speeds, teens drive the equivalent of 2 football fields blind-folded while looking at their phone.
The money that we’re wasting on standardized tests could go to helping these students, but it’s practically thrown away. There needs to be a better use for this money. Not only are these tests a waste of money, but they’re also a waste of time. Standardized tests take between 20 to 25 hours out of the school year, but the amount of time that students spend studying for them is immeasurable. Students do not learn anything during the testing process.
Why take the chance? Kahn states that at UV found that 157 students have been investigated and even though that seems like a lot 39 of those dropped out or lost their diplomas. Even though it happens the overall statement is that you can get caught and when it happens the punishment is severe. The honor code is in place so it limits cheating and provides a fair environment for example Sledge shows that 48 percent of the 275 people surveyed that the honor code is enforced fairly and 65 percent of students say that it is brought up in class or it is on the syllabus. This is at the college level and and only 48 percent of people think it is enforced fairly so, let's think about the high school level where the 48 would be even lower.
Every day, new advancements and applications dealing with technology are coming out that alter social function and capability. Social media sites including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are at their peak when influencing young adults. Ongoing issues, cyberbullying, threats, and hate crimes are being presented through these social media sites and this is one of the multitude of reasons why parents should limit the use of technology for their teenagers. I agree that parents should limit the use of social media for their teenage child, or for any age child, because ongoing use causes lack of exercise, impaired social skills, and harm for threat and violence. Parents should restrict the use of social media sites for their children because it causes a decrease in physical activity.
Albert Einstein once said, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation full of idiots” (Einstein). Unfortunately, that day has already come as technology has far beyond exceeded human interaction. Fortunately, an event has been established to help the world unplug. “Shut Down Your Screen Week” (SFW) is an annual event, encouraging families, schools, and communities to turn off screens and “turn on life.” Instead of relying on digital entertainment, participants spend time with family, read, and get involved in life.
For instance, Clifton Parker wrote about how Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and some of her colleagues did a survey that associated with 4,317 students from 10 high schools in California. Some things the students said were, “In their open-ended answers, many students said their homework load led to sleep deprivation and other health problems.” Homework should be banned from schools because homework has become demanding, and homework has an unhealthy effect
In Vacaville High School students have access to junk food such as; chips, artificially sweetened drinks, pizza, and much more. According to the article, Bans on School Junk Food Pay Off in California, by the New York Times, “California students had the lowest daily intake of calories, fat, and especially, added sugars.”Imagine what we could achieve as a school and as a community, if we ban instead of limit. We were able to become the healthiest students by simply limiting the schools ability to sell unhealthy foods and drinks in schools. But the fact still remains that limiting those foods isn't enough to end obesity. We must ban any and all bad foods that are sold in our school.
The U.S. has dropped from 18th highest scores in schools in the world to be in the 30’s on almost all of the subjects on the test. The tests narrow down the curriculum to focus on the subjects that are on the test, forgetting about the other subjects. Standardized tests cannot measure all that schools teach like how to be a problem solver. Standardized tests have not improved America’s education system. Every once in a while the world will submit their schools performance and they will be ranked with
Countless of us might not consider distracted driving as an immense issue for the reason that we personally have probably not experienced an accident or a fatality caused by this. There obtained a ten year period in the United States where effective death rates for distracted driving went up to fifty thousand plus thousands that extract injuries. With our powerful government getting involved, they have been getting stricter by having laws that ban phone usage while driving. One of my databases explained that compared to the 1900s to the 2000s fatalities caused by distracted driving have decreased. My second database explains that there should also be fewer drivers using their cell phones while driving and less fatalities on our roads for numerous