My school would greatly benefit from the application of an honor code as long as such a code is approved by the student body. Such an honor code would bring about students to reconsider their actions before cheating on a test. This is because an honor code has the ability to create a culture among students which discourages cheating. Also, including harsh punishments within the honor code would dishearten students from cheating out of fear of potential consequences. Schools which have not benefited from honor codes are very different from Classical, and therefore do not prove that an honor code would be ineffective at Classical.
Students would believe this since they may feel that their teachers may give them so much homework with such a little time period. Some might even have sports events of other school related things that may not give them much to any time to do their homework. As this does seem like a problem, teens should work this out with their teachers rather than going against what their teachers would want. In other cases, students also say that they feel the need to cheat because teachers and students have high expectations for them and want them to get good grades, putting too much pressure on them. “Well-intentioned parents who want their children to be successful in school can place so much pressure on the kids that they resort to cheating” (American federation of teachers).
Students were also “expected to report” if they saw or knew someone who had “cheated, lied, or stolen” if they fail to do so, they will get in trouble for withholding information. Students felt that it was not their obligation because, “ they did not see it as their responsibility”. They were afraid to do this because it could cause friction with the specific person who cheated or anybody else. No one wants to be “that” person. She also mentioned that “it provides students a clear explanation of the importance of behaving with integrity and that expectation that our resulting action will increase trust and respect in the LA community” Vangelli believes that implanting honor codes, in school shall gain respect and the importance of academic dishonestly.
There are many reasons why respect is the key to success. Throughout our lives, we will work with many people. Whether we like them or not, we still need to respect them in order to complete the assignment. For example, a teacher pairs me up with people I dislike. Even though I dislike them, I still have to work with them and treat their ideas and opinions with respect.
While people may not follow it and keep it a secret, there should be an honor code in schools because it prevents cheating, keeps people accountable by consequences, and we want to live in a trustful environment. Granted, some students cheat and do not get caught; however, an honor code could help prevent students from cheating. Studies show that cheating in schools has reached the highest point. Kids who cheat their way through high school or college are cheating one another out a proper school education (Broussard 27 ). In view of the fact that kids are cheating their way through school, when they get into the world with real jobs, they will not be doing the right things at the right times.
On the other hand, some teachers love what they do, and they should get more recognition for
Is competition good or bad? While most students in schools think it is good, I disagree with them. I believe competition is bad. Many students around the world are overly competitive. This can have many negative effects on them and the other students they are competing against.
They must first see the differences between rewarding older and younger children. Children who have not yet gone through adolescence should be rewarded for things such as effort, teamwork, and perseverance to finish an activity. These are traits that they are still learning about and so, when they succeed in fulfilling tasks, then they should be rewarded. On the other hand, older children who are attending high school and college have already learned those lessons, and so don’t need for them to be acknowledged quite as much. Instead, they should focus on obtaining the skills they need to become independent.
School uniforms pro or con , this controversial subject has been going on for a while arguing it takes away students self of expression or whether it helps establish a better learning environment. Which one truly is the best option for the future of our students and which one can truly maximize their potential for a better learning environment as well as the safety for them when they go to school, these thoughts are key points in when discussing the argument over school uniforms Starting with the pro side, school uniforms themselves have many upsides to them such as eliminating visible economical differences, which can be very helpful to diminishing bullying that is caused by a person's social/economical status, another upside would include
Jones suggest that, “The reasons students engage in academic dishonesty vary, but as commonly understood, the overriding reason is performance” (144). This directly results in them cheating, because in truth when one is confused one tends to find the shortest way out of things and not utilize the difficult and time consuming method. In case that was not enough, there are those students who simply refuse to be anything short of perfect or first in everything and anything they do. This ideology indirectly forces those kids to cheat in order to maintain their positions in class. In addition,
There is a temptation to cheat and be sneaky in order to raise test scores (Berliner 52). In an effort to boost the quality of teachers, merit-based pay can instead create tensions that press teachers and administrators to act in ways that they otherwise would not. There are many forms of cheating that can occur. Some are more blatant and obvious, like physically changing test answers. Other schools want to restrict who can be admitted, so they keep low preforming students out by having a lottery, or encourage them to go to a different school.
Developing a community that takes an honor code seriously will decrease the amount of cheating. At my high school, certain teachers will remind students of academic integrity, however, there is not a community for it. Even without an honor code at my high school, students should be remind constantly about academic integrity. Students do not understand the value of academic
Fear breeds dishonesty and dishonesty breeds dishonor. Today's students often find themselves as unwilling informants and police officers, serving as honor watchdogs upon their own classmates out of fear of the consequences they will face if they don't. This student on student judgement solely cultivates a culture of distrust and suspicion instead of one of honor, integrity and respect. For the honor system to be truly effective, it must be revised to have classmates solely serve as each others judges, through honor councils. The honor code itself also must be redefined so that it can serve as a guideline of the values members of the community should uphold, instead of a system of rigid rules and consequences and do’s and don’ts, meant to terrify
Undeserving, Underserved, or the Most Deserving? In White Men Can't Jump, Ron Shelton uses the streetball scene in a poor LA neighborhood to examine the friendship of Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane. Examining the ways in which the two financially struggling protagonists treat each other, Shelton challenges the viewer to reflect on whether to value the cutthroat “smoke or be smoked” mentality or prioritize one's honor above all else. The former characterizes most of their actions in the first half of the movie, while the latter is a way of thinking they adopt only by the end.
The North Carolina State Board of Education outlines the professional standards to which teaches should uphold within, and even outside of, the classroom. These standards are comprised of the commitment to the student, commitment to the school, and commitment to the profession. Also, the Code of Ethics includes the professional conduct which entails, honesty, the acknowledgement of the rights of others, keeping information confidential, and compliance of criminal laws (NC State Board of Education, 1998). Ultimately, the NC Code of Ethics is a set of rules in which teachers must uphold during their career. Discussion Commitment to the Student