Sue Honoré, an independent learning consultant who has studied people who were born from 1982 to 2002 has that “while young people are "undoubtedly capable of long periods of concentration", those who spend a lot of time alone using technology tend to have less in the way of communication skills, self-awareness and emotional intelligence”. It has been proven that around 31 nations that students who used computers everyday in class had lower test scores in reading and math than students who don’t use them as much (Study: Students Who Use in School Doesn’t Help Test Scores). Though technology is amazing and has given so many people different opportunities they would’ve never had before it is resulting in a few bad habits for students. Casey Schools systems around the United States have begun to rely on technology to teach their students instead of teachers to teach them. According Michael Godsey, a veteran high-school English educator, even said and agreed with many people today that we are at the point in time where since we have the internet at our fingertips, there is really no need for teachers
This study explains that not all research studies analyzed class sizes over 40 students. In this study, 16, 203 test scores were analyzed. Out of all of the research studies, this has the most collected data, which will be extremely helpful. This article also gives background information about when class size became an issue and about the first people who studied class size. “Edmonson and Mulder (1924) were two of the first investigators to study class size and achievement” (Williams, Quinn, & Jensen, 1985, p. 307).
Not all community colleges offer worthwhile vocational education (Unger Pg.25). Unemployment among students who graduated from vocational education programs in comprehensive high schools averages more than 14% and the average wage for students who do find work is less than $8.00 an hour (Unger Pg.18). Today high school graduates is doing even worse (Williamson). Among those ages 25 to 32, fully 22% with only a high school diploma are living in poverty (Williamson). Living off a high school diploma is close to
A study conducted in 2009 by the Scholastic/Gates Foundation found that 81% of US public school teachers think that the state-mandated standardized tests were “somewhat important” when it comes to measuring student academic achievement, and 27% think that they were either “very important” or “somewhat essential”. Standardized tests are also utilized by physicians, lawyers, and pilots in order to measure their knowledge of their profession; the use of these tests is widespread among students, educators, and professional. If the results of these tests were unreliable, then they wouldn’t be used in such a wide array of professions and educational
If 50% of eligible students are tested on a random basis during the school year, for 1,000 eligible students the cost of the tests is about $5,000 to $10,000 if the school handles collection and about $12,500 if a Third Party Administrator (TPA) is used. A TPA is an outside agency employed by the school to manage the testing processes.Funding may be obtained from grants, private organizations, local businesses, nonprofit foundations, or donations. For a community it is much less expensive to use effective education and prevention techniques.” Most schools get grants and donations to fund the drug testing but the schools that do not accept grants or donations have to calculate it out of their yearly budget which can be rather expensive. As I quoted earlier
Based on the knowledge given in the article it states that “Curfews lowers the number of teens involved with crimes. From 1995 to 1999, the number of minors arrested for violent crimes dropped 23 percent. Expertscredit public curfews for the drop in crime.” Numerous teens all around the world that do not have a curfew have attempted crimes in multiple ways. From girls to boys, crimes are very easy to strive without a curfew. All in all, more people without a curfew commit more
When it comes down to literacy, it depends on which of the various definitions of literacy is used. There is “technical literacy “and then there is the definition most commonly used in statistics. In the past, the governments labeled “literate” people who could read a couple thousand simple words they learned by sight in the first four grades in school. Other sources when asked, termed such individuals as “functionally illiterate” as if to say they were lacking in something just because they didn’t meet a certain standard. If a person was unable to use a basic source of information and complete tasks, they were in
The Associated Press states that “... only 47% of heavy smart-device users earned C’s or lower on their report cards, and only 23% of light social media users earned C’s or lower” (A.P. 1). It is true that less than half of these constant users have failed classes on their report card; however, these millions of failing students are only failing because technology is stopping them. Every student has the potential to thrive and earn acceptable grades, but their smartphones prohibit them from doing so. These students that are being mentally slowed down by technology could go on to become scientists, engineers, writers, or even mathematicians, but today’s electronic devices are stopping them from accomplishing
Also, in another study it was pointed out that only 38% of the new nursing graduates had acquired the expected competencies including the ability to make correct clinical judgments . One of the reasons behind academic underachievement and failure can be attributed to the students’ study skills and learning weaknesses . Another reason behind such a phenomenon can be the students’ low self-efficacy. Besides influencing the students’ motivation, self-efficacy influences the learners’ endeavor, perseverance and the time spent for learning . Approximately a quarter of the young population is at the verge of academic failure risk and the other behavioral problems which may subsequently arise .
Combined with the 2000’s recession crises, many high schools and elementary schools have decreased resources or even cut classes in subject areas that are not part of No Child Left Behind 's accountability standards. Since 2007, almost 71% of schools have reduced instruction time in subjects such as art and music to provide more funding to Math and English (http://www.ed.gov/esea). In some schools, even though art and music remain available, students who are not on level with basic skills are sent to remedial reading or math classes rather the other optional
However, for many students today, this equal footing is nothing but a dream. Constantly, US schools in black and latino neighborhoods have been severely understaffed and underfunded. “A quarter of high schools with the highest percentage of black and Latino students do not offer Algebra II; a third of these schools do not offer chemistry” (Heffling). Schools not offering these basic courses to their students simply due to a lac of funding significantly impacts the performance of black and latino students in the post-secondary world. In fact, nearly 51% of all public school students come from a household that is near or below the federal poverty line (Layton).
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