The teacher never really calls on them. Not because they don’t know the answer or because they are so smart that the teacher wants to give someone else a shot. The hard truth to this is maybe the teachers don’t really see us either. “Extras” aren’t expected to amount to much; they won’t be in top 10% of their class; they won’t move on to be lawyers, doctors or even the president. They will move on from school where they were an extra into the real world to be just another extra.
These two identities intersect because having family members who have never been to college often results in making less money which limits the chances of their children going to school. EOP helps with financial resources and provides a safe community of students who have had similar experiences with being first to go college within their
When kids are starting to think about what they want to do they sometimes want to be football, or tennis, or even a baseball player. The odds of becoming pro are very slim. Kids will try and then not take their collage studies seriously and fail at collage and at making it pro. Therefore, because they got no education they don’t have a fallback plan when going pro fails. Some people may tell you that the kid could make it big and that you don’t need a degree to get a job.
Did you know that depending on the sport, students who play sports in college most likely have less than a 2% chance of becoming professional athletes? At middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country, everyone is arguing over whether or not students with failing grades should be allowed to play sports. In my opinion, a good education is so very important for our country’s youth, especially the athletes. Not a lot of kids are good enough to play in the top college sports programs in the country. But even those who are, still have an astonishingly low chance at making the professional leagues.
This gets a little complicated though because students are often not heard or asked their opinions. Feeling like their opinion doesn’t matter is very discouraging to students but the ones that dare to make themselves heard say that is very inspiring to actually get their point across. Betty Jo Jordan, executive assistance to the State Superintendent of West Virginia, said after speaking with a few middle to high school age girls, “I think sometimes we completely ignore the fact that these kids think a lot about a lot of things. We don’t really ask them for their opinions or their ideas on how to make schools better... That was very enlightening.” (Patrick) About a year or so after that group of girls spoke to her, I had a personal conversation with one of them and she has informed me on how much more she values her education from the experience. School reform, as well as school itself, should be utilized to benefit students in every way possible and I see no better way to do that than putting them right into
Some parents are reacting to an outdated perception that there will be a lack of discipline when students have too much free time, and this lack of discipline will keep them from getting the best possible education. We all know there are only a few kids who are irresponsible in their behavior at Monarch, and it is these students who should not be allowed off campus. An open campus should be an earned privilege based on the student’s maturity and good
Savannah Blietz Ms.Fordyce English P.2 21 September 2015 Is College worth the struggle? In this society that students live in the only way that they think they know how to tell people’s intelligence is by going to college. By not going to college the students think that they have more of an opportunity to explore the world then other people in college,but some disagree with this opinion and some agree that the source of all opportunity is the person and not their educational level.The educational level for language, math, and science has the student’s country ranked at the bottom because the people in the United States don’t take college seriously, it affects us as a country. We have this idea in our heads that if we don’t go to college then
Or another effect that students are not well prepare enough for the real world because they just try to get the degree to graduate and actually not learn anything. If going to college is free, it is similar of students go to elementary, middle or high school, they are just going to school and are not really think ahead of their future. But when students get to college, hopefully they are old enough to realize what is best for them. If free college could happen, students should be thankful for that and try their best to achieve what they want. College should be free because of it can makes a big effect on student 's lives.
Here no one is going to help like in your country. For someone to help you, you have to be a friend of hem for a while. It mostly hard for teenagers who came new to new to America. Kids in schools at that period of time are not that nice to anyone. “People treating” Not everyone here is as friendly.
It has been the fault of the school district, school, and teachers as to why the students have a lack of global perspective. In talking to my students I found out that they think very little of competing academically with another country and how the use of technology impacts their ability to compete. Other than a social studies course, we rarely mention what takes place in countries other than our own and it is even more rare to talk about how these countries are using technology or their advancement in education. Not taking advantage of this platform with our students and colleagues eventually puts us all at a disadvantage because we limit our research for competing to neighboring schools and counties before we even look at things from a national
Although civil literacy was important in America during the Civil Rights Movement, today it is in steep decline based on many factors. In most schools, classes focusing on civics or similar themes are virtually nonexistent. The reading states, "fewer and fewer schools require civic courses". Most social studies classes barely touch on the subject. Since the younger generation of America is the one that most needs to be educated in civics, this could be threatening because they can 't run a country while simultaneously knowing nothing about it.
Within my classroom this is no different, however, I have found my students are not setting goals. Achievement within my school is low. Students have low self-esteem and little support from parents about their schooling. I began to wonder, if they had something more meaningful to work towards, if that would increase their achievement. How does student goal setting impact student achievement?
Even though voter turnout rates are very low, allowing teenagers to vote is not a great solution. From personal experience as a teen myself, I know that most teens are lazy, irresponsible and immature and therefore it would be a mistake to let us vote. People aged 16-17 arent even treated as adults to begin with so it seems strange to give teens a gigantic privilege such as voting.Teenagers are barely starting to become mature adults and they don’t know too much about politics to begin with other than what they get from political socialization such as what they see on social media and the news.