For the other three kids, they had to continue going to public schools where their future academic education is not promised to them. Unfortunately, today’s education system in America is broken, and many of the teachers are corrupt. Hopefully, in the near future, the American society can resolve the education system’s problems and make the United States education highly ranked amongst other high ranked
In Grant Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod states his belief that we seemingly “hate” the brightest kids in school partially because of some of the most “noted dropouts” in today’s society. Additionally, Penrod claims that the perceived hatred of intelligence in a high school setting is causing actual emotional harm to the children who are labeled as the “nerds” or “geeks”- thus, the classic “smart kids.” If entering just about any of the several thousand high schools around the country, they will hear choruses of “Did you actually study?’, “Why would you even bother studying- the game was on last night”, “Of course I didn’t study; I had football practice” or dozens of similar taunting phrases can be heard constantly
Have you ever seen innocent kids and disappointed parents crying in front of happy smile of other families? That sad image is usually caught in the lottery of any charter school. Ted Cruz said in School Choice Week “And yet, there are millions of kids in the waiting list for charter school. We should not put our future in the wait list.” The parents choose to put their kids future on the hand of luck because they want the best education for their kids to succeed. The documentary Waiting for Superman stated that our nation public school system was used to be the dream of the world.
Bob says that teacher certification is not enough to show that that certain teacher is good enough to be effective to all students. Bob states that schools in the past didn’t research the teachers so they could make the students score high on end of course exams. He states that schools have to change the way they higher teachers so they can tell the difference between good and bad teachers. Bob states that doing this would help our students to be more successful. The second solution that Bob states is that schools should teach all types of school models.
A successful democratic society relies incredibly on a successful public school system, because public schools teach students “how to navigate in a democratic society” (Hoffman). Without proper education, citizens are not able to fulfill the fundamentals of democracy--participation and accessibility by and for all citizens. On the other hand, when the standards of democracy are not applied to education, schools may become elitist and class centered by discounting the needs for different learning styles of students. In order for everyone to have an equal chance to participate in political affairs, they need an equal opportunity to gain a fundamental education. The decline of democratic principles in public education has excluded students from successful learning by creating a rigid establishment that provides an unequal advantage to the students that resonate with lessons based on the canon or have the ability to adapt his or her learning style to fit the teachers teaching style.
The Grading System: Completely Necessary Grades are an important part of the school system. Grades set the extraordinary students apart from the ordinary ones. In Jerry Farber’s essay, “A Young Person’s Guide to the Grading System,” he argues that grades are the only motivation students have in school. Farber even calls it “phony motivation.” He argues that students do not actually learn anything. Farber also argues that I disagree with Farber’s viewpoint on the grading system and the effect on students.
How Horace Mann took a stand against private schools and education and made a big difference in children's and adult lives. I think that Horace Mann is important because without him we wouldn’t have compulsory education. Horace Mann is relevant to the topic this year because it talks about taking a stand and that's what he did. Horace started realizing without compulsory education people were not learning and growing up to be able to take care of themselves. When Horace Mann made compulsory education about the future, not the present.
At the age of 14 Harrison is a very intelligent kid who gets straight A’s in school. He is looked down upon for being smart. The government tried everything they could to make him equal. They constrained him to wear earphones to throw off his thinking. They wanted Harrison to have surgery to take away his intelligence.
Nowadays kids in school hate having to wake up early and go to school. John Taylor Gatto reveals his opinion to why that is in an article which was published in Harper’s Magazine Forum in September 2001. According to Gatto, school is “childish.” Gatto talks about many Americans that did not attend school that were very productive and self educated, such as George Washington. He believes, that going to school through our educational system is just like a children’s program. Gatto also speaks about how boredom comes from oneself, and how we should always find something that interests us.
According to the article “2 Teens Say No One Stopping Racist Bullying in Nevada Town” from US News, the author mentions, Taylissa's mom, Nancy Marriott-Tolliver and stepfather, Charles Tolliver, say Taylissa and her stepsister, Jayla Tolliver, both 14, have been the victims of repeated racial bullying at school ( ). Even in school, students are facing racial injustice. These two students are getting bullied and made fun of because they are “different” compared to everyone else. At a young age, people are already starting to judge one another due to a person’s race. Students who are not treated fairly may be afraid of coming to school and feel downgrade in themselves.