For example “a student who failed a Chinese dictation exam leaped to his death from his high-rise apartment. He was seven” and that there was a “114 percent spike in suicide rates among fifteen-to-nineteen-year-olds between 1980 and 2002.” This powerful story about the seven year old shows that stress in school is appearing earlier and even young kids are pressured to be their best. The competiveness of school at an early age, therefore gives students an overachiever mentality during childhood which prohibits failing of any kind. Robbins uses the statistic of the 114% spike in order to convey that high school is getting harder and students are under more stress and they cannot handle this pressure. Many students feel as if there is no one to turn to because their parents and other adults did not undergo this excessive amount of stress when they were young.
For starters, “A 'Band-Aid ' for 800 Children" uses data and statistics. “A quarter of people deported from the United States now say they are parents of U.S.-citizen minors, which means more than 100,000 American children lose a parent to deportation each year. A few thousand of those children lose both parents.” The statistics show us how many people are affected by deportation. Their point of views are also different. The Red Umbrella is in Lucy’s point of view, who is a character in the story, while in “A 'Band-Aid ' for 800 Children", it is in third person, so it is not told by someone in the excerpt.
About 26 million kids participate in school sports, imagine how much that number would drop if we cut out sports. No more basketball, football, volleyball, track, and more. Let 's just stand here and watch the number drop to 15 million, then 10 million, next 5 million, eventually about 100,000, or less. Why are we gonna take away sports if they have a chance of injuries? Really every sport causes injuries, getting out of bed causes injuries.
If asked many Americans can’t even locate specific places on a map. No matter where an individual goes to school the overall education system is declining rapidly “Recently a group of 556 seniors at fifty-five prestigious American universities were given a multiple-choice test consisting of questions were described as “high school level.” Thirty-four questions were asked. These top students could only answer 53 percent of them correctly. And only one student got them all right.” (Moore 124) Many of Americas schools are falling apart they have leaky ceilings, old textbooks, and classrooms that are overcrowded. Todays politicians are partially responsible for the declining education system “Why is this?
For example, in the article “Rules of the Road”, by Sheena Jefferson states that 2,000 schools in the US are responsible for more than half of high school dropouts. These areas are located in places with poverty,gangs, drug abuse, and family problems. What is the opposing side has stated that No-pass, No-drive laws will improve the graduation rate in high school students. However, this is not accurate because these laws punish students who are already struggling. For example, Cara Roberts (spokesperson for Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce) states that kids who are struggling in school should get vocational education instead of punishment.
Racial profiling is big in our school systems, the biggest case of racial profiling is the case of Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka, and the case declared state laws establishing separate public schools for white and black students to become unconstitutional. Nearly 60 years later the education system still continues to single out Black Americans. The average student suspension rate is 11% however if that student is Black then the rate jumps to 24%. Studies have shown that students that are more problematic are black students, but when it comes to consequences the black students are either kicked out of school or put into a room. In most cases, those students are just shipped to alternative school because of suspension rate.
Quartz media have found evidence that, The united states spend 380 million dollars a year just for CIA torture and that just covers the basics of the black site (“what us”)! With education Oklahoma 's education system is terrible we have had schools close down due to lack of funding. Imagine if you gave each state another 5 million dollars for education, we can have everything we need. Furthermore in the future with all the money we put in we can pay off the national debt.The average CIA torturer makes 2000 dollars a day (“what us”). This money comes out of the United States taxpayers, in other words, it comes out of your pocket.These people make money for inflicting pain on people and breaking their spirits.
Foster care is unfavorable to American society, because “according to national statistic 40 to 50 percent of those children will never complete high school. Sixty-six percent of them will be homeless, go to jail or die within one year of leaving the foster care system at 18.” “80 percent of the prison population once was in foster care, and that girls in foster care are 600 percent more likely than the general population to become pregnant before the age of 21.” BRITTANY NUNN (2012), author of Statistics Suggest Bleak Futures for Children Who Grow up in the Foster Care
In OCRS data collection in 20006, African American were three times more likely to be suspended or expelled from school as compared to white students. For a preschool student, the standard punishment for such should be done in the schools and should not involve a suspension. Finding employment opportunities is also an issue where the blacks in the US face discrimination. Black graduates are twice less likely to get employment as compared to white graduates. The unemployment rates for the blacks have been twice that of the whites in the US for decades.
In the article from my research it said, “There are 75 million American communities that are living with unhealthy air. In addition, the EPA reports that half of the 115,000 schools in the United States have problems linked to indoor air quality. So it’s not too surprising that 6.8 million American children have asthma, and the number is climbing” (Boyle, Megan). Millions of people have to live with unhealthy air. There’s also horrible that the children problems are caused by the condition of the air quality at the school they attend.
Data obtained in 2002 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) show that minorities including African American, Hispanic and American Indian students are severely underrepresented in GATE programs, and the underrepresentation is always greater than 40 percent (Ford, Grantham & Whiting, 2008). Statistically, African American students are overly represented in Special Education programs in part due to the lack of accurate identification. The publication of A Nation at Risk reported alarming data that indicated that as much as 20 percent of the students that dropped out of school were in fact gifted and not identified (as cited by Ford, 1992).
Metze, P. S. (2017). Plugging the School to Prison Pipeline by Addressing Cultural Racism in Public Education Discipline. HeinOnline, 16, 203-312. Retrieved January 12, 2017. https://jjlp.law.ucdavis.edu/archives/vol-16-no-1/PMetze%20-Plugging%20the%20School%20to%20Prison%20Pipeline%20.pdf The article is discussing how public schools are forcing students of color and who are economically disadvantaged out of schools and placed into juvenile justice systems. The author explains there is a high number of students who do not graduate from high school; with numbers steadily increasing each year.
The Department of Justice says at least 800,00 children are abducted each year in the U.S. 115 of those children are taken by a stranger. At least 90% return in 24 hours. ( http://www.freerangekids.com/crime-statistics/) Younger kids are more prone to getting taken than older kids because younger kids don’t know how to defend themselves, they don’t understand what is going on and they tend to be more trusting of others. First, young children do not know how to defend themselves. In the article “27 Years Later, Case is Closed in Slaying of Abducted Child,” New York Times reported that “6 year-old, Adam Walsh, was abducted from a mall across from the police station on July 27,1981.
In Columbus, Ohio, ten students were suspended at Central High School for destroying property and defying school officials. The Ohio law entitled the school principal to suspend each student for a period of ten days or expel them from school. The law required for the parents to be notified of the action within 24 hours, and to be given a reason. Students who were expelled could appeal to the Board of Education. Among the ten students, Dwight Lopez argued that the suspension was an act of violation of the fourteenth amendment.
Statistics show that cheating within the past decade has skyrocketed in education. According to the Academic Cheating Fact Sheet authorized by the Educational Testing Service, 20 percent of college students admitted to cheating in high school during the 1940’s, but today between 75 to 98 percent of college students surveyed admitted to cheating in high school. The drastic change suggests that cheating has almost become part of the high school and college experience, which everyone does it and it is now a social norm. In fact, most people won’t believe a person who said they never once cheated in high school due to the insane pressure to be well rounded and maintain a high GPA, which transfers into college life too. To be deviant is to turn