Electives In Middle School

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According to Laurie Futterman, “In addition to empowering practical skills, electives can help students find hidden talents or passions. In fact, several studies show that students are more likely to get a degree or major in a course they took as an elective.” Currently, there is a great debate happening about middle schools should offer electives. Some people believe electives help students in many different ways. Yet others believe that electives are a waste of money. Middle Schools because students are able to develop skills such as communicating in a different language so a doctor can understand what the patient is saying so they can help them, music can be used as therapy for patients, and art helps your brain be creative.
One reason for developing skills in a different language is the farther that you study the language after a few years of studying it you are able to speak it fluently. For example, if a student that has studied Spanish for over four years is able to help a new student that speaks only Spanish around the school. In addition, Ernie Rambo the author of “Why Electives Matter” stated that “Electives classes reveal the skill sets of some of the students that might not be very obvious in their other classes….. ”. Moreover, a student that understands a different language, may have a
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Yet, it can be contended that middle schools that offer electives since there is no funding. D. A. Dr. Russell the author of Cancelling High School Electives, Arts, and Music-So Many Reasons, So Many Lies says, “But the real reason was the funding has nothing to do with the cancellation- no matter what funding was available, there was no room in the curricula for thees course anymore.” Nevertheless, middle schools should be allowed to offer electives to students since it gives students to relax from all of school work and having fun doing an elective that they really
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