For my entire life of schooling, both my parents and I would agree that I constantly complained about the educational systems in which I was enrolled. But when I actually take the time to think about everything I have been through, I realize that I have indeed had an excellent education. My schooling was full of opportunities and experiences, all of which contributed to the person I am today; adequate education has been an indispensable facet of my being. Sadly, not everyone has had this same privilege. And now as a college student, I am becoming even more aware of this sad fact. Looking around me in such a diverse city as Chicago, I find myself being more and more grateful. When I read Jonathan Kozol's Fremont High School, this these
Joseph is a redshirt senior who has appeared in 41 games for UConn, while registering 260 total tackles and 11.5 tackles for loss. Joseph is the leader of the defense and is responsible for lining of the linemen and linebackers. Joseph is active in run defense and has the ability to cover some tight ends and slower running backs. Joseph does not posses elite athleticism, which has turned into an essential trait for inside linebackers to succeed in the NFL today. Joseph plays sideline-to-sideline but does not have the speed to track down offensive players who breakthrough on the outside. Joseph will get a chance at the next level, but I believe there are stronger candidates for the 2018 Senior Bowl due to Joseph’s lack of athleticism.
It’s shaping up to be a trying year for the NCAA as two former athletes have come forward in the past week and filed a class action lawsuit against them for “academic fraud in its members schools’ athletic programs.” While some think this couldn’t get worse, from the numerous unacknowledged complaints from over the last century, a large number of the student athletes on the receiving end of less than stellar educations were African-American student athletes—especially in revenue-producing sports like basketball and football.
Esteemed teacher at Elk Grove High School was arrested Thursday morning. Two Elk Grove police officers barged in on her first class of the day not only to find that she had controlled substances on her, but she also tried planting them on a student in said class.
Many families encounter the worst of sports related injuries, such as being paralyzed or even death upon playing. The NCHSAA should be more cautious upon high school athletics and make it a safer environment towards all contenders within the divisions. It is not the NCHSAA fault upon injuries, but they can make the biggest improvement upon sports to try and prevent many risky injuries. Kids will go through the pain of an injury, not to only sit and get ready to play again, but to learn an important lesson.
In 1849 the issue of segregation within schools was brought to the stand, and arguments about how it should not be legal. In the case, Roberts vs. the City of Boston, The argument was made that segregation in school was a direct violation of the 14th amendment in the constitution. The 14th amendment was said to protect the rights of citizens equally and segregation did not go along with the amendment. The opposing side said the commonly known quote “separate, but equal”, and claimed that segregation was not in opposition to the 14th amendment and was therefore not illegal.
During the late nineteen fifties, the Supreme Court made a shocking ruling in a case called Brown v. Board of Education that created an uproar all across the country: segregation in schools was now illegal. Blacks and whites were finally allowed to learn together and were enthusiastic to receive a higher quality education in better schools. However, not everyone was in favor of this new law. Governor Orval Faubus of Little Rock, Arkansas, repudiated the new desegregation law and called the National Guard to ward off nine African American students from enrolling themselves in what used to be an all white high school on September 4, 1957 (Anderson 2). This historical event was known as the Little Rock Nine and was notable because the nine African
I believe the new school should district should be named based on where the school district is located. The schools colors and mascot should assosiate with the schools name and location. The school name is Richwoods High School. Their mascot is a dragon! Richwoods colors are navy blue and yellow.
Some of these actions depend on the children and who they are against or how they are ranked in the social status, and some just lack of confidence. Others are not too affected because of their social status and how much confidence they have. “Children might get physically or emotionally scarred.” (Dodgeball debate Pt. 1) Some of the weaker kids can get seriously injured when against the bigger tougher kids. In acquaintance with that, kids are human targets. They are being picked on by the stronger ones to just get them over with. Furthermore, if a kid hits them right in the noggin, they can get knocked out and that could seriously affect their brain depending on how hard they got hit. “Some parents expect their kids to be safe in school.”
Across this great nation it is tradition to some to gather on Saturdays to witness the best football games in the world. I’m not talking about professional, I’m talking about the tremendous game of college football. The thrill of men playing for the love of the game instead of the paycheck is an exuberant sight. Yet, even though I speak so greatly about it some say it is just a distraction to students. While college sports might take attention away from learning in some eyes, college sports give out billions of dollars in scholarships, passion generated for the school from activities pushes students to be better in the classroom , and the ncaa is nonprofit so most of the money goes back into colleges.
Oh great. Another bad day at school. Good thing we have basketball practice, today, to ease my mind. This is how some people think about sports. However, some do not think the same. Therefore, middle schools are deciding on whether to keep sports the same way they have been or scale back some on sports. Principals and superintendents should not scale students back on sports because it helps them prosper in many ways.
This past Friday the Odette School of Business, at the University of Windsor, held the Richard Peddie High School Debate Tournament. The Richard Peddie High School Debate Tournament is a semi-annual invitational debate tournament for Windsor area students ranging from grades 9-12. 130 students were able to attend this semester coming from 10 schools from around the area. Students use logic and their argumentative skills to outweigh their opponent’s arguments. This year was different with the addition of motions of the last two rounds. Ethan Wuerch and Callista Gagnon took home best Junior Male and Junior Female awards respectively. As well as Marcus Deans and Mirna Eshaya were awarded Best Varsity Male and Varsity Female respectively. Assumption
I am Nicholas Benefield, a fourteen year old Boy Scout of Troop 65 (Long Beach) and a member of the Tribe of Tahquitz (an honor scout organization). The course of this letter relies on my pronounced interest sparked in a school debate questioning or affirming the electoral system. Due to the natural but unethical form of this election and its candidates, countless citizens question their desire or need to vote if their vote might lay even a finger upon our electoral college. In this understanding, no negative response to a system of voting that has lasted over two centuries is needed if adjustments to a system designed for an completely different society are endeavoured upon. Those adjustments need to be a congressional district plan, just as Maine and Nebraska have it, with the candidate who wins the state majority popular vote wins the Senate electoral votes and the winner of the majority of the popular vote of each congressional district sends one of their electors
Debate has been the defining factor of my high school career. There are few clubs at Kent that provide the same opportunities as Speech and Debate; building confidence, responsibility, and teamwork between participants. As the program grows, it is important that the commitment and ideas of captains grow with it. I believe that every student has the ability to be successful in debate, and the only thing standing between average debaters and good debaters is the commitment and passion one brings to practice, tournaments, and assignments. It is the responsibility of the captain to provide the resources and environment in which debaters can learn. The status quo debate system discourages this environment, setting norms that discourage new debaters from continuing the activity. A productive environment must include a structured agenda, transparency, and communication between both the debate teams, as well as between the Speech and Debate team as a whole. While in past years having a flexible schedule has worked, it creates a disorganized environment where coaches and captains are unable to determine which students are
This essay is a reflection on what I learned from the group project on whether or not children who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents should be deported or given a path to citizenship outside the normal requirements.