There are various reasons people continue to move from urban areas to the suburbs. These reasons include the fact that rural areas have better education, lower crime rates, better infrastructure, and inequality in the public services offered. Also, with the recent rise the population growth, cities have become more crowded and continue to grow beyond capacity, which contributes to people relocating to less population dense rural areas, such as the suburbs.
As students were forced into their growth of knowledge in elementary school and middle school by continuously being taught basics, in order to prepare them for high school and beyond, they get to gain their freedom and decide whether or not they want to meet their teachers’ marks in high school. Throughout the school year, there comes a time where students have to sign up for classes. By having this choice, students can decide on how they want to challenge themselves in the next school year. During my two and a half years of high school that I have conquered so far, I learned that in a classroom setting there are students who take advanced courses, enjoy the subjects that they chose to take, and try their best to get the best grades that they can receive, in order to prepare them for their future in adulthood. However, there are also students who do not try or realize the importance of the free education given to them because they do not have an interest in the subjects that teachers are teaching them or are just being forced by their students to attend school. Some teachers try their best to bring out the motivation in these students who do not yet see that education is power and freedom, but there are also teachers who ignore these helpless students that are blinded by the present things that affect them like popularity or living with the motto that “you only live once”, because these teachers do not have the inspiration in the
It is a fact that schools fail to educate at least thirty percent of students in high school in the USA alone. Now many people would argue that it is the student's fault as to why they are failing in school while others would believe that it is the education system and the teachers are to blame. What adults tend to see is that if the student skips class and doesn’t do their homework, then it is their fault as to why they failed in their classes. Not many adults realize that maybe the reasoning for some students lack of interest in school is simply because they aren’t being taught properly. In this speech that I am giving to you, I am going to give you three reasons as to why students are failing high school: Learning styles, Anxiety slash depression, and stress. By the end of this speech, I will provide you with ideas and solutions to each problem so one day there will be a higher success rate.
There are many students that have the ability to stay very focused on their educational goals. These students tend to do very well academically and do not need a lot of stimuli to help them get moving. There are other students who are not in the same boat. Some students become very frustrated with the day-to-day routine of going to school. These students tend to benefit from having the option of working outside of school. They begin to see that working hard does pay off. The feeling of satisfaction they receive may motivate them to work harder at succeeding in school. They will understand that though it is a lot of hard work, the more effort they put into their education, the better off they will be. They will get higher paying jobs that suit their character if they continue to work hard through high school and go to college.
Baltimore, struggling with kids not behaving and unable to strive in the classroom, came up with a solution. The Baltimore school district knew they needed to take action and do something drastic when they became aware that 61 percent of the African American students were not graduating high school and of that percentage 50 percent ended up in jail (CITE). The drastic measures the school district took is twenty at-risk-kids are sent to Baraka School in Kenya each year without electronics, unless given permission, to live and attend school there for two years. This solution was implemented in response to the low graduation rates to take the inner city influence away from these kids and put them into a small, isolated area where they are able
In today’s society students aren’t pushed in high school to pursue their full potential, which makes students think they don’t need to put hard work into school making them lazy. The outcome of this is bad grades and upset parents making them believe they aren’t smart and that is why they are getting the grades they are receiving. In actuality these students aren’t being pushed and the teachers aren’t tapping into their talents to show them the full academic potential they have.
The gap between the nation’s best and worst public schools continues to grow. Our country is based on freedom and equality for all, yet in practice and in the spectrum of education this is rarely the case. We do not even have to step further than our own city and its public school system, which many media outlets have labeled “dysfunctional” and “in shambles.” At the same time, Montgomery County, located just northwest of the District in suburban Maryland, stands as one of the top school systems in the country. Within each of these systems, there are schools that excel and there are schools that consistently measure below average. Money alone can not erase this gap. While
Urbanization and Industrialization brought millions of people to growing cities, these growing cities were ill equipped to deal with growing population rate. While some might argue that Industrialization had primarily positive consequences for society because of a surplus of job opportunities, faster production, and more amenities, it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrialization’s negative effects were angersome working conditions, poor quality of life, and child labor.
Some reasons for high school student academic failure, which range from drug use to individual student insecurity, can be plainly traced to the nature of adolescence. Social acceptance and a desire to belong to a crowd are placed above academics in the minds of teens. When academic underachievement is the norm, devoted students may come under ridicule as being "nerds" or "teacher's pets". There is a difficulty, therefore, in getting students to become motivated. How do you propose to motivate a group of students who feel that they cannot jeopardize their social status for doing well in school? Other reasons for academic failure range from student feelings of
Urban Public Education is a concept and movement within public schools all over the nation. With these urban public schools there are many trials and hardships which those institutions have to work through. Ranging from poverty, funding and the never ending cycle of bullying. Bullying is a form of making another feel lesser for their race, background or sometimes just personality. Throughout time bullying has been seen as a rite of passage for children in these schools. The myth I would like to bust for you today is the one where we end these motion because it is in no way a rite or beneficial to any student in any academic situation. My second goal is to try and make you as the educator or mentor aware of detrimental things one might say when it comes to issues such as bullies.
The essential question I will focus on for this CREQ is “What kinds of changes need to be made in schools to better serve and reflect our multicultural communities related to curricula, policy, and engagement and collaboration with the families that schools serve?” The most prevalent idea that I took away from Chapter 4, 5, and 6 of Emdin’s text about how to better serve multicultural students was for teachers to rethink their role in the classroom, along with their students’ roles. In order to challenge the traditional urban education paradigm, Emdin instructs that educators make use of tactics that shift the teaching into the hands of the students, including: cogenerative dialogues, co-teaching, and cosmopolitan classrooms. Using these methods, students become responsible for
It just so happens that the lack of certain classes affect how "boring" or "entertaining" school is. Such classes are that of art, which can be essential to some teenage growth. My school is no exception, Odenville Middle School needs an art class.
Our education system does seem to be in trouble for the way that it is headed, but also a lack of motivation from the children seems to aid in the problems. It is said that America keeps up well with other leading nations in the early years of education, but as soon as kids start to grow older getting good grades just for that special trip to get ice cream doesn’t seem to be enough anymore and as the high grades begin to “weaken as students move through school.” (Bethell).
A second way to intrinsically motivate students is to “understand the children” (Specific Classroom Management Methods). Originality and creativity should be encouraged in all students. Make a point to give students opportunities to express themselves in different ways. Each child is unique and self-expression is a great way to learn about each and every student. When starting the year, “Knowing what background your students bring to class and starting the course at an appropriate level can increase a students success and…positive feelings they have about your