Having just completed writing my paper, I was able to see where my strengths and weaknesses are. Having to write a paper on an argument, I struggled trying to come up with what to write about. Making a valid argument in academic writing is different than that of just making an argument. In a person’s academic argument, the writer should not only show his/her own beliefs, but they need to also show there opposing views. While this may seem easy, it can prove to be difficult because as a writer, they are not allowed to attack a person or group, or the essay can become invalid to the readers. Deciding to stick with writing my topics on teachers, I decided to write an essay on how they are underpaid. This topic not only explores why teachers are underpaid, but it also shows how teachers are viewed. After having written my paper, I had to revise my thesis every draft. This was not because I had a bad thesis, but because I could add things to it, take things out, and make the thesis really grab the reader’s attention. My thesis can relate to almost anyone. Everyone in the United States undergoes some type of formal education, and everyone knows how much work teachers put in. When I used the words overworked and overwhelmed in my thesis, it makes readers think. Readers know from being a former student how a teacher’s day is, and it can persuade them to think that teachers truly are underpaid. It can make them think about the “everyday life” that teachers go through (Mauk and Metz
Many people wonder if teachers should or should not get paid more than they do. A lot of people believe that teachers should get paid more, but there are some that do not. Parents that want their kids to have a good education want teachers to get paid more. For example, P.V Derkachev said, “… teacher pay influences the quality of education.” (Derkachev 574). Teachers that get payed more would be more likely to perform better at their job and not mind the extra time that they have to do stuff outside of work to get everything done. Matt Barnum said, “Higher salaries --- even small bonuses ---- can and do keep some teachers in the classroom, and likely improve outcomes for their students.” (Barnum). The student is going to get taught better if teachers get paid more because the teacher will want to teach at the best of her ability which will help the student.
This semester I wrote two major papers in English class, the first was a text analysis about the novella Anthem, and the second an argument paper about a subject that each student was free to choose. The textual analysis essay asked me to explain exactly what Ayn Rand, the author of Anthem believed and communicated with her novel and how these beliefs were shaped by her childhood. Each paper also included a summary of the text and cited some arguments from individuals who were against Rand’s beliefs. The argument paper required that I pick something they felt passionate about and argue for or against it, with detailed reasons, strong support from experts, and a place to recognize and refute people who felt differently. These essays were used
High school teachers’ average salary varies across the world. The United States is said to be one of the richest countries in the world, yet our teachers are being paid one of the lowest amounts. The Education Intelligence Agency, author of the article “Ohio Teacher Overcomes Union’s Tolerance” published an International Teacher Salary Report ranking the fifty states by “how much the average salary exceeded per capita personal income.” According to the Education Intelligence Agency Ohio’s percentage rate is only fifty- five point one percent. According to the Education Intelligence Agency the lowest state percentage is in South Dakota at twenty- three point six percent and the highest state percentage is
I found the article on “Argument” helpful because; the topic is understandable, did a good job to defined the topic, the order of relevant, provided specific examples how to improve my writing of college papers.
As a “Advanced Placement” student during high school much of my time was spent writing essays on various topics and challenging prompts. Many of my essays centered around structuring supportive arguments to push or pull the audience in my direction of belief. Writing a persuasive essay often included looking for multiple supportive cases, choosing two or three that best “pushed” my view, and including these real world cases and examples throughout my essay to help “build” my case.
The average grade for students paying for their education with their own personal income was significantly higher than those students relying on financial aid. Six students are passing with an A average while paying for their education or 67% of the possible 9 students and the remaining 3 are passing with a B average or 33%, while 3 students we’re passing with an A average making up 27% of all students using financial aid and 5 students are passing with a B average and are responsible for 45% of those using financial aid. Two of the remaining 3 are passing with a C average or 18%, and the remaining student 10% is currently failing. The numbers clearly show that the grade average is higher for those paying for their education out of pocket.
Thousands of students did not go to school on Wednesday due to the hundreds of bus drivers that were on strike. Thousands of kids had no way to get to school and the district had a major issue on their hands. All because public service workers went on strike. Public service workers should not have the right to strike.
A teacher taught their students' prodigious material all year and expected them to apply it all in one test. Some students did not perform on the test, and it resulted in the teacher receiving a lower salary than expected. When the topic of teachers getting paid by students’ test scores it bring countless topics to discuss. Teachers pay should not be based off their students standardized testing scores.
Why do students never have money? It is a privilege being a student in the United States because the amount of money necessary to pay all the expenses inside and outside of school is insanely high. According to the presentation made by Greg Gottesman of school loans in TEDx, it costs around three-million-dollars of student loans per year. Most students are not in a position to pay that amount of money; and as a consequence, they drown in debt for the rest of their lives. However, student expenses and its solutions can be classified in three different fields: necessities, auto expenses, and class expenses.
The teacher wage in America has caused quite the controversy recently, and the talks are not positive. Many scholars, administrators, and teachers themselves bring to light opinions on an issue that one could say has gone dark in America, meaning not much change has occurred. As late as 2015, teachers have protested their wage all the way from proposals to walkouts. Many scholars have researched the subject, coming to many conclusions. Maybe teacher pay reflects quality of the teaching? Possibly student grades are affected, and maybe the correlation between pay and job satisfaction reflect on the learning experience. Conclusions found through my own research do follow
Have you ever wondered how it would be if teachers got paid due to how students learn? Well, I think they should be paid due to how much students learn. I am sure everyone will have their own opinion, but my opinion is that they should get paid. This is the question I am wondering and I really want to know how it would be. This is my opinion on the topic and I have many reasons why teachers should get paid. I hope you agree with what I wrote and also I hope you agree with my reasons too. They will not be the same reason but I think these reasons make sense to my topic.
Persuasive Essay If you can communicate persuasively you can achieve almost anything in business. Most people don’t have what they desire in life because they lack the skills necessary to achieve them. The ability to communicate persuasively and influence the behavior of others has been one of the most important skills throughout history. Wars have been initiated and ended by arguments for and against its existence (persuasive rhetoric).
Valerie Strauss wrote “Think teachers aren’t paid enough? It’s worse than you think,” this was an article posted The Washington Post. Valerie Strauss had a great deal of information about teachers and their pay. This article was written in August of 2016. I do believe that this article had the correct and up to date information about teacher pay and wages. This author compared teachers’ pay to comparable public workers. Valerie Strauss gave the impression that she wanted to inform her readers about how underpaid teachers are. I do think this article was convincing, Valerie Strauss knew what she was talking about.
First, I would like to address the pressure on teachers around the whole testing concept. The whole purpose of teaching is to prepare students for life and success in the world. Testing can be used for two objectives; one for the student and teacher to know and assess the material being taught, or it can be used to show progress, in the academic of test taking skills, or better said, regurgitation of information. Obama’s idea to create a national standard curriculum known as the Common Core, with hopes to centralize what children are taught in all schools across America, has made its way into our system. I decided to look into how teachers feel about this Common Core as they are the ones teaching with it. I went to social media blogs and found some pretty interesting comments. As one member posted in answering a question to a Common Core question, “Many teachers that I know like the idea of common core but are almost unanimous that the testing takes way too much of class time, which could be used for instruction instead of testing.” Not only does this program have more testing, but the prep-time can take weeks to prepare. So over all the program as a certain appeal to teachers, however, other parts of this package may have a bigger impact in the end. Another blog known as the educational week teacher blog, “Obama was asked by a student named Luis Ayala if there could be a way to reduce the number of test that
In San Francisco, the average salary for a teacher is approximately $59,000 which would equal to earning about $220,000 a year. The average home in San Francisco is approximately $485,000 (Elsen). This shows that the pay for teachers is so low teachers cannot afford to live in the city of San Francisco. Teachers worldwide have been working harder and longer hours, yet they are still struggling with their pay. Even if the teacher’s job is to teach the current generations that will later on take on the important responsibilities that come along with adulthood, their job is being taking for granted and they are being paid as if their job could be done by anyone with no educational background.