Kids need to pay more attention I'm school

December 23, 2015, 11:52 pm

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The debate "Kids need to pay more attention I'm school" was started by AngryBlogger on December 23, 2015, 11:52 pm. 62 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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I am a High school Student


The some problems in my opinion

-hiring bad teachers
-Tardy Policies[I am late some days I walk to school everyday doesn't mean people should be punished for being Tardy it should be about learning not getting good grades]
-we should be allowed to check phones [obviously they need to learn respect when the teacher is talking]
-disrespectfull students and nothing is done about them I see them sent out and always come to class the next time
-biggest thing that could help the world teachers being able to express political views and religion[we can't let these liberals keep putting in propaganda so many places and not hear what people have to say most likely they will stay the same but just hearing more ideas]

Thank you for reading.

2 years, 9 months ago
ReadyToBegin
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Teenagers are going through enough
emotional stress that adding more on top of that is just cruel. The educational system of the US is flawed and this should be clear - blaming the students for not being able to keep up is unfair.

-blaming everyone else is unfair as well. Most people actually BLAME TEACHERS for the issues of education. Students need to learn to work through hardships and such as well as learn. This is the future. Many students don't want to learn. If they cannot keep up they should be moved to lower subgroups ( advanced to general). Every can't get Straight A's. That's not how grades should work. It should reflect intelligence and knowledge. Like a job. If you don't have the skills then why would the boss keep the employee?

As for the question itself. Students do need to pay more attention. Distractions aren't just killing teens in their cars, but in the schools as well.

3 years, 1 month ago

I agree, but want to play devil's advocate for a bit.

"Schools need to hire better teachers that actually teach (those that don't. I went to a wonderful school... until I dropped out. Maybe it wasn't so wonderful after all? Nevermind that -- life was absolutely terrible for me then, blaming it on the school is unjust). I have heard plenty horror stories of inadequate schools."

-All jobs have people who are hired who can't work effectively. It happens. As for teaching (taken from my reading) it is one of those jobs that need experience more than anything else. The job is so stressful that many teachers quit after 5 years. Plus, how can one decide who can and cannot teach? We already have many measures that aren't working it seems. We have tests, surveys, and such. Plus the job market for teaching isn't the best and doesnt attract those gifted like other professions.

"They should also push back the starting time for school. If children are literally falling asleep in classrooms shouldn't we be worried? They clearly are not going to learn well under such stressful conditions."

- I dont know about you, but where I am from that would create many issues even if it is better (as test show) for students to learn. People would have messed up work schedules and clubs and sports would be pushed back too far are cut because of daylight or timing. Not to mention the dynamic of middle schools, high schools, and elementary schools.

"Kids these days (yes I know, generalization, whatever) are more worried about grades, not actual learning. School is supposed to be about learning and rounding yourself as a person, not what other people think (other people meaning schools thinking you are doing well and so labelling you as a "good" student)."

- That's not really all the schools fault. It is No Child Left Behinds set up that is the problem. But the Obama administration recently passed The Every Student Succeeds Act that is working to be more rounded. Also, if schools think you are doing bad and will underperformed or not get the help you need? Isn't that the point of school. If you can't handle Ivey League then understand you are not as smart as that school and see your other strengths snd not delusions.

"Teenagers are going through enough emotional stress that adding more on top of that is just cruel. The educational system of the US is flawed and this should be clear - blaming the students for not being able to keep up is unfair."
-ran out of space ;-p

3 years, 1 month ago

I agree with you in that students are more worried about grades instead of learning because the schools stress out everyone from the teachers, staff, students, and parents over state testing. I feel that state testing took away the learning in education.

3 years, 1 month ago

Schools need to hire better teachers that actually teach (those that don't. I went to a wonderful school... until I dropped out. Maybe it wasn't so wonderful after all? Nevermind that -- life was absolutely terrible for me then, blaming it on the school is unjust). I have heard plenty horror stories of inadequate schools.

They should also push back the starting time for school. If children are literally falling asleep in classrooms shouldn't we be worried? They clearly are not going to learn well under such stressful conditions.

Kids these days (yes I know, generalization, whatever) are more worried about grades, not actual learning. School is supposed to be about learning and rounding yourself as a person, not what other people think (other people meaning schools thinking you are doing well and so labelling you as a "good" student).

Teenagers are going through enough emotional stress that adding more on top of that is just cruel. The educational system of the US is flawed and this should be clear - blaming the students for not being able to keep up is unfair.

3 years, 2 months ago
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