OVERCROWDING: WAYS TO KEEP SCHOOLS FROM GOING OVER THE RECOMMENDED POPULATION

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“Navigating these halls can be impossible.”


school population

Walking the halls of certain high schools, you can’t help but to notice there is a major population issue with some of them. And the issue has been a problem for some time now. But how do schools districts deal with the overcrowding issues at area schools? Should they build another school? Should they go down a list of students who are tardy and start eliminating them that way? Should schools be encouraged to push students into earlier graduations?

cost

The cost associated with overcrowding are not just monetary for a school. The other non-monetary cost are the inability to focus in a classroom. And the other cost is the lack of connection made between student and their educator. These are more long-term effects of a school that follow a student even after they graduate from high school. But the biggest has to be the problem with trying to teach in a class where there are just too many in the classroom. And with disruptions that generally occur, the student would be better off teaching themselves. Because the students that want to learn are not getting anything from the lessons anyways.

alternatives

I gave a few options in how to deal with the issues surrounding overcrowding in schools. But one option that may be overlooked is trying to get students to graduate early. Find the students who are higher performing, and give them incentives into leaving high school early. Aid them in scholarship money for early graduation and that could decrease numbers in schools. You could also observe who is the most disruptive, and remove those students as well that negatively effect a learning environment.


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KNOWING ISNT ALWAYS KNOWING: HAVING AN EDUCATION IS NOT EDUCATED

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“Knowing too much of nothing.”


the learned

We have so many people in our world who are scholarly individuals. But what happens when you’re dealing with a person with such a high aptitude as it pertains to learning, but they have no true knowledge of the world in which they live. Meaning, they can break down Albert Einstein equations, but they lack the common sense in dealing in society.

falling into the trap

So many people are under the illusion that if you go to college and attain your degree in your field, you qualify to be some sort of expert. When in reality, that is just the foundation for what you know. Meaning, a degree in sociology only qualifies you to really say you are ready for graduate school. The outside time and energy you have to put into really knowing us as people, to master the social landscape that is us as people takes years upon years.

knowing and knowing

When you know you know, and you are able to apply what you know to life. But sometimes people are too learned are so convinced that they start to lose site of rationale. You can research and read, but there has to also be a degree of life experience as well. You can read up on politics and be a student of politics. But once you’re on the inside, it’s a whole other story. So throughout life, gain the knowledge from whatever books you read, articles you seek out, but also live in the research.


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FALSE SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS: WHY FORCING GOOD GRADES ARE BAD FOR STUDENTS —

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“The final grade is final.”


performance

When students are in school, taking a test is major outcome of their overall grade in class. And when that grade is low, no matter how good your grades during the quarter or semester, it hurts your overall GPA (grade point average). Yet in today’s society, there has been a shift in grading where students now have a choice to retake the test. This is of course an isolated situation, but the fact that it’s growing in popularity is problematic.

fall and get up

When you allow a child to retake a test, you’re setting them up for a more failing grade than the D or F they received in class. Because if they are unable to cope with that letter grade, life gets harder. And they are going to be in for a real culture shock once they step into society. And environment where you are going to fail and there is no retaking of the test. You just have to deal with the loss. Luckily for those that have to deal they are able to fall and get back up. But for the child given a pass, they’ll grow to think the world is wrong, when in reality they were not prepared for life.

perfect world

Who in life wouldn’t want to re-due everything in their lives that they failed at, without losing time. But the reality is that you only have that one choice. You might have another shot to make the next situation better by learning from the previous. But since no one wants to deal with a hurt kid, we make it possible for them to live in a fictitious world. That is until they finally experience life’s hardships.


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DANGEROUSLY SMART: THE MORE EDUCATED WE BECOME THE MORE PROBLEMS WE CAUSE

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“We get smarter, and we get more dangerous.”


learning to scale

The more educated we become the farther away from ourselves we get as people. You would think that the education would make us better. But what we have done is become more aware, yet distant at the same time. Our educated minds create technology meant to bring us closer together, yet it’s the mediums that binds us.

doing more

Are we not doing more with our learning? We send our children to schools to learn, but what. What are they really learning? Are they genuinely learning material that will have a positive impact or negative one? They able to used smart devices better than their parents, but are we not utilizing their abilities to its full potential. Should we be doing more are we doing enough?

negative externalities

When what we learn is not utilized in the appropriate manner, we worsen society. When the more learned and understood of the masses ignore morals and principles that have aided us thus far, we lose a piece of ourselves. For example, we educate ourselves in this new tech space. But now people are creating dating apps that break conventional dating norms. And what it has done was create an impersonal for of communication.

growth

Our brains will grown because we are constantly evolving and trying to make sense of the world around us. But the more we learn about ourselves the more educated we become the more we become slaves to our own vulnerability.


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GENDER ENCOURAGEMENT: WHY AREN’T GIRLS PUSHED LIKE BOYS IN SCHOOL

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“We need them as much as we need us.”


girls! girls! girls!

In schools, we have always encouraged the boys more than we have encouraged the girls. When the hard work must be put in, we have always told the boys, this is what you should be doing. Then leave the less strenuous work for the girls. And that is a major aspect of why boys have become more successful than girls over time in school. And also in life the boys have gone off to do great things because you have to be pushed. You have to deal with a great deal of hardships and go through some suffering and pain.

lean in

Current Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg wrote a book about why we should push young girls, why young girls don’t get the same encouragement as boys, and why girls become women who are not prepared for the world ahead. In an article written in 2013 for ABC news entitled, “Top 10 Facts You Don’t Know About Girls’ Education,” a list of reasons was outlined as to the effects young girls deal with on a daily.

  1. 65 million girls are not in school globally
  2. Of the 123 million young people between ages 15 – 24 that can’t read or write, 61% are female.
  3. Half of children not in school living in conflict-ridden countries are 55% girls
  4. Over 70 million children unable to have basic education in world; and over half are girls

giving motivation

How do we get them to be as great as the boys? We first have to start off by not cuddling them more than the boys. And yes, there is a certain softness that men and women have with their daughters than their sons. But we have to be careful how much because the world is not a soft place. And if we are too sensitive, then it’s going to be a culture shock when these girls step into the world.


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LOST INTENTIONS: WHY THE TELEVISION LOST ITS ORIGINAL USE

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“Really, used for learning.”


the television

When the television was first invented, it was designed to be used as a tool to educate the public. Now, the television is used as a medium to entertain people. Image result for first tvAnd for the longest, the entertainment came from the radio. So how and why did it change over time? Because I think the television can still be used as an educational tool, but we choose not to use it for such method.

what have we learned

Once we realized in society that we could use not only language, but the imagery coming from the television as a means to push an agenda, that is when television transformed. Because now you have a way to dramatically play out what it is you have to say. Before on radio, you had to conjure up your own image, which forced people to have a creative mind.

But today, television doesn’t make you think anymore. And that comes from having to compete with the internet. So now, the television is more so built around who can get information out there the fastest, not necessarily who can educate the public. Yet, the public ourselves can still be educated, but choose not to. Then again, what is real and fake anymore in our society.

the new television

What’s interesting about the television’s original use, is that it still exist, but on the internet. And it exist on the YouTube website. That’s right, YouTube is not only a website where we listen to music and watch entertaining content, but there are also tutorials to learn trades. Anything you want to learn, someone has a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching you.

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Doesn’t matter if it’s woodcarving, painting, or even learning mathematics, someone has a video for it. This would be a case of the television innovated from what it was in it’s origins.

what next

With the continuous innovation of the AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) capabilities what will be the next tool for learning. Because these headsets are already trying to make their way into schools across the country. Image result for ar and vrBut eventually, they will prove to be a problem as well. And then, we’re going to have to continue past this point as well.


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ACADEMIC LOST LOVE: WHY WE AREN’T EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN ENOUGH IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN AMERICA

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“They’re failing and it’s our fault.”


When observing the academic landscape of America, and the rest of the world, you can’t help but realize that the rest of the planet is passing us by. And I am using the word everybody when looking at countries that we have trumped over, over the years. Now with China as the number one economy on Earth, we now have more competition from other developing nations. We have the famed BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India, and like I said before China. You look at the way these children are brought up in school and you compare them to the children in America, and there some key differences. This new way of treating our children like they’re ultra-special for doing nothing can’t help. We give them all trophies when they lose and win in sports, and we also allow them to retake test when they fail. Instead of letting them fall and get back up.

Because falling and getting back up is what you have to do to succeed in the world. And when we don’t allow that to happen, we wind-up with a bunch a crybabies who expect the world to be given to them on a platter. But besides the special treatment we give to our nation’s children, what about the curriculum. The children in the poor communities are receiving the worst while the kids in rich communities get the best. And yes, if you are from money you can afford the means to what someone poor cannot have in life. Yet when you’re looking at education, we tell our children to work hard, but if they are starting out in school with poor education then where is there room to make that statement. So many are not ready for college because of the academics in their school at no fault of their own. Provide them with the appropriate tools, and if they don’t want to learn then turn away from them.

But it’s not like that, growing up in poor communities education dollars is being pulled from poor neighborhoods, but as a student why bother working hard at times. If the education is poor, what can you really do. Getting into college is nearly impossible, yet we say go to school. The issue that I have is that our Department of Education almost act as if we give the kids too much knowledge then the ones at the top start to get replaced. And the last thing people high up want is more competition. So we set them up early to fail, so they give up. Then you have a nation of few bosses and a lot of people disgruntled with life working dead end jobs with mediocre educations. Because in the end, you have to give them a chance to fight. You can’t say here is a poor education in school then act shock when it is worthless. Provide the appropriate tools, and then if they give up you can say I tried. But if you start off with screw you, you can’t be too shocked when they fail.


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