Schools (Participation)



4 thoughts on “Schools (Participation)

  1. I think that it is very important for children to get equal opportunities in public education, especially in grade school, but realistically we probably won’t ever reach the point where every child has an equal opportunity. There are many external factors that can affect a child’s education such as family situations, etc., but there are also many things within schools and school districts that affect education. One major contributor is location. Schools in low income neighborhoods are not likely to be attractive to potential faculty and educators and a high income school would be, causing discrimination. No Child Left Behind is a great idea and concept but I think it needs to be refined a little more and observed more closely to actually insure that it is being implemented.

  2. In response to the mini documentary on the “No Child Left Behind Act” I could not help but feel frustrated with the government’s mental attitude towards early learning. This mentality objectifies the child/student, and to what end? It is not reasonable to expect for every student to be at the exact same level as their peers. INDIVIDUALS have different strengths and weaknesses, demanding that every child must be at the same level as their peers (regardless of learning pace), represses opportunities for them to improve and excel in areas of strength.
    The “No Child Left Behind Act” is essentially killing any chance of extra curricular exploration due to the immense costs that are not being covered by the government that is demanding their implementation. As a result, programs such as art, music, physical education (recess now counts as the mandated physical activity time), and computer application classes are being cut to make up the difference. These programs serve a much higher purpose than any standardized test, they spur a sense of exploration and provide an outlet through which students can determine their own strengths and weaknesses.

    Physically, there is no definite way to bridge the gap between satisfactory and unsatisfactory schools. Too many variables such as; local economy, size of school, and community support hold high stakes in the public school system, thereby making it near impossible to initiate change. However, adopting a philosophy that encourages students and staff to embrace diversity both physically, and through each others’ intellectual strengths would without a doubt yield results that constitute a positive learning environment.

  3. Schools are places that children can receive education and learn knowledge; in addition, they can make a lot of friends and learn useful skills. Teachers should try their best and teach every child well. I know there is not absolutely fair of education for students, however, every student have the rights to get the equal access to education. Everyone has opportunities to receive the equal education, but because of some reasons like the status of family, some of children cannot get equal education as other children.

  4. Like in the second video, both students had many things that were the same and in the things that they did. However they went to different schools. It does not matter what school a student goes to the only thing that does matter is that they get a good education. Also that they get good support at home. Some they also have to have the drive to get better in school. Many times it is hard for a student to get a good education but if they want a good education they have to do it on their own and ask for help when their time. -Nohemi Meza

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