Each year i go to school its the same old thing. “We have added this this and this to better you child’s learning environment.” The next few statements that come are a load of bull. The united states as a whole has lowered its standards in learning so much, its ridiculous. I mean, the new act no child left behind is one thing. Though when your in a class with 30 other kids and because one kids being slow the other 29 are held back? I don’t know about you but i don’t see the logic. We spend so much money a year on special needs students in America. So much money is granted to them, so its sad how they get all this money yet we cant seem to keep the schools we have running efficiently enough. Personally i think the u.s would save so much more money if they flat out built specific schools, built for those people around there needs. It would make so much more sense.
Well i found out last week that the music division in 2 out of our 3 high schools is cut to part time. Due to that choice I’ve lost my choir teacher. She cant work just part time but has gotten a chance to go and work with elementary students. We all will miss her dearly here but she has to think about many things for herself as well. She cant forget us, to many are to crazy to forget. Many choices come up in life and you have to choose, this gave her a new opportunity and i wish her the best at what ever comes her way. I love music and i love the teachers I’ve known to help me with that. All i can say is good luck and i wish you the best in all your decisions. I respect your right to choose!
Well we have so much debt in the USA, but we are trying to help other countries, come on we need to help our selves. So along with this debt comes cuts, in all divisions one including schools. In my district if you do not have more then 10 in a class the class is shut down. But over all they are trying to get rid of our music division completely. I don’t know about you but i enjoy music. In high school there are different group es, choir, band, drama,science and more they are trying to cut all that out becuase “its not important to the growth of our students.” Well news flash did you know that music is the only activity that will use both sides of your brain? Bet you didn’t. Some people are in love with there music with drama and band, and extra sciences. You think schools are getting bad becuase of behavior right now? Take away the few things we like in a day and it will get worse. Choir for me keeps me sane, i love to sing and i love preforming and being with my friends in an environment I’m happy with for an hour or so a day it gives me a break. Every student needs that break what ever that class be. So those budget cuts that are being taken into consideration need to be revised to protect our music and drama divisions.
I really wish, that the USA would jump on board the “If you have a certain GPA in high school you get to go to college”. Great Britain has for a very long time, personally i wont have the money to go to college, and i guess in a way I’m punished for it, now a days you cant get anywhere without a college degree. What about all the people who just cant, grades may be great but doesn’t mean they will get a scholarship. Its getting harder and harder for people to get the education needed for what ever profession they want to pursue. the government talks about ways to help people, how about schooling!!! If we had more qualified people for certain professions we would be a lot better off.
So many people out there think they are the best, possibly because they have money or they just wanna act like it. You know how frustrating that is right? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” No other men until that time have put it in any other better words. Everyone has their right to life, we live it everyday, but you have the people that THINK they can take that from you, and some even do. Many people cut down in their prime from stupidity really why!! Why would some one want to do that. Two males, 26 and 17, were found dead in front of 92 Woodlawn Ave. at 4 a.m. this morning. 26 and 17, shot in the head, dead over some argument, a miss agreement, why in the hell does someone think they can do that what the hell is going through that persons head that says “hey!! I’m gonna go shoot someone and take away their life because i have a gun!” really people????? GET A GRIP!!!! People complain everyday about it, but no one does anything and no one tries to stop it. Liberty, we all have liberty unless your a dumb ass who shot someone. Everyday so many people in the united states take for granted what we have. More money, more appliances. and bigger houses, that’s what everyone wants right? Land people more and more land is taken everyday because of people wanting all those things. Though its ok right??? Its our liberty, our pursuit to happiness right? Now people complain how they have so little, well you have every opportunity to get some were as some one else. Why must everything be given to you? We are all able to go some were with our lives, take people who drop out of high school, they complain about how they arnt getting enough, and the government needs to fix it…. HELLO you should have finished high school at least! Now college, thats a hard thing, we all have this right ofr the persuit of happiness but not all of us have that right to go to college. Not everyone has that money, not everyone can make it, so how, how are all people able to persue happiness when some things are out of thier reach. Well this was me ranting after i talked to someone who was complaining about our Decleration of Indpendence. To all the idiots out there, get a life, seriously.
Get your credits get your credits!!!! That’s all school is, a detention hall to ship kids off to. When i sit in school i listen to a teacher, i do the work im told to do, but in the next year i wont remember half of the things i was taught, know why? it was useless!!!!! We go to school 6-7 hours a day, then come home. We go back and even then half of the things we were taught don’t stick, few things i’ve learned in school, minus math, have been useful. I enjoy going to school for some things, though our school division is slowly taking them all away. Choir something i love, a passion to me is slowly dwindling away from us. Why send a kid to school with no outlet. Students spend more time at school then they do their own house minus the sleeping time. Why are we going to sit there when we have nothing to look forward to. Our school division doesn’t think that our extra curricular activities are useful, but ya know what they will support all the sports! god forbid we not have to spend 100$ to travel to a football game. Some of us just are not the football type, so when we enjoy our choir, band, or family and consumer sciences. They could all be taken away due to lack of funds thanks to the wonderful people on our county, but ya know we cant fault them not completely.
Ever had to sit in a class with 40 other students? What a mess that is. The U.S Department of Education says we have about 53.1 million students in school. They predict by 2010 55 million, it cannot get much worse but by 2030 60 million students will be enrolled, 60 million! According to Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform by the year 2100 we will have 94 million students in school across the United States. (http://www.cairco.org/edu/education.html)
Teachers are one person affected by this growth. There nights are filled with grading papers, with a class of so many students students.
“45 students times five short answers equals almost seven hours of work,” a teacher said. I don’t know about you, but I could never do that much work in one night. Even when she is team teaching her classes the time that was able to be spent at her desk grading papers or working on other things for the class are now spent working with students and keeping everyone on track, it’s not a productive environment for teacher or student.
“Students don’t get the attention they need.” she said. Some students need a bit more attention than others, which can be harder to get in the larger classes.
“[Classes] would be much more efficient with 25-30 [students],” she said. The teachers would be able to get work back faster, so the students would get feedback faster and understand where they went wrong when it’s fresher in their mind.
They have two classes of 35+ students. “It’s much harder to make sure they are all working,” he said. All that time spent trying to get them together must be a whole lot of extra work, that shouldn’t be needed.
“[You] can’t really tell if the class sizes have affected the grades [of students],” he said , “The make-up of the school has changed.” When students change the school changes, so really no one can say, though I believe many students would be better off in a smaller classes verses a larger class.
They spend a lot of extra time working to create a learning environment fit for so many students to. Honestly, if the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform is right, the students in school during 2100 are going to be worse off than we ever will be. The school system and government need to work on our schools and the amount of teachers they have, as well as space. If they don’t then how well will those teachers be able to teach? How well will those students be able to focus, work, and learn?