The program that is stated in the article seems to be helpful. It obviously has had results that accomplished the goal of furthering students’ education, at least at South High Community School. In only two years the program increased the amount of kids who passed the AP test by twenty percent. Of course, this can also be contributed to the amount of kids who joined the program once it was open to everyone. However, it can also be argued that this success is because of the incentives given to the students, in this case the incentives being money. If one was to look at programs such as these in a psychological stand point, it would make sense why students would do better once they were being offered a reward for their work. Rewarding a behavior is the strongest way to make sure the behavior is repeated. High school students often complain about the lack of money they own; this program gives them the ability to acquire money just by trying a little harder in school. America, though considered one of the power houses of the worlds, admittedly does not have the greatest education system in the world. The PISA test is a test that is designed to test the basic skills of fifteen year old students in countries around the world. Out of the forty countries that took part in the test the United States ranked thirtieth in math and twenty-third in science. Programs like this help students to gain an interest in learning and ultimately would help the United States grow in the field of education. This program was able to gather steam due to the idea of rewarding a behavior. If programs like this were more widely available it can be argued that most other schools would have the same success as South High Community School. The reason that the success of the program is so detrimental is the fact that students who may not have chosen to further education are taking steps in the right direction to creating a better life for themselves. This is not only good for the individual students who are taking a part in this program, but, on a wider scale, it can be good for the economy. Students who chose to go to college after this program are opening themselves up to better job opportunities. People with better educations and IQ’s tend to be trend setters. This may be a way for new jobs to be created, further helping the economy. Other programs like this should be implemented. For example, a program in which if students were to have honor roll cumulative throughout high school they could a scholarship to pay off a year or so of college. This…
Michael Kelly English comp 1
5/13/15 Final Paper
In this English compensation class I really enjoyed two specific poems that I will be discussing here. My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke and also Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden. These two poems really stuck out while reading because I can relate to both poems in the same but also in different ways. I think both poems are similar but My Papa’s Waltz has a different identity than Those Winter Sundays.
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden…
When I was growing up I was one of those children who was wise beyond their years. Not in the sense that I was some extraordinary genius, but because I was robbed of my childhood. I was “too young” to understand what was going on around me, so no one explained much; truth is, I understood everything. Because of that I had to grow up fast... too fast if you ask me. You see in my family there was problems, tons of them and the biggest one of them…
Dr. Sally Emmons
19 November, 2013
The Fiery Future
“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”
− John M. Richardson, Jr.
This quote is something one can see throughout Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. There are multiple characters that fit these descriptions but three main characters that fit it perfectly. Beatty the fire house captain lets it happen, Montag makes it…
Yellow Fever: An American Epidemic Concerning the Role of Asian Women in Today’s World
An Annotated Bibliography
This paper will explore sexual fetishism and exoticism of Asian women by (mostly) white men.
The paper will focus on the effect it has not only on Asian women targeted by the fetish, but also
on cultural perspectives. Some topics discussed will be the historical origins of the sexualization
of Asian women, how men who have Asian fetishes view Asian women, the response many…
America…The Land of the “Free”
The United States of America is well known to be the place for freedom. Living in America all your life you wouldn’t have anything positive to say about our government as a whole. We are living in The Land of the “Free” where we as people are not really free. We are not free as individuals to make mistakes and learn from them. They take away our constitutional right to vote after a felony conviction. We are not free to openly express our freedom of religion. Instead…
On May 17, 1995 I was born. My entire life I was raised in Washington. My home town is a very small town with a population of 3,000 people; it consists of 3 stoplights, 1 grocery store, one grade school and one high school. It is also considered a “speed trap”; this is because a lot of people get pulled over while speeding through.
Both of my parents are very busy people! They work all of the time to provide and give everything to their three daughters. My oldest sister and I…
National American University
Army vs. Navy
Throughout our great nation we are protected by vast soldiers who will volunteer to give their life in order for the Americans in the homeland to live a free life. Soldiers in each branch acquire skills specific to each branch to serve their purpose in the military. Although each specific branch of the military is great, two branches that have had a tiff between them is Army and the Navy. Army has the greatest opportunity to…
Zero Tolerance in Schools: More Harmful than Helpful
In recent years, schools continue to look for ways to effectively discipline children for
major and minor behavior problems. Zero tolerance has been the most used form of discipline to
date. Schools began using zero tolerance in the 1980s as a result of acts of violence in schools
that left school officials and students feeling unprotected. These policies were originally put in
place for protection against guns and weapons. Over the years…
English Comp I
7 April 2015
“Jake and Brett”
In the novel The Sun Also Rises, the narrator Jake Barnes and his lover Lady Brett Ashley are two very interesting characters. The two lovers find themselves in turmoil like in the lost generation as Gertrude Stein stated. Jake and Brett are both two characters in the novel whose relationship just gets more complicated throughout the story. They are two misunderstood people in the lost generation who cling to another for support.