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Lauren Smith
11/7 Discussion
Fri Nov 7, 2014 12:50pm
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In my argument paper I have been thinking about the different interests that interest me and what I feel would be a great argument paper to write and spark interest in the reader. The first topic that I wanted to do my argument paper on was actually a topic that was on the list of things that you canít write about, so obviously that topic is out the window. Since I am a elementary education major I have decided to write on the topic of school curriculum in public schools. I decided to write on this topic because I feel that the curriculum in the public school system does not help the students learning and the teachers teaching it. I feel that teachers should teach the way that they should and when given this curriculum to follow it is narrowing the knowledge that is being taught to future generations. Every student learns in different ways and the curriculum targets only certain students that learn in a certain way. This is making it hard for other students that learn in different ways who are just as smart as the kids that are striving with this certain curriculum. Not only does it hurt the kids it also hurts the teachers having to teach in these narrow guidelines. Teachers are being forced to not teach topics that should be taught and if they try to teach these topics they either get in huge trouble or get fired. Teachers that love their jobs have slowly been quitting because of these strict guidelines forcing them to teach in a way that is not fun or interesting. By the good teachers that actually care about their job and give it their all are quitting, it is leaving behind the teachers that donít care and only care about getting a pay check every week. This is hurting the students in the long wrong because students know when a teacher doesnít care and when they see that the teachers donít care they donít care. Causing for grades to fall and for more curriculum to be put in and destroying our public school system rapidly.
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