What’s With Kids These Days?
I have grown up in an environment that is surrounded by growing adolescents,as any person does, but I have been blessed with the opportunity to observe people grow because my mother is a First Grade teacher. I often visit her class and other children at the schools’ Daycare, and have noticed an increasing trend: we are in a ‘New Age,’ and this ‘New Age’ is affecting our society’s government, political system, and -most of all- our children. This is the age of Political Correctness.
On September 29th, Pioneer Press of Minnesota released an article titled "Minnesota's new ACT requirement has some educators worried" (http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_26624750/minnesotas-new-act-requi...). The article focuses on Minnesota's decision to phase out existing common core tests and college readiness tests with the ACT. As part of the $13.5 million dollar deal with the ACT, the standardized test would replace the Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma.
Being a high school senior thinking about college, I was curious about how the nation as a whole does on standardized tests. I wanted to know what the average scores are for the United States, partly to see how I compare to the rest of the nation; and I had been told the average ACT score for a college-bound senior was 23, which I thought was too low to be correct. As it turns out, 23 was higher than what the national average was. According to an ACT report, the average score for the US is 20.9 (http://www.act.org/newsroom/data/2013/states.html).
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 but it has failed. This act was trying to end discrimination against people with disabilities. After many years and many studies; researchers have concluded that disability discrimination is still occurring. A researcher found out that people who work with disabled children, teens and even adults discriminate them. He saw old, yellow tooth brushes being used in group homes. There was also a child who had behavior problems and they locked him in a dark room during activities.
The project we were assigned was either to do a Monologue which i picked or a Photo essay. The photo essay requires to take 70 % of the pictures and the background to have our voice reading a page of the book. I picked the Monologue because you can act it out and looks more simple. I picked the page 19 from chapter 2. I picked a page from the beginning so people can tell the difference of him being innocent and how he changed to an attitude of not caring. The page has two important components, his mom, and how he acts towards her.
i chose Johnny Depp as one of my pictures because he respresents ACT. some day when i grow up i would like to become an actor , and Johnny Depp is my insperation .
the second picture represents ART. i LOVE art . i love seeing what people create from there thoughts and imagination. Some pictures might even represent exacly how you feel some times and it shows how other people see the world .
"The millions of students who take the SAT or ACT each year will have to submit photos of themselves when they sign up for the college entrance exams, under a host of new security measures announced Tuesday in the aftermath of a major cheating scandal on Long Island." I think that this will be a good for future students. I don't think it is fair that people can cheat and get a good score and possibility cheat me out of my dream school.
New rules regarding SAT and ACT testing may mean big changes for the class of 2013 and all classes after them. The College Board (the company which designs both AP and SAT tests has recently tightened their restrictions on SAT testing following a cheating scandal which may have involved as many as 50 students.
A requirement to applying to most colleges, junior and senior students have to take either the ACT or SAT exam. This standardized test helps colleges get a better assessment on the students knowledge and can help the accepting or denying decision process. Unfortunatly, there will always be kids that find a way to cheat the system. Most recently, a group student in Long Island are suspected of doing just that. This has lead to a reevaluation of the security that students have to go through to take the tests.
While making my three act play, i had no difficulty making my stages. I did have a problem with having the stage and dialouge play at the same time so it would correspond with each other. I think that out of 10, i deserve a 7. This is because my three act play wouldn't work together, but i tried, and i did the work that was asked by my teacher. I had 3 stages, 2 sprites, and had a dialouge throughout the whole play.
This past Saturday I took the ACT test for the first time. It was the third time I took a standardized test in preparation for applying for college( 2 SATs). Each of these test I realized something, I needed to wake up at 6:50 AM to be able to arrive at the testing center by the 8 o'clock arrival deadline. Now, I am used to getting up early, having weightlifting class at 6:30 every morning will do that, but I know most high school students are not.
Example: While everybody was having fun and going to parties, I'm here breaking my head so I can past the text. Yet tomorrow, you're going to see who's going to be laughing. That would be me, because I'm very assiduous.
Since my sources here are from this REALLY old technology called "Books," I won't be able to do many snippets, but hopefully my point will be well backed by a few quotes and SHEER RHETORIC. So buckle up.