STOP stereotyping public school students.
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What do you think about students in public schools? What do you think about their attitudes, their abilities in academics, their values, or just maybe, who do you think they are? Whenever we talk about excellency in academy, huge universities are patronized. Students in those kinds of schools are considered the best.
Academic reputation plays a big role when considering private versus public schools. School systems vary greatly in their academic reputation. For as many wonderful public schools that exist, there are also those that perform under the bar. Unfortunately for most families, children must go to the public school that their home is zoned in. Usually there is a perceived or statistically supported issue with a public school’s academic record that flags a parent’s concern and willingness to move their child into a private school. Private schools usually have a more rigorous academic reputation. But within the public school system, Charter Schools and Magnet schools both blur the distinction between public and private schools. Related to the academic reputation is the focus of the school on college preparation. Within the public school system, the percent of children that go on to college differs depending on the location of the school.
Public schools have larger class sizes and not much flexibility when it comes to curriculum. Plus, they are under more bureaucratic red tape when it comes to regulations and rules. Public schools have a set of standards to hold to, with teachers that are state-certified and special education programs for students that learn differently from others. And despite Niche users reporting private schools as more accepting, public schools are notably more diverse, so private schools could be measuring tolerance on a smaller, less unique scale.
However, students in public are underestimated as if they’re just a bunch nuisance. Because of that, it created stereotypes wherein public-school students are nobodies. In this world where stereotypes are everywhere, people tend to judge one another. Many have been forsaken of opportunities that may lead them to success because of those factors. Sad to say, students who graduated in public schools are included. We want to help to stop stereotyping students from public schools that are labeled as someone who they are not and those labels have power. “They’re very sensitive to what their peers think of them, in part they’re trying to understand who they are and becoming adults,” says Judy Baer, professor of sociology at Rutgers University. “To fit in is important biologically—we live in groups and we all want to fit in.” People often have bad opinions about that those who are in public schools, and we want to make people make people understand that being in a public school nor in a private school doesn’t have to do with anything that defines who you are. That by the time a person gets to university they have grown up to the extent they understand the effort has to come from them; not the school, not the teachers.
Being in a specific school doesn’t define people as who they are wholly. So why should we base people as on what we see on the outside.
Our Group 6-SIKAN aims to create Change.org petition, a Facebook Page to help us achieve our goals, We will also be creating a Social campaign video regarding Public School Stereotyping to show what people really think about Public School Students , The scope of our project is to be able to show to the public that everything a private school student can do is something that a public school student can do as well,
We will start our promotion right after we have uploaded our website and our Facebook page, We will also be using free services such as Facebook and Change.org
Should you have any questions about our project feel free to contact us at our email firstname.lastname@example.org
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