Stereotypes In The Classroom

Excitedly, Mark, a first-grade student, sprints through the doors of his school, beaming with joy for his first day of class. As he finds his classroom, he imagines what it will be like now as a “Big Kid”. He turns to hang his backpack and finds all the hooks are filled. Classmates shuffle past him, placing their things on the floor. He simply follows suit. As the morning bell tones, the students scramble to find a desk. He has trouble navigating the numerous rows of desks squeezed into the little first-grade classroom. He finds there are none left. Mrs.Green, his teacher, sighs deeply, then asks the janitor for a folding chair. “This is all we have right now, you will have to share a desk.” As the day continues, Mrs.Green hands out the spelling workbooks. He feels lucky to receive a workbook. There were not enough for everyone, so many of the students were forced to share. His grin continues to widen, then vanishes, like the Cheshire cat, as he finds his …show more content…
Mark’s experience with cramped classrooms and meager learning supplies at an early age may cause him to lose interest in his education. Lisa, unable to fulfill her intellectual needs with expressive courses, may lose her morale and enthusiasm, as well as, opportunities for an enriched education in college. Considering the numerous negative impacts of inadequate funding, schools should realize, change must be made. Randi Weingarten, the President of the American Federation of Teachers states “If we don 't help our kids now, we will lose a generation of kids at the same exact time as they need schools to change to help them”(Associated Press). A school 's main purpose is to educate children, in anticipation of a bright future; obviously, change is needed. Though inadequate school funding can hinder a student 's future achievements, solutions exist to ensure that students are educated

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