What Our Education System Needs Is More F's Analysis

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Carl Singleton, author of “What Our Education System Needs Is More F’s” feels that the educational system should give more F’s to students that do not master the required material in classes. Singleton feels that giving the students more F’s will not only save money, but will force parents to focus more on their students and grades. He also feels that giving more students F’s will explain a lot about the educational system, the teaching style of the teacher, and the student effort towards work. An analysis of Singleton’s article reveals an unstable argument.
Singleton argues that giving more F’s to students will be a good thing for the educational system. He bases his argument off of his experience as a faculty member at Fort Hays State University.
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He asserts, “Let me make it clear that I recommend giving those F’s – by the dozens, hundreds, thousands, even millions – only to students who haven’t learned the required material” (192). However giving more F’s to the students does not prove that they deserve the grade. An F should be given to the students that deserves it, such as students that do not do their homework, do not show up to class, or cheat on test/homework. If a student does things that show that they deserve the F, then it should be given. In a recent discussion with parent LaToya Jackson, a mother of two, she discussed that although the educational system has a few flaws, she feel that giving more F’s to students would not solve the problems throughout the educational system. She asserts, “An F is the type of work that you produce, if you turn in F quality work, then you deserve the F otherwise, an F should only be given when needed” (Jackson). When it comes to giving an F to a student you should only give it when needed. F’s should be based off the quality of their work and work …show more content…
He asserts, “Sending students home with final grades of F would force most parents to deal with the realities of their children’s failure while it is happening and when it is yet possible to do something about it (less time on TV, and more time on homework, perhaps?)” (193). However what if the students do not have parents or guardians to help them with their homework? Although parents are consider to be the first teacher of a child, some children do not have parents or guardians to teach them, such as children that are homeless or in foster care. Christopher Caldwell, author of “What a College Education Buys” asserts, “The most trustworthy indicator that an American college education is something worthwhile is that parents nationwide – and even worldwide – are eager to pay up to $180,000 to get one for their children” (213-214). Although parents are eager to pay for their children to attend college, how would a child that does not have parents or guardians pay for them to attend

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