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Schools paying more attention to 'bad' students potentially leads to society's views on youth

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Started: 2/23/2012 Category: Education
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hayles2996

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I think schools shape our society with how they pay way more attention to the 'bad' students by rewarding them with trips, Giving them extra tuition ect..
This then leads on to society's view on youth to think we are all 'hoodies'.
What ever happened to giving praise for the good things?
Society now seem to only notice the bad things.
This is also portrayed in the news with articles all over the front page on how bad youth are. yet the columns on when someone does something right are dismissed or and minuscule so noone notices.
IcookTacos

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I accept this debate and look forward to your response.

First of all you are talking about three separate things here, you talk about society, the media, and the schools. Also you don't show any source material on the news articles you are talking about, and second "This then leads on to society's view on youth to think we are all �hoodies�." sounds like a highly personal opinion from you and don't really prove anything.
You also claim that the schools don't reward "good things", well I think they do. Students that do their work and can show that they actually learn something from it are rewarded with further education and good grades and later on with work and money. And of course the students that can't handle school will get help from teachers to get their grades straight, that's just logical, it's not like the bad students are being privileged or favored.

On the bit about media, all I can say is, it's not only about schools the news and media do this all the time, on the television or in newspapers in general. Media have always lifted up problems, issues and grief, that's how they make their money, what did you expect? An article that say "A high school in California is performing just above average". No the media will sell what they know their demographic will buy. For you to say that they should be sending out positive messages about a certain age group is just crazy.

To close things off, I am almost certain that no person have ever thought that the younger generation today are any less intelligent than any other age group just because they read so in a newspaper.
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