Grades do not necessarily reflect effort First of all, I believe it is possible for a student to be putting forth adequate effort and still get relatively lower grades than a student who had puts in slightly less effort and gets a slightly higher grade. If students are rewarded for grades alone, There is the risk of students being rewarded for relatively minimal effort and vice versa.
Second, If students get paid for grades it brings up the question of what they are going to use that money for (it may be for good or neutral things such as donating to charities, Signing up for a training course or buying a book or toy they want, However there is also a danger that it will be used inappropriately).
While how much effort a student is spending on schoolwork could well be difficult to objectively measured, Things like time spent on homework and meeting deadlines can be seen. I don't think students, Especially younger students (e. G. Grades 8 and below) should be set an excessive amount of homework per day or week, But I also don't believe students necessarily should be paid for completing their basic school responsibilities such as finishing homework and meeting deadlines. However, A reward system for completing basic school responsibilities may be useful for some students, Especially students who lack motivation in academics, Who find schoolwork especially challenging and/or for some students with certain illnesses and disabilities.
In conclusion, Generally I do not believe students should be rewarded for grades alone. If a reward system is used at all, I believe it makes more sense to attempt to reward effort and/or improvement accompanied with effort.
It should definitely be taught in Christian schools, And teachers should not be allowed to teach against creation. Biblical creation should definitely be taught in Christian schools, Because the Bible, Not only because of the fact that they are Christian schools but also because the Bible commands parents to train their children in the way of the Lord and I believe schools share part of the responsibility to educate students in the way of the Lord. In public schools, Just as teachers are not legally allowed to proselytise students, Teachers should not teach against creation.
While I believe biblical education is mainly the parents' responsibility, Unfortunately not all parents teach their children about the Lord, The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Lord's commands. I believe the fact that some parents neglect biblical education for their children and training them up in the way of the Lord makes it is even more important for Christian schools to teach students about the Lord Jesus Christ and educate them in a biblical worldview.
Unfortunately in public schools in the USA teachers are not allowed to preach to students, So I am not sure whether it is feasible for teachers to teach creation in public schools. However, I believe that even if Christian teachers are not allowed to proselytise students, With God's help, They can and must still try their very best to educate students in the way of the Lord for His glory, And always remember that Jesus Christ is the truth in their lives and when teaching their students. Although Christian teachers at public schools may not be legally allowed to proselytise, They can still keep in mind biblical commands and the truth and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ when when teaching students, Setting up classroom rules, Managing students' behavior and in approaching situations involving students.
I believe that the law in some countries state that teachers are allowed to state their religion what they believe when it is relevant to the subject; however, It is important to remember how impressionable students can be. I believe Jesus Christ is Lord and the He died for our sins and resurrected from the dead, However if preschool teachers are allowed to tell those they look after their religion preschool teachers of faiths and beliefs other than Christianity could state their religion to their students, Which could possibly risk preschool children taking note of their teacher's religion and later adopting false beliefs that contradict the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Even though the law may prohibit teachers in public schools to present creation as truth, I believe it should still be allowed to be discussed and be brought up by students.
I don't believe not graduating college, And perhaps even not going to college, Should be made illegal. This is just my opinion, But I don't believe that not graduating college should be made illegal.
I have not been to college yet, But it seems that college is challenging and requires a certain intellectual level and a reasonably good educational background. If some secondary school students struggled tremendously in their secondary school classes and even with hard work and good srudy habits obtained below average (D) or lower grades, Are they really ready for or suited to college at the academic level?
There are youth with severe brain damage or intellectual disability who seem to lack the mental capacity to go to college, Unless someone creates a post-secondary progam for students with severe neurological and mental disabilities.
Also, Most colleges are competitive and have specific admission requirements. Not all students meet those admission requirements, Which means not everyone will get into university, Making it difficult for graduating university to be made illegal.
If by "college" you mean education for youth 16-18 years, Then to me it makes more sense for it to be a requirement. I also think that making some sort of postsecondary training including vocational education and trades a requirement makes more sense than making purely academic university courses a requirement, Because some students may not be well suited to or may not want to do academic study at university level.
If graduating university was illegal, A lot of people may be unable for whatever reason to do so, And thus would break a law, Unless the university graduates even people who fail in the courses. I don't believe graduating university should be made illegal simply because I do not believe everyone has the resources or has the capability to graduate univetsity, And because I think high school graduates should be allowed to choose more vocational study or a career.
Yes as long as safety can be ensured and the needs of all students can be met Depending on context and where you come from, "learning disabilities" may mean specific learning disabilities or general learning disabilities (i. E. Intellectual disabilities). Some mainstream schools have additional support and/or special education classes for students with disabilities.
In my opinion, Students with disabilities that impact learning should definitely be accepted into mainstream schools as long as the safety of all parties can be ensured, The student concerned is able to learn and the learning of other students is not majorly disrupted because of the student's needs.
It is a sad reality that bullying does exist at schools (which may come from other students as well as staff) and some students with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable; however, Personally I do not believe the solution to that is necessarily to take students with disabilities who are being bullied out of mainstream or altogether avoid putting vulnerable students in mainstream. It DOES mean, However, That we must be discerning and aware that bullying is an issue in some schools, And try to do what we can to lessen bullying in schools.
If the nature and severity of a student's disability means that they are virtually unable to benefit from a mainstream class or school setting and/or there are no mainstream schools nearby with appropriate support, Or if there are health and safety risks, Then perhaps an alternative school setting may be appropriate; however, In many cases, I don't believe mainstream schools have the legal right to refuse children with learning disabilities (that can be accommodated) entry anyway.
It may disadvantage lower-income families; also it is not the parent who did the misbehaviour but the student I don't really know but if parents paid fines for students' misbehaviour, Here are the issues I see:
1. It may disadvantage lower-income families thus disadvantaging the student and anyone else their family financially supports, And I don't think that is really fair to do to a family
2. What about emancipated students and students whose parents are not really physically present in their lives? If there is a deadline for fines, What about students whose parents are on holiday so they are not home at the moment et cetera? If students are in foster care, Will their guardian still have to pay fines or not?
3. If the student is a legal adult, Will their parents still have to pay fines for their children's misbehaviour or will the student have to pay the fine themselves?
4. While it is possible that the parents may have contributed to the students' misbehaviour, It is not the parent who did the misbehaviour but the student
The merits I personally see in parents having to pay fines for students' misbehaviour is MAYBE more family involvement in students' lives, But just because parents have to pay fines for their children's misbehaviour doesn't automatically mean they will become much more involved in their children's lives
As a Christian, I believe abortion is wrong If teenagers decide to get an abortion then that means they are contributing to the murder of an innocent unborn baby, Who has no say over whether or not he or she should be born. Any of us would never be here today had our biological mother decided to have an abortion. I believe that abortion is wrong even in cases such as rape or in cases where there is a high probability of the baby being born with life threatening complications.
If the teenager is unable to raise the child properly, Adoption may be an option. Unfortunately adoption may not necessarily mean a good family environment, So I would try to be discerning in seeking suitable people to adopt. No matter what the situation is, I believe that abortion is wrong and should be strongly discouraged.