Ny Times Review Essay

621 Words Apr 18th, 2011 3 Pages
An article was published in The New York Times by Max Roosevelt titled “Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grades Disputes.” The focus of this editorial was to highlight what is often seen as a disruption to grades and our educational system. Many students these days feel they are entitled to higher grades because they did what was only expected of them which do not involve the greatest effort. In my opinion, a student that subjects themselves to minimum effort should receive the minimum grade without any complaints. In past experience, I have realized that students fail to recognize their creative abilities which cause typical mind-sets and projections. Professor Marshall Grossman of the University of Maryland presumes that he will …show more content…
James Hogge, associate dean of the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University said: “Students often confuse the level of effort with the quality of work.” In accordance with Dean Hogge and based on this criteria, I believe that students are not delivering quality assignments making it difficult to attain the level of effort needed to surpass your classes.

Aaron M. Brower, the vice provost for teaching and learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, concludes that we have become “ultra- efficient in test preparation” and it “stems from K-12 experiences.” I do believe that there are some downfalls within grade school and junior high, this kind of statements can be indicated as victimization. To consent to a belief that our educational system is anyway forsaking our children of essential qualities would belittle America’s educational guidance. I don’t think that we can be so broad in regards to an important aspect of American culture, most students become ultra efficient because of time restraints; this does not determine a minimal understanding or the cause of low student effort.
Roosevelt brilliantly highlights the opinions of various professors through the country without conducting an argument. I am impressed with his ability to feature each professor and be detailed without overshadowing any others. Seminars that re-teach individuals

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