Should Exams Be the Mark of High School Students?

Should Exams Be the Mark of High School Students?

  • Submitted By: pyroclaz
  • Date Submitted: 06/03/2011 1:43 PM
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Opinion Essay –
Should graduation from high school depend on students’ marks on standardized exams created and marked by the province rather than on daily work assigned and marked by the students’ teachers?

Graduation has been a teenagers’ dream to achieve throughout their academic life in
school. However, many obstacles tend to prevent these teenagers from graduating. Why? Well
this is because of the unequal fairness that teachers provide to the students. Therefore, I think
that graduation from high schools should depend on students’ marks based on standardized
exams. I would explain the reasons through the analysis of students’ life of bias treatment from
teachers, and the different standards of teachers based on their degree of knowledge.

We can all acknowledge that all teachers are humans; all humans contain feelings inside
them whether it is positive or negative. But yet, these feelings tend to disrupt the equality of the
teachers. Knowing this, we could see that teachers can be bias at times depending on the
circumstances. Sexism and racism are usually the main issue between teachers and students.
Some teachers tend to like their own sex or their opposite sex based on their own belief and
needs. They may think that their own sex is a lot better than the other or that the opposite sex is a
lot more attracting than your own sex. These factors affect a teacher’s ability to distinguish
between their own feelings or to judge the ability of a student rather than their sex. Racism is
also another main issue between teachers and students. Some teacher may tend to have a strong
belief in a type of religion. Thus, it may cause conflicts in beliefs between teachers and students
due to different culture background. Others may think that one race is better than another.
Therefore, it causes the student’s mark to fall due to his or her race but not his or her ability in a
certain subject. Teachers always become the authority in...

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