Social Issues in Local Community
According to St. Lucie County school district, top priority in our community is to provide high-quality education to our students. Teachers are expected to abide by a set curriculum to achieve the yearly goals and to ensure our community is academically outfitted. The importance of education in our community, takes much attention off many key elements that edifies an academically successful population. Because teachers are expected to follow these set standards they are limited to what they can actually do to help the students that are having a hard time keeping up. This lack of sustenance from educators activates frustration, disappointment, and bullying in children. So what exactly is a bully? A bully, according to an individualist, is “a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people (Mifflin, Houghton).” The cause of bullying according to sociologist is the failure to organize a strong educational base that supports not only the academic well being of a child, but also the child’s psychological, physical, and social well being. Unfortunately, in today’s society it is highly unlikely to find a perfect education system. For example, when you’re an educator you belong to a group and that group must follow the leader (School Board). If a leader expects everyone to abide by specific standards, those standards become the name of the game, despite other vital factors; such as bullying. Though, these elements maybe addressed by school officials, they are not taken as serious as passing the FCAT, or being an A school. Another fear teacher’s face is “stepping out of the norm” to correct social issues affecting the students. Teachers sometimes feel as if they do not have to perform beyond their call of duty because they’re not paid enough; plus, taking a stand against their higher ups may result in strict disciplinary action and possible termination. The school board...
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