Reflection July 20, 2009. Today was a very productive day. Our group was able to create its on Graduation requirements for our school. Our group thought it was necessary for students to take 3 years of science but they would take environmental science and biology. But the 3rd year of science they would get to pick. Also we would keep the 4 years of English and extend math to 4 years. The hardest thing we did today was read the article Can the American High School Become an Avenue of Advancement for all? This article had a lot of information to offer our group.
Even though we didn’t have to read the whole article all at once each group read a different section and we reported back to the group. For my group I read the biggest part. I knew my team was counting on me to give them info. I really dissect the part of the essay I read. Our part of the essay talked about finding an accurate way to track students. In the United States 77% of students graduate from high school 1/3 of them go on to graduate college. Only 8 percent of high school students spend more than 10% preparing for classes. So from reading the article there is no way to accurately track students across the country. About 1/3 of all highs schools graduate all of its students. So when we look deeper 28 percent of high school graduates have to take one or more remedial classes