Education Is A Privilege, Not A Right

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Rachel G.
English II- 4th hour
September 2, 2013
Problem/Solution Essay
Learning is a Privilege, Not a Right
Nationalized tests are tests that students are forced to take at the end of every school year for the classes that are required to be passed in order to graduate high school. Failing a nationalized test will result in a student having to either take the same class the next year, or the student being held back and having to repeat the grade. Because these tests are such a huge deal, the students are put under a lot of pressure and that usually causes the students to develop test anxiety if they do not already have it. Also, the fact that not all students are on the same intelligence level can prove the nationalized tests as inaccurate because all of the tests are the same and are set to a certain standard that not all students can achieve. However, with that being said, I do believe that some of the students that are not on the same intelligence level as others have sometimes done it to themselves by being irresponsible and careless.

Studies have shown that just because a person is the same age as the other students in their grade, that it does not mean they are always on the same level of intelligence as others. Everyone in the world is different and has his or her own ways of learning. Every person has a different way of thinking, and some people learn slower than others, as well as the fact that some kids are extremely advanced for their age. Thinking and doing certain things differently does not make a person stupid or unintelligent, but the reason a lot of students do not pass nationalized tests is because people who design them assume that all students are on the same level.

Test anxiety is a psychological condition in which a person experiences distress before, during, or after a test or other assessment to such an extent that this anxiety causes poor performance or interferes with normal learning. Nowadays in most high schools they have...
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