AFTER INTERNING AT MY THREE SITES, ONE OVERALL PATTERN THAT I NOTICED WAS THAT THEY DISPLAYED GOOD MANNERS, WHICH GAVE US A GOOD IMPRESSION ABOUT WHO THEY WERE AND THE SCHOOLS ENVIRONMENT. THIS MADE ME REALIZE HOW SCHOOL CAN HELP SHAPE A INDIVIDUAL, AND I NOTICE THAT MOST OF US TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT MOST OF US DOESN'T HAVE.
BOTH URBAN AND SUBURBAN SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THESE YOUTHS INTO SMART , RESPONSIBLE, ACTIVE, MATURE ADULTS. THESE CHARACTERISTICS HAS HELP MOST INDIVIDUALS IN THESE SCHOOLS I ATTENDED PREPARED FOR THE WORLD WE LIVE IN, ALSO KNOWN AS SOCIETY.
I noticed that when i gave out my survey and counted the number of people that took them, that the suburban schools has more resources than the urban schools. This is so because in surburban schools their education environment is more stable than urban schools, and they have more to offer to students. The interview I did was based on the information I thought will help me with my paper. I interviewed any and everyone that has a voice and something to say about their education. I wanted to stay in the age range of 15-19 year olds because they have the most experience with high school, which mean they would need more resources. I interviewed an 18 year old girl in the 12 grade named Alyson; she goes to Randolph high. Alyson has been going to a suburban school all her life, so I wanted to know if she would have an insight on how urban students are and she had a lot to say. For a person that never attend a urban school from the time she was able to go to school to her last year, she still thinks what most urban students think, resources are not disputed evenly in Boston schools. But as most suburban students has mentioned that “urban students doesn’t know how to take care of anything ‘new’ they get that’s why they never get money for resources.”
Another participant that had a surprising answers to one of the question; what does education mean? Was my cousin Shaleka, she is a 16 year old girl that has been going to urban schools and has lived an in urban area almost all her life until two years ago she moved to Malden and goes to school out there. When I asked her “what does education means to her?” she had this reply that I wouldn’t even thought of. She stated that “education is what makes America, it is what people breathe. Yes there are a lot of people who doesn’t have an education and that is not as fortunate us. Many of us take advantage of what most doesn’t have, and I’m one. Yes, I’m sitting here stating how school is important, but I can’t stand school. I can’t stand being in a ‘suburban’ area I liked being in an urban school because at least when I was there I felt more comfortable, being in a suburban school it makes me fell as though I have to live up to this ‘smart girl’ criteria.
What’s your name and age, and what High school did you attend?
What does education mean to you?
What kind of school did you attend?
Did you believe that you received a good education?
Do you believe that your school was qualified enough (resource wise) to give you a good education?
Which type of schools do you feel receives the most education in Boston?
Do you believe that certain schools receive a certain amount of resources, because of where they live?
How can this affect the students that attend the school with more resources and the students with no resources?
Which schools do you feel as though deserve the resources?
Do you feel as though the teachers play a role in how prepared the students will be? How?
Do you feel something can be done to make sure this could be changed?
Do you have any last thoughts towards the issue?
Some Important Transcripts Answer:
1. What’s your name and age, and what High school did you attend?
a. “maria , 18, East Boston high ”
2. What does education mean to you?
b. “Education means that you need to do something with your life. It is your gateway out of poverty, loneness, and disappointment. Not everyone is really for a good education that is why most drop out before they graduate but for the most part it will make you or break you.”
3. What kind of school did you attend?
c. “I attend a suburban school”
4. Did you believe that you received a good education?
d. “Well it’s no that my school is giving me a ‘good’ education it’s that I take in what they give me to give myself a better education”
5. Do you believe that your school was qualified enough (resource wise) to give you a good education?
e. “Well again yes, my school does supply the students with more than enough ‘resources’ but it doesn’t make a difference how much resources we receive if a student doesn’t want to learn he/she isn’t going to, no matter what ‘resources’ are available.”
1. Which type of schools do you feel receives the most education in Boston?
a. “Well it will always be suburban school that receives a lot of Boston’s resources. But it is wrong because when people ask if you attend a ‘Boston Public School’ they know it’s ‘urbanized’ and we should be getting most of Boston’s resources but we don’t.”
2. Do you believe that certain schools receive a certain amount of resources, because of where they live?
b. “Yes! Certain schools receive a good amount of resources because of the area. In middle school I went to the Gavin Middle School in South Boston, where it is ‘predominately white’ and we didn’t have to worry about having a auditorium, a gym, a classroom, and cafeteria in one room, like my Elementary school the Pauline A. Shaw School in Dorchester. Many people don’t want to see or does and doesn’t want to say anything but where they live affects the education their children get.”
3. Which schools do you feel as though deserve the resources?
c. “Well I think that all schools should receive the same resources and receive the same criteria in education.”
4. Do you feel as though the teachers play a role in how prepared the students will be? How?
d. “Yes! Of’ course, they do. If you would be in a class fill of smart caring teachers and people who isn’t here just for the money, then I think more students will be eager to learn and take care of their things. But if you have a teacher whom is teaching a class who is under qualified for their position, then what did you think, was going to happen? Students might not know this but people can tell (yes teachers) when you act like you don’t care. That is why they are always on you about school. If I had a teacher like that then the resources would be a ‘last on my list’ type thing but it isn’t.