Kids and Drugs Video
This guy read a book in class and he’s talking about how the book says that
people like BIG lies and they like to hear it enough to think it’s the truth.
Drug dilemma is that people made lies so good about drugs by involving
them in movies etc.
Everyone thinks that black, poor , inner city youth that they do the most
drugs but they are actually the ones who do the least doing drugs
The ones who do the most drugs are white, middle class, suburban
When the person visit some of these suburban areas, they don’t believe that
their kids know what drugs are (ignorance) and therefore the problem gets
BIG LIE #1: law enforcement will be in charge of solving the drug problem.
(started in about 1980) thus the zero tolerance policy was enforced. The jails
got so crowded because of it, they either had to build more jails or let them
go. $50,000-$75,000 to build a new jail cell and $30,000 to keep someone in
jail for a year. There’s a big drug problem in jails which is protected by ;aw
enforcement therefore it can’t be fixed with law enforcement.
BIG LIE#2: It’s a health education issue. It’s unreasonable that teachers have
to teacher all this stuff on top of regular curriculum. Reasonable intelligence
says that once you know something’s bad for you, you won’t do it but
smoking, doing drugs etc. has nothing to do with intelligence.
It’s a moral issue! Get fam. involved, churches
1. know the practice of academic tracking and pros and cons of it p. 350
2. summarize the attributes of schools contributing to their success
3. compare junior high schools with middle schools, p. 349-350
4. know the differences between task orientation and performance orientation
and achievement patterns p. 351
5. be able to discuss the factors related to dropping out of high school
6. discuss learning disabilities
8. her of learning disabilities
9. discuss multicultural education
There are 2 primary perspectives regarding education:
Traditionalists believe that the purpose of education is to teach reading,
writing and arithmetic in other words basic skills.
On the other hand, progressives are that the purpose of education is to give
students the skills they need to face life such as good sense of citizenship,
home and family living, vocation, physical health and effective personal
growth p 346-349
All of the following are challenges that face U.S. high schools today:
Diversity in student pop. Has increased
# of students have increased Teachers must accommodate students who have a great variety of
interests and abilities
In regard to academic tracking, remember that assignment to lower track may
contribute to a sense of alienation and failure among students. (Refer to Research
highlight: tracking on p.350)
lower tracks often teach watered down versions of college preparatory class.
Lower tracks usually more class time goes to discipline and less to
Low-income and minority adolescents are more frequently assigned to mom-
college than to college tracks.
Students in non-college tracks are more likely to lose interest in school and
eventually drop out then those assigned to college prep. Tracks.
Students in higher tracks often suffer blows to self-esteem and lose faith in
their abilities in a single subject due to the fact that they no longer perceived
as exceptional, and are only average compared to the classmates in the