Education

Study: Teen drug, alcohol, tobacco use down over last 2 years
Dean works to keep student substance abuse down By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP  The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission released statistics in November reporting that teen drug, alcohol and tobacco use is down. The poll asked 48,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders from 15 countries, and found a downward trend from the last poll conducted two years ago. Alcohol usage was down 5 percent, marijuana usage down 3 percent, tobacco…
Birgenheir gives back to education by teaching, uses reverse-style
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Philip Birgenheir now has a full semester under his belt as a Brophy teacher, and so far said he has had an awesome year with all his classes going really well. Mr. Birgenheir attended Central High School in Rapid City, S.D. He received a full scholarship to the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. “I wanted the chance to work at a…
Hands-on learning strengthens science education
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Nearly 25 percent of American parents say their children’s schools do not emphasize science enough, according to a December 2013 NPR article. Last year’s Program for International Student Assessment study indicated that the United States ranks 28th globally in science education. These statistics are troubling, especially considering that U.S. students will eventually compete for jobs in an increasingly high-tech global economy. According to the same…
Union power and lack of competition hurting schools more than funding
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP The opportunity gap in America is a problem that has increased in size over the past 50 years. One of the most widely talked about opportunity gaps is that of education. Students in struggling schools do not have the same amount of opportunities as a school that is productive and well run. Many attribute America’s struggling education system to a direct lack of funds…
Education reforms necessary for student, nation’s well being
Education inequality an injustice, major changes needed now By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP There are many things parents wish for their children: happiness, good health and friends, and of course, a quality education. However, a quality education is something that is hard to come by these days. Gross inequality of education is plaguing students nationwide. Being able to attend a private Jesuit school like Brophy, I along with my…