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WORD 2Charter schools turn 26 in a few months this year. The innovative ‘new’ school system has become an increasingly popular choice for American parents with more than 2 million enrollments recorded each year. Despite this, a lot of parents are confused on which option is better for their ward, traditional public schools or charter schools.

To attempt to answer this question, there must be a fundamental understanding of how charter schools and public schools differ. While many know that charter schools are a sort of public funded private schools, there are still many differences in curriculum, governance, accreditation and more that many do not know.

Differences between Public and Charter Schools

1.) Public schools are created and run by school districts. Each school district can form any number of public schools. To govern the school district, a school board is formed. The school board takes the final decisions on what policies are implemented and how the schools operate day to day. Charter schools, however, can be created and run by almost any individual or group of individuals who contract with the government.

2.) Public schools have a wide reach for funding including state taxes, federal grants, local property taxes, fund allocations and municipal bonds. Charter schools, however, have very limited sources of funding. Their main funds come from local taxes or municipal bonds. Any other funds will have to come from awards, donations, and grants.

3.) Public schools receive accreditation from the state board of education. The state also sets Their curriculum and standard with mandates on what educational materials to use, restrictions on what will be taught, and certain prohibitions.

4.) Charter schools, on the other hand, receive accreditation from a private body. Although they have to maintain the same academic standards of public schools, their curriculum is less rigid. Most charter schools have a particular focus in one aspect of education be it music, art, or science. Some highlight a specific approach to learning, and as a result adopt wide alternative curriculums, and teaching practices.

4.) Public schools are open to everyone living in the locale. Charter schools are also open to everyone, but because they mostly cannot handle a large capacity, so lotteries are used to pick spots for kids. Charter schools can also target a particular demographic in a way public schools can’t. This can range from low-income families to minorities.

Which is better?

Both school types have their strengths and weaknesses. Charter schools are more flexible in learning, are usually a tightly knit community, and can be perfect for kids who want to specialize in a particular discipline. They can, however, be disorganized, shut down unexpectedly, and underperform. Public schools are more structured and stable but can be rigid with a learning approach that doesn’t suit most kids.

At the end of the day, the question of which is better does not have a general answer. Some states have excellent school districts that outperform charter schools. But other places have very successful charter schools that do better than their public counterparts.


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GOP CONVENTIONIn contrast to preceding years, the current changes that are about to sweep the American educational sector cannot be predicted. Obviously, this is due to Donald Trump emerging victorious in the last presidential elections.

But during his campaign, Trump didn’t say much about his plans for the educationaIl sector and most of what he did say lacked details. Some of the radical changes being anticipated are outlined below.

School Choice Push

In Trump’s administration, school choice is a central focus in his detailed proposals for the educational sector. To this end, Trump has pledged to invest $20 billion into a program that plans to allocate grants to states to enable the improvement and expansion of school choice around the country.

With Betsy DeVos’ appointment as the Secretary of Education, Trump’s administration is poised to push school choice. DeVos, who for many years has been advocating for school vouchers and charter schools is about to make her dream come true.

But it remains to be seen if Trump would follow through on his promises this year. Trump’s pledge comes at the cost of $20 billion. With his interest in the cutting of taxes, construction of a wall along the Mexican border, and possible implementation of a major infrastructural investment plan, he might not be eager to expend the effort necessary to lobby Congress for a K-12 push.

End of the Crusade on Campus Sexual Assault

During his campaign, Trump promised to revoke Obama’s executive directives ordered by Obama once he assumed office. If this promise is kept, a major effect would be felt on college campuses all over the country since the Obama administration used its executive authority to force schools to clamp down on sexual assault, which is believed to be rampant on campus.

The “Dear Colleague” letter of 2011, mandated schools to either lower their burden of proof for accusations of sexual assault or lose federal funding. This directive, together with a surge of investigations by the OCR (Office for Civil Rights) drove college administrators to implement more aggressive policies on sexual assault. If Trump repeals the letter and reduces the investigative pace of OCR, the end of the crusade against campus sexual assault might very well be in sight.

Transgender Bathrooms

Another area that might be affected if Trump’s promise of repealing Obama’s executive directives is implemented is the issue of transgender persons using school locker rooms and bathrooms.

This issue is still a major source of conflict, with Republicans in North Carolina declining to amend the law in a special session that was held towards the end of last year. Also, a court case is still pending at the federal level against the joint letter by the Justice and Education Departments ruling that public schools should permit students to use bathrooms meant for their gender.

Although Trump might repeal Obama’s bathroom directive, this alone wouldn’t solve the issue. The issue may eventually have to be determined by the Supreme Court.


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Education is key to nation building and development. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the US has always being rated as one of the countries that offer sound education. Is that still the case today? Most parents who want sound and quality education for their wards would be concerned about the blueprint of Trump’s administration for education. Any country that does not get it right in educating the younger generation is destined to fail. It requires a lot of determination to see that the education system succeeds.

468851272 The challenges facing the education system today are enormous both on the part of students, parents, administrators and teachers. These challenges are pronounced in the public schools.
Some of the challenges facing the education system in the US includes poverty, the size of classrooms, family issues, technology and funding just to mention a few. Where these problems mentioned above are not handled with care, the major losers are the students and their parents. For instance, where funds are not made available, it would require cutting down the number of staff. When staff strength is reduced and it doesn’t correspond with the population of the students, there is no way the students would get the best education. The teachers would be over-labored and wouldn’t be able to give out their best.

During the campaigns, Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump spoke about their plans for the education system. However, the mantle of leader fell on Trump. Trump has an education blueprint, and many people still await the implementation in the coming months. It is still not certain the effect the educational plans of the current administration would have on homeschooling, public and charter or choice schools. In the last decades, homeschooling has increased and most parents are buying into the idea. Some of the major reasons for homeschooling is the cost of education, religious beliefs and concerns about the school environment. Some parents are also not satisfied with the instructions dished out to their children in school in public and charter schools. It’s obvious that the 2017 budget for public schools decreased compared to the previous years. If the education system is still facing a lot of challenges despite billions of dollars that are injected yearly, how then will the cut in the budget by Trump’s administration for the US department of education help?

The anticipation for a better and quality education in this current administration is high. Most people are eager to see how their blueprint would pan out. It is too early to cast aspersions or praise this administration until their plans and implementation are clear for all to see. Let’s wait and see what will unfold in the coming months. There is no doubt in my mind that our education system needs help.


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The Value Of Education In America Today

Posted by Admin On April - 23 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

change-wordleNo doubt, people will always remain ignorant, stagnant, and frozen in time if they fail to continue opening their mind and allow themselves to be taught. The people’s edification is the force behind a nation’s brilliance and ability to prosper. The importance of education and its importance to societal growth and economic development cannot be overstated, as revealed by the study of several civilizations throughout history.

It’s extraordinarily debatable to consider how a country like the US values education in today’s society despite exerting certain prominent efforts. While some view the precise monetary value attributed by the American government to its varying tiers of education system as contradictory and even ineffective, many are of the opinion that such subsidization is crucial for the growth of the nation and its role as an international leader.

Considering education as the transmission of civilization, it is seemingly becoming hard to fully understand the importance it plays in the current culture of American society. Research has shown that the nation’s value of educational opportunities has been greatly hampered by certain economic factors. As a nation, it is obvious that America is in full support of the imperative role that education asserts in the progressive growth of prosperity for both the people and generations to come.

But in respect to the different areas of education that needs to be supported by the government (federal and state), there seems to be noted political discourse with wide ranging views. Along with the precise monetary value ascribed on the various tiers of the nation’s education system and the views held by its governments and citizens, there is no doubt about the prominent value that is being placed on the country’s education system.

Since America has one of the most robust education systems in the world, it is generally believed that it knows just how to educate. As a result of this, millions of people are drawn from across the globe to its shores to learn. However, for one reason or the other, it is still finding it difficult to make that consistent translated to K-12.

In recent past, quite a lot of options have been suggested to resolve this problem, from a systemic adjustment of classroom resources which helps to provide more time for kids to carry out specific projects to apprenticeship programs like “Spark” where children are paired with mentors when they attain a certain age so as to be able to achieve the necessary push of inspiration to move forward.

The value of education, as it seems, is more recognized mostly during times of economic turmoil. Clearly, these ideas cost a good amount of money even though they seem to present a readiness to break the chains of tradition.


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Should You Homeschool Your Children In 2017?

Posted by Admin On April - 23 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

home-schoolHomeschooling however ignored by the government is increasingly becoming popular among American parents. Recent statistics from the Education Research Institute indicates that the number of homeschooled children increase by 3-8% every year reaching 1.8 million in 2012, a 700,000 increase from the 1.1 million counted in 2007.

While these numbers show that homeschooling is in vogue now, it still doesn’t answer the question of whether or not it is for you.

The Homeschooling Myth

It’s funny to think that in earlier centuries homeschooling was not only common, but it was the norm. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the law made it compulsory for children to attend private or public schools outside the home. Since then there has been a negative myth surrounding homeschooling.

Many critics suggest that homeschooling will deprive a child of many aspects of education especially socially and mentally. This may hold to some extent, but with the recent evolution in technology, social activities do not have to revolve around school life anymore.

Besides homeschooled children have been shown to do way better in academics than public or private schooled children. In fact, a study done in 2009 revealed that 67% of homeschooled children eventually graduate from college, compared to 59% of public schooled children, 54% of Catholic schooled kids and 51% of private schooled kids.

So is Homeschooling Better?

While the stats are very encouraging, it is not so clear cut as one is better than the other. What homeschooling does is encourage an open-mindedness to what has become a rigid and machine-like educational system.

The reality is that times are changing and we are dealing with a new generation of kids who are tired of the same old menu of biology, chemistry, physics, and statistics.

They want more practicalized learning, they want to learn things that they can see and apply to the real world, they want to consume what they like and not what they have to, and the traditional school system does not exactly offer this.

Besides, several states are accommodating homeschoolers more into the system every day. States like Michigan welcome homeschooled kids to public school interscholastic sports. They also allow children to attend public school for part of the day and take advanced placement classes as well.

When Should Homeschooling Stop?

This is a nagging question for almost every parent. For starters, it is easier to homeschool younger kids than older ones. Thankfully, the flexibility of mixing both home and public schooling as mentioned above can solve some of these problems.

Generally speaking, homeschooling is a joy for some parents and kids, but a nightmare for others. If it doesn’t work for your kids or you, stop.

There are other options to homeschooling and traditional schooling. Charter schools are the most popular alternative at the moment, and based on the speech by the new secretary of education, Betty DeVos, it might be a major focal point for the Trump administration.


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Education, Its Challenges And Way Forward

Posted by Admin On April - 23 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

The Way Forward xMany setbacks and challenges currently bedevil education in the United States. The quality of education has reduced. Amidst the various measures to curb this trend, people are of the opinion that enough effort is not done. Yet, rigid plans at putting our educational system in the right path is a mission easier said than done. The most important task is to identify the ever-changing challenges facing the sector. Thus, prevent a state of emergency in the educational system. It is worthy to note that parents, teachers, and students alike face these challenges.

Family challenges limit the involvement of parents in the educational process. These challenges include limited family resources, divorce, lack of time, and career. This results in continuous struggle in school and low educational success of students. Today, schools are accessible to students from middle and upper class families. Thanks to rapid increase in university and college tuition. More so, a huge number of students are out of school due to difficulty in securing students loans. Where a student loan is possible, outrageous interest rates become a burden. Dropping out of school becomes the only available option. With no intervention in view, crime, drug abuse, and outright poverty become the order of the day in the long run. Is it possible to remedy the situation? Most Americans are asking this question.

The lack of innovation in the training of teachers is a major challenge for teachers. The quality of education is declining because teachers lack the right teaching tools. This poses great dangers to students and the educational sector at large. It has made the teaching process somewhat difficult for teachers. Proper training of teachers with innovative tools and skills will remedy situations. Increase in budget allocation for the training of teachers is an escape route. As confirmed by National Center for Education, over-crowdedness in public schools is alarming. The Center notes that 15 percent of public schools house more students than required. Obtainable data show that only 40 percent of 80 who graduate from high school can read. Majority of them are not well equipped for college and real life. Thus increasing the number of school dropouts.

Safety is a major issue in need of urgent attention in our educational institutions. Home education is on the increase due to unsafe nature of our school. So rather, than attend school, people prefer now home education. The Trump administration is commitment in promoting a safety culture in our institutions. The Secretary of Education in Michigan echoed this commitment without mincing words. The result for extra school choice in the accountability plan of States seems low. Out of ten states to have submitted their plan, only three addressed this issue. Rather than propose new policies, focus is on improving existing policies about choice. More so, the quest for school voucher funding by government has raised issues. Among these issues is the need to standardize curriculum for all schools in the country. If this happens, improvement in the quality of education is sure. Students in public, private and home schools will have better learning exposure. The result will be steady improvement in the quality of education.

On a personal note, many unpleasant situations are thriving in the educational system. Inadequate funding, increased closure of schools, rising tuition, and budget cuts are rampant. Thus, the need for adequate funding and reopening of closed schools is essential. Thorough implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act is necessary. The time for a unified curriculum is now and where possible its implementation put in place. Increase in education budget in State and Federal level is a matter of national urgency. Nonetheless, Washington, States, and stakeholders of education must gear towards restoring our dignity. Parents must get involved in the educational progress for sustainable growth.


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How Long Is The Wait

Posted by Admin On January - 10 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

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There is a widespread perception that is all is not well within the American educational system. Although there are several schools of thoughts as to the possible causes for the perceived sorry state of public education, the educational process has emerged the key consensus culprit blamed by many pundits. Nothing can however be farther from the truth. While the educational process might purely benefit from a few innovations here and there, it is by no means the major problem with the American public education.

According to statistics, the problem of educational performance and poor showing in international tests are largely peculiar with American schools where more than 75 percent of the student populace is poor. Students who attend American public schools with a large percentage of middle-income students perform brilliantly in international tests and reasonable performance has also been recorded for students who attend public schools with half of the student populace living in poverty. It is however safe to conclude that it is indeed the high-poverty public schools that fall dangerously below the international educational standards. The national poverty rate stands at 14.5 percent.

Unfortunately, given that poverty in America is deeply concentrated rather than being evenly spread, American public schools and the neighborhood in which they are situated are inseparable. Therefore, in addition to the myriads of problems and disadvantages that come with growing up in low-income and economically isolated neighborhoods, there is the problem of local, poverty-ridden public schools.

These schools tend to be underfunded and as such the students miss out on several important opportunities and resources that students in public schools situated in an affluent or largely middle-income neighborhood enjoy. Consequently, their academic performance does not measure up and in the long run come to hurt the overall perception of the academic performance of American students in public schools.

The real problem here is clearly that of poverty and inequality. Poor kids are more likely to attend high-poverty schools. Taking this into perspective, it is clear to see the huge staggering gap that separates America’s well-resourced public school districts from its poorly resourced ones.

These poor students who to start with are already at a disadvantaged position end up attending schools that lack the necessary resources to cover for their disadvantages and bring them up to speed. The truth is that public education still works very well; the American middle-income public schools and the low-income public schools are proofs.

The bane of the American public education is therefore the extreme inequality characteristic of the American society which has spread to the education such that the most needy students are concentrated in schools that are very unlikely to possess the resources to meet their special needs. How long will we have to wait to see public education become a well oiled working system accommodating everyone?

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Facts That Can Motivate

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In today’s day and age, a lot of peoples worth have to do with their school history, and whether or not you graduated or found yourself struggling to get accepted into colleges. There are a lot of unknown facts about the education system that has been built in America, to the point where the unfair and alarming rates the system has seen is shocking. In fact, there are a lot of people begging that more federal funding ends up heading towards education in order to fix and secure the system that America desperately needs in order for our children to be prepared for the road ahead of them.

The way our education system is typically rated is based on the rate of graduation. According to research, African American students had a 70% graduation rates across the nation, Hispanics had a 73% graduation rate, Asian’s had an 88% acceptance rate and Caucasians had an 86% graduation rate. These rates are averaged according to different schools around the country, with different areas having different percentages.

Another piece of startling information is the fact that our education system has growing that it needs to do. Fortunately, a lot of media attention has been shined on this area, and the process is making a slow but gradual change. During the 1980’s, our country and education system was the in the lead of all high school graduation rates and school systems, securing America as one of the top countries. Now, based on a survey in 2012, America was listed as number thirty-six on graduation rates and tests scores of high school students.

Those graduation rates depend on the city and state, with different states having a higher percentage of students graduating on time. The states with the lowest graduation rates, which is averaged at around less than 60% of students graduating late, include New Mexico, Louisiana, and Georgia. The states with higher percentages, which range from 80%-90%, include Wisconsin, Iowa, and Vermont. Across the country, around 1.5 million students didn’t graduate on time, an important fact to know for our children that our entering high school and want to make sure to prepare themselves.

Finally, around 1.4 million students across the country didn’t graduate, and instead decided to drop out of high school completely. This is a very alarming fact, especially taking into account the amount of money the country would have seen if the students had graduated. On average, the estimation is that America would have seen around $350 billion from the annual income of these students if they had graduated and entered a higher work force.

Whether your future student is scared of these rates or allows them to motivate them, understanding the position our education system is in is important to prepare us for the position our family members will be in.

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Bullying – Cyber As Well

Posted by Admin On January - 10 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

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Bullying has always been an issue in American public schools. It is shocking and staggering to note that 20% to 70% of all children will be bullied or will witness someone else being bullied during their school years. The bully of the past was bad enough, but when you add technology to the mix; bullying takes on a whole new persona. This is a major and immediate problem which is being taken very seriously with-in America’s legal and educational systems.

Bullying is an act of aggression. This aggression leans toward an imbalance of power and is likely to be repeated. Due to the age of the aggressor and the victim, it often escalates beyond the point of no return rapidly and it can cause serious and lasting effects to both the bully and the victim. Violent acts in school are no longer allowed or tolerated. In the decades past a parent might tell their child to “stand-up to the bully” or to “fight back”. However, today’s school has a zero tolerance to fighting of any kind. A shove back or a punch in the eye will result in immediate suspension or worse. The rules are clear; the victim must tell someone in authority.

Most bullying takes place in middle-school and the early high school years. Telling a kid to tell the teacher may seem logical to an adult; but it makes the child a target for even more name calling and being labeled a tattle-tale or cry baby. When a child is 12 years old this is a big problem.

Even if the child accepts the name calling and follows the rules, telling is not always the solution. Bullying goes well beyond the school yard. Virtually every child in the education system has some access to the internet. Internet bully campaigns keep the pressure on. Photographs, video tapes and clips of the child being taunted, harassed and humiliated circulate over and over. Children who are afraid of becoming a victim often team up with the bully as insurance of their own safety. Parents, law enforcement and educational leaders have little control over what happens outside the boundaries of the school campus. This sense of helplessness has led to children taking their own lives many times. What is the answer?

The tools needed to combat bullying must be instilled in our children. Anti-bully programs must be put into place. We must teach children to choose their words and actions carefully. We must enforce the consequences of breaking the rules but at the same time, we must find out why the bully is determined to cause someone pain. Often we find the bully is in pain as well and he or she needs help.

We must show a child how to stand up for someone who if being picked on. We cannot just speak the words. We must show them and assist them. Law enforcement agencies around the country are fighting back with technology. They are fighting fire with fire, so to speak. They are showing children that no path is untraceable and they are being exposed.

Celebrities and people in authority are speaking out more than ever before to support the victims of bullying. Bullying is a community problem and it will require a community solution.

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Challenges Of The System

Posted by Admin On January - 10 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

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One thing parents, teachers and government officials will agree on is there is much room for improvement in the American public school system. Many of the areas which create serious problems with the learning of America’s youth are evident. However, the answers to the problems are not as forthcoming. Let us look at some commonly agreed upon issues that have been identified.


Poverty is a common problem in many areas of America. When a family struggles and lives below the poverty line, it has a direct impact on the focus and ability to learn of the child. Though there are many social programs in effect to assist with these issues, a solution is not yet in sight.

When a city or town has a rising number of poor citizens, there are fewer people in the work place which means fewer people paying taxes. Soon the impact is felt throughout the town or city and the direct result is less money for education. This leads to schools being consolidated and closed. This means children are spending extended periods of time being transported to and from school. Children are unable to arrive to school in time for free or reduced priced breakfasts. They are unable to participate in after school programs which assist with snacks, and tutoring. The child suffers as does the American family as a unit.

A hungry child cannot focus. A child forced to spend extended hours in transport does not get the rest they need. We end up with an underfed and over-tired child trying to struggle through the school day. This is more than most adults can handle day-to-day.

Finally, a child struggling with poverty is more likely to drop-out of school than a child with adequate basic needs being met.

Classroom Size

As money for the public educational system gets tighter, classroom sizes are impacted. Some reports show, as many as 17% of American classrooms are well beyond the recommended ratio of 30 students per teacher. That number is being increased continually in some states and is expected to hit 25% in the very near future.

When a classroom is bursting at the seams, a teacher must keep the momentum going. He or she has no time to stop and assist the one or two students that are having problems. There are too many other students to consider and too much information to cover. This means a child is more likely to be left behind unless his parents are able to assist him or unless they are given special attention via tutoring or one-on-one instruction. Unfortunately, by the time the child is discovered as “struggling” it is already too late to catch up with the class. The pace is too quick and the teacher cannot afford to slow it down.

Frustration and self-esteem issues cause this child to give up. Our public school system loses the child that needs it most. As we continue to tread water with the education of America’s young people; we must ask ourselves what the future holds for the American family and for America as a nation.

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Government Funded

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288c  200 How Bad Are Government Funded Schools In American Education System

Not very many individuals argue that government funded schools are doing fine in America. The country is losing its edge in the world, our students are ill learned and feel qualified for work after school regardless of their abilities, and many statistics all point to the same thing. The educational programs is constantly diluted and made tame, but then students still can’t adapt.

Schools are tormented by administration and money related issues and have gotten to be production lines that pump out unequipped individuals. Homeschoolers, on average, cost of the money per student that government funded schoolers do, and score (35) percentiles better than them!

Even between homeschoolers the amount of fund for each student has no effect: those whose parents spent under two hundred dollars per anum on their child’s education averaged the Eighty percentile, the $200-599 group scored in the 80 percentile, and $600+ scored in the 83rd (Klicka). For contrast, homeschoolers who spend an average of 16 hours weekly in planned lessons scored, on average, in the 89 reading percentile, 72 math percentile, 87 science percentile, and 81 social studies percentile (Klicka)—meaning that they did better in reading than 88 percent of others who had taken the test, better than 71 percent in math, better than 86 percent of test-takers in science, and better than 80 percent in social studies.

Clearly inefficiency is the issue and not time deficiency: Imagine what government funded schools could do with (One hundred and Eighty) 180 six-hour days on the off chance that they were that successful! Four times as much cash is spent per understudy as in the 1960s, yet abilities and execution have not enhanced but rather have declined (Beck 71).

One other significant issue is that the educational modules and air dishearten brilliance. Understudies are considered as having next to no mental limit for new thoughts and ideas. In that capacity, the educational modules is balanced as needs be.

Days are spent in planning of the statewide testing where understudies are prompted on great test-taking procedures before and amid the test, and among the lower evaluations, stress-lessening exercises are performed. Thus the occupation of a teacher has changed—redirecting valuable time and assets from real guideline—from instructing to making understudies care (Truong). Low desires of understudies really make lower execution, and the inverse is valid too, as expressed in Beneath the Apathy: “A society of exclusive requirements for understudies, instructors, staff, heads, and folks is a sign of high-accomplishing schools” (Thompson).What’s more, obviously, this theory will seep over into the educational system, making a framework where the biggest apprehension is that understudies will be tested past their ability to learn.

So the educational modules being orchestrated so as to pass on the impression of being more troublesome than it truly is brings down the capacity of understudies to think and learn and be as keen as they can be. All the more limited understudies couldn’t care less by any stretch of the imagination, on the grounds that they perceive that it is a self-assertive judgment. Rather, the understudies who do think about evaluations just care to the degree that it could influence what school they go to and what kind of employment they will get.

Existing life is complex to the point that the youngster can’t be carried into contact with it without either disarray or diversion; he is either overpowered by the multiplicities of exercises which are going on, so he loses his own energy of methodical response, or he is so invigorated by these different exercises that his forces are rashly called into play and he turns out to be either unduly concentrated or else broke down.

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Why Teachers Can’t Teach

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6959 22222 American Educational System – Its Quality

Of late, it appears to be each time you get a daily paper it contains a story on the insufficiency of our country’s Teaching framework. Society is everlastingly faulting its misfortunes, from not having the capacity to duplicate to not having the capacity to adjust a checkbook, on a terrible teacher. We all, at some point in our learning, have needed to sit through the weariness and vulnerability of teachers such as Christian Zowodniak’s rookie English teacher, Jeff.  Teachers like Jeff made it give the idea that our showing colleges are turning out inadequate teachers, however this is not the situation.

Average teachers get into the training calling for all the wrong reasons: from having summers off, to having great medical coverage scope, to having great work hours. Ideally, these educators rapidly “wear out” and look for business in different callings. Unfortunately, large portions of them stay and get to be inactive, unconcerned educators, much like Zowodniak’s Jeff.

Most likely, we have experienced more great Teachers than awful ones in our years of education. Yet, we rush to bring up the blemishes of our educational framework and to gripe about poor teachers. Be that as it may, from time to time do we commend our most prominent resource, our magnificent teachers. I might want to let you know about some astounding teachers, Mrs. Joan Beers. She cherishes educating. Her affection for her profession is reflected in her system for showing her students, in her technique for tending to her students diverse learning styles, and in her strategy for surveying her students.

Like Jeff, a significant number of my secondary teachers utilized a detached way to deal with teaching. The bell rang, and the teacher remained behind a platform with a scratch pad protruding with address notes. Confronting her was a roomful of enthusiastic students, with note pads opened and pens balanced. Our learning comprised of a fifty-five minute address on grammar, amid which the teacher verbally conveyed reams of facts and cases, and we hectically recorded her each word. We took in these bits of data and presented them word for word at exam time.

The detached teacher reviewed us just on our capacity to review at exam time. She then again, utilized a more dynamic, student-cantered way to deal with her teaching. She started class with a five moment talk on relational words. At that point, she separated the class into little gatherings of three to four students and gave every student a daily newspaper. She made her classes intriguing and individual by essentially utilizing our neighborhood daily paper. Every gathering of students was tested to locate the most relational words without replicating.

Then, she turns on her reduced circle player, she again tested us to compose the same number of relational words as we hear a song . We immediately found the requirement for relational words in our lives when she requesting that we revamp the newspaper article and the melody excluding all relational words and prepositional expressions. Mrs. Beers dynamic and imaginative methodology of teaching made her a great teacher and her students dynamic and innovative thinkers.

Another illustration of why Mrs. Beers is a fabulous teacher is her technique for tending to the distinctive learning styles of each of her students. Not just does she teach us on our distinctive learning styles, for example, sound-related, visual, and kinesthetic, she generally obliged every style of learning in her lessons. Unfortunately, numerous Teachers just address the sound-related learner, where the student adapts best by hearing. For instance, a Teacher who just addresses is talking just to the sound-related learner. The issue with numerous Teachers is this is the main style of learning they address. I have additionally had the mishap of having a mentor for a Teacher.

Taking everything into account, I think we would all concur that our educational framework has its shortcomings, which incorporate poor teaching . Notwithstanding, I don’t think it will absolutely dispense with inadequate teachers, even with expanded accentuation on stricter models for teacher preparing programs in our schools and colleges, in light of the fact that some go into this most vital calling for all the wrong reasons.

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In looking at the overview of education, examining how education is handled and the identification of the key players and their impact on the process; empowerment underpins.Therefore, it is the intent of this website at this time to examine education and its presentation. Know first that the key players include, the parent, teacher, student, community and government. Know too that the key indicators that will be examined in this website include choice, discipline, economics, traditions, support, and effectiveness. Each plays a part in empowerment that occurs through knowledge and implementation of what has to be learned.

Right out the gate, every person alive, including me, you, and we receive empowerment through education. While you might believe your day passed for additional learning, you’d be wrong. Every day we learn something new. It might be insignificant or very practical but we do learn. Consider the single mom that decides to go to an auto mechanic course at the local night school. She’ll no longer be subject to less than honest repairmen, not necessarily because she’ll do the work herself. On the contrary, the education empowers because she’ll know that a loose muffler won’t make her tires fall off while she’s driving or that changing a taillight shouldn’t cost 12 hours of labor. You can benefit from additional education. Everything you learn gives you more knowledge and knowledge is power.

If you give your child the opportunity to receive a good education, it also empowers you. Parents can only do so much for their children and then it’s the child’s responsibility. Teaching your child discipline, honesty, integrity, work ethics and providing a good education is solid groundwork for their future. At that point, it’s up to them to use what you’ve given. When you empower your child, it empowers you.

Education empowers students because the value of a good education is in the options it offers those who seek it. If the student has an advanced degree, he or she might go into any area of specialty or even choose a position that simply wants someone with a college education. He could decide to go into business for himself or simply chose a low paid position that requires no special training. The choice is his. The education empowers him because he has the opportunity to make that selection. A person with no advanced degree can either choose the lower paying position or go into business for himself or herself. Of course, you’ll always find the exception to the rule, the person that manages to fight their way to the top without any formal training.

Supporting the educational system empowers the school and the teachers. Without parental and community support, the school has a rough road to travel. Teachers need everyone’s help to be their most effective. The help doesn’t have to come from an extra hand in the classroom. It can be as simple as supporting school decisions and the teacher or making certain the lines of communication are open between you and the school.

Communities receive empowerment when they have high numbers of educated individuals and good school corporations. People want to live where students receive quality education. As people move into those communities, it increases the tax base and empowers the community. Communities also benefit from educating their citizens. Statistics show that people with a better education earn more money. More money in the hands of the citizens means more revenue into the community.

Just like communities, every governmental entity is empowered by the level of education of its constituents. The name of the game for cities, counties, states and nations is productivity and problem solving. Countries that show higher educational results also show higher growth. Education empowers everyone from the student to the government. Quality education should be important to every person that lives in our country. Even if your children are grown or you have no children, each citizen that passes from student to worker plays a direct role on your life, your community and your country.

The overview above lets us move into the six indicators named earlier, choice, discipline, economics, traditions, support, and effectiveness. It also allows you to get involved through sharing your thoughts and experiences. Such participation may help someone else who is experiencing a similar situation.

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If you give your child the opportunity to receive a good education, it also empowers you. Parents can only do so much for their children and then it’s the child’s responsibility. Teaching your child discipline, honesty, integrity, work ethic s and providing a good education is solid groundwork for their future. At that point, it’s up to them to use what you’ve given. When you empower your child, it empowers you.

As parents, we all want to be involved in our children’s education. We want to know that our students are receiving the best schooling possible and that the environment that we are sending them off into is nurturing and positive. Over the last several decades, public schools have started to receive a bad rap, being accused in some cases of providing a sub-standard education to children whose parents cannot afford a private school education. One link that many public school administrators have been able to make though is that the more involved the parents in their district are, the better the students in their district perform.

Many private schools require not only a hefty financial contribution from parents, in the form of tuition, but also a certain level of parental environment. It is not unheard of for a private school to require parents to donate a certain amount of time every year and attendance at a specific number of school events.

Smaller private schools may rely heavily on parental support in the classroom, with parents often serving as chaperones on field trips. Students whose parents are actively involved in their school seem to have a better overall school experience. There seems to be a direct link between parental involvement and academic success.

For parents that cannot afford to send their children to private school, there is a vast public school system in place. Public schools do not have the ability to require any parental involvement in the day to day operations of the school. As a result, many public schools find that their parents are, on the whole, uninvolved in their children’s day to day educational experience. While some children do have parents that are involved through PTO and PTA organizations, many parents will very rarely if ever see the inside of their child’s school. For children who lack that level of parental involvement, there appears to be a direct link to poor academic performance.

There is no simple answer to the parental involvement puzzle. Parents need to work, in order to provide their children with the necessities. Parents that cannot afford a private education also can often not afford to take time away from their jobs to be involved at school. Schools that have a low level of parental involvement often suffer from widespread poor academic results. There must be a link between the two. Bridging the distance is the real challenge in front of today’s educators and parents

If you give your child the opportunity to receive a good education, it also empowers you. Parents can only do so much for their children and then it’s the child’s responsibility. Teaching your child discipline, honesty, integrity, work ethic s and providing a good education is solid groundwork for their future. At that point, it’s up to them to use what you’ve given. When you empower your child, it empowers you.

As parents, we all want to be involved in our children’s education. We want to know that our students are receiving the best schooling possible and that the environment that we are sending them off into is nurturing and positive. Over the last several decades, public schools have started to receive a bad rap, being accused in some cases of providing a sub-standard education to children whose parents cannot afford a private school education. One link that many public school administrators have been able to make though is that the more involved the parents in their district are, the better the students in their district perform.

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