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No Child Left Behind

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2009

CHILD LEFT BEHINDWhat is Wrong with No Child Left Behind? – Why NCLB Leaves Every Child in the Dust

If you are a parent, there are few things in life that are more important to you than your child. You want the best for them and will do anything in your power to make sure that they get the best. This includes their education. Over the better part of the last decade, our educational system has been governed by the “No Child Left Behind” Act of 2001. This bill was enacted as a law on January 8, 2002 by then President George W. Bush. It received great bipartisan support and was, at the time, heralded as a great reform to a failing educational system. Read the rest of this entry »

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Problems

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2009

problemss-150x150Problems in the United States Educational System

What education should be is a chance for people to become independent, critical thinkers with the ability to discern new answers for themselves instead of passively accepting what currently exists.  This should happen by giving children the skills and intellect they need to grasp how the world works and how they can survive in it.  Unfortunately, the United States educational system is full of problems and currently not delivering such intellectual minds into the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solutions

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2009

solutions Solutions to Problems In the United States Educational System

No system is perfect.  Unfortunately, the United States educational system is far from it.  One of the biggest problems today is the huge focus on test scores and grades.  Policy makers are obsessed with getting the US at the top of international test rankings.  The preoccupation of achieving high test scores has been placed under a different name: “student achievement.”  Educators are always talking about increasing levels of student achievement, but all they mean is they are pursuing higher test scores. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Shall I Do?

Posted by Admin On October - 8 - 2009

WHAT SHALL I DO Teachers Who Bully Students

Traditionally, the topic that revolves around bullying is when one child picks on another who is smaller or weaker than they are.  Bullying is all about power and aggressors are usually attempting to make their status known to everyone.  The issue of teachers screaming, threatening and using biting sarcasm to embarrass a student in a class is not a new problem, but it receives little attention.  After all, teachers are the commanders of the classroom and what they say goes.  If a child becomes the victim of teacher bullying, most of the time they either will not say anything to their parents or when they do, parents are insensitive to the magnitude of the situation. Read the rest of this entry »

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