In Public Schools

from the "outside" looking "in"

Too Much Government

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 20101 COMMENT




WHapril05Debates abound in different countries as to what extent the government should involve itself in the affairs of public schools. While some feel that the government should be deeply involved, others feel that the government should limit itself to formulating policies, guidelines and developing curriculum and leave the management and running of public schools to the local community through their local elected school board committees. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tightening The Belt

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 20101 COMMENT

BELT-april06Schools across the nation find their tax dollars in shorter supply than they were a decade ago. While there are fewer students in many districts, the escalation of costs for the corporation continues. Every day you find school boards across the country making announcements of teacher layoffs, school program cuts and cutbacks of school services. However, many school corporations fail to identify the money pits of waste in their budgets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 20102 COMMENTS

Joshapril07Without discipline, there can be no learning. While this statement might sound out of date, it is still true. The ability to maintain classroom discipline is one of the most important assets a teacher can have. Classroom discipline allows every student to learn and excel. It goes beyond the maintenance of an orderly classroom and teaches internal discipline as well. The student with internal discipline will succeed at almost all endeavors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Impact Of Recession

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 20104 COMMENTS

DWDapril08The recession hits not only the working force but also their children. Even if a person has a secure and well paying position, it doesn’t mean that their child is not affected by the lower economic productivity of society.

Most school corporations raise their funds from taxing property owners in their district. State income tax also provides additional funds to operate the school corporations. At times of economic downturn, these sources of revenue slowly decline and dry up to the point that school corporations have to make dramatic cuts in their staffing and programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Curriculum Versus Work

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 20105 COMMENTS



SCOapril09The schools face a financial crisis and part of the problem in the preparation of students for work comes from that shortage. Many schools that once offered curriculum that included vocational arts, computer science and other specialties, including college preparation now face cutbacks and a watered down curriculum. Those that still offer true vocational arts programs, however, deal with issues of helping the student make their skills marketable by increasing the communication ability of the students. Read the rest of this entry »

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Turn On Empowerment Switch

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 20103 COMMENTS

POWapril10It is an unfortunate occurrence for the most of the educational systems across the country that many of the school corporation programs and guidelines come from top administration. There is no guarantee that a degree in school finance or the vote from the electorate of the area can provide the best possible solutions to the age old problems of illiteracy and low academic achievement. Read the rest of this entry »

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African American Perceptions

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 20101 COMMENT


AAPapril11African American views on education vary by their economic position in the community.  Just like any race, there are differences in background and economic means. While there are some differences in attitudes based on race, more often, the difference occurs more frequently between the well to do and those without means. Read the rest of this entry »

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Schools That Work

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 20106 COMMENTS


STWapril12Schools now find themselves behind the eight ball as lower test scores reflect American schools losing the world wide educational race. There are, however, some bright stars among the newer programs instituted in the schools. These programs often function outside the box normally used in most schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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Effects Of Prenatal Care

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 20104 COMMENTS

                      THE  BRAIN

BRAINapril13Adequate prenatal care for expecting mothers is important for not just the mother and fetus but also society as a whole and the educational system. Lack of prenatal care often has a deleterious effect on the brain of the unborn infant. Most of the time lack of care occurs because of poverty, homelessness or alcohol and chemical abuse.  Women who fail to get adequate care also may not seek care for their own chronic health problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Shall I Do?

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 2010ADD COMMENTS


WTDapril14Cheating in exams is a common phenomenon the world over, examination authorities do all they can to eradicate it by all means by devising ways of beating students in their own game.

From using old ways of breaking into a lecturers room, bribing the lecturer’s secretary to hacking the lecturer’s computer to gain access to the exams, students have devised more high-tech methods of cheating, employing the latest technologies available to them. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Race To the Top

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 20101 COMMENT

RACE-TO-THE-TOPPer the description of the discretionary grant for Race To The Top the following is noted.  States are being asked to advance reforms in four areas.  They are per the grant proposal:

(1)  Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy; (2)  Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction; (3)  Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most; and  (4)  Turning around our lowest-achieving schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Makes an Effective Teacher?

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

EFFECTIVE-TEACHERThe teacher is the most important person inside the classroom other then the students,themselves.   Therefore, how the teacher is prepared to do the job is very important.  In fact the  teacher is essential to their student’s education.   Those who choose this profession are in a special occupation that supports the future of the country.   Read the rest of this entry »

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A Different Race to the Top

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

RACERace continues to play a significant role in American life, in particular in the public school system.  Why is that?  In fact, because nothing has been settled regarding how race influences day to day relationships. 

Underneath each American psychic, questions may not have been answered, the biggest of which is one’s comfort towards other races. So, why should there not be concerns as well in the public school system, which is one of the biggest systems in our society?

Brown versus Board of Education desegregated the American schools system, but did not touch American attitudes and behaviors.  President Eisenhower had to dispatch military power to implement the law.  Children and youth attempted to learn sitting side by side in an environment that was unprepared for not only differences in race but social class as well.  How would these students communicate with each other?  There was no outside community socialization underpinning what was happening. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parallel Tracks

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 20101 COMMENT


TRACKSThe linkages between neighborhoods, communities, jobs, class status including ethnicity, and, public education is profound, like fates intermingled.

That education determines one’s future and livelihood, though a simple statement is complex.  The complexities occur with the quality and quantity of the educational  experience.  In some cultures education is the highest priority within the life cycle. The powerful and the rich have classroom seats in their alma maters held for their children, and college attendance is generational.  Colleges would deny this, but research would probably bear such occurring.  Read the rest of this entry »

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