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Home Schooling

Posted by Admin On November - 22 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Why Home Schooling

How American Education is Coming Full Circle

homeschoolsliderIn the early days of American education, most children received their education at home. Though there may be a small school available, it was often only attended by the boys in the family. Girls were kept home, and taught the bare basics of reading and arithmetic by their mothers and grandmothers. Of the boys that did attend school, many of them would not attend much into their teens, when they would be called upon to work on the family farm, or in the family business. Over time, the scope of education expanded, and students, male and female began attending school in greater numbers, for longer periods of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Shall I Do – Repeating Grades

Posted by Admin On November - 22 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

The Parents’ Role in Creating Discipline, Stability, and Values

whatshallsliderWhen a child is asked to repeat a grade in school, the outcome is almost never a positive one. There are, of course, many things that can be done to prevent this problem and curb any chances early on of a child falling behind. If you are able to create a positive and encouraging environment in the home then that can transpire into the child’s educational setting and stop a lot of the problems before they start. If you’ve already reached the point beyond prevention, dealing with the issues is something that must be done at once, and done properly. Read the rest of this entry »

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From the Outside Looking In

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

big6-steps-needing-repair-150x150The Country’s School System – Fixing Problems from the Outside In

The public school system today is falling apart.  Some schools literally are very old buildings that are desperately in need of repair to properly serve the children trying to learn inside.  In most situations, though, the falling apart is figurative.  The system is outdated, rooted in teachers with tenure, unions, old buildings and limited technology.  There are three primary players in getting the system fixed and up-to-date with the fast-paced world in which we live.  These players are students, teachers and parents.  Each one has a voice and should speak out for a revamp of the system. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Impact of Brown vs. Board Today

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 20092 COMMENTS

        Impact of Brown versus Board of Education Today

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Over fifty years after the legendary ruling that determined that segregation in schools was unconstitutional, Brown v. Board of Education is still a topic of fierce discussion. One of the largest debates is the impact that this historic ruling had on public school both then and now. Surprisingly, one of the main discussion points is whether or not Brown v. Board of Education actually managed to reach its goal of integrating students and guaranteeing the rights of all American students to receive equal education under the law. The emphatic answer is a resounding, no. Read the rest of this entry »

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Failing Schools

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

FAILING SCHOOLSAre Public Schools In Crisis? Are Our Schools Bleeding?

America is a land of opportunity. One of the opportunities that are afforded to every citizen is education for our children. Through a network of public school systems, free education is available to every child in America. There are those however, that believe that our public schools are in crisis. With populations rising, and budgets for education shrinking, our educators are being asked to do more and more for our children with less and less. As our economy suffers, more and more children are living at or below the poverty level. Families are turning to their school districts for subsidized lunches and other assistance in record levels. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are Parents the Missing Link?

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 20091 COMMENT

MISSING LINKAre Parents the Missing Link in Public School Education? – Getting Mom and Dad Involved

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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No Child Left Behind

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

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 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

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 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

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 - 20091 COMMENT

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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