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The Impact of Brown vs. Board Today

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2009

        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 - 2009

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 - 2009

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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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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