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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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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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