Catholic Schools vs. Public Schools I believe Catholic schools are far superior in educating today’s youth than public schools. This is a subject that I know a lot about, because my children are a product of parochial education. Public schools versus Catholic schools has always been a hotly debated issue with emotional arguments on both sides. I feel that the people who have the strongest feelings against Catholic education are people who know very little about it. The number one complaint I often hear is “it costs too much money to send my child to Catholic school.” Of course, there is a cost to attending Catholic schools.
NCLB set forth a certain criteria to be met, but allowed the states to determine how they would accomplish it. Therefore, each state handles assessment and accountability differently. This makes it hard to show success or failure of the programs. Supporters and critics alike can cite research that supports their opinion. My opinion of NCLB is it is flawed, developmentally inappropriate, ill funded, ←and→ leaving more students, teachers, ←and→ schools behind than ever before because The tests have turned into the objective of classroom instruction rather than the measure of teaching ←and→ learning.
Some schools, like the grammar schools, require a good result on the 11+. This leads to cream skimming, but also off-loading of ‘bad’ students, that for example will refuse children with learning difficulties good education, because they are “those students who won’t do well anyways”. The top students often seem to be from the middle class. They don’t suffer from material or cultural deprivation and often use the elaborated code, which makes education easier for them. This makes the schools trying to appeal to the middle class parents, to make the middle class parents choose their school and help them get their own results better.
Another main reason is the simple fact people are marrying later for many reasons, more because of the change in attitudes towards education and religion (seclurisation). It doesn’t help that the countrys ecnomy is in decline and the price of weddings not only was expensive enough but they are also getting dearer to match the current cost of living. From 1838 until. Nearly a quarter of children lived with only one parent (25%) last year and nine out of ten of these households were headed by
Waiting for Superman Sociology Film: Waiting for Superman The United States of America has the best public education system in the world. In the past 30 years, though politicians constantly stressed the need to improve the disadvantages of clusters of the education system, and the children's education has not change, but it shows worrying prospect. The children who were born in ordinary families have many obstacles in reading and math, and substantially lower than the average level of other developed countries in the world. Many high school became dropout factories, countless children work into society prematurely, also the fund of prisoners is higher than the students. The current public education system in the United States is
In the United States a high school graduate earns 43% more than someone without a diploma, a college graduate earns 150% or one and half times more. Earning potential is low for dropouts, but the prospect of employment is not guaranteed, the unemployment rate for dropouts is 63% higher than it is for graduates according to the Bureau of Labor statistics (Statistics, 2007). Educators are aware that dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, earn lower wages, engage in criminal activity, have a higher need for public assistance, be single parents and have children at a younger age. An estimated 75% of state prison inmates and 59% of federal inmates are dropouts, and raising the graduation rate by one percent the U.S. would save $1.4 billion annually in cost related to crime and criminal activity, according to U.S Department of Justice (Justice, 2002). Raising the graduation rate is an objective that educators, legislators, parents, students, employers and all community members must be vigilant in
In order to improve the religious dimensions of Catholic schools students should be given the experience of other religious perspectives aside from their own. b) Our school’s performance against each of the four value statements presented in the mission statement is high but not quite there yet. However, the performance at our school is far better than public schools, such as Harold Braithwaite. There is always something we could do to improve the religious dimension of our school in all the classes and in extracurricular activities. For example, there can be little activities incorporated in our daily routines that give knowledge about all religious viewpoints.
The education system has become a monopolizing subject across the United States. So many questions have been raised about what is good to teach, and how those subjects should be taught. Many schools are the pressure of bettering their education system, but tend to find they are also dealing with the trials of having to drop certain subjects in order to focus more intently on the ones deemed most important. Unfortunately, in today's society, the fine arts programs of the school systems have been neglected and even underdeveloped. What many educator's may not realize is that a well-organized and well developed fine arts program can be the difference maker in a child’s learning ability and capability.
Uniforms make it more difficult for gangs to form and make the school a safer place. Schools report that school uniforms decrease fighting and violence that arrise out of arguments over fashionable clothes. Children invariably tease those who do not have trendy clothes. Those who can't afford name brand clothes are often sensitive about their
The following paper will argue against single-sex schools and display various reasons as to how they are counter-productive to student needs. A report published in the journal Science, states that students who attend single-sex schools are no better educated than those who attend co-ed schools. Plus, children are more likely to accept gender stereotypes when they go to an all-boys or all-girls school. "There's really no good evidence that single-sex schools are in any way academically superior, but there is evidence of a negative impact," said Lynn Liben, professor of psychology and education at Penn State and co-author of the study. "Kids' own occupational aspirations are going to be limited, and there could be long-term consequences where, for example, girls are used to being in roles only among other girls, then they have to face the real world where that's not the case."