Pros and Cons of NCLB When you think of the words “no child left behind” you automatically think of literally not leaving a child left behind somewhere, but in reality No Child Left Behind is an act. No child Left Behind is an Act where high goals an standards are set for schools in order for the success of students. This act began in 2001 proposed by George W. Bush, schools are administered standardized test yearly and are taken at the same time and same place. The test scores determine if teachers are teaching up to par. Depending on the scores and achievements of the schools depends on the funding given by government.
How would parents feel if they knew their child was advanced through school without properly knowing the material they would need to succeed in life? In the year of 2001 George Bush enacted the No Child Left Behind law. This law makes it so every child in a school is included. This is a good law, but what happens to the children who don’t learn as fast as their peers. Not a lot of people realize that children are passed to the next grade level no matter how they are doing academic wise only socially.
Standardized testing has become a norm in American education. It has been decided that every student should be able to meet a certain goal. If not, they are below average and will have a hard time being successful in life. Children aren’t motivated to learn when teachers “teach to the test.” There has come to be an understanding that there is a certain level of knowledge demanded by society. Who decides this?
Moore felt trapped and earlier revealed that he dropped out of school sophomore year because he disliked school from first grade. Robinson stated in his video that the school system was structured for the Enlightenment Era and says that’s why America’s economy is down. Hopefully the government can fix the educational system so students can become more interested in school so there are less drop outs like Moore. Today school is supposed to get children ready for the world and get them a good job, so they can flourish as an adult. However, they strip individuality from the children and morph them into obedient soldiers.
However, the international students use English only for passing the test; they would not use English in their countries. From my own experience, I speak English only in classes with local students and teachers from China; the accents and the intonations would be very similar. This kind of experience cannot improve the international students’ abilities to communicate in English. When the international students first come to America, they would be very disacquaintanted with the conversations. Nevertheless, they need to use English everywhere at school, such as listening to the lectures, talking with other native speakers in the classes, and doing homework for each
Comparison of English Language Standards for Kindergarten John Basta Liberty University Introduction Every day teachers enter their classrooms and are expected to teach their students particular material in accordance with a Standard of Learning. There is a National Standard and a State Standard for Learning. Most states have adopted the National Standard known as The Common Core State Standard (CCSS) for English Language Arts, but Virginia has opted out. The State of Virginia chose not to adopt the voluntary Common Core State Standards because The Board of Education believes revising rather than abandoning the nationally recognized SOL program ensures that students will be on equal footing or in fact better standing than with students in states that have adopted the CCSS. A Third entity, The Core Knowledge Foundation has developed a Sequence for Language Arts.
Therefore, it is completely up to the parents to make sure that their children are on the same level as the traditional school ones are. That can have a good and a bad impact on those kids. If they are doing everything, and studying their curriculum correctly, that means that this child is a self-starter and they will survive the job market later on. Now if the parents are not encouraging their kids to learn, and to study, that kid will have a difficult time when they have to survive on their own. Parents often question themselves about the credibility of the Home School education, and also about a system or a support group for them.
Some people believe the students should have their own choices. They can go to school and succeed or not go and fail. The school administrators should not have to force the students to go to school; however, the law says every minor must go to school until they graduate from high school. Taking away their driver's license is too harsh. The administrators should make a fair and balanced punishment.
(Borba, 2013) “When you walk into school, let’s be dressed for success and be prepared to learn.”(Borba, 2013) “It gets down to, ‘let’s focus on the thing we’re supposed to be doing, called learning.”( Borba, 2013). In an environment that is not safe like many schools the teachers cannot teach the kids in their class to the maximum potential nor can students learn to their fullest. In unsafe environments, like many schools across the nation, teachers cannot teach to their maximum potential nor can students learn to their fullest
Uniform: The Mandate for High Schools “I challenge all our schools to teach character education, to teach good values and good citizenship, If it means that schoolrooms will be more orderly, more discipline; young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside instead of what they’re wearing on the outside then public schools should be able to require students to wear school uniforms.” For over twenty-five years, critics have argued that school uniforms represses individual freedom and are more expensive than normal clothing. Notwithstanding these opinions, it should be mandatory for high school students to wear school uniforms. With the extensive student population in high schools across the United States with learners of diverse backgrounds, there are a mixture of students who represents a high income that can afford to buy fashionable and costly clothing, while low-income students are forced to buy clothing from thrift stores or discount retail stores. Uniforms will therefore help students to be less distracted and focus more on learning than fashion. Uniforms will create equality and help with discipline, which will help to reduce dangerous altercations.