Current Issues Summary and Response Matt 12/12/2010 Intro As a future special education teacher one of my jobs will be to keep up-to-date on current issues in the education field and let my parents know about any helpful development on these current issues. It is important for teachers to keep tabs on new developments that could be useful to better their understanding of education as a whole. There are a plethora of current issues involving special education. These issues range from more controversial to less controversial. Some of the more controversial issues are the use of tests to place students into special education, how should we grade students with special needs and how to discipline a student who is in special education.
Against Year Round School Argument Year round school presents a very controversial issue that school districts struggle with ever year. The same arguments, facts, and statistics are presented annually, and somehow a conclusion is never reached. Many people believe year round school would be a good change and a step in the right direction. Although there are many positive innovations to year round school, the advantages do not outweigh the disadvantages of retention, cost, breaks, vacations, space, reviews, employment, and scheduling (Political Debates and Polls Forum). The traditional calendar always has been the schedule for school since the 1800s.
The No Child Left behind Act of 2001 is the proverbial ball and chain on today’s public schools. Its creation had a noble concept which was to ensure the education of all children in the United States regardless of race, class, or economic status; but because of the strict requirements and rigid guidelines, the NCLB act restricts educators in many ways and encourages, even rewards, teachers to teach their students to score well on tests instead of teaching to learn. As parents and educators know from firsthand experience, uniformity of any kind when it comes to children is not possible, but the NCLB expects all schools by the year 2014 to have a 100% of their students pass their state assessments in math and reading, a daunting task with
How did I wind up at ACLC then, you may ask? Well, when I returned to Alameda for winter break, my mother received a call saying there was a place for me. When I first stepped over the threshold, I didn’t know what I’d be put in to. I’d never been in a physical environment such as the one at ACLC and I’d never been in the learning environment that drove the school. I had never been in a physical environment where computers were almost a
They could also go and learn a new language or tour a different country. “Learning a foreign language is a skill you’ll have for the rest of your life and one that employers find very attractive” (McKay). Taking a gap year will help the students gain many personal skills that they will use in the long run. Did you know that many academic benefits come with taking a gap year? “Gap year students show a clear pattern of having a higher GPA than would otherwise have been predicted, and the positive effect lasts over all four years” (“Data”).
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.
Similar to the ideal of our Nation, to increase education and accessibility to all, for our country is better when more people get degrees as our company is. To have any real sustainability as a company, education is a primary factor in the success, not just for the elite few, but also for the masses. The introduction of increased benefits in the tuition reimbursement program will send a significant message of respect and caring to employees. The application of the program will show benefits daily. What better to invest in
Implementation Report on Tuition Reimbursement Patricia K. Wallace XCOM285 August 5, 2012 Jeff Tischauser Implementation report on tuition reimbursement There are several ways to expand employee benefits, beginning with health care and ending with education; however, companies question the benefits or education because of escalating cost associated with higher learning and its value to the company versus the associated risks. However, if one would examine the issue carefully and research the statistics on continued education one would find education has had a positive influence on companies, organizations, and even countries by providing a greater range of opportunities for companies and individuals. To support the above statement
Much research has been done on this topic trying to determine the cause and to discover methods to prevent its continuance. Many articles have focused their research on the individual students and their family dynamics, but there is a growing field which focuses more upon the school climate and its effect on the students. Within the school climate the areas of teacher-student relationships, the school values, and the peer relationships are included. Many research articles show that school climate has in fact a large impact on the student’s decision to leave early. Therefore, the question is what effect does school climate have on a student's decision to leave school early.
There are numerous factors that can affect a person’s drive to achieve. Some people argue that hereditary has a lot to do with it. However, the primary deciding factor is their environment, not only at home, but at school as well. In most instances in the U.S., the quality of a schooling environment is directly proportional to the quality of education in the school, which is directly proportional to student performance in those schools. Based off this statement, most people would say that the government should spend more money on the schooling environment to promote better education.