An education can open doors to opportunities that would have never been possible were it not for the education and preparation that one received while in school. With the fluctuating economy and hesitant times, it is more important than ever for our nation’s children to receive the proper education and training that will allow them to acquire a good job and produce the revenue needed to live. Unfortunately, there are many problems facing our education system today, and several of them are having negative effects on the quality of the education our students are receiving. It is our duty as educators to try our very best to work through these problems, solve them if at all possible, and still provide our students with the best possible education. One such problem that is attacking the education system in America is the alarming attrition rate of teachers.
This type of school has no specialisms and does not require an entry exam. Some comprehensive schools do not get good results and they are not always popular with parents for this reason. A school under special measures is a status applied by regulators of public services in Britain to providers who fall short of acceptable standards. This may affect your results because the teachers will become more involved with the short time to make the school up to the standards than the education of the students. An advantage of a comprehensive school is that they are often the closest school to where students live and some comprehensives get very good exam results.
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.
Children don’t listen to their school teachers as much as they listen to society. They learn more from watching television and celebrities. If society was serious about education, then the school year would be longer so that children could learn all-year-round and class sizes would be smaller so that teachers could engage with each student more. There is also a salary issue with education. American teachers don’t earn as much money as business professionals and teachers in other countries such as Japan, Canada, and Germany.
Education, social, and gender equality can all help support a better functioning society. All students deserve to have an equal opportunity to learn in school no matter their gender, social class, or ethnicity, but unfortunately it is not always that way. Due to these personal characteristics some students have a better chance of school than others. For example, talented students with a lower income stability does not get to follow the paths of their peers with a higher income stability. Because of that it excludes those capable students of attending college and sometimes allows “not so bright students” to attend because these days society speaks money, not equality.
How does money affect a person’s intelligence? If a family is fairly wealthy, they are more likely to be able to sufficiently fund resources and materials to help their child’s education, for example; being able to afford their child to have a placement at a private school. Although the teaching standards at a public school may be just as high as the teaching standards at a private school, private schools also tend to enforce stricter rules, which therefore means that those who have a low attendance or a poor behaviour, are less likely to be allowed to educate there, and the school may only allow students that are focused on their education. Also, upper class and middle class students may perform better because things such as educational trips or text books can easily be paid for. Those students that are of working class or lower class may not perform as well in exams as those that are in middle and upper classes as they may not have sufficient funds to pay for things such as educational trips and text books.
They also help students develop better people-skills, as well as teach them how to act in a real-life situation, such as a job. Single-sex education does not educate girls and boys any better than coed schools, according to research published by the American Psychological Association analyzing 184 studies of more than 1.6 million students from around the world. Many people believe that separating boys and girls in schools would help them focus better on academics, but studies prove that this is not the case. Also, schools are supposed to prepare students for the “real world”, as well as jobs, and both have both sexes. Researchers also looked at studies that examined coed schools that offered single-sex instruction in certain subjects and found no significant benefits for boys or girls in these cases.
Some people start out fortunately, meaning they have money and live in a good neighborhood. Those people inherited their success; they have not earned it. People who work hard are overshadowed by those who aren’t doing as well. Therefore they may not be given any proper guidance and will not make wise decisions for their future. Much of this poor advice was put down to high-achieving pupils at schools in areas of disadvantage being viewed as ‘success stories’, who unlike the majority of non-achievers attending their school, did not need help (Furlong 6).
What would an all-girls’ school be like? Single sex schools are more rare than coeducational schools, so students taught in coed schools may think about this question once in a while. But is there a reason that single sex schools aren’t as common as coed? Many professionals have argued in favor of single sex schooling to reduce distraction and better address learner dispositions. Although single sex education does have advantages, there are good arguments on the other side.
They are able to manipulate the education system to their advantage which means their children have a better chance at doing well in school. Disconnected-local choosers and semi-skilled choosers are working-class parents who have a lack of cultural capital and therefore their child’s academic progress suffers as they are usually sent to ‘local’ schools which they aren’t necessarily best suited for. Children who have cultural capital also have an elaborated code (wider vocabulary) which gives them an advantage at school as it is the code used by teachers and in textbooks. The elaborated code is typically used by middle class and helps with their academic achievement. Children with a lack of cultural capital are more likely to use the restricted code (limited vocabulary) which disadvantages them at school as they feel excluded and are therefore less successful.