If you do then merit pay simply wouldn't work. “(Gazette, 2009) Basing the teachers’ pay on performance will create a void of experience and excellent school teachers for failing school students. The void will be open for inexperience teachers to work with these students. The losers in this case are the students. “Many states and school districts are finding it increasingly difficult to implement performance pay programs.
I agree wholeheartly that our students deserve the best of the best teaching our children. But has CPS done their 'best' in providing funding for training appropriate staff and creating tests that accurately assess the bilingual student? How invested in the ELL students are they? Or is it that the change in laws and policy 'look good' as they bid for the "Race to the Top" funding provided by the Department of Education? (Lazarin and Ortiz, 2012).
While there are several “rags to riches” stories that serve to encourage the members of the lower class to work hard and achieve their dreams, much truth lies in the fact that the government does not provide enough opportunities for them to do so. I would recommend revising the school choice provision of the No Child Left Behind Act in order to enable the mobility of students to schools located outside of their district. By doing so, many of the children within the working class would have the option to attend a school where they could receive the same opportunities as those of their high-born
If it will be Year-round school tax increase will be much higher. Schools already struggle with money, many teachers got laid off. Better to keep our 10 months school system and keep teachers in school for not to have over 30 kids in one class. 63 % adults opposed to Year-round school. For sure children shouldn’t attend Year- Round School.
The role of the American government is to protect and convenience its people. Forcing citizens to devote an entire year towards community service would not help achieve these goals. A huge portion of Americans spend the years between their 18th and 22nd birthdays in college. Students should be allowed to spend these years focusing on their education rather than worrying about fitting in a year of volunteer work. If the government were to impose a community service requirement during these years, many young Americans would struggle to do well in school and work towards their dreams.
Unfortunately, equal education has never become a realization. Often times a child’s zip code determines the quality of his education because area determines funding and that determines how much money the schools receive per student. Poor schools, even with federal funding, more often than not receive less than their fair share of monies (Podesta 2008) and this has been backed up since the first wave of school finance litigation from 1960 to 1973. The plaintiffs alleged that there are disparities on funding giving students in poor districts a deprived education compared to their counterparts in more affluent districts (Brimley
Those that get lucky and have a support group tent to make it to the end in order to receive their diploma or certificate and attain a better paying job. What I have learned after doing research and watching the videos provided, my perspective changed only towards the government. The government is somewhat at fault for generational poverty. They know that the schools offer education based on their resources and if schools in these areas aren’t offered enough resources they cannot provide a quality education for those kids. They claim that without a quality education, generational poverty will never cease.
Each state has federal laws in place to regulate tests, curriculum, how much funding each school receives, to scholarship, and grants. What is wrong with this is that there is a conflict between federal, state , and school boards about what agendas are important; a student can be a C average in one state or school and move to another where they are on the honor role, I know of this first hand. Another problem is that federal and state government prevents poorer schools from receiving the funding they need to help their students improve academically. Because of the lack of funding for much needed improvements and resources, the poorer schools also have the worst performance ratings. Creating this bigger gap in funding only hinders a school from achieving academic excellence and eventually causes teachers to lose jobs and schools to shut down.
Common Core State Standards: Changing the Way We Educate Our Students Ms. Kimberly Edwards City University December 28, 2013 Abstract This paper discusses the historical and social issues in regards to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Forty-five of the fifty states have adopted either part or all of the standards. This paper will attempt to describe how the CCSS were developed and how the Federal Way Public School system is using them. Their mission statement that is located on their website best describes the Common Core State Standards, “The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The
Finally we say can with all the testing that is required will it lead to better teaching and deeper learning? Schools needs to look pass the scores and teach the kids to be better young adults and prepare them for college or a trade that will help in the life as they enter the world of adult hood. Reference http://www.education.com/reference/article/no-child-left-behind-NCLB/ Duckworth, A. L., Quonn, P. D., & Tsukayama, E. (2012). What “No Child Left Behind” Leaves behind: The Roles of IQ and Self-Control in Predicting Standardized Achievement Test Scores and Report Card Grades. Journal Of Education Psychology, 104(2), 439-451.