Since there are such differences between the wealthy and the poor in this country there're also large differences in the system of education from place to place. Throughout the years many have tried different solutions to attempt to close the gap. Under the Bush administration the No Child Left Behind Act was developed to address the Achievement gap. Since this Act, there has been a large amount of conflict concerning both the completion and the impact that the act has actually had on the achievement gap as it relates to Black and White students. This continuing challenge is deeply harmful to the African American community, to our state, our nation, and our democracy.
One such problem that is attacking the education system in America is the alarming attrition rate of teachers. Only those not involved with education at all will argue that it is an undemanding profession; in actuality, it is a very demanding profession with an often overwhelming amount of pressure and responsibility tied to it. However, it can also be a very rewarding profession. Unfortunately, many teachers simply cannot overcome the immense responsibilities well enough to stick with the profession for any length of time. Jalongo and Heider (2006) present staggering statistics in their article, saying that forty-six
Martin Luther King led a series of campaigns in the North starting in 1966, after succeeding in challenging the voting and segregation issues of the. Southern states. His overall aims for these campaigns was to challenge the poor living and economic conditions of the American Americans living there. However, these campaigns proved to be most challenging for King because the same tactics that he had used to bring change in the South were no longer effective. This is partly due to a combination of factors of which are poor planning and tactics, African American violence and a lack of federal government support.
The water issue became a problem here in Florida for many reasons. Some of these reasons include overdevelopment for houses and businesses, the draining of the wetlands, overconsumption, and too many Consumptive Use Permits for agricultural reasons. Unfortunately the problem is about more than just water. Year after year, millions of dollars is spent to try and fix this problem; however, the problem remains unsolved. The article states, that over the past thirty years, an estimated twenty million dollars has been spent in order to fix this major issue.
Implementation of education for these children faced many a barrier, mainly their home environment and parents. Piercing the dynamics of an unhealthy family system is an enormous, laborious task met with great resistance. Systems theory postulates, “There are predictable patterns of behavior that emerge in a family system. These repetitive cycles of behavior help maintain the families’ equilibrium and provide clues to the elements about how they should function” (Rosenblatt, 1994). Active resistance against implementing change was evident in the research; many of the families (albeit intentional or unintentional) presented roadblocks for the children’s education.
Although standardized tests have been around for a very long time, there is still a mountain of controversy surrounding, if they are helpful or a hindrance to our elementary and secondary school students. Upon researching the positives and negatives of these types of tests, I have concluded that standardized tests have a negative effect on education. Standardized tests are developed by states independently; therefore, each states test is different from another’s. According to Webster’s dictionary the word, standardize means, to make standard or uniform. Let us look back in history to see how our leaders have tried to reform our educational structure.
Causes of Failing in the educational system It is unfortunate that now in such an advance era, the educational system is not a strong point in society and continues to fail. Education is one of the most important steps in creating a life in this social age. There are several reasons the educational system could be failing in showing importance in a student’s life. Some of the main reasons believed to be for a failing educational system are: funding, accountability, and “one size fits all” curriculum teaching. To begin with, Funding for the educational system is greatly based on the local property taxes in the area of a public school, and is one major cause of failing public schools, due to unequal funding and lack in necessary instructive and learning tools.
Literature Review Special Education Teacher Retention Issues Sheryl Bolton Liberty University ABSTRACT Our nation has reached the crisis stage concerning the quality of education that students with disabilities receive. This code red situation is a systemic result of not only a lack of qualified teachers, but the lack of ability to retain those educators who are highly qualified. Every state department of education nationwide looks for methods to improve the retention rates of this critical career field. If they are to be successful, they must first understand the factors that influence retention and turnover. This literature review seeks to provide a thematic synthesis of reputable studies that probe into several of these predominate factors.
Homeschooling VS. Public Education Parents and teachers have many different opinions when it comes to which form of education is most effective. There has been a lot of research done to support both sides of this argument. After years of research it seems there are many pros and cons when comparing homeschooling and public education. Many parents that choose to homeschool their children do so because they believe that public schools would expose them to drugs, violence and a lack of religious teachings. Homeschooling also offers parents the opportunity to spend more time focusing on subjects they feel their child needs improvement on.
The government, parents, and teachers are trying all they can to come up with a successful solution. They all give our children the best education possible, but there are many different ideas as to how this should be accomplished. There have been many debates on this topic. Many claim “grades are statistically the most reliable predictor of future academic success” (Penn). The problem with standardized testing is that it does not agree well with education.