Green Sheet Analysis

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Anh Bao 9/25/11 English III AP 8th. Green Sheet Analysis. 1. Teachers’ salaries, money spend on each student, and other school quality affects high school graduates’ future jobs and wages. Unlike other countries, American schools are financed locally. If the parents do not live in good communities, they have poorer chances of getting a good education for their kids. Parents that have already raised their kids are not willing to support the school for future generations. Tax cuts of 1970s and 1980s decreased the resources available to schools. Jonathan Kozol, child advocate and educational researcher reports that New York City only spends half as much per student as surrounding suburbs. In 1992, the United States’ 47 largest schools in urban area spent as much as $900 less than surrounding suburban, even though the urban schools usually have more students that need special services. Poorer neighborhoods usually have lower education quality than wealthier ones. International comparison shows that education is not a main priority in the U.S. than it is in other countries. We have flawed system that fails to train our teachers thoroughly, keep track of a student progress, and ensuring equality of access. Only 1% of funding employers devote to training goes more than raising basic skills, the most needed by young entry-level employers. Both private and public schools are not on the right track with the apprenticeship programs and vocational training needed by students with parents that can’t afford college. Government spending on employment and training programs is only 1/3 of what it used to be in 1980. While at the same time, the cost of higher education increased, while loans and scholarships opportunities are decreasing. 2. The tone in this passage is very critical, the author is pointing out flaws and judging our educational
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