Lauren Peterson Kathryn Kruger English 151: 032 11 December 2009 Home-Schooling: Hurtful or Helpful? Home-schooling, when chosen for the right reasons and implemented in a correct way, can be an effective means of educating children. But is it in the best intentions of the child? Home-schooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of seven to fifteen percent each year. There are about two million children currently being educated at home in the United States (Pitman and Van Galen 4).
Nowadays there is a considerable debate whether children should go to schools for education or can have home education instead. People are starting to consider thinking which way would be more suitable for their kids and for themselves as well. They are assessing the positives and negatives of each option and then choosing the one that is best fitting their needs and life style. Although that most of parents that started home education for their children have found out that it is not easy to transfer school facilities to home, but it has become a very accepted alternative way for going to schools . The number of children being educated at home is considerably increasing though there are no accurate prevalence estimates as mentioned by Petrie, Windrass & Thomas, 1999.
Year-round schooling is a better system than traditional because it’s better for students learning, it keeps kids involved and engaged, and, as much as this might surprise you, it doesn’t mean less vacation time. So on that first day back, your probably freaking out. Your thinking, “I DON’T REMEMBER THIS!! HOW CAN A TEACHER EXPECT ME TO REMEMBER THIS STUFF AFTER A WHOLE SUMMER! !” They shouldn’t.
One of the most popular debates amongst public schools today is whether or not students should be required to wear uniforms. While many schools have already established a policy mandating school uniforms, there are still many more schools who have not decided yet. Some say a mandatory uniform policy in public schools encourages more concentration on learning, while others say it hinders the creativity and individuality in students. However, uniforms can benefit students by creating an environment in which the students are able to focus solely on furthering their education. Students in grades kindergarten through twelve should be required to wear uniforms because it creates school unity, is safer, and it helps students develop a higher self-esteem.
That is why I strongly believe uniforms should be enforced in every school whether public or private. I think that wearing school uniforms would help students do better in school for mainly three reasons. One is because they save valuable time, they can make school a lot safer for everyone, and they save money. First, school uniforms can save time because students, especially girls, don’t have to spend a lot of time trying to choose clothes to wear. In eliminating this time consuming task, students would have a lot more time to do more important things such as eating breakfast in the morning or doing homework.
Implementing School Uniforms Implementing school uniforms will increase academic performance and reduce behavioral problems. While this is a temporary solution to the permanent problem of getting students to strive for achievement, the implementation of school uniform policies, especially at this pivotal point in time in our countries future, is one way we could help young people to realize their potential thru improving the over all quality of education in our country. While students and parents face many daily struggles that distract them from more important things, financial issues can be sited as one of the biggest struggles facing families and individuals these days. School uniforms provide a low cost alternative to expensive designer clothing. Students whose parents can’t afford expensive clothing can be spared the harsh words and jeers from their peers, allowing them to blend in instead of being singled out as poverty stricken or less fortunate then others, thus giving all the students the outward appearance of equals.
A’lexûs Austin August 28, 2013 English 1113-M Essay 1 Uniforms Helping Schools Learning in schools has gotten better. Over the past couple years or so, more and more public schools have implemented policies requiring children to wear uniforms. This policy has helped students and schools as a whole. Mandated uniforms have eliminated distractions, equalized student population, and caused students to get dressed faster in the mornings. I understand that some people feel that uniforms are a waste of time, but they can never tell anyone why.
The use of school uniforms is a topic of hot debate among parents and school administrators. Some argue the benefits of school uniforms, while others believe that the downsides are far more numerous. While you probably cannot influence what your school has already decided, you may have a voice on the issue of school uniforms in PTA meetings. You also have the choice of sending your child to a school that does or doesn't require school uniforms. If that is the case, here are a few pros and cons you should keep in mind.
Teachers and staff can supervise and support but they are unlikely to be over-protective. This can be a great preparation for university or work away from home in later life as it provides an intermediate step between childhood and full independence. Being in school all the time allows children full access to its facilities. This is good for creating a learning environment as pupils can have access to libraries, computers and teachers while doing their homework. Similarly it is easier to take part in extra-curricular activities such as plays, sports matches and art if they do not have to arrange travel home late at night or after the school buses have left.
One of the toughest decisions that any parent is going to face is where to send their kids to school. For some parents the choice is easy because the options are limited by funds and availability of a parent's time. Those kids just have to go to the local public school. However, most parents at least consider alternative options like private school and homeschooling. And even parents looking at public schools often have options such as charter schools and magnet schools.