A funding formula is a formula that gives a school the same amount of funds for each pupil. This can affect a working class child’s education because if other schools have a higher fund because they are more popular due to better exam results then working class children are unlikely to be able to get a placement at that school so they will be silt-shifted to a less popular school which has lower exam results because of its lack of funding due to its lack of pupils. However, this idea can be criticised because if an unpopular school gets too bad they will be put into special measures by ofsted, this then gives them more funding to try and help improve the school, if this is achieved then their popularity will improve. Silt-shifting is when a school off-loads pupils with learning difficulties who are expensive to teach and so get poor results. This benefits middle class pupils as all the troublesome students are removed from their school it means the teachers have more time for them to improve their grades thus making the school more popular because of their rank in the league tables then letting them cream-skim thus improving the school further.
Intelligent people get better grades because they get higher CST scores. As a result I would want better grades so I am able to be in honors classes. I also want good grades because I could go to a better high school. In addition, I would rather be more intelligent because that no one can take it away from me. Another benefit of being smart is that I have a chance to go to a better college or university.
The statics show that more money is put into public education in the wealthier areas. These tend to be white neighborhoods. Incomes are higher thus house prices are higher thus taxes are higher and the money put into education is higher. Latinos and Black families tend to be larger and rely on less income than those earned by White families. Latinos and Black works tend to have to work more than one job to make ends meet.
Education to certain people is the base to every job that keeps our nation running. When people are better educated, they are better decisions maker, problem solvers and more driven to help themselves than others. There are differences between one school and the next. The wealthy have extensive opportunities to better educate their children, sending them to the most expensive schools with the most qualified teachers, the best resources and the near guarantee of a college degree and promising career. However, middle class and low class citizens have to take use of what is left over, meaning a lesser education.
Based off this statement, most people would say that the government should spend more money on the schooling environment to promote better education. However, the government already spends quite an amount on schooling environments. In fact, recent poles in the past have proven that the U.S. spends much more on the average student than most other countries. If this is the case, then why is student performance in the U.S. so poor in comparison with other countries? The problem must solely lie in the schooling environment itself; more specifically, the structure of the educational system.
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).
The conclusion of the study was that early Montessori education had a long-term impact on later public school performance”(Cavegn). By way of example, parents who may be questioning the transition between a Montessori preschool to a traditional public school can view these results, and feel confident that the Montessori preschool program can potentially be the most effective and influential option for a preschool child’s higher education. Skills that are inevitably learned through Montessori, such as leadership, independence, socialization, respect, etc. further develop students’ education, and allow them to surpass other students who lack a Montessori education, in terms of test scores and grade point
How about the influence of the teacher? Suppose it just so happened that the teacher in the small class is much better than the teacher in the large class and this is the reason why the students in the smaller class did well. The 'type of teacher' becomes an intervening variable because it was an important factor that was not initially considered by the researcher. Suppose that there were two different types of books used or two different types of curricula used? Suppose it just so happens that the students in the small class happen to be smarter than those in the large class?
Academic success is important because it is strongly linked to the positive outcomes we value for children. Not surprisingly, research shows that adults with high levels of education are more likely to be employed, and to earn higher salaries (National Center for Education Statistics, 2001; U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1999). Beyond work and wages, academic success is important because working Americans will need higher levels of education to tackle the technologically demanding occupations of the future (Brown, 1999; National Alliance of Business, Inc., 1998). Furthermore, the number of jobs requiring a college education is expected to grow more than twice as fast as those not requiring a college education over the next ten to twenty years (Fleetwood & Shelley, 2000; Rentner & Kober, 2001). Academically successful students will have more employment opportunities than those with less education.
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. The same research made in the US mentioned that a million children are receiving education at home. On the other side, the majority of people are still thinking which schools their kids should join, which one is providing high level of education with a healthy environment that would help in raising their children and no wonder that they are ready to pay a fortune so that their children would enjoy being at school. If you ask me which option would you prefer for your kids, I would recommend school education. Although home educations provide privileges to parents and children, some may appear as for granted benefits to those who are getting their education at schools.