8 February 2014 Period 6 Giving Community 100 Hours for Your Diploma The District of Columbia was one of the first large school districts to include community service as a graduation requirement. The community service requirement aims to equip students with the necessary skills and abilities for careers as well as to motivate students to take an active role as leaders in their communities. Community service hours also appear on your high school transcripts, which leads to an upper hand in the college of your choice. College administrators love seeing youth take a role and help their communities; there are so many helpful advantages to this requirement. I for one agree with school boards requiring 100 hours of community service to graduate.
Which means the budget would have to provide $295 million for our Administration to reauthorize the proposal to have the support of a higher – quality of public education. This will benefit the students that are attending low – performing schools, (Dept. of Education, 2012). This will need to be implemented with money, time manpower, and the materials for the students to use in classroom. The Title I and IDEA Grants will sustain the commitment to help the disadvantage students and which will also, include the diverse students, as well as, students with disabilities.
Hope in the Unseen The No Child Left Behind Act was passed into law by President Bush in 2002. No Child Left Behind Act was created because the U.S. Department of Education wanted to improve the education system to make sure every student was receiving a quality education. This act helped the government determined, based on annual school progress, what schools should get more funding. This act made schools take the annual national testing, to test students on english, math, reading, and science. The students are tested annually in basic subjects because it allows the government to measure, based on the student scores, how well schools are teaching their students.
In the last 25 years the government have introduced many policies which have both created an education market such as streaming and setting, competition and selection and policies to create equal opportunity for more deprived areas for example compensatory education it can be argued wether their main priority is to create an education market as well as helping the lower classes and those struggling in the system The education market has been created by many policies such as competition and selection, open enrolement, league tables and streaming which all contribute to schools having to compete for the best students so they can increase funding. Schools today have open enrolment which means parents have more of a choice as to where they can send there child and so the school must try and appeal to the consumer which increases there standards, league tables also have a similar effect as the higher the school is in the league table the better pass rate it has and increased funding is received however there comes problems with this as the school tends to concentrate on those students who have the best chance of passing known as the educational triage, this may help those students who do well at school but leaves those struggling in a worse position as they are seen as “no hopers” . Education market has also created things such as streaming which also allows the school to concentrate on the pupils who can help them gain a better league position by focusing on there grades more than those in lower streams. The introduction of the 1988 education reform act also helped to create the education market which emphasisesd standards, diversity and choice by reducing state control over education and increasing both competition between schools and parental choice of school they argued that state control leads to low standards, lack of choice for parents and and efficiency
Breaunna Delgado Crystal Huddleston In the excerpt “I Just Wanna Be Average” from 50 Essays, Mike Rose states “Students will float to the mark you set.” When reading this quote it makes the reader realize that in order for a student to succeed academically they need a teacher who is willing to teach and show the students that they believe and have faith that they will succeed in the class. In order for students to reach their full potential they must have a supporting cast behind them willing to take the time to help them and show the encouragement they need. The first day a child steps foot into a classroom is the day they begin unlocking hidden doors and every grade a child attends after that is another stepping stone to a brighter
Educational Assistants in the classroom can make a difference. The number of students in the educational systems has increased greatly over the past few years. A larger population of students in schools means the need for Educational Assistants has risen to help students improve their literacy skills, numeracy skills and social skills. Students have shown that children benefit greatly when their literacy skills are reviewed and reinforced. An Educational Assistant follows the teacher’s lesson plan closely only adding select tools to assist with the child’s understanding of the material.
Also this system should have program which older children can help the younger children with their reading and writing, math etc. “Each one teach one program.” We should have a system that reward’s student with good grades, the reward should go up with your grades and each year until they graduation the higher your grades the better your reward should be. I believe that this program should help children want to stay in school and give a 100% to become a better and successful student This is not just a problem for the state and the school system; this is a problem for
The website goes into great detail about how and why teachers need an increase in pay and benefits. Data from the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation’s report card-show Indiana’s fourth and eighth graders ranking number eighteen in math and as high as number twenty-one in reading (Indiana Department of Education, 2012). A far cry from the top ten positions but taxpayers want better educations for one’s child, and performance pay seems like the vehicle to get one’s child a better education. If an individual is looking to become a teacher in this century one must decide if money is the motivational factor when going to school to become a teacher. Does an individual become a teacher because he or she loves to educate and inspire the leaders of tomorrow?
One government study recommended a longer school year. (Now, the average American student attends school about 180 days a year, compared to 210 for a Japanese student.) Efforts have also been underway to increase parental involvement in schools and to improve teaching. College programs that educate teachers are trying to encourage more academically talented students to choose teaching as a career. Schools of education are also improving their curriculum so that American teachers of the future will be better prepared.
Education is everything. It makes the backbone of a modern and developed society. When children get a high-quality education it opens up a life full of choices and opportunity for them; meanwhile, everyone, children’s parents, teachers, and their communities benefit from this. To equip schools with qualified teachers and in the meantime to reduce the size of classes in public school, it has been the main concerns during the past several decades in the United States of America. Especially during the end of the twentieth century, it was a very hot debate among the scholars and policy makers whether to reduce the size of the class in public schools.