While there are several “rags to riches” stories that serve to encourage the members of the lower class to work hard and achieve their dreams, much truth lies in the fact that the government does not provide enough opportunities for them to do so. I would recommend revising the school choice provision of the No Child Left Behind Act in order to enable the mobility of students to schools located outside of their district. By doing so, many of the children within the working class would have the option to attend a school where they could receive the same opportunities as those of their high-born
“It's time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy, a bureaucratic system in which everybody's role is spelled out in advance and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. It's no surprise that our school system doesn't improve; it more resembles the communist economy than our own market economy” says Albert Shanker. Charter school legislation was passed in 1991 to have more educational options. Charter schools were created because teachers wanted to create small educational opportunities for children living in poverty, children of color, and immigrants so that they could be well educated and succeed academically. Charter schools provide the kind of motivation that will help students overcome obstacles.
He openly says about passing the political power to an uneducated nation and improving people’s quality of life, therefore showing support. With the Government supplying a power to school boards such as creating their own by-laws according to school fees and supplying a better education, this allowed the school boards to create a system which allowed them to decide when a pupil should be allowed to attend the school without the fees charged. This would only be when
Gatto uses this example of knowledge to prove his point that not every successful child went to school. A second time Gatto uses exemplification is when he is explaining his own experience in the school system as a teacher. He remembers that “my own experience had revealed to me what many other teachers must learn along the way, too, yet keep to themselves for fear of reprisal: if we wanted to we could easily and inexpensively jettison the old, stupid structures and help kids take an education rather than merely receive a schooling”. He uses this personal lesson from life to convey that children are only obeying what they are being told, only learning what they need to in order to escape the prison called school. In an example from his childhood, Gatto remembers talking with his grandfather and he “complained to him of boredom, and he batted me hard on the head.
The parents of children from wealthy middle class backgrounds (bourgeoisie) could afford to send their child to public and grammar schools to receive an academic education. Whereas, children of poor working class parents could only receive a very basic level of education in elementary schools. Though they did receive some education, this was not to help them climb the social ladder, but rather to teach them the basic skills required for work and to obey authority. The Education Act (1944) replaced the old class based system with the Tripartite System. The Tripartite System was put into place after the Second World War and it introduced secondary education to pupils.
The stance of education reform and curriculum examination is clearly echoed through “Arts of the Contact Zone” by Mary Louise Pratt as well as throughout “Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James W. Loewen. The possibilities of positive effects resulting from changes to either of these aspects of learning are outlined within these works, but no attention is paid to the cost that may occur. The cost I’m referring to of course is the affect that extended knowledge could have on the traditions that take place in a large percentage of homes across America. Despite the evident need for improvement in the current education system, we need to consider a solution that provides the most improvement with the least amount of social distortion. Although a large percentage of holidays commonly practiced show some form of historical inaccuracy, I will primarily focus on the tradition
But I think, if people could be extraordinary on a regular basis, he wouldn’t have any examples. We would all be free thinkers in our own right and wouldn’t need schooling. He gives examples of ideas for solving these issues, such as,”… encouraging the best qualities of youthfulness—curiosity, adventure, resilience, the capacity for surprising insight.” I think at times it almost sounds like he’s just advocating letting children run care free. Don’t worry about the future, just be who you are and develop at your God given ability level. He also refers to public education as being, “Mass schooling of a compulsory nature…” citing it would 1) Make people good.
Although there are good resources in place to nurture and challenge students in our schools, the methods of assessment for placement are out-dated. The Nagleri and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills are used, along with EOG scores for grade 3 and above and prerequisite course grades for high school. There is little staff development in gifted education, but each of our AIG teachers are fully certified. In both the K-2 nurturing program and the grades 3-8 content replacement, students use critical thinking skills and real life applications of these
Although we do have fads, as all countries do, our maturity lends to individual styles which are socially acceptable and respected. There is no need for false imaging to gain social acceptance. However, this was the country my parents, grandparents and descendants grew up in. Over the years as I was growing up, my parents realized that they had to furnish me with everything my classmates had; just to keep me from being bullied by
Clifton Lewis POL-107 KGA #2 Linda Lien 07/27/11 Research Paper on Democratic Party In researching about the Democratic Party views towards education, I discovered that the Democratic Party is highly supportive of educating our children in today’s society. Unlike the Republican Party, who agrees with the Bush’s administration, of the old “No Child Left behind Act” which states, that the Bush’s administration didn’t fund the schools and states of the resources required to precede every child of higher education. Also, the Bush’s administration increased the interest of student loans which made it difficult for low income students to go college. The Democratic Party agrees to the following terms which best interest in reshaping our education system and supporting are youth in today’s society. Lower interest rates of student loans and increase Pell grants, reform the “No Child Left behind Act”, investing in early child hood education, and Prioritize “STEM education”.