Kristi Polk Phi-105 April 12, 2015 Val Ierley Charter Schools Better then Public Schools When parents do not like the public school that their child goes to and they do not know what to do, but know they want the best for them, what do they do? As a parent, trying to find the best for them is right here. “Educators predict that the growth of charter schools will infuse completion into the public school, forcing traditional public schools to improve the practices they engage in to educate student,” (Davis, Dec 2013, p. 33). “Charter schools have existed for about 2 decades. The first charter school legislation was passed in Minnesota in 1991.” (Kelly, Andree, Aug 2012).
Do you agree that the 1870 education act was a significant step forward for educational opportunities for girls? Although many see the 1870 Education act as a massive step towards women becoming equal to men, it was not. They gained access to education but not the same as boys and also only mostly domestic subjects. Even though education was made more accessible through new school boards, there were still hefty fees which people of only a middle or upper class could afford. Source 16 supports the statement by saying ‘In 1870, the Government made elementary education up to the age of 13 compulsory for all children.’ This shows that by opening education to all children aged 13 and below, they had approached the problem of uneducated children especially boys from falling into lower classes.
This bought on Marketisation where schools try to attract other students by raising standards to show they are most successful. On the other hand, sociologists disagree as most educational reforms have not helped all students, only some or wasn’t very effective enough to help improve educational experiences. For example, the Foster Act wasn’t very helpful as the teaching was dire and students were less successful therefore resulted them in having weak qualifications and bad experiences. The Butler Act system with the 11+ exam was mostly based on middle class children therefore they had a better chance than working class. This was unequal as they had an advantage even though the test was the same.
Paragraphs: 21-23 Open-Ended Question Q: Does poor economic background cause poor grades? A: I personally believe that economic background only matters in how the parents decide to emphasize education to their children. However, there is data to suggest that the parents of kids coming from a lower economic background place less emphasis on their children’s academic success, which definitely plays a role in getting poor grades. Paragraphs: 19-20 Universal Theme Question Q: Is the repeated evaluation of students that most schools use detrimental to the academic success of the majority? A: I believe the current rigid system of evaluation de-emphasizes the learning process in favor of quantifiable results that can be analyzed by some machine, instead of truly allowing each student to live up to his or her potential.
Instructor: Subject: - English 91 Due date: - 05/14/2012 Rewards Program in School In the United State most of school districts face educational problem that makes students fail to pass their levels. To find a solution most of school districts are trying out different kinds of methods that can change student’s attitude towards education. One of the methods that are being tried is PASS (promoting Achievement and Student Success). Fog City School district is planning to try PASS in its under-performing high schools because many of the high schools in Fog City School district have low performance of students in test scores, achievement gap and truancy. PASS provides different type of positive solutions that can help change students performance
Brianna Stahl WR 121/400, Ms. Roush Unit 1: Dialoguing with Others about Ideas Monday, November 04, 2013 Who does not need education, apparently you? Do children really need an education and if they do are they in school too long? This question causes many different reactions from me because I see endless possibilities with schooling and without a financial barrier I would attend school for the rest of my life. As a working adult, who has little time, I often think that schooling goes on for too long. In his article “Against School: How Public Education Cripples Our Kids and why” John Taylor Gatto blames the education system for creating a cattle drive that sends people towards a specific labor goal.
Many people argue that development is vital in the younger years in the child’s life, and the ability to solve problems and apply ideas help in the long-term. Hyman argues that the lower classes create a self imposed barrier to learning their values. This is because he believes that they have a low value on education, with a ‘play safe’ culture and also a low level of self belief. This would all impact on the child performance at school as they would not have the attitude needed to progress. If at any point they failed, they would see this as a big mistake and give up and have a lack of motivation.
Attitude, Legislation, and Litigation Special education has come a long way since the 1950’s. Prior to the inception of the Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) students with disabilities were lucky to get an education and if they did it was usually due to their parents’ home schooling them and if they were lucky enough not to have been institutionalized. Children with disabilities were looked at as lesser beings and were treated as a dirty secret or an embarrassment by society quite often. These children were denied educational opportunities that would have provided them with the skills to lead productive and rewarding lives. The National Association for Retarded Children was founded in the 1950’s and wanted to ensure that people or children with disabilities were provided with adequate medical care, social services and education (Hardman, Drew, & Egan, 2011).
To receive funds the states and schools have to give assessments to students in certain grade levels (No Child Left Behind Act). These funding changes give better flexibility with how budgets are spent in schools. Now with the economy falling, school funding is not what it used to be. Congress is now trying to cut 70 percent of educational programs including the all fine arts programs(11ME). Schools have to choose what they fund and how they are going to spend the money they are given.
One of the arguments of co-education is the idea that it provides too many distractions for students. Several scholars have argued that these distractions have led to less attention on school work and class participation, due to girls and boys trying to impress each other. Furthermore, it has also been argued that students who are intimidated by the opposite sex may also be affected by low performance and low grades. Many educators believe that single-sex education does not enforce any type of gender-based stereotypes or adolescent subculture. Due to this, single-sex schools have been established to combat these issues.