All of these families want more for their children but can only hope they can transfer their kids into a better school. There are many problems with the educational system and leaders taking place in this movie telling by the families. Teacher unions are crooked and tenure is not all that it may seem. If more people don't start taking stands as Michelle Rhee has done in these poverty stricken cities, education may drop even lower than it already has on the poll charts. It should not be a struggle in any parts of the United States where children and their families
Fortunately not all the best teachers work in private education. So paying for education does not always give you a better chance of learning. Education is not all about cramming children with facts and dates, foreign languages and scientific equations; it is also about preparing the child for life. Students in paying education are often segregated from the ‘real’ world and can find it harder to progress in life once their education has finished as they have mostly been protected and cosseted within their own social class system. Most parents want a good education for their children and to give them the best start in life but not all parents have the income required to pay the sometimes astronomical school fees.
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
Section 504 does not have such the stringent policy that IDEA has, allowing for more individuals to be covered. Section 504 also makes sure that the individual is covered throughout his/her life. IDEA only covers in the ages between 3-21 years (idonline.org). For many, the laws and rules of IDEA are not perfect but they do offer protection for special learners from being institutionalized because schools and society couldn’t handle them. Special learners are entitled to an education just like the general
Yes that is a lot for one person but, when you can manage your time wisely you should be able to accomplish your goals you have set for yourself. With time managing adult students even returning students can get schooling done on a timely manner. Procrastination is one of the main reason many students get behind in their school lessons. Many people don’t see this when they have so much going on in their lives. It all can lead to they saying they is going to do this assignment on this day and then when that day come they don’t do it so the assignment is put off till another day and so on.
For example parents of children with disabilities cannot take for granted that their child will be educated at their local school and many will have to fight for this if this is what they want. Despite the fact that there is greater acceptance of the idea of inclusion, there are not always the supports in place, or teacher willingness and ability, to make it work. Current cuts to special education funding pose a threat to the
This is because the elaborated code is used within textbooks, by teachers and is the language an examiner expects the child to use within their exam. Early socialisation means middle class children are already fluent using the elaborated code meaning they are more likely to succeed. However, Bernstein recognises that working class children fail because schools fail to teach them how to use the elaborated speech code; not because they are culturally deprived. Bereiter and Engelmann claim that the language used in lower class homes is deficient. They described that working class families use gestures, single word sentences and disjointed phrases when communicating.
This book poses tough questions that should be addressed to ensure that children are protected and correctly guided while using a computer. Dr. Healy expresses concern that too little time has been spent studying the effects of educational technology, which consequently, can cause greater harm than good. Dr. Healy addresses the misconception that computers and educational software is the "key to successful student achievement". After countless hours in classrooms observing and talking to teachers and students, Dr. Healy suggests that perhaps many parents and educators "want to believe that technology is the `magic bullet' that will take care of problems in our education system that previously failed to be addressed" (p. 18). Consequently, she believes too much emphasis is placed on technology, taking away from the development of basic reading, math and problem solving skills.
I don’t understand why the information in some classes is more educational than others, when we should all be learning the same stuff. Many people argue that money shouldn’t matter, but money does determine what kind of teachers and supplies there are within a school. A prime example that can be a problem is there may be a class where the teacher knows how to teach the information that the students need to know, but there are no books for the students. Many school districts are participating in this case in order to help change how the distribution of wealth happens within the state. Every district should receive a certain amount of money and supplies in order for every school to give every student in the state of Texas an equal opportunity towards a successful future.
SAT scores are declining. I am convinced that one of the reasons is that the school day and year are too short. Without additional time, it is virtually impossible for students behind grade level -- particularly poor and minority students -- to catch up. Longer school days can lead to fewer crimes committed by young people and a decline in teen pregnancy. An extended school day gives administrators the ability to ensure children get a well-rounded education.