To some extent, charter schools widen the achievement gap between privileged and unprivileged children by sometimes pulling the best and brightest students from the public school system. Charter schools offer parents a choice of whether or not to allow their children to attend schools for which they are zoned. This choice not only limits the number of students who can attend charter schools, but it also limits who can attend the charter schools. In some instances, these limitations can question the fairness and equality of charter schools. Charter schools extract funds from the regular school system.
Also, they will not ask themselves are they really doing better. It is a fact that most of the charter schools have the same or lower standardized test scores as public schools. Many people do not think independently and look at how the schools are set up differently and if that has an impact on students. The audience’s perspective is not likely to be narrow because education is important to most people whether they have children or not. Many people do not look past the surface of what is going on with things like charging disciplinary fees and whether or not they are necessary.
Summary Assignment Sally Student DeVry University Summary Prewriting Theme: Education Topic: No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top Title: Dictating to the Schools: A Look at the Effect of the Bush and Obama Administrations on Schools. Ravitch is likely against too much government influence on schools and feels that government control is detrimental. Intended audience: The intended audience is primarily professionals in the field of education and education policy, including teachers and school administrators. However, parents with school-aged children and citizens interested in education reform or education policy could also be included as part of the audience. Writer’s background: Ravitch is an educational researcher and a former
Early education programs such as, the Head Start program was on top of the list for budget cuts. That would affect the kick start to learning that has been around for generations of young learners to take advantage of. Most American families are in favor of having an early learning program in their community. Studies show that kids the kids that participate in an early learning program develop a greater aptitude for learning and are accepted to better universities. Seems like the GOP does not understand that even though the average family can’t afford to send their kids to a top tier university does not mean they do not want to take advantage of early learning.
The New Right also believes that a successful school will gather sufficient momentum to build on its successes. They also see the major role of education is the development of skills and knowledge required to compete in the outside market. They believe that schools should be managed in the same way as businesses However, some theorists such as Chubb and Moe would argue that American state education has failed and they make the case for opening it up to new marker forces of supply and demand. They claim that disadvantaged groups (lower classes, ethnic minorities ect) have been badly served by state education due to the failure to create equal opportunity. Theyâd argue that state education is inefficient because it fails to produce pupils with the skills needed by the economy and
There was an underlying reason for this Act which was that forcing children to attend local school was a way of propping up Anglican schools and stopping the spread of non-conformist school boards. However in comparison Gladstone’s policies where more centralised on removing any inequality or discrimination practised on religious grounds. In conclusion most of the Liberal legislation did not do much to improve social or living conditions, though led, for example, to wider access to schooling and the attempt to end intimidation in voting. Much of the Conservative legislation directly affected conditions of working class life. Ultimately weighing all the factors I must say that The Conservative Government of 1874 to 1880 did more than the Liberal Government of 1868 to 1874 to improve the conditions of the working
Charter schools care about scores and student learning. They do this by not putting students on tracks and holding them to the same standard (Guggenheim). Because of my luck in public schools, I never saw the effect that a “lemon” teacher had on student learning, but I see that the “dance of the lemons” that Guggenheim talks about is a serious problem that can be fixed with enough attention. The problem with charter schools is that, because of the limited space, there has to be a public lottery for students to be enrolled. Kids who realize that education is a way out of their rough financial situation have no other option besides charter schools at times.
In the minds of many people the government’s attempts in recent years to reform education in the United States is viewed as a calculated move toward creation of easily influenced individuals that are useful to the government not necessarily encouraging independent and innovative thinkers. For this reason, some feel that a separation of state and school, much like church and state, would be appropriate. They feel government interference will do more harm than good for the students and families of the United
Incorporating more relevant information into the curriculum, will allow students to become more interested. Of course this will not apply to every student that walks through the classroom doors, because every student is unique, but these modifications will benefit the majority of the student
This allows for a more focused eye on subjects that will be on standardized tests like math and reading. This actually causes a less well-rounded education since teachers have to start teaching to the test. Teaching to test does not cause smarter kids, but instead causes kids to memorize certain parts of a subject while leaving out other subjects like music and art which induce creativity and independence of oneself. So instead of standardized testing, schools should make sure students have a more rounded education which will actually make the kids smarter than when drilling them for standardized tests. (“States Seeks to Block ‘No Child Left Behind’”).