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All Public Schools Are Not Created Equal - In the United States, education is offered at all levels from pre-kindergarten to graduate school. Elementary and secondary education involves twelve years of schooling the successful completion of which leads to a high school diploma. A distinct feature of the American educational system is its decentralized organization. Three levels of government - local, state, and federal financially support elementary and secondary education. Furthermore, it is divided into public and private institutions....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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Prayer In Public Schools - Should a Catholic school be reimbursed by the state for school supplies. Should there be time set aside in school for kids to pray. These are some of the many questions the U.S. Supreme Court asks themselves when they are confronted with cases involving religion in school. Although there are some sound supporting arguments for prayer in school, the opposing arguments more than justify the non-religious atmosphere of public school. Supporting arguments for In School Prayer have little validity. For instance one argument is that the framers of the constitution were religious, so they didn’t mean to prohibit all government sponsored prayer or acknowledgment of “GOD.” This is assuming one way j...   [tags: Religion in Public Schools] 400 words
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America Needs Prayer in the Public Schools - America Needs Prayer in the Public Schools Education is a very valuable thing. It gives us knowledge and understanding of the world we are to someday face on our own. Yet education is always a seriously debated issue. What should be taught. What shouldn't be taught. How should we teach it. For example the issue of whether or not God should be allowed to be taught in schools is a fiercely argued subject. In an article taken from the Waukesha freeman on December 5, 1999, a public school teacher had been fired and faces up to 6 months in prison all because a little child asked him how the world got here and he replied "God put it here"....   [tags: essays papers] 449 words
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Creationism Has No Place in Public Schools - Creationism Has No Place in Public Schools In society there are many diverse issues that raise intense controversy. An ongoing conflict has been on what to tech the children in public schools about human creation. Many religious leaders and churchgoers would like to have the biblical theory of creation taught to the children in place of the scientific theory of evolution. This idea violates the first amendment, would be almost impossible to implement, and will inhibit any further expansion of children’s minds....   [tags: Papers] 514 words
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Public Schools Need Harsher Punishment for Delinquents - Public Schools Need Harsher Punishment for Delinquents It is a shame what our school has become. When I was young I never had a fear of school. I was never afraid of my classmates and to be honest, I loved school. I know things were different when I was in elementary but can things change that much over six years. I see kids in the elementary fight all the time with other students and I see first graders uptown smoking. I am honestly amazed. How can a school system deteriorate so fast....   [tags: essays papers] 519 words
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Uniforms in Public Schools Helps Build Security - Uniforms in Public Schools Many students prefer not to wear school uniforms because they believe it takes away from their individuality. Uniforms are thought to lower a students creativity and self-esteem. While these thoughts are in good consideration, if students were to wear uniforms in all public schools it would help significantly in reducing violence in public schools. Uniforms would help by ruling out bullying because of one's clothing style. Most of the violence in schools are due to an angry student who feels out of place because of other students criticism....   [tags: public Education, dress code, argument] 525 words
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No Prayer in Public Schools - In 1789, delegates from the 13 states of a new nation created a Constitution that established policies which had never before been seen. One of those policies guaranteed a complete seperation of Church and State. However, almost 210 years later, the relationship between public school and religion is still unclear. What must be realized is that religious practice in school is against the very basic policies of our nation. In a country as diverse as the United States, openly observing any religion in a school has the possibility of inflicting offense onto others....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 526 words
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What Knowledge Should be Conveyed in Our Public Schools? - What Knowledge Should be Conveyed in Our Public Schools. Education has always been an indispensable part of our lives. Through out the centuries there was a problem in specifying who can attend to school, for example women were not allowed to do it, but luckily this obstacle has already been overcome, and this matter is beyond dispute. However, there is another dilemma, one that has not been solved yet. The question is what knowledge should be conveyed in the process of teaching – should schools communicate only erudite theory, or should they also have other aspirations....   [tags: Teaching Education] 527 words
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Minnesota Public Schools - I believe that in Minnesota taxes are now being cut on the public school system. Over the last twenty-five years not enough money has been raised in taxes for the schools. Instead, governors have been cutting taxes from education to fund other programs although, knowing there isn’t any room to short cut education. Budget shortcuts and reductions on education while funding other programs don’t end up saving us money in Minnesota or anywhere else instead; it will forever cost us now and in the future thus, only getting us behind in education....   [tags: Education ] 545 words
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Private Schools vs. Public Schools - The first position of chapter three is supportive of private schools. This position feels that private schools prevent the public schools from having a total monopoly over education by offering the community an alternative choice. This choice also produces competition with public schools for student enrollment. This position views public schools as something a student must accept as the only option if his or her parents can not afford a private school education. This is an obvious short coming to private schools, since they do not operate on the taxpayers' funds....   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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Schools Are For Learning, Not Fashion - I thought school was for learning; not for a fashion show. A dress code should be required in all public schools to promote better student behavior, decrease costs to parents and increase school safety by eliminating gang-related clothing. A uniform dress code would curve discipline problems and distractions while improving overall student behavior. By requiring students to adhere to a dress code, learning will be enhanced. For this purpose, a dress code will implement discipline toward learning....   [tags: Education, dress code, public schools, ] 558 words
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Public Education In America - Since 1983 public education has been an issue in America. The system has been constantly changing every year with reforms. This constant change has been driven by the American people’s perception that education has declined and something should be done about it. First there was an increased emphasis on basic skills, making school years longer and more graduation requirements. Second, many began focusing on increasing teachers professionalism. Third, they began restructuring many things such as how the schools were organized and how the school day was structured etc....   [tags: american schools, public schools, Education] 573 words
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Religion in Public Schools - Religion in Public Schools Are you religious. Do you have children. What kind of environment would you like your child in while he/she is in school. A century ago, most of America’s public schools were religious schools. Over time the state has redesigned schools in order to make schools for all children and not alienate any students. The Supreme Court then accelerated the movement in 1962 when it declared that prayer in public schools was unconstitutional. Then one year later the court removed all bible reading from public school because it is a religious exercise(-------)....   [tags: Prayer In Public Schools] 603 words
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Parents for Public Schools - Parents for Public Schools Today, the push for more accountability of student performance changed how assessment will be measured and judged in public schools. Not only will students be assessed through test scores, but also through attendance, school work, and observations. Parents hold the schools responsible for the advancement of their students’ knowledge. Different tests are given to measure their intelligence level which is either used to compare one student to another or measure their performance based on a pre-existing body of knowledge....   [tags: essays research papers] 606 words
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Teaching of Morals in Public Schools - From the age of five until the time they graduate in their eighteenth year the children of America are compelled to attend school. Everyone agrees that we need compulsory education, but no one really agrees why our children need it. Some, like Jonathan Kozol, feel that the purpose of education is to turn a child into a good person through a series of moral and ethical lessons. The other school of thought is that school is a place for a general education of facts and figures and that morals have no business in the classroom....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 611 words
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Private Schools vs. Public Schools - Plato said, "You must train the children to their studies in a playful manner, and without any air of constraint, with the further object of discerning more readily the natural bent of their respective characters" (Plato). Education has increased as a topic of conversation among parents in America today. The importance of a good education has increased in value, and parents are searching for the best possible school for their child in preparation for college. Many believe the most opportune way for their child to succeed in studies is by attending a private school....   [tags: Public Education vs Private Education] 620 words
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The Importance of Teacher Tenure in Public Schools - Most would ask, "What exactly is teacher tenure?". Well, in short teacher tenure is a permanent job contract for school teachers. Teachers can earn tenure by proving their teaching skills over a specific number of years while working at the same school. In most cases the number of years a teacher must work at the same school is anywhere from two to seven years. After receiving tenure a teacher cannot lose his or her job without just cause, for example obvious incompetence or severe misconduct. Tenure offers job security to teachers that have successfully completed their probational period of teaching....   [tags: education, teachers] 629 words
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Inclusion in Our Public Schools - Retard, mentally handicapped, mentally disabled, special, mentally challenged, these are just a few of the names we have all heard in reference to individuals who have disabilities. Despite the ongoing war against what to call these people, an even bigger war wages upon the notion of letting these children into normal classes or not. The war over total inclusion has been on the front line for well over forty years, and no end is in sight. The definition of inclusion is stated by Robert Fieldman and Pearson Education as the integration of all students, even those with the most severe disabilities, into regular classrooms and all other aspects of school and community life....   [tags: Current Events] 632 words
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The Role of Morals in Education and Religion in School - The Role of Morals in Education and Religion in School “Our father’s God to, thee, author of Liberty, to thee we sing. Long may our land be bright with freedoms holy light; protect us by thy might, Great God our King.” Since the late 1950’s, when separation between Church and state was forced into practice, public schools have shown a dramatic decrease in the amount of ethics and morality taught in the classroom. All the while, school violence is on the rise. All we need to do is look at the horror with transpired at Columbine to see this sad truth in action....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools] 644 words
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Corporal Punishment in Public Schools - Corporal punishment is defined as “an infliction of punishment to the body.” My primary reason for not approving corporal punishment would be that corporal punishment creates a negative reaction from the student’s perspective plus additional problems in the end. To discipline students in a way that will harm them into non-misbehavior is not the way to go. I claim that corporal punishment in public schools should not be permitted because it is barbaric, harmful, and in no way a method to solve personal problems....   [tags: Consequencez, Permission]
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The Public Schools' Right to Search and Seizure - Public school's right to search student lockers. The school locker is usually the only private space available to a student in the environment of the school. So it focuses many of the main issues involved in privacy of the students. The 4th Amendment of the US Constitution states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,papers,and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.” In 1980 Supreme Court case, New Jersey v....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive Essay]
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Three Reasons Why Public Schools Should Wear Uniforms - I have seen here, in the USA few public schools have need of students to wear a uniform. I went to school in Mexico City and I got to wear uniform every day. It is very common there for students to be dress in uniforms. Most of the time, I think kids in this country are very spoiled and very selfish too. For them to wear an uniform to go to school it is very offensive. The reason is they think they can no longer express themselves. I agree that asking students to wear a uniform won’t change their attitude, or how they need to behave in school....   [tags: School Uniforms] 662 words
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Louisiana Public Schools - For the public schools of Louisiana and across the United States I would propose the expansion of healthcare services provided by the school, an increase in after school and community programs, and the use of a comprehensive curriculum. I would also suggest a decreased emphasis on testing and test results as they apply to school accountability. It is suggested by data from NAEP testing that school absences is one of the factors that has a negative impact on student learning and therefore on overall grade point average and test scores....   [tags: public Education] 664 words
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Challenge in Public High Schools - Challenge in Public High Schools Current public high school curriculum are simply too easy. Students are able to take too many easy classes that do not challenge them. This is the first point that needs to be focused on when trying to fix this problem. Within this one cause, there are many different solutions. However, I do not have the time here to name them all. I am going to focus on one particular recommendation that I believe would help the most. What could possibly be wrong with current public high school curriculum....   [tags: Education Educational Curriculum Essays]
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Sexual Education in Public Schools - Sexual Education in Public Schools The controversy over abstinence and comprehensive sex education came into the public eye with a major case in the Montgomery court system. Three groups seeking to halt the new sex education curriculum in Montgomery County schools filed the necessary papers on July 26th 2007. Seeking a court order to prevent the school system from teaching a controversial sex education course. The case was over ruled. The sex-education class restarted Aug. 27th This topic is controversial because every person has different views on what kids should be exposed to, and what will help them....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive] 679 words
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Public Schools Should Teach Sexual Education - I feel that it is very important to incorporate sexual education into the public school districts. Many of our youth, are becoming more aware of their sexuality at early ages. With our adolescents maturing physically quicker than the generations before them, but remaining mentally immature. It is our job, as parents and teachers to work together in order to enlighten our next generation of world leaders, child care workers, teachers, parents, etc in the importance of sex and protection against unwanted pregnancy and STDs....   [tags: sex education, public schools, sexuality] 680 words
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Public Schools in America - Public Schools in America To respond to the statement made by Kozol regarding the nature of public school in America, one must consider the question of what exactly education is for in this country; what is it's purpose. I believe that education is used to produce what Kozol refers to as "good citizens:" "defeated, unprovocative" people that will fill the necessary jobs, pay the necessary taxes, and perform all the other duties put forth by the government such as voting and jury duty. This is why the situation in America's public schools has not changed since the time Kozol wrote The Night Is Dark..., and why things will probably not change without a revolution within the public school syst...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays Education] 681 words
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School Uniforms Save Time - The ringing of the alarm clock that is placed directly beside your bed wakes you. The high pitched alarm practically pierces your brain and makes you get out of your warm, cozy bed. Time to head to school. You have to wake up every day the moment that alarm goes off or else you’re toast. If you are late again, your school record is sure to take a hit. But wait… what are you going to wear. Is this a dilemma you face each morning. Do you have trouble wanting to get out of your bed, and then faced with the troubling question of what cool, clean, unwrinkled outfit you should wear that day....   [tags: uniforms, public schools, fashion,] 709 words
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The Constitutionality of Prayer in Public Schools - Many people agree against prayer in public schools, while others think that people should be able to express their religion in their own ways. In public schools, they are not allowed to hold prayers at all during the school day due to the mixed religion students that are attending the school. Over the past few years, this has become an extremely controversial issue in our nation. Many people find it proper to pray in school but many people also agree that it is extremely wrong and that if there is going to be pray in school, every religion should be addressed....   [tags: constitution, religion, USA, education, public sch] 710 words
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Public Schools Should Teach Morals and Ethics - Public Schools Should Teach Morals and Ethics Jonathon Kozol writes, "Public schools in the U.S. do not exist to educate an ethical human being…Schools do exist to educate defeated, unprovocative, well-balanced human beings…". This statement is certainly true, but should public schools be required to teach students ethics and morality. I would argue that an education devoid of ethics and morals is detrimental to our society. Scholar Joao Coutinho writes in the Harvard Educational Review, "Education is either for domestication or for freedom…There is no neutral education." The absence of educating morals and ethics in the classroom is actually a method of suppression....   [tags: Teaching Education] 714 words
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Annotated Bibliography: Sex Education in Public Schools - Elders, Joycelyn."Sex Education Should Be Taught in Schools." Roleff, Tamara L. Sex Education. WI: David Bender, 1998.9-12. Recent suggestion suggest that sex education programs in public schools have encouraged teenagers to limit the number of sexual partners they have and to use condoms. Adolescents need a wide-range of sex education programs in school that give them specific information in order to develop empowered and responsible adults for preventing pregnancy and disease. It listed in 1960 teenagers were behind in math and science, more classes was added....   [tags: ]
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No Prayer in Public Schools - No Prayer in Public Schools Chapter three of Civil Liberties: Opposing Viewpoints inspired me to research today’s issues of school prayer. To understand how we got to where we are today, I first delved into our countries history of court cases pertaining to rulings on prayer in schools. Lastly, to update my audience on how our lives are being affected today, I directed my efforts toward finding current situations. By analyzing these situations, I gained knowledge for a better understanding of why society needs to be aware of these controversies....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools]
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Narrowly Escaping Calamity: Public Education - Since the establishment of public educational institutions, there have been those, the heroes of our society, who have learned to avoid it or escape it entirely. Throughout the years, passing generations of these idolized fugitives have polished various methods of evasion almost to perfection, beginning of course, with those who idolized the heroes of Americas war and post-war era. Hogan’s Heroes and war films such as the Great Escape that glorified mischief in prison like conditions spawned the true creativity and the art of such activities....   [tags: public schools, schooling] 735 words
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The Practice of Religion in Public Schools - The Practice of Religion in Public Schools The “establishment” or “religion” clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (Education Week, 2003, para. 2). It is from this clause that the idea of separation of church and state comes. It is also the basis for much of the debate regarding the practice of religion in public schools (Education Week, 2003). One of the big questions regarding the religion issue is where to draw the line between separation of church and state and religious freedom....   [tags: Prayer in Public Schools]
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Should Evolution be Taught in Schools? - Evolution has been taught in all public schools for as long as many can recall. Though the process of evolution is not the only theory, schools have been teaching it as if it is the complete truth, ignoring other aspects and only focusing and targeting on Darwin's theory of Evolution. However, there are still many other ideas that the students should be informed of as well because all are theories, all are hypothetic. Teaching of the evolution theory have yet to be proven reliable and confirmed by all scientists, thus it should not be taught in schools and should be left for students to wonder and discover by themselves....   [tags: Evolution, public schools, ] 753 words
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Money Won't Solve the Prolems in Our Public Schools - Money Won't Solve the Prolems in Our Public Schools "Our Public Schools are the worst in the state," I heard someone say. Last year's results of the State Mastery Tests were the lowest ever. Some parents even went as far as calling on the mayor to declare the education system a state of emergency. They complain that the schools in the suburbs have more money to spend on resources than they do. At meetings I hear community members appluad when administrators say that the Board of Education will be getting extra funds to spend per student, but they are all looking in the wrong direction....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 806 words
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Exploring the Conditions & Purposes of Public Schools: Are Schools Simply Used to Create a Well-Trained or Well-Educated Workforce? - What is the purpose of schools. Some would say the purpose of schools is to create a well trained workforce, others to prepare students to become democratic citizens. This essay will examine not only the current conditions of public schools, but also what their primary purpose should be. After having read several articles on the inequalities of schools I would have to say, using Jean Anyon's terms, that the "affluent-professional" and "executive elite" truly benefit most from public schooling....   [tags: public education, public schools] 823 words
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Public Schools: We Have the Right to Pray - Public Schools: We Have the Right to Pray Prayer in public schools has been a controversial issue in our country for a very long time.  According to the First Amendment, the government shall not establish any official religion. Therefore, as long as the government doesn't make it mandatory for the students to pray, they should be allowed to at least have that choice. One minute set aside for a student to either have a moment of silence or to have their own prayer isn't hurting anyone, as long as students are not forced to pray....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools]
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Homeschooling vs. Public Schooling - When kids reach the age where learning begins parents now and days have a concern of whether to home school their kids or send them to a public school. Both are good methods in developing a good education for a child. But also have differences in techniques of teaching and environmental differences. Parents have to think about the cost, the way the child learns being in a social environment, and also be aware of what their child is learning in the street. We will see how home schooling and or public schooling have different effect on a child’s education....   [tags: homeschooling, public schools, ] 853 words
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Education System in the USA - One topic of heated debate the past few years concerns educational success among United States children, and the continued vitality of U.S. prominence as a hegemonic power relying on the economic and innovative prosperity of educated future generations. Currently, U.S. students fall far below acceptable standards of educational achievement in relation to other developed states. The failure of the U.S. public educational system to produce educated citizens of all groups, including minorities and immigrant populations has sprung national debate about the steps to close the achievement gap....   [tags: Public Schools, Government] 863 words
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Private Schools vs. Public Schools - Choosing between a public or a private school for one’s education is as important as deciding where to invest one’s hard-earned money—the consequences influence one’s life forever. In the United States, it is the law for every child to be educated. However, the decision as to where to go for one’s education is up to each individual. There is a great deal of debate as to which is the better option: for-profit private schools or one’s local public school. Ultimately, the decision is made regarding the individual student’s needs and capabilities; but if the opportunity is available, attending a private school is more beneficial....   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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Public Schools Have to Change - High schools across the United States have been going about education the wrong way for too long. Education is designed to help you move towards the next part of life whether that be work, school, or just for your own desire. Elementary school prepares you for middle school, then middle school prepares you for high school, which is the last mandatory school to attend until you are eight-teen years old. This means students should be working towards a career field, not just another general studies....   [tags: Education]
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Teaching Morals and Ethics in Public Schools - Teaching Morals and Ethics in Public Schools The question of whether or not schools should teach ethics and morals is misleading, because ethics and morals are two different things. Webster's Dictionary defines ethics as "a particular system of principles and rules concerning duty, whether true or false," and morals as "motivation based on ideas of right and wrong." As I take it, ethics implies a set of basic rules to abide by, whereas morals strictly set down what to believe, and what not to....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools] 901 words
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Private Schools vs. Public Schools -      As time has gone by, Americans have increasingly paid more attention to the schooling process, trying harder all the time to get the best education possible for their children. As a result, more parents are turning from the public school systems to the private schools. This happens for several reasons. First, students that graduate from private schools tend to be better prepared for college. Second, private schools open up many opportunities to succeed in the business world. Last, the private schools allow the parents and the student to decide which school they feel will give the student the best education possible....   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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Homelessness in Public Schools - In the United States nationwide public schools are faced with dilemmas. The choices schools make has to be effective, serve the students, and have the best outcome. Well known problems such as bullying, special educational needs, budget cuts, new standards, and job cuts. Some of the problems are well known to the public while other problems are left in the background. According to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) reported that the U.S. Department of Education collected data stating “during the 2008-2009 school year that 954,914 homeless children and youth were enrolled in public schools.” This problem affects the child socially, mentally,...   [tags: Education]
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Reasons Why Parents are Choosing Homeschooling - As the population in public schools increase, the problems in these schools are also on the rise. These changes are leasing to the way parents are schooling their children. Many parents are leaning towards homeschooling as a solution to this problem. This increase in homeschooling can be directly related to an increase in school violence, the offering of a lack luster curriculum, and lack of student teacher interaction. Homeschooling is receiving instruction of education in a place other than an established school....   [tags: education, public schools, homeschool]
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The Drug Policy in Public Schools - Officer Terry McCarthy was working for the city of Tucson. He was a representative of City Court. He believed in prevention awareness and an advocate of the education program. He went to many public schools in Tucson. As an advocate, he gave many lectures regarding the variety of drugs and how drugs would impact high school students’ lives and their future. His presentation approach was clearly informative and intensity. The relating subject in the classroom emphasized on substance abuses that would dispute the choices with judgment comes from an student....   [tags: substance abuse, high school, drug testing]
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Education and Teaching - It's Time for Uniforms in Public Schools - Education and Teaching - It's Time for Uniforms in Public Schools My niece will be attending kindergarten in the fall. She is so excited to be taking the big yellow school bus to school. While she is excited to attend school, I just hope she be in a safe environment at school. I remember my school days when a boy was pulling a girl's ponytail or kids were pushing one another in line, this type of behavior was considered disruptive or violent. Today it is a different story. I read the paper and listen to the news of school violence....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 960 words
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Creationism and Public Schools - Creationism and Public Schools The issue of whether creationism should be taught in public schools, rather than evolution, is a new one. It has only been in the past fifty years that it has even been in debate. Public school science classes, when discussing the origins of life on Earth, coincided with Sunday school classes. Students learned that the Earth, universe and everything else was created in seven days, by God, as stated in the Old Testament. It was not until recently with the rise of scientific reason and equal rights organizations did these teachings become questioned....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Comparing Public Schools and Private Schools - Public School vs. Private School There have been many discrepancies between the values of a public school as opposed to a private school. Advocates of private school argue that the education received in one of these facilities is more valuable and rewarding than any other educational opportunity. On the other hand, supporters of public schools feel that the students are better-rounded, both scholastically and worldly, when in public schools. As a public school graduate, I feel that I have been exposed to all types of diversity and situations that have made me better adapted for the real world....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 975 words
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Charter Schools - In the 1980s there was much debate on school reform in the United States. The charter school model was an idea for educational reconstruction. These charter schools insured the continuing improvement of schooling (Budde, 1989). In 1991, Minnesota was the first state to pass legislation to create a charter school. In 1992, Minnesota opened the doors of the first charter school in the United States (“Resources,” 2012). Since then, Charter schools have gained wide spread acceptance across the United States....   [tags: education, public schools, student]
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Workplace Religious Freedom Act - Significant facts In 2009, Oregon State Legislature passed the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (OWRFA). The allows employees to observe their religious practices while at work. Employers are required to grant employees the right to wear religious clothes, grow beards, and take specific days off for religious purposes. The bill specifically states that public schools are excluded from the act. As a result, Sikhs have been barred from teaching in Oregon due to the fact they wear religious clothing, including turbans....   [tags: oregon, teachers, public schools]
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Teaching Religion and Science In Public Schools - In the United States, the average child goes through public funded schools that have a basic curriculum. According to the Texas Education Agency, some of the subjects include science, mathematics, social studies, English, and more. Nowhere in the subject is religion included. The basic curriculum is made in order to give students skills, knowledge, and to help develop the minds of the future. In science class, evolution is taught either briefly or detailed. It is taught because it is a popular theory that did not seem to choose a certain religion....   [tags: Religion vs Science Essays]
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Public Schools Should Use the Montessori Teaching Method - The public school systems are struggling to meet the needs of all students. Now the traditional public schools include everyone in the same classroom including typical and atypical students. The principals and parents expect teachers to teach each individual with the same amount of one-on-one time. In reality, this does not happen because some students are not as intelligent and need the extra attention. Public schools are more worried about having children be at a certain education level before moving on to the next grade or until they get a certain score on standardized tests....   [tags: Montessori Teaching Methods]
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Prayer in Public Schools - Prayer in Public Schools An issue that has been constantly debated for years is whether voluntary prayer in public schools should be permitted. A student should be allowed to pray voluntarily at the beginning of each school day based on many reasons. Prayer based on moral beliefs reinforce good citizenship as defined by our forefathers. A daily reminder of a need for the belief of good over evil is a necessary part of this society. Daily voluntary school prayer should be re-instated in public schools due to three reasons, the historical basis of the beginning of the United States government, the serious moral decline since prayer has been outlawed, and the government infringement on the c...   [tags: Religion in Public Schools] 1049 words
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The Effectiveness of Private School Vouchers - Today, a solid education is what any parent should desire for their child. Without that education there is really no successful future ahead of them. Many parents and teachers have been very supportive of the Common Core Standards, but many are against it and feel that it puts an unnecessary strain on students, parents, and teachers. Several states now offer vouchers that give students the opportunity to attend private schools if the student or parents feel that their education goals are not being met through the public school system....   [tags: public schools, private schools]
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Prayer Should Not be Allowed in Public Schools - Prayer Should Not be Allowed in Public Schools School prayer is a very controversial issue in today’s society. This issue has been a problem since America was first founded, in that the country was founded on religious beliefs. The Pilgrims wanted to be able to express their beliefs freely, but in England this freedom was not found, so they decided to come to the Americas, where their beliefs could be expressed freely. As time passed they realized that having this kind of freedom caused problems between different belief systems....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools]
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Music Education in our Public Schools - Music Education in our Public Schools Music Education is no doubt a necessity to the students of today. Music plays a major role in everyone’s daily life. Music is listened to while driving in the car, when eating in restaurants, relaxing at home, and even when on hold to a company’s overloaded phone system. Music is everywhere you turn, and it should be one of the main subjects to be studied in our public school systems. Public schools in America need to understand that the funding and continued study of music is just as important as the funding for math or science to produce a well rounded graduate....   [tags: Music Art Educational Essays]
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