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Private Schools vs. Public Schools - Have you ever attended a private institution. What was your experience like. Think back and compare it to your ideal public school, which one happens to pale in comparison. Public schools, which are controlled by the government, and heavily influenced, by politicians and privateers, hurt your children, not allowing them to reap the full benefits of their growing mind. “Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. The average American [should be] content with their humble role in life, because they are not tempted to think about any other role.” (William T....   [tags: Education ]
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Career Education in American Public Schools - Problem Statement How should the United States government revitalize career and technical education (CTE) to meet 21st century needs, including collaboration and partnership between K-12 public education and the workforce. Background The need for a national career education program is driven by a few principles. Firstly, CTE can help to keep students in school. In 2011, seven percent of American students dropped out of high school (“Dropout rates”, n.d.). CTE programs help to keep students in school because they connect what students are learning to the outside world, giving students a purpose and motivation for finishing school....   [tags: School-to-Work Policy Brief]
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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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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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The Benefits of School Uniforms in Public Schools - In the United States today, millions of students’ attend public schools and face some sort of violence that is associated with that school. It can be gang related or just simply bullying in the school. Because of these rising issues, parents are being forced to pull their children out of public school and home school them for their safety. Is this the best action for the children. Will they be missing out on many life skills that are learned while attending schools with peers their own age. How can the schools make our children feel safe so that they are able to attend the public schools and so that schools don’t lose out on valuable funding from the state....   [tags: Education, dress code]
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The Constitution Provides the Framework for Public Schools - The primary purpose of the United States Constitution and its relevance as a source of law related to the management and operation of public schools is twofold. The United Constitution primary purpose is to offer a meaning of management to the institute of the three branches of the federal government. The outline summarizes the individual and joint authorities of each branch, at the same time as setting apart the privileges of each individual state. It labels the meaning of jury trials, civil liberties, the responsibilities, and the answerability of the government....   [tags: Education, Teaching]
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Defending the Practice of Religion in Public Schools - In her article “Beyond the Wall of Separation: Church-State in Public Schools”, Martha McCarthy, a Chancellor Professor and chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, makes it clear that her aim is to inform educators of the legal history and constitutional precedents of the Establishment clause and Free speech Clause of the First Amendment with an attached understanding of how educators should implement these findings. She summarizes and analyzes key Supreme Court rulings over the course of the 20th century as they pertain to religious expression in public schools....   [tags: Religion] 1399 words
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Religion Has No Place in Public Schools - The constitution is a set of laws set by the government to protect the nation’s rights. One of those rights is the First Amendment which discusses the prohibition of an established religion and allows the free exercise of religion. Thomas Jefferson had written a letter discussing the separation of church and state, which has resulted in many debates over the limitations of religion in the public schools (Hamburger). There is research that supports both the arguments that students can benefit academically from the influence of religion and from keeping religious teachings separate from public schools....   [tags: Separation of Church and State]
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Government and Religion: Praying in Public Schools - Government and Religion: Praying in Public Schools One very important issue in the United States is the relationship of government and religion. Should there be any real entanglement between “Church and State” at all. In a letter to a Baptist minister, Thomas Jefferson stated that, “the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and State.” (http://www.free2pray.info/Danbury.html)....   [tags: Religion]
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The Cost of Funding American Public Schools - Public Schools can, undoubtedly, achieve great things by supplementing their budgets with money from corporate sponsorship; however, this activity is dangerous for public schools as it could put them in a position where they would be expected to support a corporation’s politics while possibly being made to forgo convictions for their own standards and ethics. Since the early 1900s, with the influx of immigrants and the increasing number of children enrolling in schools due to lack of employment opportunities, there has been great demand in education reform with regards to laws and funding (Grubb)....   [tags: Education]
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Religion Should Not Be Allowed in Public Schools - While students are attending public schools they should be aware of their religion options. The student should have the right to practice their religion as they please, just on the own time. Yes, religion plays a huge part in molding a person but, should be practiced when the time is available, not in a classroom setting. The government should have the ability to control the protection of the students that just want to learn. The capability to regulate the religious practices while attending public educational institutions should be left to the government....   [tags: politics, religion choices]
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Prayer Should Not be Recited in Public Schools - ... But the required Bible reading had not been eliminated in that court case so Edward Schempp made an attempt get rid of it. Edward Schempp had a son in the public school in the Abington school district who said that he did not believe in Jesus, his birth, or in the Trinity so the Bible readings were against his belief. Since he was forced to attend the devotions in the morning he was being denied his First Amendment rights. The Abington school district countered the argument saying that the Bible taught good morals that all kids should learn to have....   [tags: supreme court, unconstitutional] 675 words
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The Benefits of Sex Education in Public Schools - Bill Cosby quotes, “sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I do not believe that kids should be given homework.” Although Cosby makes light of the situation, educating the youth about sex and sexuality is imperative to providing a holistic educational experience. Sexual education in the public school setting is best described as education about human anatomy, reproduction, intercourse, and other human sexual behavior. Most importantly, sex education in an academic setting which provides students the facts they need to make informed decisions regarding their own sexuality and sexual behaviors....   [tags: Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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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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Is the Ban on Muslim Headscarves in French Schools Justified? - ... Correspondingly, for many Muslim women, the headscarf signifies, not a position of oppression or submission, but one of status and respectability (Laborde 2006, p.365). Moreover, those who choose to wear the headscarves decide after they have reached puberty, and thus they have the capability to exercise consent, as they are not young children persuaded by others (Laborde 2006, p.358). Therefore, it is crucial to consider why the state is solely focusing on Muslim girls, whom choose to wear their headscarves, while, in the cases of other religions, there may not be such a choice....   [tags: public schools, religion, state]
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What Are the Affects of Bullying in Public Schools? - ... Studies show that in North Carolina, 5% of the children were exclusively bullies, 21% were exclusively victims, and 4.5% played both roles. (Walton) Also, 25% of the participants say they had suicidal thoughts as young adults and 38% of them had panic disorders. If a child is constantly around this type of behavior, 90% chances are, that child will become a bully in the future. In a recent study, students from different Dutch elementary schools participated in a questionnaire on their bullying behavior....   [tags: confident, social, armored, bunch]
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Should Uniforms be Mandatory in Public Schools - ... They report teens spend over $2,000,000,000 per year on clothes alone across the globe. The sad reality is that many students get caught up in this vicious cycle of trying to keep up with the latest trending styles and end up spending endless amounts of cash. Shouldn’t teens be taught to care more about their future than buying the latest trends. Students who are required to wear uniforms are usually allowed to personalize them any way they want as long as it follows the respective school dress code....   [tags: equality, lower rates of desertion]
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The Special Education Program in the Public Schools - Abstract This paper provides information of the Special Education Program in the Public Schools. It analyzes the life of a child with disability and their educators. It also analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of the Special Education Program. Individuals who are not aware of the special education, or have a child in special education, will find this paper quite informative. It allows individuals to determine who are interested in the program, who qualifies, who does not qualify, how to get into the program, and what the special education is about....   [tags: learning disabilities, special needs]
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Creation vs. Evolution in the Public Schools - Despite great efforts to convince the opposing side, a battle still brews amongst creationists and evolutionists over the beginning of life and the universe, but neither opinions’ palpability can be firmly upheld through scientific manners. Since science can only prove hypotheses that are testable and based on current observations, neither creation nor evolutionary concepts can be proven with irrefutable evidence. However, regardless of the inability to prove either concept, most public school systems promote evolution as a scientific fact....   [tags: Creation vs. Evolution Essays]
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Does Religion belong in Public Schools? - When looking at the history of America, it is fascinating to see how the public schooling system even got started. The first schools in America were not public schools, as many would presume. Instead, “the first schools in the United States were religious and not secular” (Elifson 1). Nearly all public schools, up to the 1960’s incorporated religion and prayer in their classrooms; however, in the last 50 years, prayer and religion in public schools has been debated over countless times. Even in Hudsonville, Michigan, which holds the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most churches on a single street, there is much debate over prayer and the teaching of Christianity,...   [tags: Religion]
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We Need Mandatory Random Drug Testing in Public Schools - Is public school drug testing really appropriate. Mandatory-Random Student Drug Testing (MRSDT) and school-based Suspicionless Random Drug Testing (SRDT) are two of many approaches that school districts could use to help prevent and lower the rates of drug and substance use (James-Burdumy 1). MRSDT was introduced in the late 1980’s when the United States Military created other programs to control substance use (James-Burdumy 1; Russell 169). The United States Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) program sponsors and supports random drug testing in public schools as a way to fight the high rates of substance use of adolescents (James-Burdumy 2)....   [tags: Drug Testing in 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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Challenges Faced By Chicago Public Schools - Providing education to all citizens of the United States is a constitutional right. However we can see that throughout the history of American education, several people were unable or not allowed to receive the same level of education as others. The inequities and injustices for certain cultural subgroups are just as apparent today as they were when Horace Mann established the common schools in attempt to solve the cultural diversity of the time. Ideas about diversity and equity changed the ideology of schools based on national school reform which transformed schools to the contemporary schools of today....   [tags: Education, budget cut, teachers] 1759 words
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Funding on Public Education - The United States has many conflicts, one of them is funding on Public Education. In fact Public schools are to make every effort to try and help the students with all they can. Some schools have better things to offer to their schools. It depends on the population where the school is located. Do you agree that the public schools should get the funding depending on the population of where they are located. So many things are unfair and we the people do not really have much we can say publicly or even speak up to this situation....   [tags: public schools, students, classrooms]
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Full Inclusion versus Self-Contained or Special Schools - ... The inclusive models is set up in such a way that the special education team is brought into the regular mainstream classroom to work in conjunction with the regular educator. Some researchers are now supporting the claim that children with disabilities, including children with severe disabilities, can be educated appropriately without isolation from peers who do not have disabilities. According to Lewis 1994, students with disabilities in inclusive environments improve social interaction, and special education faculty work cooperatively together in integrated settings....   [tags: students with disabilities in public schools]
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Special Education Placement in Public Schools - Special Education Placement in Public Schools History of Public Schools Before the 1840’s the education system was only available to wealthy people. Individuals such as Horace Mann from Massachusetts and Henry Barnard in Connecticut believed that schooling for everybody would help individuals become productive citizens in society. Through their efforts, free public education at the elementary level become assessable for all children in American by late 19th century. By 1918 all states passed laws that required children to attend elementary school....   [tags: Special Education ]
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Stafford County Public Schools and Technology - Stafford County Public Schools’(SCPS) new “Bring Your Own Technology” Policy (B.Y.O.T.) seemed as exciting to the students as Christmas morning is to most children. This new institution allows students access to their smart phones and personal computers and tablets in class for educational purposes. The policy also provides guidelines as to what circumstances allow for use of these items. Adding this new policy raised multiple questions in parents and students of Stafford County’s Brooke Point High School: What exactly is the new policy....   [tags: computers, tablets, smartphones]
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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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Teacher Tenure in American Public Schools - Bad teachers poison American secondary education. Incompetent teachers frustrate and damage children. The culprit is tenure: allowing teachers to keep their jobs indefinitely, after a trial period. Historically, tenure protected teachers from being fired on whim or without reason in a volatile job climate. While this measure was once productive, tenure policies are now outdated, causing more harm than good. Tenure prevents bad teachers from getting fired, harming students and preventing school systems from maintaining the best teaching force possible....   [tags: teaching, education, bad teachers, job climate]
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Teaching Racial Identity in Public Schools - Racial identity is a topic that many of us try to avoid. When brought up in discussion, we tend to brush it off, ignore it, or deny it. This issue has been a problem that the United States academic system has been facing since the development of this country. The more we dismiss this as a problem, the more it will have an effect on us. In the educational system, the government does what it can to provide a safe, comfortable environment for us as students to learn in. In order for it to be fully comfortable and to have the ideal learning space, the issue of racial identity must be addressed....   [tags: Racial Identity Essays]
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Home Schooling vs. Public Schools - ... One of the traditional forms of education is the public school system. A basic reason people send their children to public schools, is because they attended public schools and they did not consider a different path for their children. Cost is also a determining factor when considering traditional schooling options. Another reason to choose public schools is because of all the Presidential Scholars, 107 attend public schools. Of National Merit Scholars, three-fourths attend public schools, and nearly two-thirds of Harvard freshmen come from public schools (Carnahan par....   [tags: education alternatives]
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Public Schools vs. Home Schooling - The war of words in the media and the courts between advocacy groups for public schools on one side and families who home school their children on the other side has left both sides wary of the motives of the other. In recent years, public schools have fought against the rights of home schoolers to join public school teams, to take instrumental lessons, join after-school clubs or in many other ways to participate in the school community. Websites, blogs and communities of home schoolers have sprung up criticizing public schools that “monopolize” the education system (Hoffman, 2006) and graduate paper-doll automatons devoid of independent thought....   [tags: education]
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Should Public Schools Require Uniforms? - When I was a child attending elementary school all of my friends loved the way I dressed, but there was also other children that attended school with me that seemed inferior to me simply because of how I dressed. Usually the children that praised the way I dress always wore nice clothes themselves, while the others who didn’t dress ad nice would try to pick fights or make fun of children that did dress nice. Later on in my life as I approached high school the tables turned; the teenagers who dressed nice became the ones who picked on other students in school because of the low quality clothes certain students wore in school, this would result in student violence....   [tags: Education ]
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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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Leadership in Public Schools - ... All students can, will and must learn with no shame, blame or excuses for failure. With my background as Supervisor of Curriculum and then as both principal and superintendent, I have a background of collaborating with teachers in developing and then implementing curriculum guides, curriculum maps, professional development plans and innovative programs. Establishing an instructional roadmap to increase educational rigor for all students, regardless of his or her background or learning style, needs to seek to improved student achievement....   [tags: management, education, curriculum] 967 words
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Atlanta Public Schools´ Scandel - ... The educators did not teach or tutor the students when they fell behind. Changing the scores of students whom did not grasp the information and just passing them on sets them up for epic failure. The educators stated pressure came from the school system. The consequences for the students as a whole falling below minimums, were said to be massive. Threats of termination or negative evaluations fueled the unethical decision the educators made to change the test scores. The person held with the majority of the blame was superintend Beverly Hall....   [tags: test, scores, cheating, answers] 674 words
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Public Education is Unnecessary and Inefficient - The End of Public Education Visualize a flourishing society where children grow up happy with their family and friends, living life, going day by day doing what they enjoy--may it be playing football outside with their friends, taking walks through woods and by creeks, or maybe surfing the internet for games, even stumbling upon music or a video showing the vastness of the universe on YouTube. These are all encounters with the future, potential sparks, hidden, that have the possibility of becoming the fascination of a child.  Playing football may lead to a hidden talent of fantastic speed....   [tags: argument, public schools] 1075 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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Sexual Education in Public Schools - Sex education has been an ongoing debate for decades. In the early 1970’s, twenty states voted restricting sex education from the school curriculum, leaving the District of Columbia and only three states (Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey), requiring schools to teach sex education. By the mid 1980’s, a deadly disease permitted through sexual intercourse was recognized; the fear of catching a disease sex education quickly became accepted. In 1986, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop felt sex education should start as early as third grade stating, ‘“There is now no doubt … that we need sex education in schools and that it [should] include information on heterosexual and homosexual relationships....   [tags: Education, Academic Essays]
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Private Education in Comparison to Public Education - A. Many of us in this room attended a private high school or some form of private schooling, what if I were to tell you that the number of private schools in America are decreasing as well as their enrollment. B. Thesis: Environment plays a role in our learning, and the environment found in private schools are much better when compared with public schools. C. Reason to listen: We are all students. And education past, present, and future has an impact on us all. In our future when it comes time to choosing schools for our kids we’ll want to have the option to send them a private school since there environment is better suited for academic success....   [tags: public schools, private education, scholarships]
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Schools and Finances - ... 525), which indicated that no ruling had ever been determined relative to what constituted a uniform system for schools. Although this case was later determined to lack sufficient evidence relative to an adequacy claim, the initiative was placed in the voter’s hands (National Education Access Network, 2011). In 1998, Florida citizens worked diligently to change constitutional language to make the education of children at its forefront (Herrington & Weider, 2001). Then in 1999, Florida ratified an accountability system that allowed schools to be graded....   [tags: public schools, private schools, school districts]
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Mandatory Public School Uniforms are a Good Thing - Nowadays, we see many teenagers dress in spaghetti-strap tank tops, low-cut shirts, drop pants, pajamas, and even spandex shorts in school even though there have been policies about dress codes. Teachers, parents, and other adults feel disgruntled about the way they dress. Many students also complain about difficulties in concentrating on schoolwork because of the same reason. Obviously, what students wear to school has become a very distracting issue in the school environment. Therefore, school uniforms should be required in public schools due to many reasons....   [tags: dress code, public schools, argument]
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Banning Books in Schools - School boards and teachers have a responsibility for protecting the minds of their students and covering age appropriate material. However, does this responsibility cover the extreme act of banning books from school classrooms. Does not the teacher have a duty to introduce to their students world issues in order to better the students ability to cope with problems in the world. How does a school decide which books should be banned from the classroom, and should it be left up to the teacher to decide what is decided in his/her classroom....   [tags: Censorship In Public Schools]
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No Prayer in the Public Schools -     Over the past three decades, the issue of the role of prayer in the public school system has become increasingly controversial. The current debate juggles the opposing interpretations of the exact intentions of America's Founders, who came from an other country, England, in pursuite of expanded freedoms. The first colonists in the 17th century especially desired religious freedom, because their former British government forced them all to learn and practice a centralized religion. Consequently, A merica's first legislators made certain that their religiously pluralistic nation would not be the victim of government intervention in religious matters....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Religion School Prayer]
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Juvenile Violence in Public Schools - The starting point of violence takes place in communities and at home--not at school. Youth take what they hear and see at home and in their communities to school. The environment in some communities and households are positive and the presences of protective factors outweigh the high risk factors. However, there are communities and households where there is a lack of informal social control and high risk factors exist more than protective factors--, which affect youth in a negative manner. A sudden increase of youth violence in public schools in early 1990 has caused many to raise concerns about violent behaviors in schools....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1354 words
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Should Public Schools Install Video Surveillance Cameras? - ... The following table summarized the DOJ’s conclusion about the pros and cons of videos cameras use in schools: SECURITY TECHNOLOGY PROS CONS Video Cameras • Good deterrence for outsiders who do not belong on campus, especially when used in conjunction with warning signs. • Strong evidence is preserved on tape • Less costly than human monitors. • Good documentation for liability claims. • The systems are expensive and can be logistically difficult to install. •Choosing the correct camera requires some technical knowledge....   [tags: safety on school campuses] 1889 words
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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 Importance of Uniforms in Public Schools - The Importance of Uniforms in Public Schools Abstract: For a while, dress codes have been implemented in private and parochial schools across the county. It wasn't until more recent that the issue was brought to discussion about a dress code in public schools. Uniforms serve a purpose to the schools that are adapting the change in attire. The uniform dress code has helped make private and parochial schools more prestigious for their organization and the results of it. Uniforms would be beneficial to the public school system because a lot of what the public school system is known for would be stopped because of the newly executed dress code....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Essays]
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Public Prayer in Schools - The First Amendment of the United States Constitution stops the government from establishing a religion (Guidance). It does so with the Establishment Clause which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” (PBS). It also protects 1religious beliefs and practices from the government (Guidance). It does this with the Free Exercise Clause which continues with, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (PBS). Together these two clauses create the separation of church and state (PBS)....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Religion and Prayer in Public Schools - Religion in Public Schools   The practice of religion has been a major factor in American culture for centuries. The religion clause of the First Amendment, which states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," was developed to preserve the freedom of religion (Haynes 2). The religion clause was designed to protect religion from the control of the government, but, consequently, it restricts the expression of religion in public institutions such as public schools....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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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Public Health in Schools - Do you or someone you know, know a teenager who engages in unhealthy habits such as poor nutrition, misuse of drugs or alcohol, and practices unsafe sexual habits. Keeping programs that help adolescents tackle these issues in an informed manner are all necessary to help model positive behaviors in everyday life. Programs such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) and The Boy and Girls Club of America help to educated children and teens in terms of making informed decisions on their overall health and wellbeing....   [tags: teenagers, poor nutrition]
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Should Creationism be taught in Public Schools? - Teaching Creationism or Intelligent Design to our youth can be done in a way that is neither opinion based nor completely fact based, but may hold some risk of personal interpretation. The first thing needed to be considered is how can children of the middle school age range grasp such a deep subject and have the capacity to reach their own conclusion. Information found regarding the development of children in this developmental range was found in the book titled "Characteristics of Middle Grade Students,” Caught in the Middle by the Sacramento Department of Education....   [tags: Scientific Theory ]
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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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Teaching Evolution in Public Schools - Many groups have tried to push their ideas on the public through schooling. Public school students, numbering in the millions, seem a perfect, captive audience for the promulgation of the ideas of a few self-righteous groups. These groups have tried to influence national thinking by promoting their views in the classroom, but this is not an acceptable method. A public school classroom is a place for the passing of accepted knowledge from an instructor to a student, not the place for the ideas of the ignorant few to influence the thinking of the many....   [tags: Essays on Teaching Evolution]
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Teaching Morals in Public Schools - A fellow citizen is irked by the kids who tramp down the grass as they cut across the lawn of her family's new home. She gets even more steamed when she fears chastising those teenage trespassers, because trouble may ensue. She also fumes over a kid punching loaves of bread in the supermarket and over his mother spewing expletives when a stranger suggests he stop (Healy). Something has gone very wrong to cause such a poor appearance in the character of today's youth. Teaching morals in public school could only result in the betterment of our society....   [tags: Education Reform Essays]
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Supporting Prayer in Public Schools - “Our Father…” Denied For centuries, the debate has existed whether or not to allow prayer in public schools. Many Americans feel it is not right of the schools to teach religion. With all the diversity associated with the United States, public schools cannot select one standard religion to practice, due to the cultural and religious differences in the country. Not only are schools the storm center of controversy involving religious differences, they are the principal institution charged with transmitting the identity and mission of the United States from one generation to the next....   [tags: Religion]
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Mandatory Uniforms in Public Schools - Mandatory Uniforms in Public Schools Do you want equality among students in your child's school. Do you want less violence within your child's school. Would you like your daughter to concentrate more on her schoolwork and less on what name brand jeans she is wearing. All this is possible with mandatory uniform policies in public school districts. School uniforms may seem outdated for some people, but in many cases they can improve school spirit, attendance and student behavior. According to The Humanist magazine, former President Bill Clinton's 1996 State of the Union Address called for all 16,000 school districts in the country to adopt a uniform policy....   [tags: Papers Argumentative] 2531 words
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Bilingual Education in Public Schools - Bilingual Education in Public Schools For the past thirty years in the State of California, bilingual education has been undertaken by all the public schools of the state. Under such system, children of non-American ethnic have had a special treatment in their early academic career. Children of minority groups have been thought various subjects in their native tongues. Such subjects are Math, History and some Science classes. The bilingual program presented the student a scholastic curriculum that simultaneously instructed students all the required classes while teaching them the English language....   [tags: Bilingual Language Education Essays] 3734 words
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School Uniforms: Should They Be Required in Public Schools? - ... in the 1995, Long Beach, California, got a lot of attention, because the school the school implemented a school uniform policy. “The result was that the policy was supporting the implications in 70 schools with around 60,000 students, kindergarten to eighth grade. In the first five years there was a dramatic difference in school violence and misbehavior, the overall crime rate dropped by 91 percent, sex offences dropped by 96 percent, and vandalize had gone down 60 percent, reported Jasmine L....   [tags: opinions, safety, freedom of expression]
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The Poor Standard of Education in Nigerian Public Schools - Nigeria is a country blessed with a lot of mineral resources in abundance. In addition, it is one of the richest nations in the world. Notwithstanding, a visit to a handful of some public schools in both rural and urban areas surely leaves many questions in your mind. One would ponder: are these really schools or abandoned historical ruins. The level of infrastructural dilapidation is so appalling, the quality of learning is pitiable, and of course, the standard of education offered is disgraceful....   [tags: Education ] 1234 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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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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Why Religion Should Not Be Allowed in Public Schools - Religion should be prohibited in public schools. There’s no reason for allowing religious displays to destruct the public education system. The involvement of religion in public schools is distracting and unnecessary. The removal of religion, except for educational purposes, is essential to providing a stable and effective learning environment for every student. Without religion, students could be provided with a better chance of succeeding in the classroom. Only the school board officials and members of congress can take religion completely out of the public school systems....   [tags: distracting, religion free environment]
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Separation of Church and State: Creation and Evolution in Public Schools - Creation and Evolution in the Public Schools On October 28, 2010, Christine O’Donnell, the Delaware U.S. Senate Candidate, posed the question “Where in the Constitution is ‘Separation of Church and State’?” O’Donnell was making a point in a debate that took place in front of a law school audience (Madison). The law students laughed at her seemingly silly question but the joke was on them. The term “separation of church and state” never appears in the Constitution. In many court cases relating to teaching creation in public schools, the First Amendment is always cited, the separation of church and state is often questioned, and creation is ruled as unconstitutional (Raloff)....   [tags: science classrooms, scientific theory]
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The Budget for Public Schools in Georgia Should be Increased - ... They also help students release the stress they have built up through out the day and teach them the importance of teamwork. While these programs should not be cut, it is becoming a fact that they will be the ones to go or be given significantly less funding if these austerity cuts continue. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance proposes that elective teachers should understand that although they do not make the budget they have to live within it so they need to learn to stretch what they are given as far as they can and make do with what they have (#16)....   [tags: policy, 2001 recession] 1204 words
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Problems with Public Schools - Problems with Public Schools In order to fully understand the issue of school vouchers, we must examine first the current situation in public schools and identify the problems. Then, we must look at the effect vouchers will have on these problems. Finally, we must discuss the objections to vouchers leveled by their main political opponents. In order to examine the potential benefits of school choice, we must first look to the current situation in American education. Public schools today are in a state of crisis, while access to private schools is diminished because the private schools cannot adequately sell what some are giving away for free....   [tags: School Education Academics Teaching Essays]
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Should Intelligent Design be Taught in Public Schools? - In 1859, Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking Origin of Species, which would introduce the seminal theory of evolution to the scientific community. Over 150 years later, the majority of scientists have come to a consensus in agreement with this theory, citing evidence in newer scientific research. In an average high school biology classroom, one may imagine an instructor that has devoted much of his life to science and a predominantly Christian class of about twenty-five students. On the topic of evolution, one of the students might ask, “Why would God have taken the long route by creating us through billion years of evolution?” while another student may claim “The Book of Genesis cle...   [tags: Religion]
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Public Schools Should Be Able to Regulate Bullying - ... Therefore, it “interferes with the ability to learn and makes many students want to withdraw” (Wolpert). This shows us what effects bullying done outside of the school has on students, during school hours and what that can lead to (dropping out of school). If public high schools monitored off campus cyber bullying it would make students, feel safer because they would know that someone is watching out for them and they do not have to deal with the problem by themselves. This would lead to students feeling more comfortable at school instead of fearing school, and providing a safer environment for students to learn in, and therefore keep them in school....   [tags: bullying, technology, cyber bullying]
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Why Creationism Should Not Be Taught in Public Schools - A hotly debated topic concerning public schools centers on the origin of life. Now more than ever, science and religion are butting heads. What should public schools teach to their students. Alex Rainert reasons that both “science and religion are engaged in the same project, to discover the origin of life” (141). In short, one could better describe the debate as a crusade between evolutionists and creationists; both sides have their well-founded arguments, but when one looks at the decisions of the courts, clearly only one side may win the battle when deciding biology curriculum in schools....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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Dismantling Public Schools, Displacing African Americans and Latinos - Our discussion about chapter three had a tone of enlightenment and deep frustration and took us back to the first day of class where we were challenged to differentiate between politics, policy, and law as it relates to education. I will admit that this question stumped me. Through discussion on that first day we arrived at an explanation that compares the trio to the human psyche. Educational policy is casted as the “ego”, the rational aspects of education. Politics is the more primal and self-driven “id” and, in turn, politics has a direct and strong impact on policy....   [tags: politics, policy, and law]
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Outsourcing Information Technology at Dayton Public Schools - Outsourcing Information Technology at Dayton Public Schools Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS) has engaged with the Dayton Public School District to provide Managed Information Technology Services (MITS) to the staff and students. CBTS has been a partner of DPS since June of 2000. The existing contract, initiated on May 8, 2005, is a seven year contract. The program is just ending the first two-year option or year five. Sharing the DPS vision has forged a partnership that we value and look forward to continuing....   [tags: Marketing]
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Fine Arts Should Remain a Curriculum at Public Schools - Lets paint a picture together. Blank walls, silent rooms, and shy students are what is brushed on the canvas. Our picture is a result of the limitations put on the powers of artistry. Staci Maiers validates that “the school play, the marching band, the drama club, the student art show - they’re usually highlights of a student’s education” (1). “. . . [Fine Arts] can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing, creating the foundation to forge social bonds and community cohesion,” (qtd in Smith 2)....   [tags: dance, paint, art form, drama]
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Evolution vs. Intelligent Design in Public Schools - Evolution is the theory that different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed from earlier forms during the history of the earth. In 1986 the supreme court mandated that evolution was to be taught in the public school system. It was also at this time that intelligent design was banned from being taught in public schools because it was determined that it was a violation of the 1st amendment because it would favor a certain religion (Lac, Hemovich, Himelfarb 2009). Intelligent design is the theory that life, or the universe could not have arisen by chance and was designed and created by some intelligent entity....   [tags: Religion, Science, Darwin]
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The Need for Character Education in Public Schools Today - The inadequacy of character education in society is evidenced in the behavior of youth today. This is obvious in the speech and actions of elementary age students as well as in the lack of respect and violence of teenagers. Character is a natural process of adaptation that is learned through education, experience and personal choices. Researchers have found that character is definitely not hereditary and has nothing to do with genetics, but rather with the upbringing and environment in which the child is raised....   [tags: psychology, teaching morals, values and ethics]
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A Fight Aganist Public Schools Strict Dress Codes - ... Unfortunately, one of Elizabeth Forward’s more strict policies prohibits students from wearing tank tops; students must wear some type of sweater that covers their shoulders if they desire to wear a tank top to school. Over the years there has been confusion over what violates the dress code – some teachers would say that students could wear a tank top if the he or she could fit three fingers in the width of the strap, while other teachers would say that any type of tank top, regardless of the width of the strap, was prohibited....   [tags: uniforms, temperature, trends, hypocrisy] 920 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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Life After Ending Segregation in Public Schools - ... Young men burned their draft cards to protest the war. University students created anti-war group that held protests against the draft and the events of the Vietnam War. Two pacifists, set themselves on fire to protest the Vietnam War. In October, forty people organized a sit-in at the Ann Arbor, Michigan draft board, which became the first major act of civil disobedience to protest the war. These events culminated at the largest anti-war rally to date of about 30,000 people in the nation’s capital, while other protesters across the nation also held similar protests (Anderson, 51)....   [tags: students free speech, rights and priviledges] 2091 words
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Public Schools Need Successful ESL Programs - Because America is such a diverse country, public schools are faced with the challenge of providing students from all over the world with a quality education. As Chen points out “public schools have embraced the linguistic challenge presented by immigrant students” (¶1). Then, No Child Left Behind law was approved, and it required every public school should have an English Secondary Language (ESL) program that will provide the “academic support” for English Language Learners (ELLs). ELL parents are happy that their children are getting education help from the school, but it has raised the question of how successful are the ESL programs....   [tags: teaching, english language, foreign, ELL]
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Abstinence-Only Based Curricula in Public Schools - The foundation of the abstinence-only policy was laid in 1981 under President Regan when the United States Congress passed the Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA) administered by the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP) (Denny, 2006). The main purpose of this this proposal was to keep sexual relationships until marriage (Weaver, 2005). The AFLA became founded on the belief of funding and developing abstinence-only based curricula in public schools throughout the United States (Weaver, 2005)....   [tags: Sex Education] 2169 words
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