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History of Special Education in Public Schools - History of the Treatment of Special Education in Public Schools The Educate America Act was passed in 1994 and was a step toward equality of education between children with and without disabilities. According to Olson and Platt (2000), the Educate America Act “represents a national framework for education reform to improve our system, policies, standards, and most importantly, outcomes for all students.” This legislation outlined goals that were very broad and simplistic, but also inspiring to many people....   [tags: essays papers]
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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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Public Schools Must Provide Comprehensive Sex Education - “Each year, U.S. teens experience as many as 850,000 pregnancies, and youth under age 25 experience about 9.1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs)” (McKeon). Clearly this shows us that teens are sexually active, yet the school systems refuse to effectively educate our youth on what being sexually active fully entails. Sex education can be approached in two different ways; comprehensive and abstinence only. Comprehensive sex education “addresses both abstinence and age-appropriate, medically accurate information about contraception....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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The Correlation Between School Uniforms and Violence - Is the absence of school uniforms leading to an up rise of violence between children in public schools. According to the National School Safety Center’s Report on School Associated Violent Deaths, “Since the 1992-1993 school year, two-hundred seven were shooting victims” (Kelly n pag). According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), “10% of all public schools had one or more serious violent crimes (murder, rape, sexual battery, suicide, physical attack or fight with a weapon, or robbery), and most of the serious violent crimes occurred in the middle and high schools” (Kelly n pag)....   [tags: public schools, Education] 1228 words
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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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Cirriculum Development at Thomas S. Stone Elementary School - Thomas S. Stone Elementary located in Prince George’s County School District, is experiencing the implementation of a new initiative mandated by the state of Maryland called America’s Choice. The goal of America’s Choice new curriculum is crafted to make the teachers and students more accountable in raising student’s test scores in order to make AYP (Annual Yearly Progress). More than half of our students are illiterate and many don’t speak English. This research paper will explore the philosophical and psychological foundations, socioeconomic factors, curriculum design approach, curriculum development approach, aims, goals and objectives of curriculum development, the strategies used for im...   [tags: education, public schools,] 1799 words
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What Parents Look at When Choosing a Public/Private School - What Parents Look at When Choosing a Public/Private School Education is an institution that parents want to control as a way to insure/provide their children with the best education possible. Parent control/choice has slowly regressed from the colonial era where they could choose not only the school their child attended but also the textbooks used and the curriculum taught (McDonald 2001). Parents still obtain the right to choose the school that best tailors their child’s special uniqueness and educational needs, but due to social diversities and expansions parents have many factors that they now must take into consideration before choosing the best kind of school for their child (Russell 2...   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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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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Importance of Intergrating Health Programs in Public Schools - Dental Screening Billy, a second grader, has missed several days of school. At the beginning of the year he was very attentive and one of the first children to turn in his school work. Now when he is at school, he cannot focus on his schoolwork or what the teacher is trying to teach the class. The teacher has noticed that Billy has been holding and rubbing the side of his face lately and occasionally it looks as if he is tearing up. When she asks him what is wrong, he says that his face hurts a little but he’s fine....   [tags: dental screening, children, dental cavities]
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Why Should Ilokano Language Courses Be Offered in Hawai‘i Public Schools? - Some of the first Filipinos to come to Hawai‘i were the sakadas or contract laborers who arrived in 1906 to work on the sugar plantations. Since then, Filipinos became the state’s fastest growing ethnic minority. The primary reasons for the Filipinos’ rapid growth are “continuous immigration from the Philippines and high birth rates in the Filipino community.” Annually, about 3,500 immigrants come to Hawai‘i from the Philippines, most of whom are children (“A Brief History”). About 25.1% of the state of Hawai‘i’s population, which is about 342,095 people, are of Filipino descent (U.S....   [tags: Education]
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The Little Rock Nine and Their History - In May of 1954, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case had declared the racial segregation of American public schools unconstitutional. The Supreme Court had called for the integration of schools, so that students of any race could attend any school without the concern of the “white-only” labels. The public school system of Little Rock, Arkansas agreed to comply with this new desegregated system, and by a year had a plan to integrate the students within all the public schools of Little Rock....   [tags: Segregation, Public Schools]
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Should Intelligent Design and/or Creationism Be Taught Alongside Evolution in Public Schools? - There are many controversies in courtrooms about whether or not should intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution in public schools, which has been going on for a great amount of years. Intelligent design is the idea of nature's changes cannot be a random process, but a type of guidance must have lead to why nature is the way it is in today’s era. In most cases, that specific guidance is God. God has created the world for a purpose. Creationism is the same idea as intelligent design, believing that nature was created by a divine being, God....   [tags: god, christianity, science, culture]
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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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Sex Education in Public Schools - Sex Education in Schools         Children all over the country who sit down in their classes are being taught sex education. There are books, videos, special speakers and qualified teachers for the subject. Depending on where a child lives, the education he or she is being taught might vary. For example, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine and Utah do not require schools to provide sexuality or STD/HIV education, (they teach abstinence). District of Columbia, on the other hand, must include contraception with condoms available (Innerst)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Followership – The Real Leadership Key to Improvement in Public Schools - Two years ago School District 74 organized a series of leadership workshops designed to strengthen the leadership performance of school administration and teaching staff. Participants were encouraged to think of themselves as leaders and to identify situations in which they were or could be leaders. The idea seemed to be not only that our school system will be improved through the development of strong leadership (on its own an important recognition), but also that anyone (and everyone) can be a leader in his or her own position within the system....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Character Education Programs Needed in Public Schools - In schools all throughout the world, no two students are going to learn at the same pace, or behave the same way in a classroom. Every student is going to come from a different family life and background. Each family will have a different set of rules which might be completely different than the rules stated in classrooms. Some students will have character education instilled in their home lives, while others will not. With the media portraying negative messages all around us, individuals’ attitudes and opinions of others has become pessimistic....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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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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VH1 Save the Music Foundation - VH1 Save the Music Foundation in an organization found in 1997 by comprises of a dedicated board and committed staff, who work to fulfill the Foundation's mission of restoring music education in the United States. There are also a variety of musicians, singers, athletes and celebrities, whom are ambassadors for the organization. They are a non-profit organization that want to keep/ restore the music in America's public schools, and raise the awareness about the importance of music as part of a child's education....   [tags: Music in Public Schools]
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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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Parent Involvement in School - Today’s children are our future. We, as a society must do everything we can to ensure they get the best possible education. In the United States, according to a PBS report, “Close to one million American children drop out of school every year (Phalen, 2013)”. It is the most crucial time ever in America for parental involvement in a child’s education. Parents need to take responsibility, become children’s advocates, and get involved in their children’s education as early as possible. Did you know that “students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs; be promoted, pass their classes and earn credits; attend school regula...   [tags: education, public schools, children]
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Analysis of Small Class Sizes - A Discussion about Small Class Sizes Introduction A low student-teacher ratio is often used as a selling point to parents seeking a better education for their children or to pass legislation establishing a maximum student-teacher ratio for specific grade levels. When ratios are used as support for the argument they are often presented in such a way as to slant the examples in favor of the argument. When such statistics are used for schools, they often represent averages and become very vulnerable to manipulation and further debate....   [tags: Education, Public Schools]
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College is a Great Investment - John H. Musser states that "the large majority of medical students do not have a good reason for studying medicine" . Musser is stating that students do not know exactly what they want to pursue in the future but is "attracted by an uncertain glamour and a specious glory". Therefore, most students who received a college education usually end up with a degree with a major that they did not have a personal interest in but knew that the job salary was high. Richard Grant White also stated that public schools are not the best form of education and that "not one of them are so unworthy of either confidence or price" but that "the case is worse than that of mere failure" He is sta...   [tags: education, career, public schools]
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A Unique Approach: Education in Public and Charter Schools - A Unique Approach: Education in Public and Charter Schools School choice: two words that together spell out a multitude of educational options for students today. Among them are charter schools and public schools; public schools standing the test of time and charter schools being at the forefront of a revolution in educational change. Surprisingly, these two educational institutions have more in common than one might think, but maintain their differences. Key differences between charter and public schools include approach to education, funding, level of government involvement, and enrollment practices....   [tags: Education]
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The Advantages to Studying at a Private School in the Philippines - In our place here in Tonsuya, only few can afford to study in the private school. I came from a private school that’s why some of the kid’s here who were at my age or a few years younger than me are feeling awkward when I approached them, they were like “ bakit ako nilalapitan nito?” or “ nako taga private school yan” and I feel sad about it because I want to make friends with them but they don’t want because maybe they feel small whenever I approach them, that’s why when I was a kid I used to play alone by myself....   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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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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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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Religion in Public Schools - More Questions than Answers - Prayer in Public Schools - More Questions than Answers   Censorship is a very broad topic.  Is it good or bad?  Often, we ask ourselves if such things need to exist because of the First Amendment right.  It states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."  (Amendments.)  In the case Ginzberg v....   [tags: School Prayer]
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School Taxation and Distribution - Taxation and distribution of money to schools, in the United Stated, are important because with this is determined the education of many students. The limits of the tax authority are in the Constitution of the United States and in the constitutions of the fifty states, in both clauses specifically enshrine this power in governments and other provisions relating to substantive due process, formal due process, and equality before the law, among others.The taxation in the properties as the sales taxes are still the primary source providing funds for schools in some states (Odden et al., 2008)....   [tags: taxation, schools funds, public schools]
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Review of Kozol's Article on Urban Public Schools - Review of Kozol's Article on Urban Public Schools Elements The first element of Kozol’s article is the reality of urban public schools and the isolation of their students. Jonathan Kozol illustrates a grim reality about the unequal attention given to urban and suburban schools. The article explains how Kozol specifically looks at how they reflect institutional discrimination and the failure to address the needs of minority children. The article notes that these are the inequalities of the title, seen in the way schools in predominantly white neighborhoods are more likely to have sufficient funding, while schools in poor and minority neighborhoods do not....   [tags: Education Article Analysis] 1664 words
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Teaching Origins in 20th Century American Public Schools - Teaching Origins in 20th Century American Public Schools Introduction The debate over the origins of the earth and of life has captivated and divided America since the late 19th Century. Evolutionists and creationists have battled in courtrooms , churches , academia , and public schools over the course of the 20th century and continue fighting, or attempting to make peace over, this culture war today. The debate has changed between the time of the Scopes Trial and the present in several important ways....   [tags: Creationism Science Education Essays]
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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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Students with Disabilities Must be Included in Public Schools - Students with Disabilities Must be Included in Public Schools Billy is physically handicapped and goes to school on a bus that has to pick him up quite early, for he has to go to school an hour away from his home. When Billy is at school, he gets to be in classes with all sorts of children; some are in wheelchairs, like he is, but they are unable to move by themselves, and some can walk, but Billy has a hard time talking to some of those children because they are developmentally younger than he is....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1175 words
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The Controversial Issue of Teaching Religion in Public Schools - The Controversial Issue of Teaching Religion in Public Schools Religion and public schooling, is one of today's most controversial issues in society . The question at hand is whether the teachers in the public schools should teach religion in America's school systems or not. This controversy has been the issue of many Supreme Court rulings within the past thirty-five years. Separation of church and state seems inevitable for this nation. Problems keep arising and court rulings are handed down nearly every day....   [tags: Papers] 2536 words
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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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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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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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Sex Education Should Be Offered in Public Schools - Should Sex Education Be Offered in Public Schools Sex can be traced back as far as Adam and Eve, the first two people on this planet. Today, all age groups encounter things associated with sex, but it is not a problem that concerns everyone. The problem that has been at hand for more than thirty years is should sex education classes be offered in Public Schools. (1.Teaching Fear; 1996) The reason such debate has arose over the years is because there are many diverse opinions about the topic. Children are now faced with problems at a much earlier age than years passed....   [tags: Sexual Education]
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The Pros and Cons of Teaching Sex Education in Public Schools -         Picture a young couple being on the verge of exploring their sexual desires for the first time. The question is does this young couple have the proper education to make this life changing decision. They most likely were given their education from the school they attend. Hopefully the school taught them what they needed to know to make such a decision. Should sex education be taught at school by teachers or by the parents. Problems with having sex education at school There are many problems with having sex education in public schools....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Exemplification Essay: Sex Education In Public Schools - Sex education in public schools has been a controversial issue in the United States for over a decade. With the HIV and teen pregnancy crises growing, sex education is needed. Some of the American public believe that sex education should be taught at home by the children's parents. They feel that sex education programs in schools do not put an emphasis on abstinence and encourages children to have sexual intercourse. American culture is very sexually oriented. Sex can be seen all over the media....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1130 words
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Columbine -Type Students In American Public Schools - Columbine -Type Students In American Public Schools Don’t “kid” yourself. There’s trouble in paradise that escapes the vision of folks wearing rose-colored glasses. I’m not a contemporary Chicken Little running around screaming “The sky is falling!” And I’m not a little boy crying out “Wolf!” I am a former English teacher with thirty-four years classroom experience. I’ve taught through wars, recessions, political assassinations and public anti-war protests. I’ve seen and broken-up hundreds of bloody “student” fights....   [tags: science] 1471 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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School Uniform Policy - Every year there is a new debate going on in the public schools about whether or not school uniforms are necessary. Some parents think that school uniforms should be enforced, as they feel it brings structure, safety, modesty and a lack of ridicule to our children. On the other hand, there are parents that argue that it takes away a child’s freedom of expression, independence, free spirit and individuality. Both of these arguments are valid, I hope to help give some insight into this subject, so that you can gather current and valid information....   [tags: social barriers, public schools]
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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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School Uniforms are the Right Choice - In the United States, millions of students attend public schools and face some sort of violence that is associated, with that school. It can be related to gangs, bullying or peer pressure from other students. Fourteen percent of students reported being a victim of bullying in 2003 and 52 out of 220 incidents between 1994 and 1999 were associated with gangs. This has led to non-gang related students bringing firearms to school to protect themselves. (D.Stanton, 2006) Because of these rising issues, parents are being forced to pull their children out of public school and home school them for their safety....   [tags: dress code, public schools, Education]
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Public Schools - Sex Education in the Classroom - Sex Education in the Classroom         Teenage unplanned pregnancies continue to increase and the Aids epidemic is still wiping out entire populations rapidly worldwide. Here in the United States we hear little about the ongoing battle that is being fought between parents, educators and government officials, with the outcome having a significant impact on our children's lives. Programs that teach sex education in the classroom and promote distribution of condoms are constantly under siege by radical groups who believe very strongly in their religious teachings and choose to ignore the truth....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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A Stand Still Culture in an Ever Changing World - John F. Kennedy once said, “No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.” In this age of information no one in history would ever believe how true this quote holds in these generations. Global ignorance is alarmingly prevalent among scholars and youth alike. This is a world of biased and exaggerated media, dated generalizations, and a school curriculum that teaches youth to believe rather than question and explore. Without the knowledge of the past, present, and future global patterns, the public relies on other people to think for them and are ignorant to the world they live in....   [tags: global ignorance, public schools, education]
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Bilingual Education Emerged from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1968 - Bilingual education emerged from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1968, proposing that children should be instructed in their native tongue for a transitional year while learning English; before being integrated into all-English classrooms. Subjects like mathematics, science, and social studies are taught in multiple languages in an effort to keep non-English-speaking students from falling behind native-English speakers. Unfortunately, bilingual education has not generated the desired results, mainly because the model being utilized is not structured or executed correctly and ultimately, does not provide benefit to students....   [tags: public schools, english, bilingual education]
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Common Core Not for the Common Good - “Nineteen countries and education systems scored higher than the United States in reading on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, up from nine systems when the test was last administered in 2009. “While we’re standing still, other countries are making progress,” said Jack Buckley, the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, which issued the U.S. report on PISA.” (Heitin). From the outside the initiative, “Common Core” that President Obama and the government have been pushing since 2009 seems like it would be a great thing for education ,our children, and the future of our society, but once you look closer it is not....   [tags: public schools, education system]
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The Voucher Program Makes All Schools Public - A good education is extremely important. However, it seems that schools are more overwhelmed with passing a test then truly educating the students. Everyday people are debating which school is better public, private or charter schools, in the book, Taking Sides by James W. Noll. Fredrick M. Hess seems to be arguing mostly that what makes public education public is that it produces productive citizens in “Should ‘Public Schooling’ Be Redefined”. Linda Nathan et al, seems to disagree with everything Hess is saying....   [tags: Education]
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Distribution of Condoms in Public High Schools - Distribution of Condoms in Public High Schools Coinciding with the onslaught of the new millennium, schools are beginning to realize that the parents are not doing their job when it comes to sexual education. The school system already has classes on sexual education; these classes are based mainly on human anatomy. Most schools do not teach their students about relationships, morals, respect, self-discipline, self-respect, and most importantly contraceptives. Everyday students engage in sexual activity, many of them with out condoms....   [tags: Teaching Education Argumentative Sex Essays]
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Charter School Performance - According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of students enrolled in charter schools have increased from 0.3 million in the 1999-2000 school year to 1.8 million in the 2010-2011 school year. Charter schools are schools that receive public funding from the government,but is controlled by an organization under a legislative contract or a charter with a state. Under the control of the organization, charter schools do not have to follow certain state laws but have to meet the charter’s accountability standards....   [tags: public fund, government, public schools]
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Organizational Conditions in Local School Districts to Support Teaching and Learning - The Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System (WSFCS) completed a comprehensive needs assessment during the 2008-2009 school years to determine best practices to increase student achievement in all subgroups as defined by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (Department of Education [DOE], 2002, p. 35). The comprehensive needs assessment findings concluded that the school district lacked a formal model of district-wide collaboration to address shared norms, beliefs, values, goals, behavior, and academics (LEA Plan, 2008, p....   [tags: public schools, teaching]
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Ways to Improve School System - Many students suffer from the school system. Many students face problems in schools because lack of the system. There are so many problems in school that should never be there, education now involving more problems than anything else. In recent years so many people have lost their lives in the class-room. There are ways to improve school system by police presence, to end overcrowded condition, and to hire more qualified teachers. First of all, police presence is very important in schools, because of so many reasons....   [tags: public schools, education, ] 424 words
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The Constitutionality of Prayer - The question of the constitutionality of prayer in our public schools and public school system has been an ongoing controversy for the past three decades. There is only one way to end the controversy, and it is pertinent to the well being of our youth and our nation. We must keep church and state forever separate. Any form of prayer in the public school system is an explicit violation of the first amendment, is coercive, and harmful to not only our nations children, but to the nation itself. The question of prayer in school should never have even been a question, and the fact that it remains three decades later is nothing short of unfaithful to the constitution....   [tags: the constitutionality of prayer, public schools, r] 861 words
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Single-sex education vs. Coeducation - Education has been an important factor of all of our lives for an exceptional amount of time, but unfortunately, America has been falling behind from other nations in their education system compared to other nations (Pahlke 444). Almost all of our public schools in our country are coeducational and only handful of them are single-sex educational schools. Single-sex education should be taken into high consideration for most students to attend because of the benefits they might gain from them. It is important to look at all possible ways to try and better our education system for the benefit of the children and teenagers attending school....   [tags: classroom environment,education,public schools]
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The Benefits of Teaching Ethics - Ethical issues are currently not taught in a consistent or logical way across different sectors in Victorian schooling system. The ethical issues of this time are often those that centre on a constitutional right. They affect most citizens, and by studying them we come up with our own opinion, as a young generation, preparing us for a fair and just future. These issues includes abortion, one-child policy, gay marriage, euthanasia and many more. By studying things like this, especially from a younger age, more confidence is born in us and saying what we believe to be ethically correct according to our beliefs, traditions and laws of now and the future day and age will come easily to us....   [tags: public schools, schooling system]
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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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Do School Uniforms Influence Student Behavior and Academic Performance? - An examination of education in today’s world reveals many issues under research to determine their effects on school climate. Such issues have come to be known collectively as hot button issues. Hot button issues include religious issues, gender issues, racial issues, school violence, legal issues, and a host of other matters. Included in these is the issue of school dress code. The original research hypothesis concerned the influence of school uniforms on behavior among students in kindergarten through twelfth grade....   [tags: school uniforms, dress codes, public schools]
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Teaching Morality More Important than Sex Education in Public Schools -       A controversy is rising in America about the nature of sex education in the nation's high schools.  Studies show that 81 percent of American adults support a joint program teaching abstinence and contraception as opposed to an abstinence-only program (Roper 0316946), and 79 percent support contraception education regardless of the level of sexual activity in teenagers (Roper 0340807). The sad fact is, contraception is society's attempt at a "quick fix" for a problem that runs far deeper than the issue of teen sex.  In the debate over the "best safe sex," educators and parents must consider not only the health issues, but must also reevaluate the morality of the nation's young people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Students Should be Required to Wear Uniforms to School - Students Should be Required to Wear Uniforms to School      Do you always ask yourself why do students wear those horrible uniforms. Well, 99% of the students do, some find that unnecessary, some find them obsolete, and others just hate those unexciting colors. Nonetheless, they are wrong when they think that uniforms are not necessary, since they are. Because the teachers need to see students as equal, plus, clothes always distract other people, and as proved on a survey, 78% of the students prefer clothes that are inappropriate for school and for some people these clothes might be impolite....   [tags: Public Schools Uniforms] 761 words
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High School Uniform Polices - High School Uniform Polices Hello, I am here today to tell you about a problem that I see in our high schools. This problem is that there is not a uniform policy in all of schools. There are many arguments for and against having a uniform policy in the school systems. Some would argue that having a uniform would limit kids from their self-expression and individuality. While others believe that this is a good idea so that there is not any “labels” in our schools. By this I mean that poor and rich kids will not be noticed by what they wear....   [tags: Teaching Public Schools] 1066 words
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Challenging the Content of "Vegan Virgin Valentine" - Banned means to prohibit; to not allow someone to read it. It could be for many reasons, but most are for inappropriate topics for teens and kids. Most books are banned from libraries and schools. Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler is one of the books that was challenged because of fowl language and references to sex and drugs. Mara, the main character, is a perfectionist. She has straight-As, is in National Honors Society, and is a future Yale student. She is competing with her only ex-boyfriend for the Valedictorian....   [tags: censorship, Vegan Virgin Valentine, public schools]
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How to Be A Good Student - How to Be A Good Student To become a success in life, we all need to learn to become a good student in every aspect of life. Becoming a good student takes much work and self-discipline. There are many ways that a student can stand out from the rest of the class. These good students are distinguished by their attitude, intellectual skills, consciousness, and achievement. Attitude is primarily a genuine desire to learn and the will to do hard academic work to achieve understanding. It is also shown by how well you apply yourself even to subjects in which you have little interest and how much you can achieve even when a teacher’s style is not what you are used to....   [tags: Teaching Public Schools] 455 words
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Parents of Children With Autism vs School Personnel - Based on the civil rights principal of equal educational opportunity, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantee an appropriate education to all students with disabilities. The 1997 IDEA amendments mandate that parents of children with disabilities have a right to be involved with the school district in education decisionmaking processes, meetings, and records of their children. Yet some parents of children in special education feel that schools do not welcome their participation....   [tags: Students With Autism vs Public Schools]
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Gender Equity in Education - Gender equity in terms of education is about the socialization of men and women and the results of this process on the life outcomes of the two genders (Husen & Postlethwaite, 1994). In the United States, the education system is required to treat males and females equally. There has been much research done to compare the genders in all areas. In the past, research has found that women fall far behind men in many areas such as math, and science, but men lag behind women in certain areas as well....   [tags: Males Female Equally Public Schools]
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Education Reform - Education reform in the United States has recently come under scrutiny after many recent failed proposals. President George W. Bush implemented one of the most popular choices of education reform with his “No Child Left Behind” system. However, that policy reform in the past five years has faded to nothing more than a mistake. This mistake has haunted the education systems in America, but it is not the only reform proposal to shake up the school systems across the States. One new proposal that has caught the eye of some current state politicians is the idea of school choice....   [tags: public schools, United States, school choice]
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Scopes Trial - Education is an important part of being an American and is one of the greatest parts of our country. We also have the freedom of religion, letting us have our own beliefs and ways of living. The freedom of religion allows many people to worship their own god or to believe in a completely different way, that man was formed. The ways of creation and the theory of evolution are the main beliefs among individuals. These two ways have caused lots of controversy over the years but was first brought into the light with the Scopes trial....   [tags: Religion Church State Public Schools] 1391 words
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