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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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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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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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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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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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United States' School Systems - The United States has come a long way since the early debates on public schools first began. The responsibility for education has shifted from local control to state control. Today, focus is coming from the federal government and national organizations to regulate standards. There is a shocking level of debate concerning the topic of early childhood education. Many people question how much formal learning is needed or beneficial for very young children. A variety of studies have shown, however, that some form of education, whether it is in a formal school environment or an informal environment in the home, will significantly benefit children by the time they reach traditional school ages....   [tags: Public Schools, Eduacation, Schools, America]
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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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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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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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My Internship Pursuit - ... From BSCV 301, I learned that balancing unum (commonality) and pluribus (diversity) is integral to succeeding in a multicultural environment. In this case, the Office of Human Capital was the unum and LMER was the pluribus. I had to learn to work with both through effective communication and cooperation and to work to accomplish the goal of helping youth indirectly by providing them with reputable faculty. Moreover, working in a multicultural environment provided me with necessary skills and much insight into working in an office setting....   [tags: District of Culumbia Public Schools]
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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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America’s Failing Public Schools: Charter Schools Are Not the Solution - America’s Failing Public Schools: Charter Schools Are Not the Solution   It was with wild fanfare that the state’s Republican legislature and Republican Governor enacted their reforms for the state’s public school system. Among the panaceas was charter schools, a ‘90s education fad that gives individual parents the right to send their children to state-approved public charter schools at public expense. Politicians reasoned that less-bureaucratic charter schools would teach students better than traditional public schools because charter schools wouldn’t be subject to the same mandates that the state had heaped upon public schools....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 1953 words
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How the World Expresses Teen Pregnancy - ... Lastly, God will always stay on a persons side, but it is the person that will questions God asking him why he would let something like this happen to his or her live. With friends, family, and even God missing, they will feel lonely and also feel like there is no point or place for them in life anymore. Famous athletes and Actresses have also had sayings on what they think about teen pregnancy, and most of them are not so positive. When or if someone hears this they will think that it is okay to have a kid at a young age because their favorite athlete said it was okay and they were there role model....   [tags: media, public schools, sexual life] 1181 words
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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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Public Schools Vs. Post-Cold War Military Spending - Public Schools vs. Post-Cold War Military Spending Even though the Cold War era is a distant memory, encased in glass forever like some museum piece, our government is still spending as if the Soviet Union was in its prime. If the arms race is a forgotten memory, then why is the military still spending 86% of what it was spending during the Cold War. It’s not that us Americans do not want a solid military, we just believe that our military is wasting billions of dollars at the expense of our children’s education and well being....   [tags: essays research papers] 1207 words
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Issues in the U.S. Education System - In the United States, both private and public schools provide Education. Most public or rather nearly all public schools are funded by the federal and local government, while private schools are privately funded. It is very clear that that there is a serious problem with the current Educational system in the United States. There are many problems, and not one that is hindering intelligent minds in our state from realizing their full potential, because of the way the current educational system works....   [tags: United States, Private Schools, Public Schools]
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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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Minimally Adequate Education - Minimally Adequate Education in the State of South Carolina In the state of South Carolina, public school's students are educated on the basis of a minimally adequate education. South Carolina legislators have interpreted the definition for minimally adequate education, given by the South Carolina Supreme Court, into curriculum requirements for students across the state. South Carolina legislators’ curriculum expectations for graduating high school students are below average. In relation, the students of South Carolina are being hindered from seeing and reaching their full potential by being “normed” to do below average work....   [tags: public schools, south carolina, abbeville]
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Education and Teaching - No Saturday Classes for Public Schools - No Saturday School. Some people think American students should attend school on Saturday. These people think that the extra day would bring America's education level closer to those of other countries. However, I disagree. I think having school on Saturday would actually lower our education level. The Saturday classes would diminish family time for students. The extra day of classes would cut down on work days for students. Saturday classes would also mean one less day of rest for both students and teachers alike....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 509 words
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Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol - Savage Inequalities, written by Jonathan Kozol, shows his two-year investigation into the neighborhoods and schools of the privileged and disadvantaged. Kozol shows disparities in educational expenditures between suburban and urban schools. He also shows how this matter affects children that have few or no books at all and are located in bad neighborhoods. You can draw conclusions about the urban schools in comparison to the suburban ones and it would be completely correct. The differences between a quality education and different races are analyzed....   [tags: Education Poverty Public Schools] 1417 words
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The Shame of The Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol - The Shame of the Nation: Overview “The Shame of The Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America,” is a book that tells the story of author, Jonathan Kozol’s, journey through the public school system. He looks deeper into inner-city, low-income schools and the re-segregation that has taken place. Kozol focuses on the struggles those children of poor and minorities face while trying to achieve equal education as those of the middle and upper class. This book gives a vivid description of what is happening in schools across the country and our failure as a nation to provide ALL students with the education that they deserve through the observations, interviews, and experiences of au...   [tags: Martin Luther King jr, public schools]
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The Problem with "Abstinence-Only" - The Problem With “Abstinence-Only” Long before the development of iconic male-dominated American culture, the ideals of a patriarchal society have been implemented within the foundations of multiple civilizations, serving to dictate the actions of its individuals under the black-and-white confines of social constructions like gender roles, gender binary, sex roles, and many other aspects of everyday life that are still present at this very moment. One of the most crucial elements of contemporary American society that these limiting patriarchal values have latched onto is the comprehensive sexual education of its youth....   [tags: Sex Education, Public Schools]
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Public Schools and Education - It's Time for Education Reform - It's Time for Education Reform My sentence is still being carried out and, as such, I am still gathering much damning evidence on the topic. Hopefully I will be able to compose a meaningful -- perhaps even persuasive -- critique of the system. There is quite a bit of bureaucracy and conformity to overcome. The education system is profoundly skewed and this is the second time I have experienced its most significant problem: placement and grading. Most educators place too much value on inflexible systems for identifying proper places for students and estimate their comprehension of the material; there are many factors that may aid or hinder a student's performance on such tests....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative] 972 words
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Progressive Education - Existing Predominant Theory in Public Schools vs. Theories Used in Alternative Education Currently, public schools operate predominantly on an entirely different educational philosophy system than free or alternative schools. Teachers employed by public schools tend to function largely under an essentialist philosophy. This philosophy dictates using more traditional settings and teaching styles to teach merely the basic skills to students. Only information considered pertinent to a student’s success in his or her academic career is taught in the classroom....   [tags: Public Schools, Alternative Education] 1112 words
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Education: Make Curricula Engaging and Relevant - ... Many older adults need computer instruction and support at various levels. Many new arrivals need language instruction (which often includes elements of cultural and career instruction as well). A broader definition of education also gives us the opportunity to honor and nourish those whose talents or interests fall somewhere outside of the traditional academic subjects and their narrowly defined measures of achievement. Build in second chances. This doesn't only mean making students repeat a grade they struggled with....   [tags: private and public schools, school lunch] 838 words
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The Importance of Diverse and Democratic Schooling - The purpose of schools today is, unfortunately, to create a well-trained rather than well-educated workforce. However, the true purpose of schooling should be to educate all students equitably, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc., so that they can use logic and reasoning to make informed decisions (Spring, 6). Teachers are at the frontline in the struggle to create well-educated citizens within a diverse and democratic society. This essay will examine the criteria needed to create the ideal citizen of a diverse and democratic society, as well as how I as an educator plan to integrate and promote democracy and diversity in my teaching practices....   [tags: public education, public schools] 883 words
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It's Time to Bring Back Religion and School Prayer in Public Schools -        Benjamin Franklin once declared, "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As a nation becomes more corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters." In nineteen sixty-two the Supreme Court of the United States pronounced that a prayer recited in the public school was abusing our freedoms . In the court's opinion this was an act in violation to the first amendment, which calls for "a separation of church and state.' This ruling was later extended to include the use of the Bible as well....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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School Safety - School Safety The issue of school safety has become a controversial topic in the United States, due to tragic acts of violence occurring on a daily basis. American citizens should never have to cope with the negative impact of school violence, no matter how often they hear about the tragedies (Jones, "Parents" 1). In the past, schools were viewed as a safe place for children to get an education. Recently, the concern over violence in schools has taken a toll on many parents, school administrators, and legislatures (Eckland 1)....   [tags: violence, education, children, 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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Review : An Education System Worthy of Malaysia - The title of the article “Deficiencies of The System” is extracted from the book “An Education System Worthy of Malaysia”, written by M. Bakri Musa. The article discusses the poor education system in Malaysia that encompasses every aspect of schooling from pre-school to the university level. The author mixes personal experience, third-person experience and data evidence to address the poorly constructed system. The author works as a surgeon by day in Silicon Valley, California. He and his wife, Karen lives in Morgan Hill, California....   [tags: M. Bakri Musa, poor public schools]
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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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Behind the Scenes of Tracking - ... Throughout the years, sociologists have studied the various mechanisms that are used to determine the placement of students in these particular tracks. Some of the most common factors of tracking include cultural and social capital and their links to social class. This relationship between cultural and social capital and social class is rather significant to the tracking process. John Noble and Peter Davies can vouch for this significance with their study featured in the British Journal of Sociology Education....   [tags: public school system, high schools]
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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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Teaching Morality - Teaching Morality In The Night is Dark and I am Far From Home, Jonathan Kozol writes that "The first goal and primary function of the U.S. public school is not to educate good people, but good citizens." (1). He implies that the public school has no function but to turn out people who will vote, pay their taxes, and follow the nations laws without protest. If this is so, and I believe that it is, should the philosophy of the public school system be changed to produce morally upright individuals....   [tags: Education Public Schools] 941 words
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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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Hiring Teachers - Hiring Teachers Recruiting New Personnel Effectively Anyone interested in becoming a teacher. Please follow these basic procedures. First, you must go to the school board and picked up the teacher packet. It has to be filled out completely and turned in along with three references letters and all college transcripts. Secondly, you must set up an interview with a personnel person who will go over your qualifications and ask what grade or level you want to teach. Third, you must then set up an interview with the Personnel Director for elementary, middle, or high school....   [tags: Teaching Public Schools]
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Home Schooling - Home Schooling1 Homeschool Children Homeschooling was practiced until about 150 years ago, when schools were established as educational institutes. Nowadays, homeschooling begins to develop and become more widespread again, because the school system is claimed by many people to be failing due to the typical educational plans that bring up stereotype groups of children with the same background. Accordingly, a minority of people preferred to follow homeschooling, which is teaching children at home, in order to bring up unique children with different backgrounds....   [tags: Teaching Public Schools] 758 words
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School Crossing Guard Safety - Introduction Within the public safety field, adult school crossing guards are among the least acknowledged and recognized of all. They are constantly battling harsh weather conditions and the all-too-common road rage from daily commuters while tending for our children’s safety. Unfortunately, these school zone guardians are at constant risk from the many inherent hazards of their job. Among those are the harsh weather conditions they encounter without shelter, the oncoming traffic they signal to stop, and the ever-increasing violence of daily commuters....   [tags: Public Safet Field, Crossing guards, Schools]
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The Pros and Cons of California's Charter Schools - California is one of the largest states in the country and has one of the biggest state budgets, but in the past several years, its school system has become one of the worst in the nation because of enormous budget cuts in efforts to balance the state’s enormous deficit. The economic downturn at the end of the 2000s resulted in even more cuts to education. It is in environments like this one in which students from poor backgrounds become most vulnerable because of their lack of access to support in their homes as well as other programs outside of schools....   [tags: Public Education ]
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Information Literacy and the Public Library - The American Association for School Libraries defines information literacy as the ability to use many types of reference resources and literacies to find information. The different types of reference resources and literacies include: digital, visual, textual, and technological literacies. The American Association for School Libraries has four main learning standards. The first covers inquiry, thinking critically, and gaining knowledge. The second standard includes drawing conclusions, making informal decisions, applying knowledge to new situations, and creating new knowledge....   [tags: education, schools, library]
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Should Prayer Be Allowed in Schools? - ... Many people in our little community have often thought, why did a group of people have to get anything started and at the most get a debate going whether we should have prayer in schools. There shouldn’t be any debate on prayer in the school atmosphere. If the teacher, student, or anyone who may want to speak to a class about this important topic that has such a great impact on someone’s life whether they realize it or not. Reading the bible is one of the greatest things you can do as a Christian....   [tags: public education policies]
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To Test or Not to Test in Texas Schools - ... The way Texas test makers and supporters see it is just cracking down on teachers and staff that are not doing their job. The goal is to ensure a student is prepared for their future, so if they do not pass these tests or meet requirements, they cannot move forward. There have been some minimal improvement shown by ranks such as the minority scores and Anglo scores have shortened in gap. With knowing that Texas Legislation had good intentions on passing the STAAR, teachers are definitely not too happy about it....   [tags: standardized testing in public education]
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The Debate for Prayer in Schools - ... For example the Edgerton Bible Case. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of Catholics who was objected to use the King James Bible in Wisconsin schools. The ruling is based on the state constitution and only applied in Wisconsin. Like the other challenges elsewhere in the country, provided a precedent for federal rulings to come later. Legal climate for school prayer in the U.S. began to change in 1955, when the New York Board of Regents developed a prayer recommended for the school districts under its purview....   [tags: religion, constitution, public]
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An Inside Look at Charter Schools - ... Funded by the government through taxes, this school usually has higher class sizes. The second is private schools which can have religious affiliations, and often do. However, that is not to say that all private schools have religious affiliations. To attend one of these schools, more often than not, the parents and students must have a higher socioeconomic status than most. Finally, charter schools are specialized schools that are fairly new in the spectrum. There are a few obvious stakeholders in this conversation....   [tags: alternatives in US public education system]
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Christian Groups Are Sneaking Religion into Schools - ... At the beginning, it showed kids traveling to different camps and having lots of fun. About halfway through the video, it showed the kids praying and it started to talk about Christianity. I had no problem with this except for the fact that I had tricked into coming to this meeting. My friend turned to me and said, “Wait, is this a bible group”. I realized I wasn’t the only deceived one. A classmate of mine pointed out that this group practically bribed us to go the meeting just so they could tell us about their religion....   [tags: public education policies]
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Racial Issues and Segregation in Schools Today - ... Martin Luther King always dreamed of. May 17, 1954, was the day that the reading of Brown v. Board of Education was made. This meant that “separate but equal” did not fit into the place of education. Separate could not mean equal. This court case it was began schools to integrate. Integration mixed both Black and White children together in the same schools so they would both be able to receive the same public education. In Through my Eyes an autobiography by Ruby Bridges, Ruby spoke about how when she was younger she was innocent and did not know much about racism and treating Whites differently....   [tags: US public education system] 712 words
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High-Stakes Testing in American Schools - The NCLB Act has obligated the government to find a way to keep track of progress, which, in their minds, is administering high-stakes tests. High-stakes testing is scrutinized all the time, since some believe it is the only indicator of tracking students and teachers. They seemed to have been ridiculed by many and favored by few; nonetheless there are significant disparities in the public’s and government’s opinion. According to Dunne (2000), “Tests aren't just tests anymore -- at least not high-stakes tests, which are being used in some states to determine which students stay back a grade, which high school seniors receive diplomas, which teachers get bonuses, and more.” The National Educ...   [tags: public Education, NCLB, achievement tests]
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Exploring Characteristics of Charter Schools in America - The future of our country relies heavily on the successes of our children. With a rise in global competition and a downturn in the economy, it is now more important than ever for the youth of our country to receive the best education possible. As the Obama administration prepares to revamp the No Child Left Behind initiative, much attention is being given to the challenges and successes of charter schools. A charter school is defined as a school that operates independently from the local school board, often with a curriculum and educational philosophy that are different from the other schools in the system....   [tags: Education, private schools]
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Persuasive Speech: Who Should Pay for Public School? - “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want.” (Robert A. Heinlein) This is what is currently happening to families that do not use their local public school system. Private school families, childless families, and families that no longer have children in school should not have to pay public school taxes for their local township. This is because, unlike public school users, these families do not use this particular public service. Therefore, these families should not be required to pay public school taxes....   [tags: public, private, school, taxes] 585 words
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Combining Schools in Crawfordsville to Save Money - ... This is a small amount of kids for three high schools and having three schools means a lot of bus drivers that need paid. The bus routes for the drivers are rather short and occupy few children, leaving the buses half empty. If the schools were combined it would cut out these small bus routes. This would make for larger routes for the remaining drivers, but the city would have to pay fewer drivers. The city has spent money on buildings for the three school; these buildings are multi-million dollar buildings....   [tags: public education system changes] 791 words
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Louisiana Public School System - The state of the Louisiana public school system is among the worst in the union. Among the 50 states Louisiana consistently ranks in the bottom in public education. The National Center for Education Statistics ranked Louisiana as the 49th state in the country for public education (Todd). Louisiana also ranks 48 out of 50 in science education, and 47 out of 50 in mathematics in the country according to the American Institute of Physics (Todd). In addition, to low outcomes in these measures Louisiana has a high school graduation rate of 67 percent in 2010(Todd)....   [tags: public education, voucher program, opportunity ]
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Government-Funded Independent Schools - An analysis of charter schools – government-funded independent schools that offer either a special theme or are required to meet a particular performance indicator (Davies & Guppy, 2006) – as an alternative to mainstream public education reveals that charter schools should be notnot be supported for several reasons. First, in terms of academic performance, there is little evidence that charter school students fare better than public school students (Murphy, 2003). Second, as new providers of education, advocates claim charter schools bring innovative and fresh new thinking to schooling practices (Davies & Guppy, 2006), but research has found there is weak evidence to support such a claim....   [tags: Education, Charter Schools] 1726 words
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Homeschooling Is Inferior to Public Schooling - “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource” John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA. An estimated 4 million children are currently home schooled with a 15-20% yearly growth rate. According to a California study by researcher Dr. Brian [D.] Ray, 92 percent of school superintendents believe that home learners are emotionally unstable, deprived of proper social development and too judgmental of the world around them....   [tags: Homeschooling vs Public Schooling]
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The Impact of Religious Educational Schools on Child Development - There are many factors and perspectives that shape the minds of people; children in particular are very impressionable; taken this fact it is very possible that different types of education may have an effect on child development. Specifically, the case of religious education is a perspective that many adolescents are being introduced to. More parents than ever before are choosing to put their children in private schools, children’s churches, and church services in general. With the impact of religious education and change in curriculum young minds are being shaped in a different fashion, one that could change a generation....   [tags: Religious Education, private schools]
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Causes of Attending Single-Sex Schools vs. Coed Schools - Causes of Attending Single-Sex Schools vs. Coed Schools Traditionally, schools have been coeducational, but in today’s world, single-sex schooling has become much more prominent. Whether the whole school consists of just one gender or classes are broken up by sex, mainly private schools are the ones that have implemented single-sex learning; but recently, many public schools have adopted the single-gender learning environment. In fact, there are now over 445 public schools that offer single-sex schooling (Novotney)....   [tags: private schools, one gender, title IX]
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America’s Children Deserve Charter Schools - America’s education is failing, and serious reform is needed. The topic of education has been in the forefront over the last few decades. Many, including politicians have attempted to tackle what seemed to be a hopeless situation. With all the corruption and bureaucracy within the system, it is unlikely that this problem will be resolved anytime soon. However, there is hope amidst all this, and that is charter schools. Charter schools impact education by having passionate teachers who truly care for their students’ well-being, use up-to-date school methodology, are able to function with less bureaucracy, and have accountability that results in less corruption, and increased cost efficiency....   [tags: Importance of Charter Schools]
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