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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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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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Charter Schools in Washington DC: A Reasonable Solution? - Are They a Reasonable Solution for Washington D.C.’s Public Schools. The nation’s capital has a problematic history with public school education. Washington D.C. public schools have been consistently ranked as having the “lowest graduation rate” in the United States for years (Brown). To address this problem, the District has started making critical reforms. Due to Washington D.C.’s long-term negligence of public education, charter schools emerged in the city in 1996 (Pardo 11). Since their start, charter schools have become a more popular option for D.C....   [tags: public education, politics]
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How Can We Make Our Schools Safer? - ... Security is one of America’s top concerns for all buildings. There are drills for building safety problems, such as fire and earthquake drills. I am surprised that there are no flooding drills, because Edgewood is fairly close to Lake Michigan and the Skokie/Chicago river. Many people are aware that concussions are dangerous, but it is not as well publicized as some other safety concerns, such as intruders and bullying. Technology safety is one of the most overlooked safety issues in schools....   [tags: public school policy, bullying]
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Schools and Arts - Assignment #4 School is an institute for educating children and adults that wish to gain success and become enriched. However, schools everywhere are shutting down extracurricular activities and cutting out classes such as art, ceramics, band, choir, orchestra, and dance that give students potential to thrive in their lives. People claim that they want their kids to be well-rounded, confident, and smart, but are dismissing classes that are essential to building any of those. Schools should not cut the fine arts programs because this can lead to students becoming less socially confident, experience difficulty with motor skills and spatial intelligence, and lack creativity later in life....   [tags: extracurricular activities, strong schools]
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Should Condoms Be Given in Schools - Each year there are many unwanted babies born, or even worse aborted in this country. Many which are born to young people with little or no education about condom use and sex. With a little education about condom use and safe sex many of these unnecessary pregnancies could be prevented. Many parents do not educate their children about sex; therefore the burden usually falls on the schools. Condoms should definitely be readily available in the school system, along with a Sex Education program that includes how and why to use condoms properly....   [tags: condoms, schools, sex education,] 739 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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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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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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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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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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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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Public School Reform in America - Public Schools in America for a long time were regarded as the best public schools in the world, but with the development of Asian and European schools American schools are not ranked as highly. American Public schools in 1999 were ranked sixteenth and seventeenth in science and math right behind Bangladesh. Some students are graduating from high school with little more than an inadequate ability to read and a diploma that should mean the student knows at least the core subjects. Other students are dropping out and not graduating at all....   [tags: public Education] 619 words
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Public Health Assessment - The purpose of this essay is to define public health and compare it to personal health, also a discussion of benefits and disadvantages of public health. The following questions will also be answered: What are the benefits of public health assessments. What are the disadvantages, if any. Give an example of a potential conflict within the community that could arise as a result of public health assessments. How can public health advocates and policy makers prevent and/or manage such a conflict. How can public health assessments be used to form public policy....   [tags: Rethinking Public Health]
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Public Health - Public health is a dynamic field of medicine that is concerned primarily with improving the health of populations rather than just the health of individuals. Winslow (1920) defined public health as; “ the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting physical health and efficiency through organized community efforts for the sanitation of the environment, the control of community infections, the education of the individual in principles of personal hygiene, the organization of medical and nursing service for the early diagnosis and preventive treatment of disease, and the development of the social machinery which will ensure to every individual in the community, a stand...   [tags: Public Health Care Essays] 2582 words
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The Influence of Childhood Mental Disorders On the Quality of Public Education - ... Increased stress causes worsening of the symptoms and can result in closure and denial, leading to even more severe psychological disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis or even schizophrenia (Vergason & Anderegg, 1997). According to some psychologists and psychiatrists, there is an alternative way to educate children with mental disorders. It is homeschooling, which represents the teaching of a child by either parents or tutors for a long period of time. If it is a hired tutor who takes the role of a teacher, the long time that him and the child spend together allow the former to get to know the latter better, thus creating a more trusting relationship and decreasing...   [tags: home schooling vs public schooling]
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Performance of Urban Schools vs Suburban Schools - Students who go to school in urban schools are not given the same opportunities as a child their age in a suburban area school. Students who go to school in urban schools are put at a disadvantage compared to students who go to school in suburban areas. As a pre-service teacher it is my responsibility to work toward fixing this injustice and inform my surrounding community. As we look into this injustice we see how there are many solutions to this problem and that the government and people need to educated about this issue....   [tags: Urban Schools Funding]
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Why Public Speaking is Important - Public speaking is one of the most under rated skills learned in school, yet is one of the most valuable. The way you communicate shows a lot about you, and can influence other’s opinions of you. In every profession communicatiis important. Good communication skills, no matter what you plan to do in life, will help you out greatly and improve your chances against a harsh job market. I am majoring in Business Administration and Law, and communication is one of the biggest parts of business and law, yet communication is hardly ever taught in business classes for my major....   [tags: Public Speaking Persuasive Essays] 780 words
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Religion and Prayer Must Not be Permitted in Public School -       Early American colonists anticipated a country full of freedoms and opportunities. As the new government was beginning to develop, the Founders took into consideration the restrictions placed on them and their fellow immigrants in their former home lands. One difficulty the colonists encountered back in Europe was the inability to practice a desired religion or not to practice one at all. Since the newly formed country was made up of people from more than one religious background, the government had to come up with a way to accommodate all of its citizens....   [tags: Public School Prayer Must Not be Permitted ]
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Evolution: It Should Be Taught In Schools - In the uncertainty that the modern world is, there is one law that stays petrified in stone no matter what happens: “Things change with age.” No matter if it is in history, science, or even Pokémon, things change as time passes by and this process is called evolution. The theory formulated by Charles Darwin is the belief that all organisms have come from earliest creatures because of external factors (“NSTA…”). School boards everywhere have accepted the theory of Evolution as fact making it essential to be in the curriculums of science classrooms....   [tags: Schools, Education, Evolution, Creation]
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Immersion Schools - Immersion Schools Immersion schools started for a number of reasons, but predominantly to include native language use in the education of language-minority students. This enabled children from other countries to learn English along with studying in their native language. Immersion integrated native English speakers and native speakers of another language (such as Spanish or French) for most of the day, with the goals of promoting academic achievement, language development and cultural understanding of other students....   [tags: Teaching Public Education] 1478 words
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Cell Phones Banned at Schools - Have you ever been out in public, and thought about the multitude of people using cell phones around you. Have you ever thought about how inappropriate it is to use them in certain circumstances. The use of cell phones has been banned in countless restaurants and there are restrictions regarding them in many work places. In the same way, cell phones are being banned in many schools. The principal of my high school has banned the use of cell phone during school hours. I believe he has good reason to do so....   [tags: cell phones, schools,] 658 words
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David Llewelyn Morris's –„Public School Boy - David Llewelyn Morris's –„Public School Boy Public School • in fact private school, educating secondary-level students for a fee and independent of the state system • In America the term "public school", in contrast refers only to free local schools controlled by the government Summary The text "Public School Boy" is a autobiographical memoir written by David Llewelyn Morris when he was a first-year undergraduate at the University of North Wales in Bangor. It describes his Schullafubahn, beginning from the age of five, with special reference to his time at the public "King's School" in Canterbury....   [tags: Education Public Private] 724 words
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Change Leadership Group: Transformational Improvement Process in Schools - Generating momentum for change can be innovative or challenging. The Change Leadership Group believes the successful leadership of transformational improvement process in schools and districts require sharpening capacities in two quite different directions at the same time: 1) Leaders need to see more deeply into why it is so hard for our organizations to change, even when there is a genuine, collective desire to do so. More than just seeing why, leaders need to learn how to take action effectively to help our organizations actually become what they need and want to be....   [tags: education, schools]
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New Public Management - New Public Management and Issues with it. Even though above section highlights the core fundamental of the new public management, and how it intends to change the landscape of the public administration when applied in a structured and planned way. Though there are several success stories around new public management inspired reforms of organizations associated with public administration, but what one notices first when looking at the public management and public administration framework is the difference, not the similarities between the two (Barzelay, 2001)....   [tags: public administration, public manager]
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How Does the Public Sector Work? - If you don't understand how the public sector is supposed to work, how can you ensure that it is working. An easy definition of public administration is, “the implementation of government policies” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2010), or, “the implementation of public policy” (Infoplease.com, 1997). While policies and procedures seem to be continuously up for debate, it should be noted that, an informed public are the only sure-fire way to ensure that the public sector stays on track with meeting the needs of its constituents....   [tags: Public Management]
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The Influence of Government's Role on Public Health in the 19th Century - The Influence of Government's Role on Public Health in the 19th Century I think it's clear that the Government did play a significant part in bringing up public health standards to what they really should have been. The main way in which they managed to sort out the public Health was by making certain factors that bought about improvements compulsory. For instance they made it obligatory to register all births and deaths so that statistics were available to the Government to see how the death rate was and whether it was a real problem....   [tags: Public Health Care Essays] 446 words
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Switching Schools - Making new friends, walking through the halls of a new school, and trying to become popular are a few concerns students stress over, prior to their first day of classes. I, Eitan Boutehsaz fell under this category as I made my switch from a private school, Yeshiva Ohr Chaim, to a public school, Great Neck North Middle School. It was the day after Labor Day, September 5, 2005, and I finally arrived at the institution where I would spend the next year attending. I was anxious, nervous, and in doubt of what this new chapter of my life at Great Neck North would have in store for me....   [tags: schools, ] 1983 words
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Chicago’s Public Housing - 1. The big picture: What are the broad, general dimensions of this problem or story, here in Chicago as of 2010. As of 2010, “the ghetto” has been defined as the poor areas with dense African American populations. Nowadays the word ghetto not only describes a place, but is also used as an adjective to describe an area, or type of people in general. Chicago’s ghetto is typically referring to the south side of the city. The Chicago Housing Authority which was founded in 1937 was responsible for the majority of housing available for the city’s African American population, which was quite a controversial topic....   [tags: Public Housing]
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My Interview With a Public Health Nurse - “A public health nurse is a nurse who works to promote and protect the health of an entire population” (Allender, Rector, & Warner, 2010, p. 839) the public health nurse I chose to interview was Barbara, she currently works for the Health department and has been there for three years. During the interview Barbara discussed the requirements for a public health nurse. The individual must have the ability to exercise independent judgment, planning and able to administer safe effective public nursing care....   [tags: Public Health Care Essays] 782 words
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Traditional Schools versus Charter Schools - Education is a very important aspect in society and is valued by parents, politicians, educators, and others in the community. The education of children is a vital role in any organized system because the future depends on those who are young to take over in the cycle of society. The institutions that provide children with an education can be divided into two categories known as traditional public schools and nontraditional schools. Nontraditional schools provide students with different learning environments compared to traditional schools and some specific examples of these schools are magnet schools, charter schools, and virtual schools (Newberry)....   [tags: Education]
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Equality in Public School Systems - Last year, my sister was a high school student tutor. She watched as the teacher tried so hard to help the students learn and understand the material. Students are able to do a good job if they actually put effort into their work, especially with the resources that the teacher provides. However, some slacked off, complained and didn’t apply themselves. At the end of the day, when the teacher does their job, it is up to the students on what to do with that information but most of the time many students don’t take advantage of the opportunities provided to get the most of their education or realize just how important it is....   [tags: Academic Success, Boys vs Girls In School]
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Early Catholic Schools In Australia - Catholic schools At least two Catholic schools were established in the early years of the nineteenth century but neither survived very long, and it was not until after the arrival of Therry and Connolly in 1820 that significant development took place. By 1833, there were about ten Catholic schools in the country. From this time until the end of the 1860s, Catholic schools received some government assistance under a variety of schemes, but campaigns for 'free, secular and compulsory' education had begun in the 1850s and it became increasingly clear that Catholic schools would not be able to rely on government aid for much longer....   [tags: australian Education, private schools] 803 words
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The Pledge in Schools - I remember it clear as day; it was the fall of 1986, laying out my best dress the night before and feeling the excitement of having the chance to ride the big yellow cheese. Once morning came, my mother burst into my bedroom saying "Time to wake up. Today is the day to be a big girl!" Clearly, not paying any mind to the words "big girl" my central focus was on riding the bus. Finally mother and I walked to the end our street; standing on the corner as if we were lost. I noticed more people coming to the corner with kids and I started to get nervous....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Adolescent Gangs and Violence in Schools - Dave Reichert once said “Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem. It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas” (Dave Reichert Quotes). These days, gangs are not only made up of adults on the streets, but teens who are in school as well. Various experts say that “gang membership is particularly widespread among urban youths under the age of 18” (Teen Gangs). As a result, gangs are now seen in many schools, and as a result may lead to increased violence among students....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Uniforms Should be Mandatory in Schools - Bill Clinton once said, “People will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside, instead of what they’re wearing on the outside, then our public schools should be able to require students to wear school uniforms.” Public schools across America are searching to improve safety, school belonging and also help parents save money & students save time getting ready. One way to improve these issues would be to implement a uniform policy....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, school uniforms]
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Uniforms in Schools - Leaders in Washington and school administrators continue to debate whether or not public schools initiate a mandatory school uniform requirement. Since the controversy surrounding these arguments’ implement a number questions, school administrators and parents throughout the United States struggle to conclude a decision if this mandatory policy is worthy. Individuals could conclude within reasons, that statistical studies are accurate or questionable. Some statistics are considerably detailed in regards to rebutting these claims, while others are only speculative research....   [tags: Department of Education, Peer pressure] 887 words
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Departmentalization in Elementary Schools - ... Before, teachers had one class, roughly twenty-three students, and their homework to grade. Now, teachers have 75-90 students a day, depending on the amount of switching, to grade homework. Planning and carrying out Literature Circles is also indubitably difficult. Say teachers have around eighty students, who all have different reading circles, and teachers are compelled to choose assignments and a book for them. Some teachers have even stopped literature circles all together. One of the benefits and hopes of departmentalized schools is that test scores will rise....   [tags: Principles, School Boards, Elementary School]
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Religion in Schools - I am tired of listening and being a participant of something that is against who I am. I should not have to be part of this, especially when I am just trying to attend school or a school activity. A student delivered a prayer, who was a Christian, before each home varsity football game. One Mormon and one Catholic family filed suit challenging this, under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The District Court enjoined the District from implementing its policy as it stood. While the suit was pending, the District adopted a new policy, which permitted student-led prayer at all the home games....   [tags: Church and State]
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Sexual Education in Schools - Sex among teenagers is one of the most controversial topics of our time. The teen pregnancy and STD rates in the United States alone have become a major problem over the years. Despite these skyrocketing sex cases, sexual education is not being taught in some schools, and the ones that do are extremely limited. Parents, the government, organizations, and school boards do not teach the proper curriculum necessary for students to thoroughly understand sexual behavior. This essay will explain the need for proper sexual education in our schools....   [tags: Sex, Teenagers, School, Education]
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Teaching Religions in Public School - Is there a way for teachers to include religion in the curriculum. If so, is there a way for you to include religion without offending anyone. America has always struggled with what to do about the concept of religion. This struggle can be noted in both politics and education. The debate over rather or not religion should be allowed in schools has been around for many years. This debate has also been to court numerous times, but now some Americans are stating that religion should be allowed back in schools....   [tags: church and state, bible]
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Violence in the Schools - The problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. Juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980's. It isn't the brain that the kids are born with that has changed in half a generation; what has changed though is the easy access to guns and the glorification of revenge in real life and in entertainment. Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding communities....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Public School Health Care - The public school system offers several different types of health care services to students concerning issues that are a problem in 21st century schools. Two of the top concerns in public school health care concern the on topics of reproduction and obesity. With over 50 million students attending public schools, it is important to recognize and understand that school systems have a responsibility to provide health care education and services that will educate and hopefully improve the health of all students....   [tags: Health Care] 553 words
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Uniforms in Public School? - One of the issues that our society has to deal with is whether to have "uniforms in public schools."The word uniform means "one form" which makes everyone equal. Some people say yes some say no for different reasons. I truly believe that every person has the right to be equal. People should not be judged of what they are wearing. One of the reasons schools should have uniforms is because families could save money. An average cost of a uniform in JC penny for one student a year is about three hundred dollars ....   [tags: argument, Education]
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The Pros and Cons of Private Schools - The new government in Norway has always had an eternal wish to strengthen the position of private schools in the Norwegian society. Independent schools are already common in England, and they achieve better results in general compared to the state schools in the country. Yet, many British parents still prefer the state schools, and numerous people in Norway are sceptical of private schools as well. Why are many people negative to these self-governed schools. In this article I’m going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of private schools....   [tags: Education, Norway]
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TAXMONEY FOR RELGIOUS CHARTER SCHOOLS - Charter Schools are the new up and coming thing of this century. There are many conflicting ideas about these schools. They can sometimes prove better for some kids. The curriculum seems limited and they seem economically better, by not using libraries, textbooks, or computers. They seem better on a tight economy but according to other they aren’t so good. Also there is a clash between religious charter schools. These schools prove no better than the regular public school. One mother complains that at age 10 her son was unable to read....   [tags: Education ]
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Evolution Should be Taught in Schools - Evolution and Creationism are both fact and theory but the question is which one should be taught in schools. Only a few school distracts have approved the teaching of evolution because it has more senitific evidence than creationism to prove that it is true. According to a new Gallup poll, just 39% of Americans believe in evolution. The Gallup polls also show that those Americans with higher education believe in the theory of evolution as opposed to those with only high school diplomas. The polls found that 74% Americans with post-graduate degrees believe in evolution theory compared to 21% of Americans with only high school diplomas....   [tags: Darwin, Argument, Creationism, Argumentative] 689 words
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America Needs Equally Funded Schools - Competition is in nearly every aspect of American life. Some may even say that American culture thrives on competition. Throngs of spectators herd into public arenas to watch favorite sports teams compete. Parties are hosted to watch televised competitive sporting events. Businesses coerce consumers to enter shopping facilities through the means of competitive sales ploys. It is only natural that the competitive spirit extends into the education arena. Americans strive toward having the best education system in the world....   [tags: Unequal School Funding]
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American Schools Are STILL Racist - Introduction Racial discrimination is a real problem in American schools where African American students are segregated and their rights violated in many ways. Racial discrimination is especially advanced in public schools where majority of the students are colored. In these institutions, the government has failed to offer credible support thus subjecting them to serious problems making the learning process close to impossible (Blank et al, p.108). The departments of justice and education have admitted that serious problems are experienced by school going children in most of the American schools....   [tags: Racial Discrimination Essays]
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The Pressures Children Face in Schools - When you compare schools from the 1800’s and today, you will realize how things have drastically changed. Some believe that the public school system today has taken a turn for the worst in the past years. Students have more than just tests and quizzes to worry about. They are faced with violence, drugs, sex and pregnancy, and state mandated tests that will tell whether they will pass to the next grade. The public school classroom today has more children which takes away the personal attention to each individual student....   [tags: Education, peer pressure]
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The Argument Against Uniforms in Schools - I don’t think children or teens should have to wear school uniforms. It deprives them of their freedom of speech. They should have the right to wear what they want when they want. The uniforms are degrading and appalling. Everything would be dull and boring if everyone looked the same and wore the same stuff. Whatever happened to our U.S. Constitution. Some kids become stressed out and could get depressed because they cannot choose what they can wear, In Our own country. The land of the free and the home of the brave and we can’t even choose what we wear....   [tags: Freedom of Speech, Socioeconomic Differences]
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Charter Schools: A Feasible Solution? - Charter Schools This is the issue of Charter Schools. Charter Schools simultaneously funded by nonprofit corporations, guided, by founded research, innovative and creative, yes, fun teaching methods, positive academic rewards and fascinating field trip excursions. Successful charter schools upheld the standards of quality and created the most optimal learning environment for the emerging minds of the future. These assessments describe the academic ability of the students enrolled. Since the year 2000, there have been many “second generation” Charter Schools, which have had more success....   [tags: Education]
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Charter Schools and New Institutionalism - As of December 2011, there are about 5,600 public charter schools enrolling more than two million students nationwide with more than 400,000 students on wait lists to attend a public charter school. Over 500 new public charter schools opened their doors in the 2011-2012 school year with an estimated increase of 200,000 students. This school year marks the largest single–year increase ever recorded in terms of the number of additional students attending charters (NAPCS Press Releases, 2011). Institutional theory explains how government control of schools has resulted in the creation of “schooling rules” which leads to greater isomorphism within the institution of education (Meyer & Rowan, The...   [tags: Education]
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Tenure in Schools Should be Banned - The use of tenure has allowed the education system to take a turn for the worst. Tenure is an automatic process that all teachers are put through that allows security for their position in their district. Tenure is granted to those who meet the teaching requirement in their given district. Tenure is not granted based on test scores, or teacher evaluations, it is based on how long a teacher has been teaching in their district. This allows those who have seniority to have an advantage over those who are new teachers....   [tags: Education System, Teaching]
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Creationism and Evolution Taught in Schools - Creationism and Evolution taught in schools Introduction: The education of evolution and creationism in the public school system has been debatable. Charles Darwin published his conclusions of evolution in 1859. This altered the teaching of science in the public school system intensely (Armenta, 1). Several court cases have been filed against the teaching of evolution. Because of the religious conservative legislators a ban was placed on the teaching of evolution and the equal treatment of evolution and creationism or intelligent design (Armenta, 1)....   [tags: Education, Creation, Evolution, Darwin]
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Schools Should Provide Nutritious Lunches - School lunches leave students with limited options, leaving no room for improvement in the fight for childhood obesity that one in three children suffer from. (8) Having the same, repetitive, items that are high in fat, sugar, preservatives, and additives(1) increase chances of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in students to name a few.(2) Even with the additional ameliorates directly from the White House, they only affect federally funded schools, excluding private schools. (4) With these weaknesses in our school lunch system, reform is definitely needed to conquer these common issues....   [tags: School Reform Essays]
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The Use of Corporal Punishment in Schools - Abstract Recently, as the value of education is increasing, corporal punishment became hot issue on the world because there is no any appropriate answer about” Should corporal punishment be for discipline?” According to a history of corporal punishment of Wikipedia, the practice was recorded as early as c 10th Century BC in Míshlê Shlomoh. Even though corporal punishment is not correct way for discipline like people usually think, how the punishment has been used so far or why. Introduction On a student’s cell phone, a teacher is caught hitting students with a thick stick....   [tags: discipline, education, teaching] 1863 words
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The Benefits of Uniforms in Schools - The Benefits of Uniforms in Schools With the first eight amendments containing the fundamental rights and freedom of every citizen, the public education dress code policies within the school should be enforced because it is protecting the rights of the students to get an education. Public education dress code policies within schools are a good idea because it tries to keep the school on one accordance. The students learn to manage their time better. The parents are able to save money, so they can help provide the school with a better learning environment....   [tags: Persuasive, Education] 658 words
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Schools Should Not Have Uniforms - Would anybody want their freedom taken from them. Nobody would willingly give their freedom up. What’s the next thing thats going to happen, will schools having edible food. Hard to see, right. So are uniforms. Schools should not have uniforms for these three reasons: It takes the students freedom of expression away, it’s a bandaid reason to cover up violence, and some parents might not be able to afford the uniforms. It takes freedom of expression away Students wouldn’t be able to express themselves like others can....   [tags: freedom, self image, bullies]
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Sexual Education in American Schools - Sexual education should be accepted within public schools. Sex ed is simply a broad term for the learning of the human anatomy, sexual intercourse, and sexual reproduction, along with other sexual behaviors (ScienceDaily, 2014). Sex ed remains a controversy in many countries despite the majority of schools providing at least a small form of the education to the children. The controversy mainly focuses on the appropriate age of the children should be at to receive this kind of education, the amount of detail being put into the curriculum, and sexuality (ScienceDaily, 2014)....   [tags: sex education, sexuality, teen pregnancy]
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Schools Teaching Evolution and Creationism - Individuals believe in creation, some in evolution, and some are undecided (Morris Henry). Some argue whether or not evolution and creationism should be taught in schools. Others feel as though creation is not a valid enough idea to actually be taught to the youth of our generation. There have been many debates and controversy going on for many years about this subject. That is because people feel strongly about this topic and their beliefs. Surveys, articles, case studies and a vast amount of other sources state that a large amount of people all over the world want both evolution and creationism to be taught in school due to the fact that both attempt to explain the origins of the universe...   [tags: Evolution vs Creationism]
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The Major Public Health Concern of Tobacco - The Major Public Health Concern of Tobacco Now, more than ever, more and more people are beginning to look at tobacco use as a major public health concern. It is nineteen ninety nine, and the number of smokers is rising while the average age of smoking initiation decreases. There are those that believe using tobacco of any type should be illegal, or at least restricted. Others believe it is up to the person to choose whether to use tobacco products or not, however most of these people believe tobacco companies should warn their customers of their products harmful affects....   [tags: Public Health Care Essays] 1386 words
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School Vouchers Aren’t the Solution - The overriding rationale for education vouchers is the simple fact that private schools are better than public schools and public schools are a disaster, creating an illusion. There is a wide assumption that private schools somehow increase educational equity, with the interpretation that all low-income children and minorities can take advantage of private education. What is not known about education vouchers is the way it uses private school as a scapegoat in order to avoid the real issues surrounding the problems of public schools....   [tags: Private Schools] 1003 words
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Development in Charter Schools - In 1988, Ray Budde (A University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor) felt that something needed to be done to improve the public education system in the United States. Falling test scores and rising dropout rates provoked a movement for reform. Ray Budde pointed out many restrictions set by state governments that inhibited the potential of many students and how these restrictions were damaging the educational system rather than maintaining it. He proposed a plan that would eliminate these restrictions and create a system where students would excel....   [tags: Education]
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Violence in Schools - Violence and crime in our schools are problems, that many of our schools are facing today. Across the United States, violence in schools continues to grow. According to federal activities addressing violence in Schools, "There are more possibilities of violent acts and crimes taking place in public schools, than in private schools." Crime and violence in our school can disrup the learning process and have a negative effect on students, the school staff and the community as a whole. School violence and crime are problems that comes from homes, media, neighborhoods, and even from some roles models.Crime in schools and colleges is therefore one of the most troublesome social problems in our...   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1652 words
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Violence in Schools - As teachers, parents, and students prepare and begin this new school year, hopefully fears of school violence such as the bullying, slapping, punching, weapon use, and rape will not be their major concern. To top it all, what is School Violence. As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, School Violence is a subset of students or teachers violence, physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing, the act or an instance of violent action or behavior at school, abuse or injury to meaning, content, or intent, vehemence of feeling or expression....   [tags: Education School Teen Violence]
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Residential Schools in Canada - Living in Canada, there is a long past with the Indigenous people. The relationship between the white and First Nations community is one that is damaged because of our shameful actions in the 1800’s. Unnecessary measures were taken when the Canadian government planned to assimilate the Aboriginal people. Through the Indian Act and Residential schools the government attempted to take away their culture and “kill the Indian in the child.” The Indian Act allowed the government to take control over the people, the residential schools took away their culture and tore apart their families, and now we are left with not only a broken relationship between the First Nations people but they are trying...   [tags: Aboriginal People, Mental Abuse]
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Students in Urban Schools - An urban student faces many disadvantages when attending school regardless of whether they attend a public or private school. Before we can consider how to take an urban student seriously we must examine where they are from. Urban students are those living in higher density communities within the inner-cities; areas of diversity, poverty, crime and low-income. Today we can best assign the term “urban school” to public schools that are in these metropolitan areas. Many of these schools exist within educational systems that lack sufficient resources and quality educators to ensure their educational needs are met....   [tags: Urban Education, Urban Students]
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Cyberbullying in Schools Today - Bullying is an issue that has been in existence for a long time, yet it has not been adequately addressed. High-level forms of violence such as assault and murder historically receive the most media attention. Lower-level forms of violence such as bullying have only in recent years started to be addressed by researchers, parents and guardians, and authority figures. It is only in recent years that bullying has been recognized and recorded as a separate and distinct offence. A newer form of bullying that has only become an issue in recent years is that of cyberbullying....   [tags: Harassment Laws, Prevention Strategy]
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Sex Education in Schools - As children grow, they accumulate knowledge over the years about a variety of subjects to prepare them for the future. Children learn from parents, schools, life experiences, what they watch and other influences around them, and it can be either positive learning or negative learning. There is one subject that is difficult to teach and have control over because of misunderstandings, lack of teaching, and publicity. Sex education has been a major debate for children under eighteen, because there are some parents that want it taught in schools and others that do not because of different reasons....   [tags: Education, health]
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Uniform Policies in Schools - Whether or not school uniforms should be required by schools has been debated for quite some time. School uniforms would be vastly helpful to both schools and students. School uniforms would bring students closer together and decrease trend based distractions and bullying. The debate over uniforms in public schools is a much larger issue than simply what children should wear to school. It touches on issues of school and overall grade improvement, freedom of expression, and the "culture wars." Although most students and even some parents would disagree with the idea of uniforms, a uniform policy would definitely make the student body as a whole look more presentable and should be implemented....   [tags: Education]
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Banning Books in Schools - The practice of the censorship of books in schools has been prevalent due to the explicit content of them. Parents have been complaining to schools about books that count as required reading because they disapprove with the points made in the book. If a book consists of offensive or sexually explicit material, then parents would challenge the schools about them in order to prevent their children from reading them. Censorship in general has been an intensely debated issue because it is considered an infringement to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution while others argue it is used to conceal inappropriate things (Aliprandini and Sprague)....   [tags: censorship, required readings, creativity]
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Creationism in Public School Science Class - Should history teachers teach that the Holocaust happened and that it didn't happen. If not, then why should science teachers teach that life evolved over billions of years, and that it was created as it is now just six thousand years ago. Creationism should not be taught in science class because it has no supporting evidence, it is not equal to evolution, and religious myths can not be taught in public schools in an officially non religious nation. "...[I]ndividual scientists and philosophers of science have provided substantive critiques of "intelligent design," demonstrating significant conceptual flaws in its formulation, a lack of credible scientific evidence, and misrepresentati...   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Technology Integration in Schools - The following paper will summarize the book reviews suggested for this class. Through this paper two questions will be answered. Do you see an immediate opportunity for technology integration into these school settings. What may be some barriers to integration. These questions will be answered after all book reviews have been read and analyzed. The following paragraphs will go into depth over these two questions. The first book review was completed by Theresa Richardson, Department of Educational Studies, at Ball State University....   [tags: Literature Review]
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In Schools We Trust -   In the book In Schools We Trust: Creating Communities of Learning in an Era of Testing and Standardization, Deborah Meier shares her experiences in designing and operating Mission Hill School in Boston, serving as principal, and her experiences teaching and leading in various New York City schools. She became the founder and director of the alternative Central Park East School, which embraced the ideals of John Dewey and she served as founding principal for Central Park East II and River East, both in East Harlem....   [tags: Deborah Meier, standardization, education]
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Physical Education in Schools - Historical Context The purpose and approach to teaching and classroom management has considerably changed due to a variety of factors including government policies, developing research and scientific explanations for its benefits to children during their education (Lance et al, 2007). Mackenzie (2004) recalls on how in the Havoverian Period (1714-1790) play and sport, particularly in the education environment was largely ignored by the government. This lead to minimised use of it and Physical Education (PE) was a very irregular activity in schools....   [tags: Education, Teaching, PE, fitness] 1784 words
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