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Mandatory Public School System Uniforms - Physical and emotional abuse, early sexual initiation, and violence lead to poor academic achievement among public school students (CDC, 2011). Public schools are liberal in their uniform policy. Thirty-seven United States legislatures created laws allowing school districts to put into practice school uniform policies (Konheim-Kalkstein, 2006, p. 26); only fourteen percent of public schools required students to wear a uniform in 2005-2006 (Redmond, 2012). According to the National Educational Longitudinal Study, “uniformed students have significantly higher test scores than do non-uniformed students (Bodine, 2003).” This proposal makes the case that schools need to require students within pu...   [tags: Education]
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The Failure of Public Education in the U.S. - Public education in America is the responsibility of both the federal and state governments. With the rise of the technology-based economy and industry, there is a high demand for workers that are skilled in more ways than the basics. In order to meet the needs of these changes, “reading, writing, and arithmetic” are no longer making the cut and students are entering the world of work only meeting the bare minimum. What is the problem. Public schools are not preparing Elementary and Secondary education students for the jobs of today because the importance of technical and trade skills are being ignored....   [tags: technical and trade skills]
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American Public Education - The American public educational system is filled with an assortment of problems. Most students are graduating with less knowledge and capability than similar students in other industrialized countries. Classroom disruptions are surprisingly common, and in some classrooms, nearly continuous. The public education system is having difficulty adjusting to the no child left behind act. The No Child Left Behind(NCLB) is a landmark in education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of American’s schools....   [tags: School Education]
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Charter Schools - Charter schools are an alternative to public schools. Whether this alternative is a better solution to the public schools is the argument. Public schools can be just as creative as charter schools. Public schools are funded by our tax dollars, which ultimately the United States Government decides where those funds go. Education should be the last thing to be cut in the budget, but unfortunately, we the people do not have a choice other than the public offices whom we hope will do what they have said in their election speeches....   [tags: Education ]
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Role of Religion in Public Education - American society is a blend of secularized and religious elements. Anderson (2004) noted that these two elements have always posed a dilemma for public education. The struggle is how to accommodate both of these societal characteristics. He pointed out that the secular nature of American public culture and its underlying pluralistic character are important aspects of the context for our system of education. The role of religion in public education is not limited to America alone. There are several examples from different parts of the world to prove how widespread the problem is....   [tags: Religion] 1334 words
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Schools in America and France: Yay School! - Throughout popular culture, there are many representations of school systems and inner city life. Laurent Cantet's film, Entre les murs (The Class), presents a view of the school system in France. Entre les murs is based on the memoirs of François Bégaudeau, a teacher in the French suburbs. While Entre les murs deals with poorer, suburban schooling in France, one chapter in David Simon and Edward Burns' book, The Corner, discusses schooling in the Baltimore inner-city. These two representations have many similarities and demonstrate the universality of schooling problems....   [tags: Education]
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Underperforming Schools - Veazie Street Elementary school has a complex and involved social culture with many different, often detrimental layers that can be studied through a sociological lens. Upon studying the Elementary school however, it is apparent that the school is significantly underperforming academically especially in their mathematic competencies. In order to completely understand the interaction between academically struggling Elementary schools and society as a whole each of the three theoretical perspectives of sociology must be addressed and evaluated....   [tags: Functionalist, Sociological Perspective] 1263 words
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Residential Schools - Case Study: Residential Schools Examining the residential school system in Canada between the 1870s and 1996 exposes numerous human rights and civil liberties violations of individuals by the government. This case study involves both de jure discrimination and de facto discrimination experienced by Aboriginals based on their culture. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms specifically protects Aboriginal rights under section 25 and section 15 declares that, “Every individual is equal before and under the law” (Sharpe & Roach, 2009, p....   [tags: Canadian Education, Canadian Government] 914 words
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Equal Opportunity In Public Education - Equal education has not yet been achieved. Educational reforms and others have helped correct discrimination and inequality, yet small amounts still remain. Despite the current issues affecting equal opportunity in education today, public education strives to provide equal opportunities for all students. Students came to receive equal education opportunities through a chain of events. Brown vs. Board of Education began the integration of American public schools. The Supreme Court decided that segregation had no place in public schools; they felt that segregation created a feeling of inferiority, which in turn affected students learning....   [tags: Education]
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Bible Study in Public Education - It has long been debated whether teaching the Bible in public education would improve our educational system or just help the Christians enlist more members into their religion. Since 1962, the Supreme Court has continued to uphold the ban on all religious practices in public education, including teaching the Bible in classrooms. There are some who believe that this removal of a moral education has lead to a deterioration of the behavior among our students, while others use the protection of the first amendment right to keep the moral teachings of the Bible out of the hands of our public educators....   [tags: Education]
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The Public Choice - The Public Choice For some parents, deciding on a school for their children can be a difficult decision. Many parents do not spend much time thinking about it; they place their children into the local school designated by where they live. Others attended a private school themselves and found that it was a beneficial experience and therefore want the same for their kids. But which is better: private schools or public schools. While there are many advantages and disadvantages in each (nothing is going to be absolutely perfect), we are going to focus on the benefits of an education in the public school system, or in other words, schools funded by the government that are for anyone to attend....   [tags: Education School Essays] 1595 words
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Private versus Public Education - Education is a major factor in a young person’s life. It can determine how successful you are, the way your peers think of you, and the way you will live the rest of your life. There are two types of education you can receive growing up, one being more beneficial than the other. Private education is more beneficial, but Public education seems to be the more practical one. A lot of times, only the most eminent option is considered, that being public education. People do not take the time to actually consider which would be better for their children in the present and the future....   [tags: Education ]
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Religion and Public Policy - The place of religion in the public square is a debateable topic. In essence, the dispute centers on the fundamental question: should religious beliefs be excluded from consideration of public policy. That is to say, if society strongly believes that the state should not adopt or implement religious positions, views or policies; to what extent should religious ideologies or concepts be used to publicly support or oppose governmental actions. Or perhaps do religious beliefs and public policy make too dangerous a mixture to even consider....   [tags: Religion, Politics, Informative] 2887 words
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Same Sex Schools - Imagine your life with only members of your gender. Not all the time of course. Just during your school day or even part of your school day. Same sex classrooms would make that imagination your reality. Before you turn down the idea, because god forbid you go a few hours without seeing a cute boy take a moment to learn about all the benefits same sex schooling can provide. Most students are against same sex schools. They want to flirt with the cute guy in math or ask the shy girl in history for a pencil even if they already one....   [tags: gender, classrooms, girls, boys]
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The Controversial Issue of Religion in Schools - The Controversial Issue of Religion in Schools Religion in Schools has proven to be a very controversial matter as of lately. Even though teaching about religion is allowed in public schools, there are still many questions that are being asked in order to provide a basis of what is appropriate for school, and what is inappropriate. The first amendment to the United States Constitution says that 'congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof' which implies that you have the choice of exercising your own religion, no matter what it may be....   [tags: Religion Religious Education School Essays]
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Religion in Public Education - Religion in Public Education Religion in school can be defined as the practice of any personal religious belief or act in a place of education. To say that religion is a big topic of interest to a lot of people in the United States today is a bit of an understatement. The debate over the separation of church and state has been going on without end for years. With many different perspectives on the matter and even more opinions on how it should be handled. Since the beginning many people have challenged the role that religion has played in education....   [tags: children, parents, separation of church]
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It's Time for Uniforms in American Schools - It's Time for Uniforms in American Schools Works Cited Missing School uniforms have been debated in the public school system for what seem like fifty years. Understand the constructive views that most administrations envision, you start to recognize the goals associated with having students wear them; however, there is a flip side. The unenthusiastic views that are associated with school uniforms present an equally intriguing question. Should schools incorporate them into the curriculum or not....   [tags: School Uniforms Education Essays Papers] 1087 words
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Excessive Testing in American Schools - Excessive Testing in American Schools General testing in today's school systems has a negative effect upon the actual learning of the students. Standardized testing narrows school curriculum, labels children as failures at a young age, and uses money that could possibly be used in a more productive manner. While standardized tests are problematic at all ages and levels of schooling, they are especially questionable in primary grades. In these years children's growth is idiosyncratic (Russel, 2002)....   [tags: Teaching Education Student Testing School Essays]
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Uniforms in Schools - Uniforms in Schools School uniforms in public schools are becoming increasingly popular across the nation. The public school system would benefit greatly if this policy were to be adopted. Opposition is always a factor when trying to make changes. Taking all things into consideration, the positive effects would be far greater than the negative effects. School uniforms should be required in public schools because their use would lead to higher education, less violence, and lower cost to parents....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 550 words
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Prayer in Schools - Prayer in Schools The danger of school prayer becoming reinstated into the United States' public schools is ever more increasing. Representative Ernest Istook and more than 100 House members have introduced the "Religious Freedom Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. The proposed constitutional amendment would permit school prayer and other religious expression on school property. The article "10 Reasons for Voluntary School Prayer" by Norman L. Geisler argues to support this unconstitutional act of bringing religion within our public schools....   [tags: Papers] 781 words
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Reducing Violence in Schools - On January 18, 1993, Scott Pennington, a seventeen year-old student from Kentucky, shot and killed his East Carter High School teacher Deanna McDavid and janitor Marvin Hicks, and then held his twenty-two classmates at gunpoint for about fifteen minutes. On September 15, 1995, Daniel Watson, eighteen, was charged with one count of kidnapping, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, and fifteen counts of first degree endangerment after holding a fellow student at gunpoint at his high school....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1216 words
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Public Education - Public education in the United States is perhaps one of the most critical issues we face as a nation. Once pronouncing the United States as a “nation at risk”, the educational institution began to implement one reform strategy after another. In efforts to improve schooling for K-12 students, education reform has fiddled with class size, revised graduation requirements, and created standardized testing just to name a few. Unfortunately, traditional public schools are still failing to provide students with a quality education....   [tags: Education Reform] 1448 words
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Censorship in Schools - Censorship in Schools According to “Freedom of Speech” by Gerald Leinwand, Abraham Lincoln once asked, “Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its people, or too weak to maintain its own existence (7)?” This question is particularly appropriate when considering what is perhaps the most sacred of all our Constitutionally guaranteed rights, freedom of expression. Lincoln knew well the potential dangers of expression, having steered the Union through the bitterly divisive Civil War, but he held the Constitution dear enough to protect its promises whenever possible (8)....   [tags: Papers] 2166 words
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Are Schools Safe? - Over the past decade school violence has been on the rise. School violence has always existed in some form or another, whether it is a fight out on the play ground or a stabbing in the parking lot. However nothing got the nation's attentions like the April 20, 1999, Columbine school shooting. Ever since that day the nation wants to know what to do to protect the kids in this country. Many schools have gotten increasingly stricter on their policies, especially the schools that have more money. What about the schools that cant' afford metal detectors and security officers....   [tags: Psychology] 747 words
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Charter Schools in America - Charter Schools in America Much has changed in the education world since the United States was declared a "nation at risk" in 1983 by the National Commission on Excellence in Education. We've been reforming and reforming and reforming some more. In fact, "education reform" has itself become a growth industry, as we have devised a thousand innovations and spent billions to implement them. We have tinkered with class size, fiddled with graduation requirements, sought to end "social promotion, "pushed technology into the schools, crafted new academic standards, revamped teacher training, bought different textbooks, and on and on....   [tags: School Education Learning Essays] 4156 words
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Censorship in Schools - Censorship in Schools There has recently been a renewed interest and passion in the issue of censorship. In the realm of the censorship of books in schools alone, several hundred cases have surfaced each year for nearly the past decade. Controversies over which books to include in the high school English curriculum present a clash of values between teachers, school systems, and parents over what is appropriate for and meaningful to students. It is important to strike a balance between English that is meaningful to students by relating to their lives and representing diversity and satisfying worries about the appropriateness of what is read....   [tags: Censorship Censoring Literature Books Essays]
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Bullying in Schools - Bullying in Schools Many people feel that some of the major issues that plague our schools are drug/alcohol use or violence, yet no one recognizes the significance of school bullying. For the victims of bullying, they go to school everyday facing harassment, taunting, and humiliation. For all potential educators, it is very important to realize that bullying is a problem, so that they can work to prevent it in the future. Since being at Middle School, I have realized how prevalent bullying is on a daily basis....   [tags: Violence Crime Essays Education Kids Papers]
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Bullying in Schools - Cowardice asks the question: is it safe. Expediency asks the question: is it politic. Vanity asks the question: is it popular. But conscience asks the question: is it right. And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular – but one must take it because it is right. Martin Luther King Bullying in Schools  Typically, bullying is thought of as aggressive behavior on the part of one child, directed toward another; however, playful tussling or normal childhood conflicts can be characterized the same way, resulting in mislabeling and misunderstanding of the problem....   [tags: Bullies Bullying 2014]
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Prayer in Schools - Prayer in Public School There are many different philosophies regarding prayer in public school. It seems to be a difficult issue to decide upon. The opinions are wide-ranging and convoluted. This paper will attempt to highlight the many ideas and opinions as to whether prayers in public school should be allowed and to what extent. It will further show how our founders' idea of a separate church and state has been taken out of context and why prayer in school should be allowed, but not required....   [tags: Politics] 1212 words
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Prayer in Schools - Prayer in Schools Recently the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would not hear the appeals of a case banning the traditional dinner prayer before the meal at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The court decided not to hear this appeal mainly due to procedural rules regarding the retirement of the school’s former superintendent before the case, but two of the justices, Rehnquist and Scalia, felt that the case needed to be tried in order to make a determination regarding prayer in universities, especially those with military affiliation (Biskupic 3A)....   [tags: Religion Faith Beliefs Essays]
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Dance In Public School Curricular - DANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULA Dancing is a form of art that allows many children to express themselves through body motion while developing many skills. Children throughout the world have been dancing since the day they began walking. When a child to take their first steps and puts together the simplest combination of movements, that would be considered as dancing. Music also plays a major role in the development of children understanding dance, because it is can be used as an accompaniment, and can help children get a better feel for the rhythm in dances....   [tags: essays research papers] 1497 words
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Religion in the American Public School - Throughout history, religion has impacted the lives of millions whether at school, work, with friends, or by some tragedy. Religion can change the way people view their existence. Religion also plays a big role in the infiltration of values into the loves of many young people today. In a recent pole printed in the USA Weekend Paper, “34% of respondents [said] Religion plays a powerful role in their everyday lives.” These student respondents “cited religion as the second-strongest influence in their lives outranked only by parents.” Religion also surpassed the world-renounced media as an influence in their lives (Lerman....   [tags: essays research papers] 1948 words
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Public Diplomacy - The typical image of public diplomacy is that it is nice and warm and comforting in contrast to the harsh realities of hardball diplomacy and military action. In the soft power approach to public diplomacy, the United States seeks to promote its interests through attraction (as opposed to coercion); soft power is the use of the attractiveness of a country’s culture, political ideals, and policies to get others to admire those ideals and then follow one’s lead. This approach to public diplomacy uses such devices as pamphlets, Voice of America, books, and other means to explain U.S....   [tags: Politics] 842 words
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Prayer in the Public School System - Prayer in the Public School System Over the past thirty years or so the issue of prayer or “religious expression” in the public school system has brought on heated controversy, but the question is still open for debate---Should students be allowed to have prayer or to express their religious ideals openly in the public schools across America. Many people have attempted to come up with an answer to that question, but, so far no compromise has been agreed upon. This is due to the fact that many people hold strong opinions when it comes to religion and education....   [tags: Papers] 4044 words
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Jonathan Kozol's Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools - Jonathan Kozol's Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools In this detailed and shocking book, Jonathan Kozol describes the horrific and unjust conditions in which many children in today’s society are forced to get their education. Kozol discusses three major reasons for the discrepancies in America’s schools today: disparities of property taxes, racism, and the conflict between state and local control. The first of these reasons is that of the differences of available property tax revenues....   [tags: Children America’s Schools Analysis Kozol Essays]
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Public vs. Private Education - Public vs. Private Education      I have examined and compared public versus private education. Also, this collection of information should help you understand differences between public and private schools. Aspects of equality and achievement in private and public education will be dissected and evaluated. Observations I have evaluated and examined both public and private education instittutional systems. Public Education Public schools are in crisis, and not because of any shortages of public funds (more money is spent on public education than ever before, but with declining results)....   [tags: Compare Contrast School Educating Essays]
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Prayer in Public School - In the heart of every religion, there is a way to express one's deepest thoughts and feelings--prayer. Prayer is something that most people due naturally. Whether it is in the morning before you start your day, before a meal, before you go to sleep, or when you just feel the need to express your feelings, prayer is always there. Religious faiths believe that this is central to human life. Even those who are not religious pray. Prayer affects the material universe. Prayer can be defined as an earnest request; a humble entreaty addressed to God, to a god, etc (Webster's)....   [tags: Religion Education] 3019 words
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Uniforms In Public School - In the past few decades school has shifted its focus from education to fashion. Students are judged upon their shoes or jeans rather than their knowledge. Uniforms in the public education system is a great idea, not only is it cost effective, but also it gives the students a chance to concentrate on their studies and not have to worry about what to wear tomorrow. Plus the crime or violence rate drops in schools that have a uniform policy, and those that do not belong on campus are spotted quicker and easier....   [tags: Teaching Education] 750 words
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The Benefits of Magnet Schools - Advantages of magnet schools Why would students want to attend a magnet school. The reason may be because magnet schools offer a variety of specialized programs that students can choose from. Programs such as visual and performing arts, mathematics, sciences, and many others are available for students to choose from. Similar to having a major in college, students at magnet schools have their own specialized area that they can take classes in, in addition to basic academic classes. They are encouraged to be creative and to hone their skills in their area of interest....   [tags: essays papers]
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Definition and History of Alternative Schools - Definition and History of Alternative Schools The first thing one should know is what alternative schools are and how they came about. The World Book Encyclopedia (2003) defines an alternative school as, “… any public or private school that differs from traditional schools in curriculum, purpose, or teaching methods.” This definition can be traced back to the 1960’s, when free schools were created. These types of schools usually consisted of a small number of students and staff. During this time period, there were many popular beliefs about children and education....   [tags: essays papers]
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Private Versus Public Education - Private Versus Public Education Many struggling parents wish they could send their children to private schools essentially from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. And so my question is: What is the real worth of a private education. According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Education posted by College Smart, private school students generally perform higher than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests. As a product of public elementary and high school education, I am currently seeing some of the struggles that public school students face after high school graduation when they enter college....   [tags: Personal Narrative School Essays] 1061 words
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Weapons and Drugs in Our Schools - Weapons and Drugs in Our Schools Problem: The problem of weapons and drugs in schools has become a serious problem in schools throughout the United States. Almost 20% of all students in high school report that they have carried a weapon at least once, and in the past two years there have been over 80 homicides committed on school grounds. Also, teenage drug use in America is the highest of any industrialized nation and it is only getting worse. After a decade of declining drug use, the use of all illegal drugs by teenagers has increased significantly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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To Pray or Not to Pray in Schools - To Pray or Not to Pray in Schools "The trend of taking God and moral teaching out of schools is a diabolical scheme," declared the Reverend Billy Graham soon after the Engel versus Vitale and Schempp verdict (Haas 30). The debate over the separation of church and state had been swirling through courtrooms for years. The controversy over school prayer in the Engel versus Vitale case started over a prayer recited in the New York public school system, known as the Regent's Prayer. A group of three parents found the prayer unfair to their children and decided to take their case to court....   [tags: Papers] 1507 words
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The Effects of Education Mandates in Schools - The Effects of Education Mandates in Schools There has been a recent "surge" of education mandates being passed. These new mandates have had a major effect on the productivity of public schools and have forced some schools to change their methods in terms of how and what they teach. The "surge" of education mandates began with the implementation of Title I. in 1965. Almost every piece of education legislation since then has been to improve or update Title I. "Title I, Part A provides funds to state departments of education and in turn to local school districts to provide quality learning opportunities for students in low-income schools to meet challenging academic standards."...   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 562 words
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Evolutionism and Creationism in Schools Today - Evolutionism and Creationism in Schools Today One of the biggest controversies in schools today is the debate between Evolutionism and Creationism and which should be taught in the United State's science classes. Many Christians believe that Creationism should be given equal time in schools, but others feel that teaching Creationism is teaching religion. Those fighting for equal time say that Creationism can be taught without all the religious jargon. Also many argue that Evolutionism is just as much a belief system as Creationism (Creation vs....   [tags: Religion Science Research Papers]
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Search and Seizure in Schools - Ideally schools in the United States are considered by both parents and students alike to be “safe-havens” where parents can trust their children to learn and remain safe during the day and where students can feel safe in a well-maintained learning environment. However within this fully regulated government service, there are often debates over proper classroom environments, teaching tactics, and privacy issues. Today the main privacy issue in public schools is where to draw the line between keeping the school safe and maintaining the privacy of the students (Boomer par....   [tags: Fourth Amendment 2014]
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The Issue of Schools Failing Latinas - The Issue of Schools Failing Latinas In a country where “all men are created equal”, there is something inequitable happening. Our public education system, which was established to give all citizens an impartial education, has failed. In the February 7th, 2001 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune, Annette Fuentes points out in her opinion article, “Our schools are failing young Latinas”, that there is a great iniquity with in the public education system. In many nationwide studies the same results have consistently come back – Latin-American females, or Latinas, are failing more than any other ethnic group....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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Funding Fine Arts in Schools - Funding Fine Arts in Schools - Abstract This paper entails the struggle that fine arts are facing in the school systems today. Fine arts include music, art, drama and dance. The funding for most, if not all school systems is being threatened in the worst way. Without proper funding, these programs will become non-existent in children’s lives. Not only are the aforementioned programs responsible for most of the entertainment in today’s school systems, there are many studies that show the significant, positive impacts on students that fine arts such as drama, art, and dance have on students....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Faults of Modern High Schools - The Faults of Modern HS I am not sure what the goal of public schools is. The district of M.S.A.D. #55 has printed their mission statement in my school-issued agenda book. It is as follows: “The mission of MSAD #55 is to support successful lifelong learning.” The district also has a “vision.” This is also printed in my battered agenda and it proclaims the vision to be that: “MSAD #55 will be a community of life-long learners where all are clear and effective communicators, creative problem solvers, quality workers and involved citizens.” These statements leave me confused, because teachers of mine have told me that school exists because the government wants to educate its citiz...   [tags: essays papers] 771 words
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Filtering in Libraries and Schools - Filtering in Libraries and Schools We read about blocking some kinds of internet sites in public libraries and schools by using filtering software. There are problems on how to define an obscene piece of material, the list of filtered sites is not available to user , restricting access of adults, not just children, and affecting the lives of poor people who cannot afford PCs by filtering many sites. I think everyone agrees that we should protect children from harmful sites. However, it is difficult to make a restriction which is acceptable by all users....   [tags: Education Technology Papers]
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Charter Schools in Arkansas - Charter Schools in Arkansas Charter Schools Introduction charter schools have become a common site in many states today. Currently, there are over 24 states with charter schools established and many other states have passed legislation for the creation of charter schools. Arkansas passed legislation in 1996 that would allow for the creation of charter schools in the state. Governor Mike Huckabee made it a priority in his educational agenda in 1997 to allow a pilot program of 15 schools to be implemented statewide (Cohen, 1998)....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Do Magnet Schools Work? - Do Magnet Schools Actually Work. The 1954 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, represented a turning point in the history of the United States. (144) Reversing the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson ruling, which said that racially "separate but equal" public institutions were legal, the court held that segregated public schools were "inherently unequal" and denied black children equal protection under the law. It later directed that the state provide desegregated educational facilities "with all deliberate speed." Kansas had been only one of many states that had "separate but equal" schools that w...   [tags: essays research papers] 1094 words
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Public School Choice - Public School Choice Public School Choice is an easy program to understand and it contains many advantages but also many disadvantages. Public School Choice is when parents can elect to send their children out of a school that has not made adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years into a school that has made progress. (McClure, 2002) If there are no available schools within the original school district, then a family can choose to send their children to another district. This only happens when the other schools in the original district are all labeled as ‘underachieving schools’ and have not made the adequate yearly progress....   [tags: Research Education Educational Essays]
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Religion In Schools Today - The American Religious Experience In America today we all have choices to make in regards to our religious beliefs. Many young children are brought up today confused about religion and the significance it plays in their lives. There are many sanctions and rules now on what can and can’t be thought or displayed to people on public property, but it wasn’t always like this. In this paper I will be discussing the American religious experience in regards to the impact religion has in the public schools....   [tags: essays research papers] 1234 words
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Boarding Schools and Education -     For most people boarding schools conjure up thoughts of young men in navy blue blazers with white shirts and a tie going to a beautiful school with ivy covered walls and the game of polo being played in the distance.  Oh, and don't forget thoughts of parents with fat wallets and a family trust fund.  This is what Gordon Vink, the director of admissions at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, calls the "Holden Caufield-Catcher in the Rye syndrome"(Parker 111), a book about the troubles a boy faces at his prep boarding school....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Desegregation, Busing, and Schools -        The issue of desegregation has been a very controversial issue since it was first legally introduced by the Supreme Court in 1954 with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS. Favoring or not favoring desegregation has not been the issue; almost everyone says they are for it on the surface. The controversy arises when it comes to how to implement desegregation. Immediately following the Brown decision, which advocated school assignment regardless of race, many school districts adopted a geographic school assignment policy....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Equality In Todays Schools - In this class, we have struggled to evaluate the current educational system in order to determine if significant social issues, including increasing regional poverty, and declining literacy rates in specific urban regions are related to economic differentiations in the education system. Because of recent studies, some have considered the issue of educational funding allotments in order to determine a system that provides greater equity between socioeconomically disadvantaged inner-city schools and wealthier suburban, middle class schools....   [tags: essays research papers] 2276 words
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Public School versus Home School - Public School versus Home School Before the beginning of American public schools in the mid-19th century, home schooling was the norm. Founding father John Adams encouraged his spouse to educate their children while he was on diplomatic missions (Clark, 1994). By the 1840's instruction books for the home were becoming popular in the United States and Britain. The difficulty of traveling to the system of community schools was provoking detractors. At this time, most of the country began moving toward public schools (Clark, 1994)....   [tags: Papers] 1375 words
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Vouchers, School Choice and the Public's Interest - School Choice and the Public's Interest Recent trends toward privatizing schools and relieving them of state requirements wrongly imply that schools should mirror the desires of parents and ignore the public's interest in having citizens educated for democracy. Rob Reich, who recently earned his doctorate in philosophy of education at Stanford, is writing a book on school vouchers, charter schools and home schooling. Reich stated his view that the nation is slipping too far into deregulated schooling....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 866 words
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Censorship in American Schools - Censorship in American Schools You may not realize this but our government plays a large role in governing what sort of information America’s children are exposed to. The average American child receives the majority of their knowledge and education from school, so the information that is allowed to be taught is a very delicate and controversial issue. Literature is often altered or banned from public schools and libraries because they contain of vulgar language, excessive violence, or connotations of drugs and sex....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1143 words
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Music in Our Schools - Music in Our Schools In most recent years, schools have been fighting to keep music programs alive in school systems across the nation. Some schools believe that due to budget factors, music should be cut out of the academic program, to save some money. But what is widely unknown is that schools that have good music programs do better in areas of math and sometimes reading. A high tech music program called Kodaly, was instituted into the schools of Hungary. If a person were to look at the school today, there are “…no third graders who cannot sing on pitch and sing beautifully” (Dickinson, 1993, p.1)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Sex Education in Schools - Sex Education in Schools Sex education in schools now seems to be more and more of a controversial issue. People are arguing over what the curriculum should be in sex education, if it should be taught in schools or at home by parents and the main point of this paper if sex education is actually doing what it was set out to do. The idea behind this paper is to determine if sex education in schools really does keep down the amount of teens with STD’s or who become pregnant. The definition of sex education according to SIECUS (2002) “Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values....   [tags: Teaching Education] 1232 words
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Kids feel safe in Boston public school environment - Kids feel safe in Boston public school environment A Boston high school student stood alone, waiting for a public bus to take him home after school had let out. When he was approached by a group of kids who attempted to assault him, his first instinct was to run. He did not run to a neighbor's house. He did not bother to look for a police station. He simply ran to the safest place he knew — his school. He proceeded to bang on the double doors until a custodian reluctantly opened them. But it didn't matter....   [tags: Journalism School Papers] 1757 words
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Whats Going Wrong In Public School - What is going wrong with schools. There is a lot wrong with schools, and easier question these days is, What's right with schools. Sadly the list would be shorter. The public school system in America today is sadly lacking, not just in the field of academic achievement. Children are, in effect, risking their lives by attending school. Critical attacks from disturbed students are spreading like a plague. Every year, there is increase in the number of students who give up education after high school and start working in minimum wage jobs/unskilled jobs....   [tags: Education] 1683 words
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Prayer At Public School Athletic Events - Prayer at Public School Athletic Events -Can We Get a Moment of- -Silence Here?- If public schools are just that, public, then why is the issue of prayer in school such a prominent and controversial debate especially when most of the public wants prayer in school. The first amendment grants the right to free speech, yet everyday students are punished and ridiculed for their beliefs. Is this a fair system. Every person has his or her own rituals and for many students prayer is one of them....   [tags: essays research papers] 968 words
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Charter Schools - Charter Schools Since President Clinton signed into law, H. R. 2616, the “Charter School Expansion Act of 1998” charter schools have been providing an alternative for parents of public school students (Lin, Q., 2001, p.2). To date, charter schools enroll over 500,000 students (Fusarelli, 2002, p. 1). Charter schools have been favorable because it is believed that they can provide for a way to enhance student achievement by serving students who have been under-served by the public schools (Fusarelli, 2002)....   [tags: Education Educating Teaching Essays] 1050 words
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Failing Schools - Failing Schools Almost 90 percent of American students below the college level attend public institutions, which are funded by local and state taxes, not tuition. Most of those children who do not attend these public institutions, attend private schools of which close to 80 percent are religiously affiliated (USIA Chapter 6). Other educational possibilities include private schooling which is not religious or home schooling. Because only military academies are run by government officials, the US government only guides the public school systems as to what they should do about funding (USIA Chapter 6)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Education & Public Morality In Australia - The Influence of Education & Public Morality in Australia during 1788-1900 While Christianity played a crucial part in all aspects of Australian society throughout the pre-federation years 1788 to 1900, it had a significant impact on education and public morality. Th influence of Christianity in education was evident through the establishment of a separate education system and, in public morality the formation of the temperance movement as well as other actions. Education was greatly influenced by Christianity during 1788 through to 1900....   [tags: essays research papers] 1046 words
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Drug Testing in Public Colleges - Drug testing in public schools is an issue that the courts have had the main role in regulating. The legislative and executive branches don’t give much direction on this issue, which leaves it up to the courts to decide. The issue of public college drug testing is one that has not received much attention because no public college has implemented a drug testing program for students that were not athletes. Linn State Technical College (LSTC), a small college in rural Missouri, broke this precedent and made headlines this year when it implemented a mandatory drug testing program for all students....   [tags: Mandory Drug Testing 2014]
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Public Vs. Private Education - Public Vs. Private Education Every parent wants what is best for his or her child. Though parents do not have control over everything in their child's development, they do have some control over their education. A person's education is one of the most important factors in determining whether or not they will become a productive member of society. Because education is so important, what kind of education is best. We need to look at both public and private schools to find out if there is a difference....   [tags: Papers] 541 words
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Homeschooling VS Public Schooling - Not knowing all the facts and without thinking into the future, many parents blindly consider homeschooling over public education. Several parents believe having their children stay at home with them and the family all day would assemble a better environment for them. Homeschooling doesn't just lack in socialization, but in education, resources, facilities, extra curricular activities, etc. Parents and children must accept much more additional responsibility along with tasks in their everyday lifestyle....   [tags: Comparison Contrast Essays] 1209 words
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Public Education - Public Education Education is an issue that touches everyone’s lives in one way or another. Whether you are a parent, student, teacher, taxpayer, or employee, the effects of education on society can be seen everyday. For this reason, public schools are a top concern among political leaders. Over the past twenty-five years, confidence in the nation’s public school system has dramatically declined. While the public for the most part seems to support their school district, criticism is not lacking....   [tags: A Level Essays]
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Public Education - Public Education Governor Jeb Bush initiated the nation's boldest voucher experiment in June of 1999 when he signed into law his Opportunity Scholarship Program. Florida is the first in the nation with a statewide plan allowing state-paid tuition for children in "F" graded schools to attend private schools or other non-failing schools. Opponents claim that giving parents the choice to use state education funds at private schools could end up bankrupting the public education system so many children rely upon....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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public education - The topic that I am going to be talking about in this essay is a very big and controversial issue. That is rather it is a good idea or bad to charter our failing public school system. So far it seems the non-chartering path is in the lead, but charting school is catching up fast. In this essay I’m going to summarize one article title The New School, by Chester E. Finn Jr. that supports the charter system. Also I will summarize an article title To Market, To Market, by Phyllis Vine who seem to strongly opposed the charting our public system....   [tags: essays research papers] 995 words
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Violence in Schools - Violence in schools is a problem that Americans have had to face at an ever increasing rate. Instead of fistfights, the issues are fatal, like school shootings. Violence is nationally defined as a physical force used to injure, damage or destroy (Guralnik, D., 1997, P.1490). In the past decade, students are using more than physical force. They are using deadly weapons to injure or kill their peers and authority figures, and to destroy school property. Safety is considered to be the freedom from danger and injury damage (Guralnik, D., 1997, P.1181); in other words, freedom from violence....   [tags: School Violence Crime Safety Education Essays]
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American Public Education - Public schools in America were regarded as the best public schools in the world up to the 1970's. Today, compared to the development of Asian and European schools, American schools are ranked as some of the lowest schools. Some students are graduating from high school with little or more knowledge about the core classes. For instance, I started school in the US at age twelve, eighth grade, and was placed in college prep classes, even though English was my second language. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to travel and study in different countries like Afghanistan, India, and Yemen....   [tags: American Literature] 666 words
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School Violence - School violence has become a matter of increasing concern in recent years. With the occurrence of incidents such as Columbine, more schools are becoming aware of and concerned with a rise in teenage/school violence. Violence is a broad term to define but in it’s simplest terms, can be defined as “a verbal, visual, or physical act intended to demean, harm, or infringe upon another’s civil rights,” (Kopka, 175). In 1977, the National Alliance for Safe Schools was founded by Peter Blauvelt. This organization was formed with the intent of providing technical assistance, training and research to school districts concerned with increasing incidents of “serious, disruptive student behavior,” (Kopka...   [tags: Bullying in Schools] 2070 words
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