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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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School Uniforms: Should Everyone Look Like Clones? - ... Yet again, Greatschools.org indicates that, “ Strict dress code polices and school uniforms can be a financal burden for families on top of other educational costs, such as books, additonal class fees, school supplies and in some cases, tuition.” The average school uniform can cost anywhere between forty-two dollars to one hundred thirty three dollars, just for one outfit. Now imagine, at least seven outfits for three children. The National Retail Federation estimates, “People will spend $14.5 billion on back-to-school clothing and shoes this year.” Private schools that require uniforms are just a little bit more expensive than public schools....   [tags: public school system]
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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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Evolution over Creationism for the Public School System - ... The eight men would have had to of cut all the timber needed to construct the ship, shape the timber into the needed materials, create the needed equipment because at that time the tools needed would be unavailable at that time in history, actually construct the ship, get the needed provisions for the ship and still gather all the animals which includes dinosaurs onto the ship approximately all thirty-five thousand of them. It has been argued that Noah being five hundred years old at the time of the flood was still in well physical shape and was wise for his age (The Holy Bible) had the knowledge to do all of these feats from his many years upon the earth....   [tags: darwinism, god, bible]
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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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Inclusive Education in the Public School System - Parents always want the best for their children, and most importantly, they want the best education and the best environment. Deciding which school to place their child to get an education can at times be a hard decision. Education in general is a form of learning where the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are carried from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or even research. There are many types of education that schools offer to use in the classroom and inclusive education is one of them....   [tags: children with learning disabilities]
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School Uniforms in the Public School System - School Uniforms in the Public School System Public school systems across the country are now requiring students to wear uniforms. Can uniforms really make a difference in a child's academic performance. Wouldn't uniforms infringe the child's creativity and self expression. The "clothes don't make the child" right (Hempill A15). Wrong. School uniforms can drastically reduce school violence and help a student to focus on school work. In 1996, President Clinton endorsed public school uniforms in his State of the Union Address(Atkins 42)....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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The Pledge Of Allegiance In The Public School System - The Pledge of Allegiance in the Public School System The Pledge of Allegiance has become a major issue for students, teachers, parents and lawmakers. The original intention of the pledge was not to stir up trouble, but for a celebration of Christopher Columbus discovery of the new world. The pledge is no longer thought of as a celebration, but an infringement on children's religious beliefs....   [tags: Pledge Allegiance] 1886 words
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Analysing the Shortcomings of the US Public School System - In Michael Moore’s “Idiot Nation,” the harsh reality behind American education remains quite evident in “the knowledge (students) acquire in school is not going to serve them throughout their lifetimes. Many of them will have four to five careers in a lifetime. It will be their ability to navigate information that will matter” (Moore 141). According to Moore, American education today by no means prepares students for the real world of work. In fact, he infers that students must acquire the acute skill of navigating through information that will guide them into their future careers....   [tags: decline in American education]
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High Stakes Testing in the Public School System - High stakes testing has taken over every school curriculum from kindergarten through twelfth grade; teachers are often expected to “teach to the test.” Students are suffering due to a strict curriculum that is based solely on passing “the test.” Many wonder if high stakes testing is really worth the many sacrifices students and teachers must make. The high stakes testing curriculum deprives many students of valuable learning opportunities and much needed academic training. Today, schools are making it a priority for teachers to follow the strict guidelines of a “one size fits all testing curriculum.” Educators must prepare students for the tests that could make or break their futur...   [tags: one size fits all, teachers, students]
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God Must Be Allowed to Fully Reenter the Public School System - God must be allowed to fully reenter the public school system Since 1962, when prayer was taken out of the public school system, America has experienced decline in youth, family, education, and national life. Before the government removed God from the public schools, America had one of the best school systems in the world. Children today are being put into uncomfortable and dangerous situations. God must be allowed to fully reenter the public school system because of the foundation of America, the rights and freedom of America, and the effects of removing prayer....   [tags: Religion ]
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Pop Quiz about God: Religion in the Public School System - One of the fundamental influences on childhood development is the religion the child is raised into. Religion has been engrained into American culture since its inception. However, religion has decayed in modern day America, and this fear of a Godless America has encouraged some people to desire religion be taught in public education. “For better and for worse, religious convictions play a central role in shaping events in America and throughout the world.” (Haynes, 9) Even though religion teaches morals, the importance of community, and many people credit their religion for their success, the belief of separation of church and state is a valid argument....   [tags: Religion ]
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Teaching and Modeling Homosexual Tolerance in the Public School System - Teaching and Modeling Homosexual Tolerance in the Public School System I am an advocate of acceptance and tolerance as well as equality for homosexuals. I am going to try and explain to you the course we as a society needs to take. I want to share with you the history of the world in relation to gay relationships, genetics, statistics, and Christianity in order to familiarize you with the topic in hopes of helping you see things my way. I will be doing all of this to try and persuade you to agree with me on the idea of supporting gay rights and equality in our society and in our public school system right here at home in America....   [tags: Gender Studies] 1371 words
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The Olympic Idea is Based on the Public School System - The Olympic Idea is Based on the Public School System In attempting to answer the question I will cover the following points. Defining the key terms, I will then give a brief historical overview of the issue of Olympics. Using examples from the Olympic games I will identify the reasons for Pierre de Coubertin’s reasons and influence of the Olympics in global sport. To conclude I will review the current issue of an outline where I think it will go in the future. Baron Pierre de Coubertin the man who revitalised the Olympics....   [tags: Papers] 631 words
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The Education Crisis in America - ... By giving a teacher or faculty member just some free coffee in the mornings can make a difference to a teacher and let them know you do care about them as well as the students. Its little actions like these that can make for a happy staff and be very affordable for the school as well. When you do not show everyone that they mean the same as every other teacher it makes them loose focus of what they are there to do. They forget the goals of the administration and supervisors above them. Getting reward systems in high schools should be an effort demonstrated by the government....   [tags: US public school system] 833 words
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Regurgitation versus Digestion Approach to Education - Have you ever thought what may happen by the time public schools agree to liberate students from the regurgitating approach to education. In America, teachers are expected to follow on students’ tests. Public school systems believe that students acquire knowledge through self-repetition, but information can’t be learned through the test-taking strategy; Therefore, a digestion approach to education is the best plan to follow. The regurgitation approach to education teaches students to spit out information, whereas a digestion approach to education allows students to retain and understand the information teachers give....   [tags: American public school system] 532 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of the Common Core Standards - Advantages and Disadvantages of the Common Core State Standards What a student should know once he/she have completed a grade varies from school to school. On June, 2nd 2010, the Common Core State Standards or C.C.S.S. was officially launched (Rust, 2012, p. 32), which would hold students to specific standards in the English language arts and math skills, thus would prepare he/she in grades k-12 to be career and college ready (Neuman and Roskos, 2013, p.9). The CCSS has positively influenced teachers, students, and school systems; however, the CCSS also has a negative impact on them as well....   [tags: education, public school system]
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Full Inclusion in US Classrooms - ... I believe this change in perception is important because it recognizes the humanity of a person and less emphasis on their ailment. People with disabilities experience prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and are often experience teasing or are treated as second class citizens. Our government has recognized the inequality and using legislation such as ADA continues to strive toward balancing social injustice on the often over labeled disabled. Teaching students with exceptional abilities requires funding, training and planning....   [tags: public school system policies]
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The Common Core Policy - The Common Core might or might not succeed to the expectations that the creators envision it to be. Even though the creators behind he Common Core have good intentions and have done a lot of research there isn’t a program that can fix it all (1). The Common Core program states that they have a solution for any kind of problem (2). The Common Core standards are so long any teacher can use them with any kind of situation. Once the teachers all learn the system they can all work with each other and find the best possible solution....   [tags: US Public School System]
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Behind the Scenes of Tracking - I grew up in a small South Texas border city, Laredo. In Laredo, most individuals, including myself, spoke Spanish as a first language, and gradually learned to speak, read, and write English in grade school. Another characteristic of Laredo was the distinction between families who were well off and those who were not, but there was never really an “in-between.” After attending private catholic school for 10 years, pre-kinder through eighth grade, my parents decided it was time for a change. My public high school, John B....   [tags: public school system, high schools]
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Using Sociology to Bridge the Opportunity Gap - The current socio-economic climate of the United States and the world at large can best be characterized as one in which access to both opportunity and wealth are increasingly scarce to those living in poverty. While there are a number of contributing factors that create this mass inequality, the scope of this argument will focus on education. The American schooling system is lagging behind globally and the current programs in place are ineffective to the point of being detrimental. This paper asserts that specific changes to the public education system will produce positive outcomes not only in the global ranking but will be additionally beneficial in bridging the opportunity gap and count...   [tags: US public school system need for change] 1179 words
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The Need to Close the Racial Gab in the Classroom - One’s true purpose in life is to gain success as much as a person can obtain. Likewise, people strive to improve their living standard, career, and education. In order for one to sustain success in life and obtain the lifestyle, one perceive, gaining knowledge and gaining a proper education plays a big role. When a person have a strong educational foundation, one is likely to succeed and achieve their goal. However, in recent years, issues regarding education arise that is the racial gap among United States children....   [tags: US public school system failures]
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International Students in a US Classroom Culture - Culture, wrote Mc Omie, is “a way of seeing, a way of perceiving, and a way of behaving on the basis of that perception (1990, p.177)”. “People carry their culture wherever they go, and that culture influences how people behave and respond to other’s behavior. Despite the beauties and uniqueness of each, when two different cultures come together, there is a strong likelihood that some clashes may occur”. Hofstede (1986 p.30) observed, “When teacher and student come from different cultures…many perplexities can arise”....   [tags: multiculturalism in the US public school system]
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No Child Left Behind Act - No Child Behind Act: The history and continued debate of its effectiveness As I filled in scantron form with my number two pencil, I remembered that writing my name was just as important as entering my school code. Thinking back to elementary school I can remember the week long exams. The week in which I longed to be sick just so I wouldn’t have to be spilt from my class and spaced out to test rigorously on my comprehension of various subjects. This describes my first encounter with the ineffectiveness of standardized testing....   [tags: US Public School System policies] 2121 words
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Multiculturalism and Discrimination in the Classroom - The world was once made up of black and white nations. The color of one’s skin was an indication of where someone came from. This was most likely the scenario of the world, at the very least, a hundred years ago. Racism was rampant and very public throughout the world, but now racism is not as transparent especially in the United States. For this reason people must become more open and attuned to different attitudes held by individuals. One area where racism should be looked at is in classrooms....   [tags: ethnic variety in the US public school system]
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Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability as an Instrument in Nondiscriminatory Assessment - It is not a myth that a growing number of multilingual children enter school in the United States with English as their second language. Most of these children have limited English oral language and reading proficiency (McCardle, Mele-McCarthy, Cutting, Leos, & D'Emilio, 2005). School achievement is lower for these group of children than many other groups and they tend to raise the questions about learning problems and consider special education evaluations. Historically psychologists have used standardized testing instruments to assess and measure ability....   [tags: multilingual children in US public school system]
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The California State Public Education System - The California State Public Education System “All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.” -Aristotle-      It has been said many times that children are our future. That is a scary thought considering our lack of investment as a people in that future, for without a solid base of education now the bright future we hope for may never come to fruition. This Paper will look at the current state of the Public Education System of the Sate of California....   [tags: Education Educating School System Essays]
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School Uniforms Are a Good Idea in Public Schools - Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." In other words, having a school uniform would be a success if public schools adopted the policy. Many good things will come because of how effective it can lead in public schools. In 1987, the first public school to adopt the uniform policy would be Cherry Hill Elementary in Baltimore, MD. Then decades and centuries later, many of the United States began following that policy. Over millions of dollars were being used to purchase uniforms and are still today....   [tags: changes in public education system]
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School Reform in America - Public education in America has slowly been plummeting. American students have slowly fallen behind other Westernized democracies in educational success. Formerly, United States students were among the highest scored in reading, math, and science. However, now compared to other industrialized countries, scores are closer to the average range; scores are even below average in math. Due to falling scores and shifts in focus from academic success, there has been an abrupt effort to reform the public education system in America....   [tags: US public education system]
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Comparison and Contrast Essay Between Public Schools and Successful Charter Schools - Comparison and contrast essay between public schools and success charter schools Education is a way of learning hence gaining knowledge and skills. This knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next and with it, one is able to tackle life’s challenges. In order for it to pass from generations to generations, schools were created and children would attend them so as to be taught. With time schools have advanced into public and charters so as to improve the quality of education. Parents are faced with the mandate of deciding what type of system suits their kids well....   [tags: American school system]
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Ways to Improve School System - Many students suffer from the school system. Many students face problems in schools because lack of the system. There are so many problems in school that should never be there, education now involving more problems than anything else. In recent years so many people have lost their lives in the class-room. There are ways to improve school system by police presence, to end overcrowded condition, and to hire more qualified teachers. First of all, police presence is very important in schools, because of so many reasons....   [tags: public schools, education, ] 424 words
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Persuasive Speech: Who Should Pay for Public School? - “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want.” (Robert A. Heinlein) This is what is currently happening to families that do not use their local public school system. Private school families, childless families, and families that no longer have children in school should not have to pay public school taxes for their local township. This is because, unlike public school users, these families do not use this particular public service. Therefore, these families should not be required to pay public school taxes....   [tags: public, private, school, taxes] 585 words
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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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Why the School System is Failing: Student's Opinion on How it Can Improve - “Schools cram you too full too fast. I don’t mean they challenge you. I mean they throw to much busywork in your face. Being in school is like being incredibly hungry and sitting at Burger King eating too much, too fast to be satisfied, and then pucking it up. Good learning, like good eating, is not only mental and physical, but also spiritual. Generally you can satisfy the craving only in calm. If you don’t have sufficient time or peace to digest knowledge, it only gives you a headache. (Llewellyn 49) Learning in the busywork fashion makes it pointless to go to school....   [tags: public Education, teaching, teachers]
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Pros and Cons of Public Education - The United States prides itself on its public education system making it a core value of many families. The level of education a person has will influence their career achievements. Americans expect their public system of education to provide a solid curriculum. Most of the people in the United States place their trust in the public school system in which they support through taxes. This trust although is contradicted by the public system of education’s current shape. Much of the schools in the United States are either deteriorating, or failing all together....   [tags: public schools]
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Should Our School Schedule Be Extended? - The Board of Education wants to add hours to our school schedule. The problem proposed is American students test scores are falling behind in the counties in Europe and Asia. People think that extending the school year into the summer will help American students to compete academically with other countries, but summer is needed for academic respite, the extension would cost millions, and there isn’t enough evidence to back that it would boost academic achievement. Ideally, extending the school schedule into the summer would equate to more learning....   [tags: adding hours of study to public education system]
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Public Schools Plagued by Overcrowding - With people moving in the cities, overcrowdedness has become a major issue for the public city school system. People often thought of cities as places paved with gold and opportunities, occupied by diverse groups. Everyone comes from different parts of the world chasing after its glamour and freedom. While those desires can be met with settling in urban society, overcrowdedness in Queens of New York City schools have adverse effects on the students’ academic performance. In cities, we often hear people complain about overcrowdedness, especially around public spaces....   [tags: Overcrowded Public Schools]
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Religion and School Prayer in Public Schools -         America's founders envisioned a nation whose government would allow for freedoms and rights to be guaranteed to its citizens. The desire for religious freedom was prominent, sine it was not a right granted to the early colonists living under Briti sh rule. Because England's government forced all of its citizens to learn and practice the same religion, America's first legislators made certain that government intervention in religious matters was prohibited. Therefore, religious freedom was ensured in the First Amendment to the Constitution, as it states, "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof....   [tags: Prayer in Public Schools]
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The Struggle of the Educational System - The Struggle of the Educational System It seems as if the American government has 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. There needs to be more emphasis placed on determining a system that provides greater equity between disadvantaged inner-city schools and wealthier suburban, middle class schools....   [tags: Public Education School Equality Essays] 1143 words
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Do Greater School Autonomy and Accountability Make a Difference? - Introduction A large body of literature in economics, education, and sociology shows that students attending private schools outperform students attending traditional public schools in a wide range of outcomes. Since a common feature of private schools is their autonomy from school district offices, these findings strengthen initiatives to improve outcomes of public school students through the establishment of charter public schools in the United States, free schools in the United Kingdom, independent public schools in Australia, and community-managed schools in many developing countries....   [tags: private, public, school, outcome] 2536 words
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Religion Should Be Taught In Public Schools - “If we ever forget that we are “One nation under God,” then we will be a nation gone under” -- Ronald Reagan (BrainyQuote). Ronald Reagan makes a great point. America was created as a place for religious freedom. Now that freedom is beginning to be stripped away from us. One of the biggest reasons is due to the argument concerning whether or not religion should be allowed in school. It is believed, by many, that allowing education and religion to coincide is going against the first amendment. This argument is one that dates back to the eighteen hundreds, and has yet to be resolved....   [tags: Pro Religion In Public Schools]
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Will School Vouchers Improve Public Schools? - It is a growing debate in an area that American society cannot afford to ignore, as the discussion on voucher schools directly affects our youth, the very foundation of our country. Many cities across the United States have proposed school voucher programs in an effort to improve the education of inner-city children that come from low-income families. However, with this proposition arises certain questions that cannot be avoided. Although proponents of school vouchers argue differently, challengers of the system expressly state that the taxpayer-funded voucher system infringes upon our First Amendment rights....   [tags: School Choice Essays]
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Homeschooling vs. Public Schooling - When kids reach the age where learning begins parents now and days have a concern of whether to home school their kids or send them to a public school. Both are good methods in developing a good education for a child. But also have differences in techniques of teaching and environmental differences. Parents have to think about the cost, the way the child learns being in a social environment, and also be aware of what their child is learning in the street. We will see how home schooling and or public schooling have different effect on a child’s education....   [tags: homeschooling, public schools, ] 853 words
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School Uniforms Will NOT Reduce School Violence - In 1755, Benjamin Franklin, inventor, author, and founding father of the American government wrote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Thus, in regards to the debate of the school uniform policy, could it be said, to conform to the masses to secure a little safety; liberty is being forsaken. Uniforms have been around for centuries; yet, only more recently introduced into American public schools in 1979, as a way to combat differences in social status among students....   [tags: School Dress Code]
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The Constitutionality of Prayer in Public Schools - Many people agree against prayer in public schools, while others think that people should be able to express their religion in their own ways. In public schools, they are not allowed to hold prayers at all during the school day due to the mixed religion students that are attending the school. Over the past few years, this has become an extremely controversial issue in our nation. Many people find it proper to pray in school but many people also agree that it is extremely wrong and that if there is going to be pray in school, every religion should be addressed....   [tags: constitution, religion, USA, education, public sch] 710 words
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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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Private Schools vs. Public Schools Sports Teams - The imbalance between public and private school sports teams does not need to be adjusted. Private schools are offering an extra service that public schools cannot offer. That service is better teachers all the way to better coaches. There are no rules on how they can raise money for their athletic programs unlike public schools. Because of the athletic success more student athletes want to go to the private schools. Which in turn gives the student athletic a better opportunity to be recruited. No the private schools do not need to be adjusted public schools need to improve their outlook on athletics....   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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Public School Reforms: A Hybrid School - ... In an ABC News article profiling two unschooled students, Juju Chang writes, roughly 100,000 children are unschooled in America and seem to be some of the happiest students in the country (Chang). Even though the thought of unschooling one’s children seems like an act of lazy parenting, there are many positives effects that unschoolery has on students. In most scenarios, students learn better and retain more information when they have a desire to learn. Having an interest in the topic and understanding the real life application gives students a better incentive to work hard and study....   [tags: customization of learning pace]
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School Vouchers: Parents Need a Choice - The 14th Amendment in the United States Constitution forbids states from denying any person life, liberty and property without due process of the law. It further states that any person, within a state’s jurisdiction, cannot be denied equal protection of its laws. This amendment protects all people. Chief Justice Clarence Thomas, in a 2002 ruling, stated reasons why school choice should be protected under the 14th Amendment. Justice Thomas wrote in defense of school choice, “Whatever the textual and historical merits of incorporating the Establishment Clause, I can accept that the Fourteenth Amendment protects religious liberty rights....   [tags: school choice, school reform]
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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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Public Schools Should Implement a Strict Dress Code, Ban Cell Phones, and Separate Students by Gender - Over the years safety has gone down and violence has gone up in the public school system. The public school system should lower the violence in their schools by implementing a strict dress code, banning students from having a cell phones on campus , separate students by sex, as well as looking more into the background of teachers that they employ. In today society it is all over the news how students and teachers are constantly wreaking havoc because of facebook, fighting because of what someone said in their status, or messaged them on facebook This is due to the generation of students that has emerged, they are more concerned with who is dating who, who is wearing what, and what such and s...   [tags: public schools]
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The Purpose of a Public School Education - ... A last portion reaches the summit, either to fall into intellectual semi-employment, or to provide, as well as the ‘intellectuals of the collective labourer’, the agents of exploitation (capitalists, managers), the agents of repression (soldiers, policemen, politicians, administrators, etc.) and the professional ideologists (priests of all sorts, most of whom are convinced ‘laymen’).” Many others, such as John Holt, have also found this link. And I see the logic behind it. Starting with my own parents, I was always told “you need to have an education…so you can have a job once you grow up.” Now that I am grown up, I really find this absurd....   [tags: student, training, citizen] 2827 words
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School Vouchers are NOT the Solution - One of the primary reasons for parents choosing to send their child to a private school is due to the many pre-conceived notions that private schools carry regarding their overall reputations. There are three main misconceptions that will be addressed here. These misconceptions are: the misconception of parental choice in selecting a school; more qualified teachers with the most current teaching knowledge; and the myth that private schools are more successful than public schools. Many proponents of a nationwide standardized voucher program argue that such a system will provide parents and students with the opportunity to choose the school in which the child will attend....   [tags: School Reform, Education Reform] 1255 words
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Public vs Charter Schools - The issue of whether charter or public schools are more beneficial for students has been an ongoing debate. The question that arise is which type provides a better education. Having gone to a charter high school myself, I got to see and experience first-hand the benefits of going to a charter school as well as realizing the issues charter schools face here in Oklahoma. These problems need to address in order to guarantee that students are getting the best education that they can get. We are facing an epidemic today with our education system and charter schools could be the solution....   [tags: US education system]
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Attributes of Public Schools - The phrase “public schooling” appears to constantly evolve and change making it difficult to define the term which has largely become an oratorical device used to reference a wide array of assumptions American politicians and society utilize in referencing the educational system within the United States. Recent developments in the educational system such as charter schools, on-line education, and voucher programs which enable participants to use public monies to pay tuition at sectarian schools and tuition tax credits for private schools are developments that make it difficult for educators to clearly define the parameters of the term public education....   [tags: Public Education]
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Public Health Care Reform in America - We all know that this country has a system of doctors and hospitals to take care of us when we get sick. What many people don't know is that there also is a system that keeps us healthy. It works in the ways that we aren't usually aware of. It's the public health system. Everyday you see headlines about public health in the newspaper. But you probably don't even recognize that the headlines reflect a public health system at work. Public health protects you and keeps you and your loved ones safe and healthy....   [tags: Public Health Care Essays] 1354 words
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