Everyone deserves a quality education and a safe place to learn. Of course we want what’s best for our students, but when students have to study in run down buildings and in hazardous learning environments; it’s morally wrong to be put in that situation for students and staff. Proposition 51, or the California Public School Facility Bonds Initiative provides $9 billion in bonds to fund improvement and construction of school facilities for K-12 schools and community colleges. There has been many school bonds in the past, but Prop 51 is the first school bond measure to appear on the ballot as an initiative and is first education related bond since 2006. Although many people that oppose Prop 51 argue that 51 will leave us
The issue of education for the Native Americans living in the West was such an important issue back in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that many white reformers pushed for a compulsory education for them. The schools where the Native Americans were forced into taught them everything they needed to know to become Americans culturally. Things such as rights, freedoms and the institutions that made America the country it was, were taught in class, but these schools also had another goal in mind, total erasure of their culture and complete assimilation of the tribes into American culture. This essay will tackle the motives of such reformers to push for the assimilation of the Native Americans by using their direct texts written
the need for the federal government to make meaningful comparisons across a highly de-centralized public education system has also contributed to the debate about standardized testing, including the elementary and secondary education act of 1965 that required standardized testing in public schools. u.s. public law 107-110, known as the no child left behind act of 2001, further ties public school funding to standardized testing. the goal of no child left behind was to improve the education system in the united states by holding school and teachers accountable and attempting to close the educational gap between minority and non-minority children in public schools. students ' results on standardized tests were used to allocate funds and other resources such as teachers and administrators to schools. this policy does not provide a federal standard for schools, but allows each state to set their own standards.
The intended audience for The Book of Unknown Americans are other immigrants, or foreigners living in the United States. The author seems to assume that the reader is not originally from the United States, and is Latino. Adolfo “Fito” Angelino talks about how the United States is popular with the Latinos. “We have all the Spanish supermarkets now, and the school district started those English programs. I know some people here think we’re trying to take over, but we just want to be a part of it.
Primarily, the idea behind bilingual education is that ““primary and secondary school students who do not speak English well or at all should be taught in some or all subjects in their native language while they learn English” (Skrentny 179). The law targeted limited English proficiency students and especially the Hispanic community who had the high rate of dropouts at schools. While Gann, Duignan, Moore and Pachon insist on the role of Hispanic movement in supporting bilingual education, Skrentny's analysis of bilingual education demonstrates that Hispanics claimed bilingual education as a civil right issue after the emergence of bilingual education. He does not deny the role of the Hispanics but does not put the merit of bilingual education on them. In fact, Skrentny explains that the strongest support for bilingual education came from organizations such as the National Education Organization which argued that forcing immigrant children to give up their mother tongue and native culture in order to assimilate might cause important damage on the self-esteem of the children.
1) Because John Simon argues that American should be care->care about English grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, and demonstrates that this problem is mostly from miseducation, intended audience for “Why Good English is Good for You” are American educators and parents who are concerned about their children`s English education. The purpose of the text is to suggest that American citizens need to do their best to use the Standard English that has more advantages than sloppy English. 2) By using elevated diction, superior tone, and linguistic jargon, John Simon, the author of “Why Good English is Good for You”, demonstrates the importance of using correct English to American educators and parents who are concerned about the children`s English
I believe that the author’s argument for setting “Standard English” is quite a good idea (Curzan, 2009). English is taught internationally, and it is taught since there are many foreigners who want to move to America. In case there is no rules set for Standard English, communication between individuals can turn out to be a big problem. According to Curzan, teachers should learn about Standard English so that different teaching methods do not clash (Curzan, 2009). All teachers are required to teach their students particular grammatical rules.
Subtractive bilingualism refers to the idea of ridding someone of their native language in order to learn the language of their new country in order to participate in the country fully. Historically in the United States this approach has been used on immigrants and the children of immigrants as a means to quickly assimilate them and rid them of the burden of their native language (Nieto, 2003, p. 211). For example, a Spanish-speaking student who has just emigrated from the United States would be in a classroom that only used English and would not be allowed to speak in Spanish. Additive bilingualism refers to someone learning a new language in addition to the language they already know and therefore increasing their knowledge of languages.
Various viewpoints and opinions have already been discussed, and the public is already aware of both parties stance on immigration. Democrats believe that hard-working, undocumented immigrants should be able to become citizens, and that the implementation of better immigration policies should be the main priority. They also believe in the notion that the United States relies heavily on immigrants, and that they represent the future of this country. Along with a majority of the Democratic Party, President Obama wants to help young, undocumented children from mixed families receive an education and gain citizenship. However, Republicans on the other hand, are focused on the needs of national security, rather than the path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
During the 1970’s, California was in an uproar of submersion of bilingual education in the public education system. This period of permissive was a landmark for bilingual education because Lau V. Nichols marked a movement that lead to assimilation to redefine unification of the Americanization in the United States during this period. First, to understand the movement, in 1906 the Nationality Act passed that implicated the first legislation that required incoming immigrants to speak English as the dominant language (Barker, 2011). I believe in order to understand what is going on in the present you have to understand the history. This Nationality Act was influenced that English was a superior language to learn and all Americans should speak it.
Although the argument supporting standardized testing as an effective measure of students’ performance and teachers’ effectiveness in content delivery cannot be disqualified in absolute terms, it can be dismissed on the ground that it hinders students’ curiosity, creativity, and motivation for learning. The fact that most of the countries which outperform the U.S. on international examination only test their students thrice in the course of their education makes a wakening call to education policy makers to initiate massive overhaul in the U.S. education system/curriculum. These changes would reduce the pressure on both teachers and students and ensure equitable resource allocation to all public schools in the