The pro side of the debate feels that charter schools are necessary to public education. They believe charter schools should be encouraged as an alternative to traditional public education simply because education is not a “one size fits all” (Genma Holmes). Not all children will excel in the same environment due to the mere fact that students all have different needs as individuals. However, what they do not recognize is that it comes at the cost of implementing more economic and racial segregation, widening the gap in student achievement. The establishment of these schools also means the “loss of funding for traditional public schools, leading to fiscal inefficiency” (US Connect).
The US is right smack in the middle with high educated schools. However, there is a serious drop in some american schools. Being one of the nations with the strongest schooling we also have lots of problems with racial issues. Especially schools that have a hard time accepting muslims, or other cultures. To see schools discriminate other people like that is
Some downfalls of the public school system are, the unequal amount of funding and resources that can be provided to a school district in a wealthier community compared to in a poor community. Then we have the issue of the school curriculum being too closely related to only the standardized test that provide funding rather than actually making sure the students obtain the education they need. The final problem with the school system is the lack of autonomy in schools, the schools, need to have better social interactions and better collaboration between classrooms to effectively help the students where they struggle. These are all downfalls of the public school system that have major impacts on the final graduation and education a student will achieve over the course of their K-12 schooling
I totally agree with you that Terrance as a child care provider can apply for financial assistance from some organization that helps low-income families. I also agree that he might need to apply for the government 's grant that can allow him not to pay back instead of getting loans. I completely agree that Terrance needs to make sure he hires qualified and responsible teachers that create a safe environment where children can learn. I think that could be a great idea for him to hire an assistant director who could supervise each classroom on a daily basis. Since Terrance will have two centers, if could be difficult for him to have to listen to the teacher 's concerns.
The states and local governments argue that funding for NCLB mandates is not sufficient and policy implementation is unclear for regulation of this act. The Department of Education believes that states are not putting their best effort forward in regards to meeting standards for the NCLB while the states are changing requirements and redefine the proficiency standards for their involvement to define achievement evaluations. Stephens & Wikstrom (2007) believe that because “the NCLB requires administrators to report scores by race and ethnic groups” that it is successfully promoting the improvement of pupils’ performance of these minority groups (p.121). This shows that states funding of federal mandates can be quite difficult to meet the expectations without making modifications for evaluations to meet the needs of each state. Not all states are the same and meeting the NCLB standards as an equal measurement across national boundaries is not fair without making modifications to the evaluations of assessment for each state to meet these requirements.
Assessment for Assessment I think Common Core Standard is a tolerable curriculum. It has many benefits such as preparing students for a competitive global economy, providing national continuity in education, and reflect aspirations for student achievement and an understanding of the realities of the classroom. But not all things are flawless. Common Core Standards does have a few down sides such as not guarantee improvements in testing on the global scale and it is a program pushed by the government, which you either adopt the program or you get no money for the schools. According to an article online called “The Case against Common Core” states that the main issue with this curriculum is that this is basically “one size fits all” approach to education.
Dewey and Adams’ writings are about to different things, but in some aspects they both share similarities. Dewey writes about the pros and cons of traditional and progressive teaching, not taking a personal stance on either. Adams on the other hand talks about how public schools is the greatest savior of the immigrant district, and that without school the immigrants would face trouble with the law and family matters in the future. What Dewey and Adams both agree is that education is most important for the youth. After reading Dewey’s writing I believe that traditional and progressive education can be beneficial but only at a certain age.
The pressure that is applied by standardized testing is unhealthy to a learning environment. a. Data from tests are usually used to rank schools and determine the amount of funding that is made available. i. This ranking tends to segregate schools from the lower ranking ones ii.
Citizens of America should look at the different schools and the funding they receive compared to the environment the students live in. One may realize that the educational system is not right, giving one school more money because of the location. Once people realize this they can write to the government or even protest my pulling their kids out of the school to show how providing one school more money is going to give the students at the poorer school a smaller chance at being successful, meaning those students may not get a job to support a family or just them. Making the funding equal would make America better as a whole because more students will go to college, receive degrees, and get better