Schools are still cutting out electives and still can’t afford some of the basic things that students should have in their learning environment. Lynda Barry in her article The Sanctuary of School talks about how for some kids their school is their safe haven. She shows how valuable extracurricular activities and after school programs are when she says,” Before and after school programs are cut and we are told that public school are not made for baby-sitting children. If parents are neglectful temporarily or permanently, for whatever reason, it’s certainly sad, but their unlucky children must fend for themselves. (Barry 724-725) There are children in our communities that depend on the school to keep them safe and to offer protection when their parents are unable to do that but the schools are
Ken Robinson claims in his speech, Do Schools Kill Creativity?, that the school system needs to be updated to accommodate the new changes of the world, such that industry workers are less prevalent compared to specialized ones like doctors and artisans. The school system follows a strict schedule - an operation that doesn’t quite mimic the actual conduct of employed in the world’s current economy. In fact, explains that our current learning system is more accessible to those living “during the Industrial Revolution and the post-Enlightenment period” (Robinson). Education has shown that students have progressively lost interest in acquiring knowledge in schools. Perhaps students are even experiencing depression or other emotional problems.
In the same sense, school vouchers have a very bad effect on public school education. “Perhaps the most important concern about school vouchers is the effect they have on public schools. Many people acknowledge that vouchers help the students who use them, but are worried that they will make public schools worse by draining money or by ‘creaming’ the best students” (Forster 10). When parents are able to bring their child to any school they please, they bring the funding with them. Schools that lose students also lose their funding, and what is left over for the students who stay is lower quality and lesser
TITLE PAGE Introduction Our education system in America is not perfect. There is no perfect education system that exists or will exist. All we can hope to do is maximize the learning experience for students so that they may be able to better perform and grasp academics that can contribute exponentially in society. Our traditional system of education is failing us, as we look at the aftermath of what was the No Child Left Behind act, we can see that we 've fallen further behind in academic achievement in the world and even further within our nation. Like many other evolving aspects of society, we need to see an evolution in the classroom.
So, the result of this approach—judging teachers by the score gains of their students—will incentivize teachers to avoid students with the greatest needs. This is just plain stupid as a matter of policy” (Germain). This quote is important because it relates to students not learning well because of issues at home or medical reasons. To explain, it talks about children with disabilities or who are homeless or something along those lines aren’t going to learn as well as other students. If teachers have these students in their class then they aren’t going to get paid very much from them.
As it has been mentioned as the first key point, the school vouchers only hurt public schools and misuses the taxes that are provided by the people. According to the second key point, school vouchers is only a source of income for the private schools and as a result hurts the majority of students who attend public schools. School vouchers also tend to encourage discrimination of the non-wealthy and disabled people. The vouchers defies their sole purpose in supporting the unfortunate individuals. As stated as the third reason, many people are violated of their First Amendment Rights.
According to the Article “Diane Ravitch: Charter Schools are a Colossal Mistake. Here’s why” Diane believes charter schools are just taking money away from public schools and steering away from the real problem, which is academic performances are low where poverty and racial segregation is high. Charter schools are not reforming schools for the better. She says they go to the extreme of pushing students out of the chance to go to the charter school, because they’re afraid it will bring down there test scores. When before charters school were supposed to be working with public schools and help the weaker students get that extra help they need to do better in school.
Summary: The general argument made by Ken Robinson is that public education has become a way to produce college professors instead of students growing up to prosper in what they enjoy doing. More specifically, Ken Robinson is that education itself is though in a way to prepare students for the future, when no one knows on what the future will look like in years to come. Students are all for innovation and in public school with our different talents education seems to squander them. Ken Robinson specifically states that “Children have a go and they are not frightened to be wrong, but public education makes them belief so”. This idea creates children to not belief that they should prosper in any other field but the ones being taught in high
Holden Caulfield’s Place in the Classroom Schools have a remarkable influence of the next generation. While in school, students are at the ages where they are the most impressionable, a fact which has been long acknowledged. The amount of sway that schools have over other’s children has often made many uncomfortable. Many attempts have been made by parents and older citizens to limit the curriculum of public schools to exclude any topic that can be perceived as immoral. Frequently, this tendency results in a movement to ban books that may have undesirable content from being taught in schools.
He says that the planet is being polluted and destroyed, yet we haven 't learned how to help the earth, so we just watch it being damaged. If the school system just realized that it 's not providing the proper learning students need, they could change the varying courses offered. This would guarantee the future is successful not only in the students ' lives, but also in the future of society. While learning and education are similar, they are very much