A child is struggling to learn at his/ school. He is more of a visual learner, like learning with pictures and shapes in front of him. His school, however, does not have the power and funding to do such things for him, which leaves him struggling and get bad grades. Now, why does he have to struggle in a school system which can’t even support his learning style? School choice is the idea that parents should be able to choose which school they want to send their children to, whether they enroll them to private, charter, parochial or virtual schools, or just decide to homeschool them.
A lot of teens feel like they are isolated from people in school because they fear either that they don't fit in or their classmates don't like them for some reason. They can use the book as something to help them get through things they are going through. Getting told how their lives are going to be planned out for them is a big struggle for some young adults Equality goes through the same thing. “We see that it has ever been thus and that is has brought us step by step to our last” (Rand 20). This quote is basically saying that their life completely planned for them.
School Funding Inequality “One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so” (Christine Gregoire). Everyone deserves an equal education regardless of where they live or who their parents are. Children are facing the consequences of decisions they can’t make. The current way public schools are being funded is not working effectively, students are suffering and there needs to be a change. Basing school funding on property tax leads to unequal opportunities and environments for students, even though the government may claim it is not up to them, there needs to be a drastic change.
This proves that the new classwork and homework that the new standards have implemented have forced schools to buy the new technology or else the students would be left helpless and unable to learn. However, there is another disadvantage to the Common Core system. Many teachers are not trained to teach Common Core according the mandatory standards therefore it costs a lot of money to provide the necessary programs to teach teachers. According to Susan Farrer, “...teacher workshops…benefit students’ lives when they learn how to set up a healthy lifestyle”. Thus demonstrating how not only are schools having to pay for the new technology
In our culture, children are trained to think of themselves as separate individuals from the time they are born” (123). The author tries to insinuate that the instructors should not expect the majority students to grasp the concept of individualism immediately they join the institution. Her theory tries to prove the need for the instructors to understand different student abilities and needs. For example, Americans delineate children as soon as they are born. In contrast, other cultures embrace the children and the issue of individualism is not as pronounced as in America.
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.
Does your kid come home and complain about how they have too much homework? Do they always insist there should be less? Many people that think that the amount of homework that kids get is a problem and that they should get less. There are many complaints that homework stresses kids out and takes up all of their time, when in fact homework is essential to students because it gives students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a topic, allows more new material to be introduced each year, and readies students for the future. During school many students tend to stop paying attention to the lesson being taught.
This greatly limits their access to opportunities and general knowledge of the education system. Southeast Asian parents who are not able to fully communicate in English may miss important information that would be beneficial for their students’ success. These parents are unable to successfully navigate the American school systems, and they often feel unwelcome in the school setting due to cultural boundaries. This and their limited English abilities often restrict their communication with teachers and other school officials that would otherwise help their children succeed. Some parents may also have no higher education, or have had any formal education at all.
For example, many guardians may not feel comfortable introducing firearms to younger children even though at some point in life they will have to know, not to mention it’s all over the news. Another obstacle this innovation will face is actually getting this program in schools. So many schools in the U.S might not want this program due to their budget, just look at how many schools cut the music and fine arts programs. Many people might even think that the G.A.S.P isn’t important or needed, but i ask those people this, “ If your little girl or boy goes to a friends house and see a riffle on the table, will he or she know that it’s not okay to touch it? Will they know how to handle it or the possible dangers of a firearm?
Even if a student passes the remedial class, he or she is not any closer to his or her degree than before, which often discourages many students. According to Meredith Kolodner (2015), “The model that’s used now is a set of prerequisite courses in English and math that presumably will build up the skills of a student so that they can be successful in any college-level course, but that hasn’t been effective” (para. 7). While remedial classes are good in theory, in many cases, they are unnecessary for students if the standard class does not help the student achieve his or her degree. Remedial classes often push students further away from their degrees, and community colleges would benefit from only making students take remedial classes that are required for their degree.
Old schools do not have the technology for students which will provide them with high quality learning and enhance the overall student’s success and future. In another article by Fresnobee Editorial indicates that,“Without doubt, many aging schools need to be remodeled, and some schools should be built to accommodate shifting population.” Schools should focus on the safety of the students and staff, but also focusing on innovation and how to improve student learning. If the school bond passes, schools will have the money to reconstruct and renovate buildings and fix the shifting population in California. In Modesto Bee Editorial article, it makes clear that,“...Too many Valley districts are forced into choosing between making repairs to keep students safe and investing in the updates and innovation that will prepare students for 21st-century jobs. ” It shouldn’t be an option between the safety of students and innovation; schools should have both safety and academic improvements to prepare students for the future.