There have been many controversies over the Tenth Amendment for quite some time. The amendment was designed to divide and limit the powers of the national and states’ government. It protects the states and its’ people from the national government becoming too powerful. However, the question that has been asked repeatedly and holds the most concern is, has the national government overstepped its power? The Tenth Amendment should be modified in favor of the states.
“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.
Education has importance in life because it gives people the skills and tools they need to be successful. Reading, writing, calculating, and communicating would not exist without education. People would also not be able to perform jobs competently, accurately and safely. In “America Skips School” by Benjamin R. Barber, Barber believes America needs to get their act together. People need to stop making excuses and calling their problems an “education crisis.” They need to take a stand, make a change, and start caring about education. The value of education determines the amount of effort expressed towards education.
It is illustrated that some children are raised in the homeless shelter when they are undeveloped. For instance, Eric and Christopher had both grown up in homeless shelters with their family and younger sisters who needed them to go out in the streets to panhandle for enough money for food. Because the place where the boys were living were full of drugs, and what they sense and see was affecting them to become most embittered and distrustful of adults (“Jonathan Kozol”2012). These children are American, but they cannot enforce their authority on going to school as for gaining more episteme. Because we know education opportunity is created for all kids. The best escalator to opportunity in America is schooling (Wendy 2012). According to an investigation from a magazine, this escalator is broken. They expect each generation to do better, but currently, much more young Americans have less access to education, about twenty-nine percent than their parents than have more education about twenty percent, and as recently as 2000, the United States still ranked second in the share of the population with a college degree, but now they have dropped to fifth (Borosage and Vanden 2011). A basic element of the American dream is the equal access to education as the lubricant of social and economic mobility. As we know, more and more children have not taken the opportunity so far because the society they live in cannot facilitate them to achieve their essential American
The provision of education is often viewed as equitable and efficient. To be equitable, it must be represented as fair and impartial, as well as being efficient in comparison of effectiveness to the total input in a market system. Based on the principles presented in Cocktail Party Economics, the provision of public education can be analyzed as a negative connotation. Chapters 9-12 in Cocktail Party Economics emphasizes on competitive markets, less efficient market outcomes and many others concepts. Public education was put into place to create fairness and provides all children with the equal opportunity to attend school. However, the public education system is quite inequitable. In the majority of cases, children that live in better neighborhoods end up doing better than those in lower income communities do. The schools in higher income areas are maintained more frequently and overall provide the children with better opportunities than schools in lower income areas. This is not fair, even though the government will try to spend money equally it does not always end up being impartial. This unfairness is presented at an elementary and a secondary school level. When it comes to the secondary school level, there are many private institutions that provide easier education than public schools simply because you are
America’s high schools are in desperate need of help. Students should feel there is a purpose in going to school and getting an education. They need to be more motivated to go to school. The amount of tests students take in High School is ridiculous. Students need to take less standardized tests. As said in the article The Secret To Fixing Bad Schools “students need to become thinkers not test takers.” They should be able to take more classes they are interested in rather than classes they need just for graduation required credits. Schools need to have more academic achievement appreciation rather than only appreciating the athletic students. Although Bostein points out America’s education system seems to be the main issue in preparing our children for the future, he is a bit too extreme with this ideas.
If the citizens of the United States wish to sustain a government and protect their civil rights, then the civilians must contribute into upholding them. The responsibilities as American citizens is very important because if the people decide to ignore their obligations then it could change their government drastically. The people could change the way the U.S government is arranged and/or become a system that lacks the representative of the people, an anarchy. In order for this to not occur, the citizens of the country must fulfill this by maintaining and take care of their rights and responsibilities or duties.
Also, there needs to be a major education reform budgetwise. Public schools should be abolished and the government should just give people a certain amount of money and they can choose which school to use it on. Education should be left to the private sector because they do it best. Taxpayers who pay to go to private schools should not have to pay for public
It seems that governments in the United States are having difficulties meeting the needs of the people with the current resources allotted to them. Government has the task of disturbing revenues to programs that act in the public interest. At times, programs, such as education, are underfunded. Schools then confronted with the challenge of funding beneficial with insufficient revenue and finding alternative methods of funding. More often, we are seeing schools asking students to bare the financial burden in order to participate. As a result, Heather Boyle decided to bring an awareness to a circumstance that is occurring in school sports through her article “As Sports Fees Rise, A Young Athlete Learns That If You Can 't Pay, You Can 't Play”. In her narrative, Boyle expresses the difficulties she confronted growing up in poverty and meeting the financial burden felt trying to participate in school athletic. Furthermore, she conveys some of the effect pay to play is having is having as a whole now and possible future implications. Boyle, makings further use of her writing opportunity, to addresses the possible changes to policy practices that may perhaps give under privileged children the occasion to participate in athletics. Finally, Boyle concludes the article with the benefit athletics has left her with and her feeling of sadness
To no one’s surprise, most Americans are aware that education is a necessity in life. Not only does it allow one to further their knowledge, but it can offer freedom from anything holding them back, like poverty. A bar graph statistic from the Congressional Budget Office found that people with their Master’s degree between ages of 45-54 years old make $130,000, whereas high school graduates between the same ages only make about $70,000 (Dent). Even though America offers some of the best education in the world, many do not realize the impact that social class has on one’s education. Whereas most other nations fund their schools equally, America spends much more on the more affluent districts. For example, “the wealthiest 10 percent of U.S. school districts spend nearly 10 times more than the poorest 10 percent, and spending ratios of 3 to 1 are common within states” (Darling-Hammond). In wealthier, suburban areas, most students have the resources available to benefit their educational needs, including; projectors, computers, and calculators. In contrast, “at MacKenzie High School in Detroit, word processing courses are taught without word processors because the school cannot afford them” (Darling-Hammond). For students coming out of lower income communities, it is more difficult for them to attend college, or excel because of the lack of academic preparation. Now not only are many Americans not getting a good education, but as a
There are public schools all over the world and those in public schools are not getting the proper education that they need. It seems public schools only provide the public with the bare minimum. This bare minimum can become very discouraging to parents, students and the entire public community in which the school is. Most Supreme Court rulings agree that school districts across the nation, and across the world, really only need to provide the bare minimum legally. This present an issue, if the professionals are only supposed to give the bare minimum then they themselves will be given the bare minimum. The reality is that most school professionals give way more than the bare minimum because even though they are supposed to just meet the requirements of
A. Napolitano stated that the more she thought about it, she realized that America was behind and couldn’t lead innovation in years to come, nor could America compete internationally with the other education systems.
A few years ago, it was Finland, and before that it was Japan. It’s tempting to want to say the implementation of some country’s [math curriculum] would work, but it just plays out so differently in each state and locality.” It’s not known why the results of this test are so low. Probably the insufficient preparation of the teachers to the shortage of opportunities. Comparing the Finnish and American school system, there are few things that stand out to the eye. In Finland teachers must have master’s degrees and only 10% of Finnish, college graduates are accepted into the teacher training program, colleges that are free. On the shoulders of American college students, it weights a debt to nearly a trillion dollars. The sum of the debts accumulated for entry to university courses has exceeded the credit card as major source of debt of the country and is subject to the demands of the movement Occupy Wall Street
Our educational system is failing us. The United States of America is supposed to be the “greatest” country in the world but statistics are showing that our government/educational system is failing us; children/young adults of the nation. Being a student of a middle ranked school in Arizona, I personally have had a first-hand feel for how good and/or bad teaching affects students. Just in high school I have had teachers that would just assign websites as our lesson and even teachers that sit at their desk for the whole hour; don’t even go over the mindset, homework, and maybe only show one problem so that we’ll know what the homework will be like. Until sophomore year I didn’t even know the differences between you’re, your, too, and to. Even
US education has been ranked very low compared to other countries. We are ranked 17th in Science and Math and 21st in Reading. According to PISA, Massachusetts is the state with the highest achievements. By comparison, 55% of Shanghai, China students have scored in the highest level while America is at 9%. Part of China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, and Liechtenstein are the countries that are ranked the highest . The US is also ranked 5th in spending the most on every student ($115,000 per student). Taxpayers must pay billions of dollars each year in order to fund the government for US educational programs. This shows that our system is not very effective from the amount of money spent and the loss of academic