One topic that has been arising lately, and has became a controversy, is charter schools. Many think charter schools are bad, well others think they are good for kids. Charter schools are bad in several different ways, and they cause lots of unneeded problems. Like close schools, separate kids and suck in cash from the government.
“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.
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?
This will allow many people who can’t afford college to have an opportunity to attend, without having to stress about falling in debt or dropping out simply because they couldn’t pay. In his book, Friedman states, “So a poorly funded and staffed high school today is a pathway to a dead end” (361). He continues by quoting Marc Tucker, “Therefore, we have to find a way to educate all of our young people to a very high standard. Otherwise, if you don’t upgrade their skills, the only way the low-skilled can compete is by driving down the wages” (quoted in Friedman 361). What both, Friedman and Tucker, mean by this is poorly funded schools are not educating kids to be fully prepared for attaining high-skilled jobs. Since the world has flattened out it is harder for people without higher education to find a job. Many jobs today are being outsourced or automated. Which simply means machines and people from other countries are able to do the same jobs as Americans for a lower cost. With this reason it is becoming hard for people with low-education or low-skills to compete. In his article, “The Working Class Gets Little Support for Training,” R. Thomas Buffenbarger, the president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, states,
The passage of this bill would give parents the choice of where their kids can go to school, and help give a “head start” by granting parents a voucher worth a set amount of money to put towards enrolling their children in private education. Unfortunately, these vouchers are not enough to enroll a child in private-school, meaning
Students shouldn't have to pay for college, should they? No they shouldn't. Many smart kids who are more likely to succeed have little money and cannot afford college. More kids would go to college, also students would have more freedom to choose what they really wanted to do. College should be free for everyone for the kids with less money, it would help some actually go and be successful in life and they would have more freedom to choose what they want to do.
Since at least the 1970’s, the topic of year-round schooling has been debated by many people.This new system is spreading across the nation fast, in fact, in 2011-12, there were about 3700 schools that operated on the year-round schedule. (Zubrzycki 1,3). Like any other controversial topic, there are both benefits and drawbacks to the year-round schooling system. For instance, a definite benefit would be that, “...with one group of students always on vacation, a school that was built for 750 students can serve as many as 1000. This allows school districts with little or no money for building expansions to handle a growing student population and save millions of dollars in construction costs.” (Nair 2). Saving so much money could help schools afford better teaching equipment, which would most likely improve student grades. Next, a drawback is that it could be hard on families if the children have different school schedules. The change could make it difficult to plan a family vacation, go to summer camps,
College ruins the world. Everyday families struggle financially to send their children to college. Why should we spend money on more education. Isn't twelve years enough? Since college is, and will always will be in high demand, the prices are always increasing. Instead of families worrying about how they are going to pay for their food or home, students will not go to college at all.This solution benefits all parties involved. Parents will have peace of mind knowing that their family is stable, children will be less stressed and can focus on what’s really important, work. Even the government will thrive with the flow of capital. Overall eliminating college as a whole is the best way to eliminate the increase in college prices.
problem lies in the fact that most public schools have fixed costs from heating costs to teaching staff that cannot easily be adjusted or downscaled when a few students leave in a given year. The result equates to “squeezed funding at traditional public schools” (Daniel Simmons Ritchie).
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
According to the 2011 ACS, (Automated Collection System), the median household income of Dane County’s African American families was $20,664, less than 1/3 the median income enjoyed by White families ($63,673). These statistics showed the problem of income disparity between black and white families. This income disparity might have negative impact in all domain of the black population life such as education, healthcare, etc.….
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
As stated before, school choice helped many cities, like New Orleans, advance and raise the children that graduated, and became successful. They’re also useful for kids who do not like the curriculum or teaching style that the county or school gives them. They are accessible to almost everybody, since parents can use vouchers to put their children in a private school that have tuition. Even though people may say this takes money from public schools, it is also shown that it helps public schools by making them more competitive. The benefits of school choice are undoubtedly going to help kids in the country, and will excel students learning in the
As stated earlier, students success will decrease and they will not learn to develop good habits like being resilient. Additionally, people who pay for their college degree are put at risk of losing their job opportunity to a person who got their college degree for free. Furthermore, free public colleges are not free for taxpayers because they pay for students enrolled in these programs, which can also be other people’s children, rather than their own. Free public college education hurts people rather than helping people. After researching this topic, I now realize that people like myself who go to public schools should be grateful for all the taxpayers that support our
It is essential that younger generations receive a quality education. Children all over the United States of America are being deprived of their schooling. Not all schools receive equal funding. Kids who grow up in less wealthy areas are less likely to receive a good education. Children are being set up for failure. They 're funding is based on the wealth of the area they live in. Kids who might have excelled in certain areas with the right tutoring will never get the opportunity to without the proper funding. This is a shame to see talent going to waste. Think of all of the possibilities that these children could have created for the world with the right education. The United States has to invest in the youth. Keep the chain going to better the standard of life. That 's what the future is all about. We must improve on our previous generations to make the world a better place to live in. The United States must rehaul the out of date education system to compete with other top nations to give children an opportunity to education with equal funding so they can learn to the best of their ability.