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.
I personally, believe in equity over equality. I would rather have a family get what they need to survive and given the chance to thrive than getting the same thing as the family next door. Everyone has different wants or needs. Another major aspect that would aid in getting families out of welfare is more support programs and tutoring programs. Through education we are able to help kids get to complete secondary and post-secondary education, and overall the community will have more educated people.
Another reason is that children would be working for money, not education when it should be the other way around to later on in life get good money and a good job. Last, it is ineffective to pay for the financial outcome when the process getting there isn’t rewarded. Overall, students shouldn’t get paid for getting good grades because money for good grades doesn’t improve your scores, the opposite often happens. To begin, students should want to learn for themselves. They should be satisfied with the warm, fuzzy feelings of accomplishment and success is its own reward.
Maddie Berlemann Mrs. Mercer Honors Freshman lit. March 2, 2017 Tuition Free College Even though opponents say that free college would not be an option because faculty would push for more pay, tuition free college is good for reasons such as making cities more successful, students would not be crushed by debt, students would value higher education and it would benefit the poor. According to Lawrence S. Wittner, “Free public higher education provides educational opportunities for all.” Including the low income families and students. As prices of schools rise lower income families have harder times paying for it not to mention the “thousands of dollars in room, board, books, and other living expenses” as Lawrence S. Wittner explains.
Co-ed schools help the student to be confident when talking to other genders as opposed to not know how. Parents and schools shouldn't be spending that much money on going to single-sex schools when they could go to co-ed school for less money. Single-sex education isn’t helping students obtain the knowledge about how diverse our world is. Single-sex schools has many issues regarding money or the students; would it just be better if students got education from co-ed
The very nature of homeschooling makes it difficult to quantify student performance. However, the best available evidence is strongly positive about home-school student learning. The available evidence certainly seems to indicate otherwise.Harm to Public Education. Home schooling limits public school enrollments and therefore reduces the amounts of money state governments provide to local school districts. Which decreases the numbers of parents who are wanting to increase their children’s education (“Brookings”)
Not to mention the donor would be taking a valuable gift from the child, this will also lead to practical problems in the classroom, and think what were to happen if the money stopped coming in? Kids should not be paid for good grades because the donor would be taking a special gift from children, can lead to practical problems, and what if the money stopped coming in? One reason paying students for good grades is a bad idea is because the giver would be taking a gift from children. Your probably thinking “what do you mean?” Kids are naturally gifted to want to learn without money as motivation. The source would Edward Deci
On the other hand, Donald Trump wants to hire better teachers and schools and have education be a local. If education were to become local, whichever city the school is located in would have to pay for anything the school needs (teachers, textbooks, lunches, art programs, etc). In some cases, this idea would benefit people who live in wealthy cities that can afford prestigious teachers and have the funds to give their school resources. In cities that don 't have much money, it’s almost impossible to hire the best teachers and give their children the proper resources because of their lack of funds. Sanders wants to make education affordable for everyone and give equal opportunities to all
I do like the idea that it helps children receive a better education but as I said I do think it should only be for a selective few of children. I don’t like how it is pulling money away from local schools in ones residence and brining it into a new district. The article states
These students with low income do have the same opportunity as the higher income new schools. A lot of those students don’t have access to internet or even have a ride for transportation. Increasing school funding may cost money but it would help the future of
The achievement gap is the difference in education between schools due to financial and cultural backgrounds (“Educational Standards”). With common standards, all students will be taught the same material during the school year, so none of the low income schools will fall behind due to lack of resources or problems of the sort. Along with having balanced educations between schools, supporters of Common Core also contend that imposing these standards help experts define which approaches are the most proficient in teaching students, because there would be certain statistics to prove which methods work best (“Educational Standards”). Not only will students be getting an equal education to other schools, but also the best education possible. Opponents might say that the achievement gap will get wider when introduced to standards, because it has been getting increasingly bigger in the past (Koh, Tsin Yen).
would benefit economically by approving an immigration reform. It is time to abandon the negative perceptions held towards undocumented immigrants. These individuals risked their lives to come to a county filled with copious opportunities. They did not intent to arrive here to be immediately labeled as “rapists” but to offer their families, specifically their children, an opportunity of a better tomorrow. An opportunity of an adequate education, for example, can land their children on a decent job with a higher salary which can allow them to live comfortably.
The VHSL is not giving the people what they believe is right and they are then creating a crack in the system. Schools that are at a disadvantage are in a bad place because of the fact that not everyone in that school will have the opportunity to vote. With all these factors and facts together, passing the bill will benefit everyone and will help make more efficient decision making process and there will no longer be this divide between the VHSL and the
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.
To begin with, people whose family have a lower income and they may not be able to go to college, can use affirmative action to still be allowed to go to college and exploit their talents and still be able to live a standard good life. “Now more than ever, the continued use of affirmative action is needed to address existing discrimination, to break down barriers and to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their talents and abilities” (Affirmative Action, 1) In the quote, it explains how affirmative action helps more people be able to get allowed into schools that would otherwise not, and now have a chance to show their talents and abilities to the world. That although they came from a low income family or a one-parented family, they still have an equal chance to show how they can make a difference in the United States. “These children will grow up to be the adults who drive the