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Persuasive Speech: Who Should Pay for Public School? - “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want.” (Robert A. Heinlein) This is what is currently happening to families that do not use their local public school system. Private school families, childless families, and families that no longer have children in school should not have to pay public school taxes for their local township. This is because, unlike public school users, these families do not use this particular public service. Therefore, these families should not be required to pay public school taxes....   [tags: public, private, school, taxes] 585 words
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Religion and Prayer Must Not be Permitted in Public School -       Early American colonists anticipated a country full of freedoms and opportunities. As the new government was beginning to develop, the Founders took into consideration the restrictions placed on them and their fellow immigrants in their former home lands. One difficulty the colonists encountered back in Europe was the inability to practice a desired religion or not to practice one at all. Since the newly formed country was made up of people from more than one religious background, the government had to come up with a way to accommodate all of its citizens....   [tags: Public School Prayer Must Not be Permitted ]
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Religion Issues in Public School - ... Also, was a court case, Abington Township v. Schempp, the Supreme Court said that it's entirely permissible for public schools to offer classes in "the study of the Bible," if they are "presented objectively as part of a secular program of education," adding, "it certainly may be said that the Bible is worthy of study for its literary and historic qualities."(Lesson 2, 2014) The Student’s Religious Expression The students can express their faith while they in school and schools should respect the right of students to participate in activities and religious discussions....   [tags: parents, school officials, communities]
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Louisiana Public School System - The state of the Louisiana public school system is among the worst in the union. Among the 50 states Louisiana consistently ranks in the bottom in public education. The National Center for Education Statistics ranked Louisiana as the 49th state in the country for public education (Todd). Louisiana also ranks 48 out of 50 in science education, and 47 out of 50 in mathematics in the country according to the American Institute of Physics (Todd). In addition, to low outcomes in these measures Louisiana has a high school graduation rate of 67 percent in 2010(Todd)....   [tags: public education, voucher program, opportunity ]
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Equality in Public School Systems - Last year, my sister was a high school student tutor. She watched as the teacher tried so hard to help the students learn and understand the material. Students are able to do a good job if they actually put effort into their work, especially with the resources that the teacher provides. However, some slacked off, complained and didn’t apply themselves. At the end of the day, when the teacher does their job, it is up to the students on what to do with that information but most of the time many students don’t take advantage of the opportunities provided to get the most of their education or realize just how important it is....   [tags: Academic Success, Boys vs Girls In School]
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Private Better than Public School - Private Better than Public School There are many decisions for parents to choose private or public school for their kids. Every parent wants what is best for his or her child. A person's education is one of the most important aspects in determining whether or not they will become a productive member of society. Education is so important. We need to look at both public and private schools to find out if there is a difference. Private schools are a better choice than public school for many reasons....   [tags: Education, Schools, Public Schools]
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Mandatory Public School Uniforms are a Good Thing - Nowadays, we see many teenagers dress in spaghetti-strap tank tops, low-cut shirts, drop pants, pajamas, and even spandex shorts in school even though there have been policies about dress codes. Teachers, parents, and other adults feel disgruntled about the way they dress. Many students also complain about difficulties in concentrating on schoolwork because of the same reason. Obviously, what students wear to school has become a very distracting issue in the school environment. Therefore, school uniforms should be required in public schools due to many reasons....   [tags: dress code, public schools, argument]
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The Purpose of a Public School Education - ... A last portion reaches the summit, either to fall into intellectual semi-employment, or to provide, as well as the ‘intellectuals of the collective labourer’, the agents of exploitation (capitalists, managers), the agents of repression (soldiers, policemen, politicians, administrators, etc.) and the professional ideologists (priests of all sorts, most of whom are convinced ‘laymen’).” Many others, such as John Holt, have also found this link. And I see the logic behind it. Starting with my own parents, I was always told “you need to have an education…so you can have a job once you grow up.” Now that I am grown up, I really find this absurd....   [tags: student, training, citizen] 2827 words
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Public School Reform in America - Public Schools in America for a long time were regarded as the best public schools in the world, but with the development of Asian and European schools American schools are not ranked as highly. American Public schools in 1999 were ranked sixteenth and seventeenth in science and math right behind Bangladesh. Some students are graduating from high school with little more than an inadequate ability to read and a diploma that should mean the student knows at least the core subjects. Other students are dropping out and not graduating at all....   [tags: public Education] 619 words
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Inclusion in the Public School Classroom - Inclusion in the Public School Classroom What do we do with children with disabilities in the public school. Do we include them in the general education class with the “regular” learning population or do we separate them to learn in a special environment more suited to their needs. The problem is many people have argued what is most effective, full inclusion where students with all ranges of disabilities are included in regular education classes for the entire day, or partial inclusion where children spend part of their day in a regular education setting and the rest of the day in a special education or resource class for the opportunity to work in a smaller group setting on specific needs....   [tags: Special Education, mainstreaming, special needs]
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Comparison: Public School and Homeschool - It is important to note that it is a right for the children to have a quality education. In this aspect, reasonable learning environments are a critical factor contributing to children education. All parents want their children to have an access to quality and better education. In the quest for such, parents always seek learning environments with competent teachers and better learning facilities. It is therefore, common to see parents always having a choice to make between taking their children to public schools, private school or have the children taught at home....   [tags: Quality Education, Advantages, Disadvantages] 2455 words
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Teaching Religions in Public School - Is there a way for teachers to include religion in the curriculum. If so, is there a way for you to include religion without offending anyone. America has always struggled with what to do about the concept of religion. This struggle can be noted in both politics and education. The debate over rather or not religion should be allowed in schools has been around for many years. This debate has also been to court numerous times, but now some Americans are stating that religion should be allowed back in schools....   [tags: church and state, bible]
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Public School Health Care - The public school system offers several different types of health care services to students concerning issues that are a problem in 21st century schools. Two of the top concerns in public school health care concern the on topics of reproduction and obesity. With over 50 million students attending public schools, it is important to recognize and understand that school systems have a responsibility to provide health care education and services that will educate and hopefully improve the health of all students....   [tags: Health Care] 553 words
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Uniforms in Public School? - One of the issues that our society has to deal with is whether to have "uniforms in public schools."The word uniform means "one form" which makes everyone equal. Some people say yes some say no for different reasons. I truly believe that every person has the right to be equal. People should not be judged of what they are wearing. One of the reasons schools should have uniforms is because families could save money. An average cost of a uniform in JC penny for one student a year is about three hundred dollars ....   [tags: argument, Education]
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Public School Reforms: A Hybrid School - ... In an ABC News article profiling two unschooled students, Juju Chang writes, roughly 100,000 children are unschooled in America and seem to be some of the happiest students in the country (Chang). Even though the thought of unschooling one’s children seems like an act of lazy parenting, there are many positives effects that unschoolery has on students. In most scenarios, students learn better and retain more information when they have a desire to learn. Having an interest in the topic and understanding the real life application gives students a better incentive to work hard and study....   [tags: customization of learning pace]
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Public School Libraries - Although not all agree, the trend toward removing print media from the library can be seen as refocusing public school library resources on 21st century learning. The debate over eBooks in particular has been very divisive. Traditionally the library has been a quiet place to read and research mostly from print materials. Most libraries have even incorporated a cluster or two of computers so that patrons can access the Internet or search databases, but the perception and reality of most libraries is that they are filled with shelves and shelves of print materials....   [tags: Library Science, Library Media Centers] 2187 words
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Public School Reforms - Public schooling systems today are hindering, rather than helping, the creativity and individuality of high school-aged students who are looking not only for their future, but for themselves as well. What needs to be changed in order for students to get the most from their high school education. Much research has gone into this, resulting in differing opinions, multiple methods of change, and thousands of other questions. Some researchers feel that too much class time is spent forcing students to learn advanced science, math, and language arts; others believe that these same classes should be the main focus of schools in order to increase intelligence....   [tags: Education]
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The Benefits of Uniform Adoption in Public Schools - Ever wonder what it would look like to have all students wearing the same white polo shirt, black pants, and a district sweater walking in the hallway. Nowadays, public school and many districts are discussing the possibilities of enforcing the uniform policy. In most places, many private schools already require students to have their mandatory uniforms; however, there are only a few public schools adopting this mandatory school-uniform polices as one of their enrollment requirements. The reason why not all public schools participated was because people believe that they are violating the freedom of choice when enforcing this mandatory uniform policy; yet problems such as bullying and segr...   [tags: Public School Districts, School Uniforms]
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Disadvantages of Unequal Public School Funding - Disadvantages of Unequal Public School Funding Many students entering college may discover that they are not prepared for college curriculum courses. These students enter college courses facing a major issue. They find that high school has not adequately prepared them for the difficulty of college level courses. These students lacked the sufficient basis in being well equipped for advanced careers and college entry. These students have suffered a great inequality prevalent throughout high schools since several high schools do not receive equivalent aid....   [tags: Education]
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Creationism in Public School Science Class - Should history teachers teach that the Holocaust happened and that it didn't happen. If not, then why should science teachers teach that life evolved over billions of years, and that it was created as it is now just six thousand years ago. Creationism should not be taught in science class because it has no supporting evidence, it is not equal to evolution, and religious myths can not be taught in public schools in an officially non religious nation. "...[I]ndividual scientists and philosophers of science have provided substantive critiques of "intelligent design," demonstrating significant conceptual flaws in its formulation, a lack of credible scientific evidence, and misrepresentati...   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Mandatory Public School System Uniforms - Physical and emotional abuse, early sexual initiation, and violence lead to poor academic achievement among public school students (CDC, 2011). Public schools are liberal in their uniform policy. Thirty-seven United States legislatures created laws allowing school districts to put into practice school uniform policies (Konheim-Kalkstein, 2006, p. 26); only fourteen percent of public schools required students to wear a uniform in 2005-2006 (Redmond, 2012). According to the National Educational Longitudinal Study, “uniformed students have significantly higher test scores than do non-uniformed students (Bodine, 2003).” This proposal makes the case that schools need to require students within pu...   [tags: Education]
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Reflecting on Religious Expression and School Prayer - ... Schempp presents a case where the Court held that reading the Bible for sectarian purposes and reciting the Lord’s Prayer in public schools during normal hours were unconstitutional; however, the Court asserted that the Bible could be read as literature in an appropriate class and that the history of religion or comparative religion could be taught. This case affirmed that vocal denominational or nondenominational prayers, and ceremonial reading from the Bible, are unconstitutional practices in the public school classroom....   [tags: unconstitutional, public school policy]
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Religion in Public Schools - Until the early 1960s, religion was accepted in most public school systems across our nation. One of the main purposes for school in early America was for religious purposes (Prothero). Benjamin Franklin stated, "It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand." Thomas Jefferson stated, "The question isn't what religion is true. The question is what religious traditions do we need to know something about in order to be an effective citizen." Something that can be beneficial to our nation should not be taken away....   [tags: Public School Systems. Education, Religion]
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Do Greater School Autonomy and Accountability Make a Difference? - Introduction A large body of literature in economics, education, and sociology shows that students attending private schools outperform students attending traditional public schools in a wide range of outcomes. Since a common feature of private schools is their autonomy from school district offices, these findings strengthen initiatives to improve outcomes of public school students through the establishment of charter public schools in the United States, free schools in the United Kingdom, independent public schools in Australia, and community-managed schools in many developing countries....   [tags: private, public, school, outcome] 2536 words
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School Uniforms: Should Everyone Look Like Clones? - ... Yet again, Greatschools.org indicates that, “ Strict dress code polices and school uniforms can be a financal burden for families on top of other educational costs, such as books, additonal class fees, school supplies and in some cases, tuition.” The average school uniform can cost anywhere between forty-two dollars to one hundred thirty three dollars, just for one outfit. Now imagine, at least seven outfits for three children. The National Retail Federation estimates, “People will spend $14.5 billion on back-to-school clothing and shoes this year.” Private schools that require uniforms are just a little bit more expensive than public schools....   [tags: public school system]
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Is Private School Educationally Better than Public School? - Private School vs. Public School: Is Private School Educationally Better than Public School. The questions is: Is Private school educationally better than public schools. Unless proven in the near future, studies show that private school is not educationally better than public school. Many people assume that private school students outperformed public school students, but private schools seldom release test scores and do not necessarily use the same tests as the public schools. Different tests means different outcomes....   [tags: curriculum requirements, supervision] 1146 words
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Discovering The Relationship Between the Law and Your School - Abstract Today schools are changing to integrate the 21st century. Therefore, it is imperative that educational administrators are aware of the legal framework facing the issues in schools. There are many issues the administrators will face and they must know the constitutional rights of individuals and the school. The Constitution contains the laws of the United States. Discovering the Relationship between the Law and Your School There are no references to education in the Constitution, but it does speak of the operation and management of the schools and the protection of the students’, faculty’s, and staff’s individual rights....   [tags: public school, private school, Education]
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Religion and Public school - Imagine walking into a class room filled with clamoring students. The class falls silent as they all stare. This would be the type of tension and angst caused by differing religious’ views. America is a country based off of escape. Some may not agree, but one of the reasons for colonist coming to North America was to get away from a government whose views were based on an established religion. To prevent this from happening in America, the Framers of the constitution banished the ability for the state to interfere with religion, and vice versa....   [tags: american history, religion, scape]
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David Llewelyn Morris's –„Public School Boy - David Llewelyn Morris's –„Public School Boy Public School • in fact private school, educating secondary-level students for a fee and independent of the state system • In America the term "public school", in contrast refers only to free local schools controlled by the government Summary The text "Public School Boy" is a autobiographical memoir written by David Llewelyn Morris when he was a first-year undergraduate at the University of North Wales in Bangor. It describes his Schullafubahn, beginning from the age of five, with special reference to his time at the public "King's School" in Canterbury....   [tags: Education Public Private] 724 words
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Religion in the American Public School - Throughout history, religion has impacted the lives of millions whether at school, work, with friends, or by some tragedy. Religion can change the way people view their existence. Religion also plays a big role in the infiltration of values into the loves of many young people today. In a recent pole printed in the USA Weekend Paper, “34% of respondents [said] Religion plays a powerful role in their everyday lives.” These student respondents “cited religion as the second-strongest influence in their lives outranked only by parents.” Religion also surpassed the world-renounced media as an influence in their lives (Lerman....   [tags: essays research papers] 1948 words
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Prayer in the Public School System - Prayer in the Public School System Over the past thirty years or so the issue of prayer or “religious expression” in the public school system has brought on heated controversy, but the question is still open for debate---Should students be allowed to have prayer or to express their religious ideals openly in the public schools across America. Many people have attempted to come up with an answer to that question, but, so far no compromise has been agreed upon. This is due to the fact that many people hold strong opinions when it comes to religion and education....   [tags: Papers] 4044 words
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Dance In Public School Curricular - DANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULA Dancing is a form of art that allows many children to express themselves through body motion while developing many skills. Children throughout the world have been dancing since the day they began walking. When a child to take their first steps and puts together the simplest combination of movements, that would be considered as dancing. Music also plays a major role in the development of children understanding dance, because it is can be used as an accompaniment, and can help children get a better feel for the rhythm in dances....   [tags: essays research papers] 1497 words
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Turnover of Public School Teachers in the United States - Turnover of public school teachers in the United States Introduction There is a consensus among the concerned stakeholders that the quality of teachers is the leading factor in determination of student performance. In the case of United States, the student performance can only be given an impetus by the efforts which the state can make, under all costs, to develop and retain high quality teachers. The measures undertaken determine the level of turnover of the school teachers. Lazear (2009) similarly argues the length of employment is a critical factor in averse risks of employment a trend contrary to teachers treatment....   [tags: Education]
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Public School vs. Homeschool For the ADD Child - Homes schooling versus public schooling is a difficult decision when deciding what would be most beneficial for a child with a developmental disorder like Attention Deficit Disorder. The contrasts of home schooling to public schooling are in structure, socializing and behavioral expectations. These areas are often the core issues that a child with A.D.D. in the public school system will struggle with. Although home schooling does offer flexible structure it does not allow for as many social opportunities nor does it allow room for the child to meet the behavioral expectations of many other authority figures....   [tags: learning disabilities, homeschooling, special ed] 717 words
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Salary Schedules for Public School Teachers: Pros and Cons - Salary schedules for public school teacher Salary schedules for public school teachers are almost a common feature in public school districts. These schedules largely determine the salaries for the teachers. A single district schedule sets the pay for hundreds of thousands of teachers in thousands of schools (Besharov 1). The key factor that influences the pay for the teachers in the salary schedules include experience in terms of years and the total number of graduate course works that a teacher has completed....   [tags: economic analysis]
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First Amendment Rights of Public School Students - First Amendment Rights of Public School Students How the judicial branch rules in cases relating to the 1st and how they relate that to all the rights of public school students. This includes anything from flag burning to not saluting the flag to practicing religion in school. The main point of this paper is to focus on the fact that schools have a greater ability to restrict speech than government. Research Question Does government or school districts have the greater ability to restrict free speech....   [tags: judicial branch, rights, students] 1088 words
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Evolution over Creationism for the Public School System - ... The eight men would have had to of cut all the timber needed to construct the ship, shape the timber into the needed materials, create the needed equipment because at that time the tools needed would be unavailable at that time in history, actually construct the ship, get the needed provisions for the ship and still gather all the animals which includes dinosaurs onto the ship approximately all thirty-five thousand of them. It has been argued that Noah being five hundred years old at the time of the flood was still in well physical shape and was wise for his age (The Holy Bible) had the knowledge to do all of these feats from his many years upon the earth....   [tags: darwinism, god, bible]
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Kids feel safe in Boston public school environment - Kids feel safe in Boston public school environment A Boston high school student stood alone, waiting for a public bus to take him home after school had let out. When he was approached by a group of kids who attempted to assault him, his first instinct was to run. He did not run to a neighbor's house. He did not bother to look for a police station. He simply ran to the safest place he knew — his school. He proceeded to bang on the double doors until a custodian reluctantly opened them. But it didn't matter....   [tags: Journalism School Papers] 1757 words
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High Stakes Testing in the Public School System - High stakes testing has taken over every school curriculum from kindergarten through twelfth grade; teachers are often expected to “teach to the test.” Students are suffering due to a strict curriculum that is based solely on passing “the test.” Many wonder if high stakes testing is really worth the many sacrifices students and teachers must make. The high stakes testing curriculum deprives many students of valuable learning opportunities and much needed academic training. Today, schools are making it a priority for teachers to follow the strict guidelines of a “one size fits all testing curriculum.” Educators must prepare students for the tests that could make or break their futur...   [tags: one size fits all, teachers, students]
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Behavioral Assessment Systems Incorporated into the Public School Systems - The increase in technological advances in the world today, social behavioral disorders also appear to be on the rise. Excessive video gaming and social networking can lead to social avoidance, increased aggression, and addictive behavioral issues. Public schools systems and parentsbenefit from the incorporation of Behavioral Assessment Systems (BAS) into the school systems to assist with identifying and diagnosing behavioral disorders in young children, adolescents, teenagers and young adults. School systemsbenefit from a reduction in man hours spent dealing with behavioral issues due to a lack of knowledge in knowing how to best manage these students....   [tags: Behavior Management ]
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Public School Choice Improves Student Achievement - School Choice Improves Student Achievement In his new budget, President Obama proposed to substantially increase federal spending to improve public schools. Yet steady spending increases of the last three decades resulted in little change in the poor achievement of students that worries many citizens. Much research, however, shows that what works well is parental choice among schools fairly competing for students as in the case of traditional, tuition-based private schools. Rigorous studies comparing students randomly selected or not to oversubscribed private and charter schools as well as large, statistically controlled surveys show that these schools excel in achievement and parental sati...   [tags: Education Reform, ] 812 words
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Performance-Based Pay for Public School Teachers - What are good teachers worth, and what is the best way to compensate them. Will paying teachers based on student performance increase the performance of teachers. As student test scores continue to fall, teachers are increasingly being held accountable for the performance of their students. This concern has resulted in a mounting interest and the implementation of a performance-based pay system for public school teachers. Many believe if performance-based pay works in private corporations and businesses, it should work also work for schools....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]
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School Vouchers: Allowing Parents to Choose What School Their Child Attends - Americans pride themselves on their freedom. We can choose whatever we want. No government agency dictates what foods we eat, or what clothes we wear; these choices are left to be made by the individual. Despite this relative freedom in other areas, many Americans feel constricted in their choices of where their children go to school. Government agencies draw arbitrary lines on maps that determine school districts. Many parents are forced to send their children to schools which they might not have chosen, if they had the opportunity to....   [tags: Education, public school,] 1883 words
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Agora Cyber Charter School Benchmarks of Academic Performance - Agora Cyber Charter School, the largest virtual public school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is both trendsetting and challenged in today’s education marketplace. Founded in 2005 to provide families an alternative, high-quality educational option to the traditional public school, Agora serves the learning needs of nearly eleven thousands student across the Commonwealth. As a public school, within its own district, it provides a full range of educational, community, and ancillary services to all of its students, regardless of racial, religious, socio-economic or demographic status....   [tags: largest virtual public school, commonwealth]
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Physical Education in The Public School Setting - Physical Education programs in publics schools has long been a source of disappointment and stagnant development. As the average rate of an urban youth continues to rise, little is being done within the school setting to meet the growing need for active involvement. School system leaders overlooks physical health due to the need to cut spending and increase test scores, all the while losing sight that school is the place where youth spend most of their time and gain most of their development. Schools and school systems are not only responsible for nourishing the mind, but also maintaining the health of the body, and this is where physical education programs are at the forefront....   [tags: Education]
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Chicago Public School Budget Review:FY2014 - The Chicago Public School District is the third largest school district in the United States educating around 400,000 students. Back in 1987 CPS was named “the worst in the nation”(). Moving its way up to the top, since then, CPS had completely rebuilt its structure, appointing leaders and reformed ideas. Now, with a deficit projected to be around $1 billion CPS is headed back in a downwards path, money being the biggest issue. The United States Federal Government already has financial issues of its own, which makes dealing with a CPS budget a problem within a problem....   [tags: parents, students, financial issues]
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Prayer in Public School - In the heart of every religion, there is a way to express one's deepest thoughts and feelings--prayer. Prayer is something that most people due naturally. Whether it is in the morning before you start your day, before a meal, before you go to sleep, or when you just feel the need to express your feelings, prayer is always there. Religious faiths believe that this is central to human life. Even those who are not religious pray. Prayer affects the material universe. Prayer can be defined as an earnest request; a humble entreaty addressed to God, to a god, etc (Webster's)....   [tags: Religion Education] 3019 words
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Uniforms In Public School - In the past few decades school has shifted its focus from education to fashion. Students are judged upon their shoes or jeans rather than their knowledge. Uniforms in the public education system is a great idea, not only is it cost effective, but also it gives the students a chance to concentrate on their studies and not have to worry about what to wear tomorrow. Plus the crime or violence rate drops in schools that have a uniform policy, and those that do not belong on campus are spotted quicker and easier....   [tags: Teaching Education] 750 words
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Public School Curriculum Content - Public School Curriculum Content In this era of progressive thinking and open mindedness, it was only a matter of time before society tried to change our school system for the better. The long-standing theories of Charles Darwin on evolution are finally being contested. Intelligent Design has emerged as the leading opposition to Darwin's blasphemy, but another equally valid theory has recently made some noise in the world of evolution. The Flying Spaghetti Monster's Intelligent Design, also known as FSMism, has recently built up quite a following....   [tags: Education Curriculum Teaching Essays Papers]
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Inclusive Education in the Public School System - Parents always want the best for their children, and most importantly, they want the best education and the best environment. Deciding which school to place their child to get an education can at times be a hard decision. Education in general is a form of learning where the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are carried from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or even research. There are many types of education that schools offer to use in the classroom and inclusive education is one of them....   [tags: children with learning disabilities]
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School Uniforms in the Public School System - School Uniforms in the Public School System Public school systems across the country are now requiring students to wear uniforms. Can uniforms really make a difference in a child's academic performance. Wouldn't uniforms infringe the child's creativity and self expression. The "clothes don't make the child" right (Hempill A15). Wrong. School uniforms can drastically reduce school violence and help a student to focus on school work. In 1996, President Clinton endorsed public school uniforms in his State of the Union Address(Atkins 42)....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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School Uniforms Are a Good Idea in Public Schools - Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." In other words, having a school uniform would be a success if public schools adopted the policy. Many good things will come because of how effective it can lead in public schools. In 1987, the first public school to adopt the uniform policy would be Cherry Hill Elementary in Baltimore, MD. Then decades and centuries later, many of the United States began following that policy. Over millions of dollars were being used to purchase uniforms and are still today....   [tags: changes in public education system]
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School Uniforms are an Unnecessary Addition to Public Schools - School Uniforms are an Unnecessary Addition to Public Schools School Uniforms are being pushed more and more in schools, but what is commonly thought of when the words “school uniform” is said. For most people the picture of children in the same colored uniforms gathered in front of a Catholic Church or a private school is displayed in their mind. This picture is one of the many problems with school uniforms. Instead of being seen as an individual, students are seen as just another kid in a uniform attending a fancy private school....   [tags: argument, rhetorical, public Education] 1063 words
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The Pledge Of Allegiance In The Public School System - The Pledge of Allegiance in the Public School System The Pledge of Allegiance has become a major issue for students, teachers, parents and lawmakers. The original intention of the pledge was not to stir up trouble, but for a celebration of Christopher Columbus discovery of the new world. The pledge is no longer thought of as a celebration, but an infringement on children's religious beliefs....   [tags: Pledge Allegiance] 1886 words
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Will School Vouchers Improve Public Schools? - It is a growing debate in an area that American society cannot afford to ignore, as the discussion on voucher schools directly affects our youth, the very foundation of our country. Many cities across the United States have proposed school voucher programs in an effort to improve the education of inner-city children that come from low-income families. However, with this proposition arises certain questions that cannot be avoided. Although proponents of school vouchers argue differently, challengers of the system expressly state that the taxpayer-funded voucher system infringes upon our First Amendment rights....   [tags: School Choice Essays]
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Body Piercing, Tattooing and the Public School Dress Code - Body Piercing, Tattooing and the School Dresscode Body piercing in high schools definitely isn't a new subject to me. I have had many run-ins with my school administration about ear and other body piercings. Because of my multiple piercings in my ears, the counselor and the principle have told me before that I cannot have any body piercings. Under other circumstances, I might except that answer. However, since the school dress code does not touch on body piercings in the handbook they cannot say anything and therefore, I can have my body pierced anywhere that I want to and they cannot do anything about it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 869 words
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Public School Uniforms: First Step Toward Fascism? - Public School Uniforms: First Step Toward Fascism. If public school students had one thing over their private school counterparts it's about to change. That's right: not only are public schools notorious for large classes and limited resources but now some of them are adopting what has always been most dreaded by the youth attending private schools: school uniforms. The very idea seems a bit strange. Agonizing over what to wear to school (and whose logo or face to wear across on your T-shirt) has always been a kind of right of passage for young people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1391 words
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The Olympic Idea is Based on the Public School System - The Olympic Idea is Based on the Public School System In attempting to answer the question I will cover the following points. Defining the key terms, I will then give a brief historical overview of the issue of Olympics. Using examples from the Olympic games I will identify the reasons for Pierre de Coubertin’s reasons and influence of the Olympics in global sport. To conclude I will review the current issue of an outline where I think it will go in the future. Baron Pierre de Coubertin the man who revitalised the Olympics....   [tags: Papers] 631 words
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