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Teaching Morals in Public Schools - A fellow citizen is irked by the kids who tramp down the grass as they cut across the lawn of her family's new home. She gets even more steamed when she fears chastising those teenage trespassers, because trouble may ensue. She also fumes over a kid punching loaves of bread in the supermarket and over his mother spewing expletives when a stranger suggests he stop (Healy). Something has gone very wrong to cause such a poor appearance in the character of today's youth. Teaching morals in public school could only result in the betterment of our society....   [tags: Education Reform Essays]
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Parents for Public Schools - Parents for Public Schools Today, the push for more accountability of student performance changed how assessment will be measured and judged in public schools. Not only will students be assessed through test scores, but also through attendance, school work, and observations. Parents hold the schools responsible for the advancement of their students’ knowledge. Different tests are given to measure their intelligence level which is either used to compare one student to another or measure their performance based on a pre-existing body of knowledge....   [tags: essays research papers] 606 words
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Supporting Prayer in Public Schools - “Our Father…” Denied For centuries, the debate has existed whether or not to allow prayer in public schools. Many Americans feel it is not right of the schools to teach religion. With all the diversity associated with the United States, public schools cannot select one standard religion to practice, due to the cultural and religious differences in the country. Not only are schools the storm center of controversy involving religious differences, they are the principal institution charged with transmitting the identity and mission of the United States from one generation to the next....   [tags: Religion]
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Mandatory Uniforms in Public Schools - Mandatory Uniforms in Public Schools Do you want equality among students in your child's school. Do you want less violence within your child's school. Would you like your daughter to concentrate more on her schoolwork and less on what name brand jeans she is wearing. All this is possible with mandatory uniform policies in public school districts. School uniforms may seem outdated for some people, but in many cases they can improve school spirit, attendance and student behavior. According to The Humanist magazine, former President Bill Clinton's 1996 State of the Union Address called for all 16,000 school districts in the country to adopt a uniform policy....   [tags: Papers Argumentative] 2531 words
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Creationism and Public Schools - Creationism and Public Schools The issue of whether creationism should be taught in public schools, rather than evolution, is a new one. It has only been in the past fifty years that it has even been in debate. Public school science classes, when discussing the origins of life on Earth, coincided with Sunday school classes. Students learned that the Earth, universe and everything else was created in seven days, by God, as stated in the Old Testament. It was not until recently with the rise of scientific reason and equal rights organizations did these teachings become questioned....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Juvenile Violence in Public Schools - The starting point of violence takes place in communities and at home--not at school. Youth take what they hear and see at home and in their communities to school. The environment in some communities and households are positive and the presences of protective factors outweigh the high risk factors. However, there are communities and households where there is a lack of informal social control and high risk factors exist more than protective factors--, which affect youth in a negative manner. A sudden increase of youth violence in public schools in early 1990 has caused many to raise concerns about violent behaviors in schools....   [tags: Sociology] 1354 words
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Bilingual Education in Public Schools - Bilingual Education in Public Schools For the past thirty years in the State of California, bilingual education has been undertaken by all the public schools of the state. Under such system, children of non-American ethnic have had a special treatment in their early academic career. Children of minority groups have been thought various subjects in their native tongues. Such subjects are Math, History and some Science classes. The bilingual program presented the student a scholastic curriculum that simultaneously instructed students all the required classes while teaching them the English language....   [tags: Bilingual Language Education Essays] 3734 words
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Violence in Public Schools - Violence in Public Schools The word violence is defined as, “an intense, turbulent or furious and often destructive action, force or exertion of physical strength so as to injure or abuse” (Webster 1316). Associating that term with the safety of our children within a public school setting will bring about an immediate reaction to discover what is root of the problem and what, as a society, can we do to prevent this behavior in the future. Violence in public schools is a growing concern for parents, teachers, faculty and the students themselves; therefore, becoming aware of a child’s temperament and aggressive conduct is vital in the prevention of violent behavior in the public school system....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Teaching of Morals in Public Schools - From the age of five until the time they graduate in their eighteenth year the children of America are compelled to attend school. Everyone agrees that we need compulsory education, but no one really agrees why our children need it. Some, like Jonathan Kozol, feel that the purpose of education is to turn a child into a good person through a series of moral and ethical lessons. The other school of thought is that school is a place for a general education of facts and figures and that morals have no business in the classroom....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 611 words
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Censorship in Public Schools - because he thinks they might contain "obscenities or offensive sexual references" (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board's decision to remove Richard Price's The Wanderers, and to "restrict" the use of Stephen King's Carrie and Patrick Mann's Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana school board takes action that leads to the burning of many copies of a textbook that deals with drugs and the sexual behavior of teenagers (Berger 61)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Inclusion in Our Public Schools - Retard, mentally handicapped, mentally disabled, special, mentally challenged, these are just a few of the names we have all heard in reference to individuals who have disabilities. Despite the ongoing war against what to call these people, an even bigger war wages upon the notion of letting these children into normal classes or not. The war over total inclusion has been on the front line for well over forty years, and no end is in sight. The definition of inclusion is stated by Robert Fieldman and Pearson Education as the integration of all students, even those with the most severe disabilities, into regular classrooms and all other aspects of school and community life....   [tags: Current Events] 632 words
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Public Prayer in Schools - The First Amendment of the United States Constitution stops the government from establishing a religion (Guidance). It does so with the Establishment Clause which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” (PBS). It also protects 1religious beliefs and practices from the government (Guidance). It does this with the Free Exercise Clause which continues with, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (PBS). Together these two clauses create the separation of church and state (PBS)....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Sex Education in American Schools - Sex Education in Schools (Missing works cited) Every year in America, one million teen girls become pregnant and at least three million teens become infected with an STD (Donovan, 1). Though these numbers slightly fluctuate, problems facing American adolescents today, like HIV/AIDS, other STD’s, and teen pregnancy. This means that some needs to change. These problems will decline when sex education is revamped everywhere in America, by making the curriculum completely comprehensive in addressing problems facing adolescents today such as teen pregnancy, STD’s, rape, pressures and emotions dealing with sex, and give teens good communication skills....   [tags: America Public Schools Sexuality Teenagers] 3373 words
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Teaching Morals and Values in the Public Education System - Teaching Morals and Values in the Public Education System "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost, to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"1 These words are, of course, inscribed in bronze at the base of the greatest symbol of American freedom, the Statue if Liberty. These words were also a call to the entire world, exclaiming how our nation of freedom wants to take in all of the earth’s downtrodden and oppressed people so they may live a life of liberty, and follow any beliefs they choose without persecution....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools] 1020 words
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Private Schools Vs. Public Schools - Private Schools Vs. Public Schools Would you change your school. Would you go to a private school instead of a public school. Or to a public school instead of a private school. Private and public education is different in many ways such as their performance, enrollment, and the overall education taught but yet they have somewhat similar teachers.      Students’ performance in public and private schools differ a lot. Private schools often have better grades and test scores. It is proven that kids who go to a public school and attend a private school perform better (Williams 17)....   [tags: Compare Contrast Education Essays] 1169 words
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Private Schools vs. Public Schools - Private Schools vs. Public Schools      Many people in today’s society believe it’s wise to send their children to private schools. In making the decision on whether to put children in public or private schools, they look to four main factors: curriculum, class size, the graduation rate, and cost. When people have to pay for something, their first thought is, “Will I be getting what I’m paying for?” With a private school education, the amount you have to pay is usually well worth it. Public schools offer diversity....   [tags: Compare contrast Education Essays]
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Comparing Public Schools and Private Schools - Public School vs. Private School There have been many discrepancies between the values of a public school as opposed to a private school. Advocates of private school argue that the education received in one of these facilities is more valuable and rewarding than any other educational opportunity. On the other hand, supporters of public schools feel that the students are better-rounded, both scholastically and worldly, when in public schools. As a public school graduate, I feel that I have been exposed to all types of diversity and situations that have made me better adapted for the real world....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 975 words
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Private Schools vs. Public Schools - Private Schools vs. Public Schools      As time has gone by, Americans have increasingly paid more attention to the schooling process, trying harder all the time to get the best education possible for their children. As a result, more parents are turning from the public school systems to the private schools. This happens for several reasons. First, students that graduate from private schools tend to be better prepared for college. Second, private schools open up many opportunities to succeed in the business world....   [tags: Education College Schooling Essays]
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Home Schools V.S. Public Schools - Home Schools V.S. Public Schools How would your life be different if you were home schooled. Perhaps you were. If not though, do you think that you would be on the same academic path that you are on now. In the case of Evenstar Perez, it made her life very different. Evenstar started out going to a public school from first grade through fifth, but it wasn’t until she entered into sixth grade that she began to be home schooled. Evenstar mentioned, “At first the transition was difficult because I was so used to the public schools system of doing things, but later I became better adapted.” When asked what advantages she felt she gained from her home school experience, Evenstar replied, “A lot.” She then went on to explain how she got ahead of students her age at public schools; “I got way ahead in my math classes....   [tags: Education Learning Papers]
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The Importance of Improving Public Education - Compromises are what this country, the United States of America, was founded upon. Every decision made is done by compromise. This includes all the laws that are passed, and more specifically the “No Child Left Behind Act.” The No Child Left Behind Act was not the first law passed to affect the nation’s educational systems, nor will it be the last. There have been several problems laid out with the various educational systems put into place, and there are many things we could do today to better our educational systems in the future....   [tags: public schools, NCLB, education reform]
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Policy Brief: Career Education in American Public Schools - ... Many types of on-the-job training take just as much time as a post-secondary degree, and often at a cost to the employee’s wages, which are often lower during training. Additionally, nationwide, employers devote resources to job training nearly equivalent to the post-secondary system itself (Carnevale et. al, 2011). Improving CTE in public education can save employers money spent on training, as well as employees money spent on tuition and lost wages while in training. Finally, many CTE programs were started out of fear that the US was not producing workers that could compete with international markets (“School-to-Work,” 1994)....   [tags: high school diploma, work opportunities]
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The Public Schools' Right to Search and Seizure - ... The law differs from state to state as the 4th amendment has been modified to meet public school safety. Legislatures decided that there needs to be some modification of the level of suspicion of illegal activity needed to justify a search. They also decided that there's a need for a balanced between the students and the school setting. The 4th amendment has been modified from where you need probable cause and a warrant to be searched or seized. To the point where school officials only needs suspicion that a crime has been committed, or a reasonable cause that is believed to be enough reason to search the locker and to keep the schools disciplinary system running....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive Essay]
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Should Creationism be taught in Public Schools? - Teaching Creationism or Intelligent Design to our youth can be done in a way that is neither opinion based nor completely fact based, but may hold some risk of personal interpretation. The first thing needed to be considered is how can children of the middle school age range grasp such a deep subject and have the capacity to reach their own conclusion. Information found regarding the development of children in this developmental range was found in the book titled "Characteristics of Middle Grade Students,” Caught in the Middle by the Sacramento Department of Education....   [tags: Scientific Theory ]
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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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The Poor Standard of Education in Nigerian Public Schools - Nigeria is a country blessed with a lot of mineral resources in abundance. In addition, it is one of the richest nations in the world. Notwithstanding, a visit to a handful of some public schools in both rural and urban areas surely leaves many questions in your mind. One would ponder: are these really schools or abandoned historical ruins. The level of infrastructural dilapidation is so appalling, the quality of learning is pitiable, and of course, the standard of education offered is disgraceful....   [tags: Education ] 1234 words
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Outsourcing Information Technology at Dayton Public Schools - Outsourcing Information Technology at Dayton Public Schools Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS) has engaged with the Dayton Public School District to provide Managed Information Technology Services (MITS) to the staff and students. CBTS has been a partner of DPS since June of 2000. The existing contract, initiated on May 8, 2005, is a seven year contract. The program is just ending the first two-year option or year five. Sharing the DPS vision has forged a partnership that we value and look forward to continuing....   [tags: Marketing]
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Public Schools Need Successful ESL Programs - Because America is such a diverse country, public schools are faced with the challenge of providing students from all over the world with a quality education. As Chen points out “public schools have embraced the linguistic challenge presented by immigrant students” (¶1). Then, No Child Left Behind law was approved, and it required every public school should have an English Secondary Language (ESL) program that will provide the “academic support” for English Language Learners (ELLs). ELL parents are happy that their children are getting education help from the school, but it has raised the question of how successful are the ESL programs....   [tags: teaching, english language, foreign, ELL]
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Should Intelligent Design be Taught in Public Schools? - In 1859, Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking Origin of Species, which would introduce the seminal theory of evolution to the scientific community. Over 150 years later, the majority of scientists have come to a consensus in agreement with this theory, citing evidence in newer scientific research. In an average high school biology classroom, one may imagine an instructor that has devoted much of his life to science and a predominantly Christian class of about twenty-five students. On the topic of evolution, one of the students might ask, “Why would God have taken the long route by creating us through billion years of evolution?” while another student may claim “The Book of Genesis clearly says that the earth along with all living creatures was created in just six days, and Biblical dating has proven that the earth is only 6000 years old.” Finally a third student interjects with the remark “maybe the Bible really is just a book, and besides, science has basically already proven that evolution happened, and is continuing to happen as we speak.” A secular country like our own does and should treat each argument as valid....   [tags: Religion]
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Abstinence-Only Based Curricula in Public Schools - The foundation of the abstinence-only policy was laid in 1981 under President Regan when the United States Congress passed the Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA) administered by the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP) (Denny, 2006). The main purpose of this this proposal was to keep sexual relationships until marriage (Weaver, 2005). The AFLA became founded on the belief of funding and developing abstinence-only based curricula in public schools throughout the United States (Weaver, 2005)....   [tags: Sex Education] 2169 words
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No Religion or School Prayer in Public Schools - No Religion or Prayer in Public Schools      The separation of the church and the state has been debated since the birth of this nation. In 1789 when the Constitution was adopted, the separation of church and state issue focused on preventing a government mandated religion (Davis 245). The framers of the Constitution knew first hand the harmful consequences of a government that has complete control over religion. Protecting the religious freedoms of the various religions seeking refuge in America also raised great concern....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Vouchers Are Not the Solution for Improving Public Schools - Vouchers Are Not the Solution for Improving Public Schools Missing Works Cited “Vouchers lead us away from the basic American tradition of a free, quality public education for every student and undermine the kind of comprehensive, systemic school reform that is working […]” (Tirozzi, 1997). This quote taken from Gerald Tirozzi, the assistant U.S. secretary of education for elementary and secondary education, sums up the issue of vouchers. Milton Friedman, a free-market theorist, introduced vouchers, which funnel public funds to private schools, more than forty years ago (Resnick, 1998)....   [tags: essays papers] 1700 words
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Prevent Coercive Prayer In Public Schools - Prevent Coercive Prayer in Public Schools The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." This amendment, commonly called the Establishment Clause, forms the foundation of the right of every American to practice their chosen religion freely and without the interference of the government. In 1947, the Supreme Court issued a statement emphasizing the separation of school and state based on this amendment....   [tags: essays research papers] 1403 words
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Music Education in our Public Schools - Music Education in our Public Schools Music Education is no doubt a necessity to the students of today. Music plays a major role in everyone’s daily life. Music is listened to while driving in the car, when eating in restaurants, relaxing at home, and even when on hold to a company’s overloaded phone system. Music is everywhere you turn, and it should be one of the main subjects to be studied in our public school systems. Public schools in America need to understand that the funding and continued study of music is just as important as the funding for math or science to produce a well rounded graduate....   [tags: Music Art Educational Essays]
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The Issue of Teaching Creationism in Public Schools - The Issue of Teaching Creationism in Public Schools Introduction The issue of teaching creationism in the public schools has long been debated. Over the years, many different arguments have been made. First, creationists tried to have the teaching of evolution outlawed. This issue went to the Supreme Court in 1968, where in Epperson v. Arkansas the high court ruled against banning the teaching of evolution. Soon after this decision, creationists began to call for 'equal time', or the equal treatment of creation theory and evolution theory....   [tags: Creationism Education Religion Religious Essays]
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America Needs Prayer in the Public Schools - America Needs Prayer in the Public Schools Education is a very valuable thing. It gives us knowledge and understanding of the world we are to someday face on our own. Yet education is always a seriously debated issue. What should be taught. What shouldn't be taught. How should we teach it. For example the issue of whether or not God should be allowed to be taught in schools is a fiercely argued subject. In an article taken from the Waukesha freeman on December 5, 1999, a public school teacher had been fired and faces up to 6 months in prison all because a little child asked him how the world got here and he replied "God put it here"....   [tags: essays papers] 449 words
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Sex Education: A Necessity in Public Schools - Sex Education: A Necessity in Public Schools Today Alice was a normal sixteen year old; she loved school, her family and her boyfriend. She was having a blast during her Junior year, until the day she found out about the "accident". Alice and her boyfriend ,Brad, had been together for over two years, and they planned to get married. Both of them felt they were ready to have sex. However, neither of them knew anything about birth control or the dangers of having unprotected sex. What they knew about sex they had learned from watching television and from what their friends had told them....   [tags: Sex Education Essays] 1110 words
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Creationism Has No Place in Public Schools - Creationism Has No Place in Public Schools In society there are many diverse issues that raise intense controversy. An ongoing conflict has been on what to tech the children in public schools about human creation. Many religious leaders and churchgoers would like to have the biblical theory of creation taught to the children in place of the scientific theory of evolution. This idea violates the first amendment, would be almost impossible to implement, and will inhibit any further expansion of children’s minds....   [tags: Papers] 514 words
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The Controversy Over Religion in Public Schools - The Controversy Over Religion in Schools "God help, I'm so lost!" If you listen carefully, this is a common thought that is heard throughout many schools in the nation. Is this thought appropriate. The following statement clearly shows that the law allows students and adults to practice religion, but at the same time be respective of others and their beliefs even if they do believe or if they don't. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, or to petition the government for a redress of grievances." (First Amendment, The Constitution of the United States)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Development of the Freedom of Religion in Public Schools - The Development of the Freedom of Religion in Public Schools President Jefferson had written that the freedom of religion clause in the Constitution was aimed to build "a wall of separation between Church and State." This wall still stands the only matter at hand here is that in several areas the Supreme Court has modified its profiles. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…." This clause has come a long way in how our government settles with cases concerning religion....   [tags: Papers] 1658 words
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History of Special Education in Public Schools - History of the Treatment of Special Education in Public Schools The Educate America Act was passed in 1994 and was a step toward equality of education between children with and without disabilities. According to Olson and Platt (2000), the Educate America Act “represents a national framework for education reform to improve our system, policies, standards, and most importantly, outcomes for all students.” This legislation outlined goals that were very broad and simplistic, but also inspiring to many people....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Benefits of Sexual Education in Public Schools - ... The popular culture bombards teens with messages encouraging casual sexual activity at an early age, which continues to raise STD and teen pregnancy rates. The combination of these factors makes teaching youth about sex a challenging task. Sexual education teachers have to counteract thousands of hours of annual exposure to sex-saturated media in just a few hours. In addition to the media, educators must struggle with a range of sex education programs. Courses with immensely different objectives, arrangements, time spans, and applications are frequently categorized in the general heading of sexual education....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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The Correlation Between School Uniforms and Violence - Is the absence of school uniforms leading to an up rise of violence between children in public schools. According to the National School Safety Center’s Report on School Associated Violent Deaths, “Since the 1992-1993 school year, two-hundred seven were shooting victims” (Kelly n pag). According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), “10% of all public schools had one or more serious violent crimes (murder, rape, sexual battery, suicide, physical attack or fight with a weapon, or robbery), and most of the serious violent crimes occurred in the middle and high schools” (Kelly n pag)....   [tags: public schools, Education] 1228 words
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School Uniforms Save Time - The ringing of the alarm clock that is placed directly beside your bed wakes you. The high pitched alarm practically pierces your brain and makes you get out of your warm, cozy bed. Time to head to school. You have to wake up every day the moment that alarm goes off or else you’re toast. If you are late again, your school record is sure to take a hit. But wait… what are you going to wear. Is this a dilemma you face each morning. Do you have trouble wanting to get out of your bed, and then faced with the troubling question of what cool, clean, unwrinkled outfit you should wear that day....   [tags: uniforms, public schools, fashion,] 709 words
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Cirriculum Development at Thomas S. Stone Elementary School - Thomas S. Stone Elementary located in Prince George’s County School District, is experiencing the implementation of a new initiative mandated by the state of Maryland called America’s Choice. The goal of America’s Choice new curriculum is crafted to make the teachers and students more accountable in raising student’s test scores in order to make AYP (Annual Yearly Progress). More than half of our students are illiterate and many don’t speak English. This research paper will explore the philosophical and psychological foundations, socioeconomic factors, curriculum design approach, curriculum development approach, aims, goals and objectives of curriculum development, the strategies used for implementation and the evaluation criteria and issues....   [tags: education, public schools,] 1799 words
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No Prayer in Public Schools - In 1789, delegates from the 13 states of a new nation created a Constitution that established policies which had never before been seen. One of those policies guaranteed a complete seperation of Church and State. However, almost 210 years later, the relationship between public school and religion is still unclear. What must be realized is that religious practice in school is against the very basic policies of our nation. In a country as diverse as the United States, openly observing any religion in a school has the possibility of inflicting offense onto others....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 526 words
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Problems with Teacher Evaluations in Public Schools - Teacher evaluations have been and continue to be under scrutiny. Major reform efforts are taking place to improve the process. Traditional teacher evaluations are no longer considered satisfactory. Such evaluations typically occur one or two times a year and are administered, in most cases, by the school principal. There are many reasons why traditional teacher evaluations are looked down upon. One of the reasons is because of the fact they are done so infrequently. Very little can be observed regarding the teaching and learning processes (O’Donovan, 2011)....   [tags: Education, Administration]
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Progressive Education - Existing Predominant Theory in Public Schools vs. Theories Used in Alternative Education Currently, public schools operate predominantly on an entirely different educational philosophy system than free or alternative schools. Teachers employed by public schools tend to function largely under an essentialist philosophy. This philosophy dictates using more traditional settings and teaching styles to teach merely the basic skills to students. Only information considered pertinent to a student’s success in his or her academic career is taught in the classroom....   [tags: Public Schools, Alternative Education] 1112 words
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Education System in the USA - ... Although the debate offers many theories to answer and give reason to why the gap exists, one must consider that individuals do not usually identify themselves solely as a “youth of color”, or “female”, or other single-term identities, but rather have multi-faceted identities and experience multiple intersecting oppressions that may contribute to the their failure in the U.S. educational system. A discrepancy of allocation of funds for some schools over others contributes to the achievement gap....   [tags: Public Schools, Government] 863 words
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Analysis of Small Class Sizes - A Discussion about Small Class Sizes Introduction A low student-teacher ratio is often used as a selling point to parents seeking a better education for their children or to pass legislation establishing a maximum student-teacher ratio for specific grade levels. When ratios are used as support for the argument they are often presented in such a way as to slant the examples in favor of the argument. When such statistics are used for schools, they often represent averages and become very vulnerable to manipulation and further debate....   [tags: Education, Public Schools]
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Does College lead to happiness? - ... For example, A theater professor may be able to help their students by providing connections to directors in Hollywood or Broadway. If the professor believes that one of their students has great potential then they may be able to provide a recommendation which is obviously provide that student with an advantage. All of these benefits that college provides can increase the success of their career which will lead to more money that they make and less hardships that they will have to endure meaning a more comfort life that one can live happily....   [tags: education, career, public schools]
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Sex Education in Public Schools - Sex Education in Schools         Children all over the country who sit down in their classes are being taught sex education. There are books, videos, special speakers and qualified teachers for the subject. Depending on where a child lives, the education he or she is being taught might vary. For example, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine and Utah do not require schools to provide sexuality or STD/HIV education, (they teach abstinence). District of Columbia, on the other hand, must include contraception with condoms available (Innerst)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Private Schools are the Solution to the Problems facing Public Schools - Private Schools are the Solution to the Problems facing Public Schools Now more than ever parents in the United States have become very disgruntled with their children’s education. The main reason behind this massive dissatisfaction is that public schools are not living up to parent’s expectations. The standards which the public schools that today’s parents, and their parents, attended are quiet different from the ones their children are now attending. It is widely felt that public schools are not performing their basic civil duties....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Challenge in Public High Schools - Challenge in Public High Schools Current public high school curriculum are simply too easy. Students are able to take too many easy classes that do not challenge them. This is the first point that needs to be focused on when trying to fix this problem. Within this one cause, there are many different solutions. However, I do not have the time here to name them all. I am going to focus on one particular recommendation that I believe would help the most. What could possibly be wrong with current public high school curriculum....   [tags: Education Educational Curriculum Essays]
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Public Schools Must Provide Comprehensive Sex Education - ... Mississippi, who does not require sex education in schools, holds the highest teen birth rate, with 55 births per 1,000 girls (Beadly). New Mexico; which holds the second highest teen birth rate, does not require any sex education within the school systems, and when it is taught, abstinence-only is the state standard (Beadly). “Teaching only about abstinence is like teaching children to cross the street at the walk signal, but then failing to tell them to look both ways before crossing all streets whenever and wherever they cross” (Beh & Diamond, 2006)....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Religion in Public Schools - More Questions than Answers - Prayer in Public Schools - More Questions than Answers   Censorship is a very broad topic.  Is it good or bad?  Often, we ask ourselves if such things need to exist because of the First Amendment right.  It states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."  (Amendments.)  In the case Ginzberg v....   [tags: School Prayer]
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Three Reasons Why Public Schools Should Wear Uniforms - I have seen here, in the USA few public schools have need of students to wear a uniform. I went to school in Mexico City and I got to wear uniform every day. It is very common there for students to be dress in uniforms. Most of the time, I think kids in this country are very spoiled and very selfish too. For them to wear an uniform to go to school it is very offensive. The reason is they think they can no longer express themselves. I agree that asking students to wear a uniform won’t change their attitude, or how they need to behave in school....   [tags: School Uniforms] 662 words
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School Safety - ... He described the instances and provided examples as support. Through this essay, Kohn clearly established his concerns and problems that need to be addressed to make the public school system safer for everyone that enters. A main issue in school safety is the financial constraints that have prevented security measures from being instituted in numerous school districts. Many public schools, especially lower socio-economic schools, are facing economic hardships in trying to address the issue of safety for its students....   [tags: violence, education, children, public schools]
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Why Should Ilokano Language Courses Be Offered in Hawai‘i Public Schools? - Some of the first Filipinos to come to Hawai‘i were the sakadas or contract laborers who arrived in 1906 to work on the sugar plantations. Since then, Filipinos became the state’s fastest growing ethnic minority. The primary reasons for the Filipinos’ rapid growth are “continuous immigration from the Philippines and high birth rates in the Filipino community.” Annually, about 3,500 immigrants come to Hawai‘i from the Philippines, most of whom are children (“A Brief History”). About 25.1% of the state of Hawai‘i’s population, which is about 342,095 people, are of Filipino descent (U.S....   [tags: Education]
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Public Schools Should Teach Morals and Ethics - Public Schools Should Teach Morals and Ethics Jonathon Kozol writes, "Public schools in the U.S. do not exist to educate an ethical human being…Schools do exist to educate defeated, unprovocative, well-balanced human beings…". This statement is certainly true, but should public schools be required to teach students ethics and morality. I would argue that an education devoid of ethics and morals is detrimental to our society. Scholar Joao Coutinho writes in the Harvard Educational Review, "Education is either for domestication or for freedom…There is no neutral education." The absence of educating morals and ethics in the classroom is actually a method of suppression....   [tags: Teaching Education] 714 words
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Review of Kozol's Article on Urban Public Schools - Review of Kozol's Article on Urban Public Schools Elements The first element of Kozol’s article is the reality of urban public schools and the isolation of their students. Jonathan Kozol illustrates a grim reality about the unequal attention given to urban and suburban schools. The article explains how Kozol specifically looks at how they reflect institutional discrimination and the failure to address the needs of minority children. The article notes that these are the inequalities of the title, seen in the way schools in predominantly white neighborhoods are more likely to have sufficient funding, while schools in poor and minority neighborhoods do not....   [tags: Education Article Analysis] 1664 words
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Teaching Origins in 20th Century American Public Schools - Teaching Origins in 20th Century American Public Schools Introduction The debate over the origins of the earth and of life has captivated and divided America since the late 19th Century. Evolutionists and creationists have battled in courtrooms , churches , academia , and public schools over the course of the 20th century and continue fighting, or attempting to make peace over, this culture war today. The debate has changed between the time of the Scopes Trial and the present in several important ways....   [tags: Creationism Science Education Essays]
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School Uniforms are the Right Choice - In the United States, millions of students attend public schools and face some sort of violence that is associated, with that school. It can be related to gangs, bullying or peer pressure from other students. Fourteen percent of students reported being a victim of bullying in 2003 and 52 out of 220 incidents between 1994 and 1999 were associated with gangs. This has led to non-gang related students bringing firearms to school to protect themselves. (D.Stanton, 2006) Because of these rising issues, parents are being forced to pull their children out of public school and home school them for their safety....   [tags: dress code, public schools, Education]
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Students with Disabilities Must be Included in Public Schools - Students with Disabilities Must be Included in Public Schools Billy is physically handicapped and goes to school on a bus that has to pick him up quite early, for he has to go to school an hour away from his home. When Billy is at school, he gets to be in classes with all sorts of children; some are in wheelchairs, like he is, but they are unable to move by themselves, and some can walk, but Billy has a hard time talking to some of those children because they are developmentally younger than he is....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1175 words
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The Controversial Issue of Teaching Religion in Public Schools - The Controversial Issue of Teaching Religion in Public Schools Religion and public schooling, is one of today's most controversial issues in society . The question at hand is whether the teachers in the public schools should teach religion in America's school systems or not. This controversy has been the issue of many Supreme Court rulings within the past thirty-five years. Separation of church and state seems inevitable for this nation. Problems keep arising and court rulings are handed down nearly every day....   [tags: Papers] 2536 words
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Exemplification Essay: Sex Education In Public Schools - Sex education in public schools has been a controversial issue in the United States for over a decade. With the HIV and teen pregnancy crises growing, sex education is needed. Some of the American public believe that sex education should be taught at home by the children's parents. They feel that sex education programs in schools do not put an emphasis on abstinence and encourages children to have sexual intercourse. American culture is very sexually oriented. Sex can be seen all over the media....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1130 words
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Sex Education Should Be Offered in Public Schools - Should Sex Education Be Offered in Public Schools Sex can be traced back as far as Adam and Eve, the first two people on this planet. Today, all age groups encounter things associated with sex, but it is not a problem that concerns everyone. The problem that has been at hand for more than thirty years is should sex education classes be offered in Public Schools. (1.Teaching Fear; 1996) The reason such debate has arose over the years is because there are many diverse opinions about the topic. Children are now faced with problems at a much earlier age than years passed....   [tags: Sexual Education]
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What Knowledge Should be Conveyed in Our Public Schools? - What Knowledge Should be Conveyed in Our Public Schools. Education has always been an indispensable part of our lives. Through out the centuries there was a problem in specifying who can attend to school, for example women were not allowed to do it, but luckily this obstacle has already been overcome, and this matter is beyond dispute. However, there is another dilemma, one that has not been solved yet. The question is what knowledge should be conveyed in the process of teaching – should schools communicate only erudite theory, or should they also have other aspirations....   [tags: Teaching Education] 527 words
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Education and Teaching - It's Time for Uniforms in Public Schools - Education and Teaching - It's Time for Uniforms in Public Schools My niece will be attending kindergarten in the fall. She is so excited to be taking the big yellow school bus to school. While she is excited to attend school, I just hope she be in a safe environment at school. I remember my school days when a boy was pulling a girl's ponytail or kids were pushing one another in line, this type of behavior was considered disruptive or violent. Today it is a different story. I read the paper and listen to the news of school violence....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 960 words
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Money Won't Solve the Prolems in Our Public Schools - Money Won't Solve the Prolems in Our Public Schools "Our Public Schools are the worst in the state," I heard someone say. Last year's results of the State Mastery Tests were the lowest ever. Some parents even went as far as calling on the mayor to declare the education system a state of emergency. They complain that the schools in the suburbs have more money to spend on resources than they do. At meetings I hear community members appluad when administrators say that the Board of Education will be getting extra funds to spend per student, but they are all looking in the wrong direction....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 806 words
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Columbine -Type Students In American Public Schools - Columbine -Type Students In American Public Schools Don’t “kid” yourself. There’s trouble in paradise that escapes the vision of folks wearing rose-colored glasses. I’m not a contemporary Chicken Little running around screaming “The sky is falling!” And I’m not a little boy crying out “Wolf!” I am a former English teacher with thirty-four years classroom experience. I’ve taught through wars, recessions, political assassinations and public anti-war protests. I’ve seen and broken-up hundreds of bloody “student” fights....   [tags: science] 1471 words
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Public Schools Need Harsher Punishment for Delinquents - Public Schools Need Harsher Punishment for Delinquents It is a shame what our school has become. When I was young I never had a fear of school. I was never afraid of my classmates and to be honest, I loved school. I know things were different when I was in elementary but can things change that much over six years. I see kids in the elementary fight all the time with other students and I see first graders uptown smoking. I am honestly amazed. How can a school system deteriorate so fast....   [tags: essays papers] 519 words
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The Pros and Cons of Teaching Sex Education in Public Schools -         Picture a young couple being on the verge of exploring their sexual desires for the first time. The question is does this young couple have the proper education to make this life changing decision. They most likely were given their education from the school they attend. Hopefully the school taught them what they needed to know to make such a decision. Should sex education be taught at school by teachers or by the parents. Problems with having sex education at school There are many problems with having sex education in public schools....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]
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Character Education Programs Needed in Public Schools - ... Of the approximately 9,000 students in the system, only 57% graduate from high school each year and many of these students fail to meet state mandated standards for school proficiency (Martin and Martin 143). In an effort to improve academic achievement, Martin and Martin, along with community members and parents, developed a comprehensive program entitled, “The Williamson Project.” The main goals of the project were to provide the skills necessary for students to be responsible for assignments and homework, demonstrate regular attendance, treat teachers and other students with respect, and develop honesty and trust in school, as well as home environments (Martin and Martin145)....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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Followership – The Real Leadership Key to Improvement in Public Schools - Two years ago School District 74 organized a series of leadership workshops designed to strengthen the leadership performance of school administration and teaching staff. Participants were encouraged to think of themselves as leaders and to identify situations in which they were or could be leaders. The idea seemed to be not only that our school system will be improved through the development of strong leadership (on its own an important recognition), but also that anyone (and everyone) can be a leader in his or her own position within the system....   [tags: Leadership ]
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All Public Schools Are Not Created Equal - In the United States, education is offered at all levels from pre-kindergarten to graduate school. Elementary and secondary education involves twelve years of schooling the successful completion of which leads to a high school diploma. A distinct feature of the American educational system is its decentralized organization. Three levels of government - local, state, and federal financially support elementary and secondary education. Furthermore, it is divided into public and private institutions....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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A Unique Approach: Education in Public and Charter Schools - A Unique Approach: Education in Public and Charter Schools School choice: two words that together spell out a multitude of educational options for students today. Among them are charter schools and public schools; public schools standing the test of time and charter schools being at the forefront of a revolution in educational change. Surprisingly, these two educational institutions have more in common than one might think, but maintain their differences. Key differences between charter and public schools include approach to education, funding, level of government involvement, and enrollment practices....   [tags: Education]
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The Constitutionality of Prayer - The question of the constitutionality of prayer in our public schools and public school system has been an ongoing controversy for the past three decades. There is only one way to end the controversy, and it is pertinent to the well being of our youth and our nation. We must keep church and state forever separate. Any form of prayer in the public school system is an explicit violation of the first amendment, is coercive, and harmful to not only our nations children, but to the nation itself. The question of prayer in school should never have even been a question, and the fact that it remains three decades later is nothing short of unfaithful to the constitution....   [tags: the constitutionality of prayer, public schools, r] 861 words
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No Child Left Behind: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - ... Every student is unique. Each person has differing needs, and a yearly standardized test is not going to fully show how someone is learning. Some students will never succeed at the standardized test. They may speak another language, or be of a differing ability level. Having a variety of ways to measure a student’s learning, at their ability level, is more reliable. This is why classes have exams, essays, and other capstone projects. Multiple ways of assessing students provide a more accurate representation of how that student is achieving....   [tags: politics, public schools, gallup poll]
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Public Schools - Sex Education in the Classroom - Sex Education in the Classroom         Teenage unplanned pregnancies continue to increase and the Aids epidemic is still wiping out entire populations rapidly worldwide. Here in the United States we hear little about the ongoing battle that is being fought between parents, educators and government officials, with the outcome having a significant impact on our children's lives. Programs that teach sex education in the classroom and promote distribution of condoms are constantly under siege by radical groups who believe very strongly in their religious teachings and choose to ignore the truth....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Role of Morals in Education and Religion in School - The Role of Morals in Education and Religion in School “Our father’s God to, thee, author of Liberty, to thee we sing. Long may our land be bright with freedoms holy light; protect us by thy might, Great God our King.” Since the late 1950’s, when separation between Church and state was forced into practice, public schools have shown a dramatic decrease in the amount of ethics and morality taught in the classroom. All the while, school violence is on the rise. All we need to do is look at the horror with transpired at Columbine to see this sad truth in action....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools] 644 words
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