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School Vouchers: Parents Need a Choice - The 14th Amendment in the United States Constitution forbids states from denying any person life, liberty and property without due process of the law. It further states that any person, within a state’s jurisdiction, cannot be denied equal protection of its laws. This amendment protects all people. Chief Justice Clarence Thomas, in a 2002 ruling, stated reasons why school choice should be protected under the 14th Amendment. Justice Thomas wrote in defense of school choice, “Whatever the textual and historical merits of incorporating the Establishment Clause, I can accept that the Fourteenth Amendment protects religious liberty rights....   [tags: school choice, school reform]
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Personal Statement on a School of Choice - A personal statement to a school of choice has shown to be hard to write. You want to be able to give the school a glimpse of who you are, how you came to be this person who is applying to their program, and who you want to eventually be. You want to be able to show the passion and drive you have for learning, for mastering your aspired career. You want to show the school why they shouldn’t just accept you, they should want you. The task is intimidating, to say the least. But I am most willing to give it my best shot....   [tags: Adler School of Professional Psychology] 832 words
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School Choice is the Future of Education - As a proponent of school choice, I see it as one of the reform movements that has a real chance of changing education for the better here in the United States. School choice, if implemented correctly, would give parents and children the opportunity to choose the type of school that they feel best meets their educational needs. They would also be in a position to demand excellence in every way from that school. School choice is a much debated issue and has respected educators gathering on both sides of the issue....   [tags: School Vouchers Essays] 786 words
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School Choice is the Future of Education -     Current efforts to change schools fall into two general categories. The first embodies decentralization of administrative power to school sites, much akin to a popular movement to move many governmental social functions such as welfare to state and regional levels. The second is to create competition among school districts for students, a key tenet of the industrialized world that purports to deliver a greater range of products and services at a price the market will bear. When parents have the option of sending their children to more than one school, the term "school choice" is often applied....   [tags: School Vouchers Essays]
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Vouchers and School Choice - It's Time for School Choice - It's Time for School Choice The oft sounded death knell for our nation's public schools can be heard everywhere from the breakfast conversations of Main Street diners to the committee rooms and corridors of our nation's capitol. Citing sagging test scores and the overwhelming disparity in quality among schools, many argue that something has gone dreadfully wrong with our nation's public schools. They fret that the very notion of the American Dream might be founded on increasingly shaky ground....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 940 words
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The Pros and Cons of School Choice - Benefits and Disadvantages of School Choice The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the benefits and drawbacks of school choice with respect to the impact on the students involved in the process. Over the years, school vouchers, school choice and charter schools have been grouped into one umbrella category known as school choice. The three types of school choice are very different yet very much the same and each topic will be discussed in depth and analyzed with examples and opinions from other authors....   [tags: Research Education Educational Essays]
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A Case for Vouchers and School Choice - A Case for School Choice There is growing conflict over the nation's education policy. Indeed, this conflict remains one of the few areas of divergence between our converging two-party structure. Yet, as is so often the case with pressing concerns in American politics, any real proposals have been drowned under the Washington bureaucracy. Unfortunately, the nation can no longer ignore the ever-expanding education crisis plaguing the country, and Washington must consider school choice as a remedy for the ailing public school system....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1043 words
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The Boondoggle of Vouchers and School Choice - The Boondoggle of School Choice The summer before my freshman year of high school, my suburban school district decided to implement a new school choice program developed for the state of Massachusetts. It is a program-limited choice similar to many others around the country. Schools offer a certain number of spaces in each class for "choice students," that is, students from other towns who wish to attend the school. Students apply and enter a random lottery system. If they are chosen, they become legally-enrolled students at the new school....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1027 words
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Vouchers and School Choice are Not Necessary - The issue of "choice", like so many other novel educational reform attempts, serve once again to highlight the fact that something is desperately wrong with the current educational system. While everyone seems to be fully aware of the need for change, no one really knows where to start. In the process of making sense of this need to pin down the problems that beset education, many end up latching on to any novel idea that even vaguely offers the hope of finally bringing that educational calm and success everyone so desperately longs for....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1169 words
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The Problem of Vouchers and School Choice - The Problem of School Choice   Is it right to force students to attend the schools prescribed for them by geography. Is it fair to deny students who live in poorer neighborhoods the chance to go to better schools with better facilities, better teachers and safer conditions. Should we allow our tax revenues to leave our school districts for greener pastures. Should we permit schools poor in both resources and performance to wither on the vine, an acceptable casualty of competition.   Because of dissatisfaction with many public schools, particularly those in large urban settings, a movement to allow students to choose alternatives to their assigned schools has sprung up in various parts o...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1123 words
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Vouchers and School Choice are Bad - School Choice and Vouchers are Bad I have spent considerable time reading the literature on the topic of school choice and tuition vouchers. I was initially in favor of the idea simply because it seems to be common sense. After just a little reading, I am now an advid supporter. After all, our entire standard of living is based on the idea of choice. The more choices we have, and the means to pursue those choices, the higher the standard of living we enjoy. In our lives, simply stated, choice means everything....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 949 words
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Vouchers and School Choice Now! - School Choice Now.       This is America the Free, the leader of the free world. I have choice in many aspects of my life. For one of the most important concerns I have - the education of my children - my choices are limited. The government's rigid control over public education choice has got to stop. While it is true I can send my child to a private school, I must incur costs above and beyond what I already provide to society for public education through taxes. I can afford this; many people cannot....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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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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Vouchers and School Choice Beats No Choice - School Choice Beats No Choice I am avidly in favor of school choice for two main reasons. First, no child should be locked into attending an inadequate school, lacking quality and diversity, which under the current system is rewarded for its failure. Secondly, children and parents who hold strong convictions concerning their academic and social objectives need latitude in order to place themselves in an environment which will maximize their learning success. The ideal choice program, in my opinion, would comprise vouchers, drawn from the child's home district and not exceeding the average amount spent locally per student....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 833 words
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School Vouchers are the Solution - We, as human beings, irrespective of our backgrounds, traditions and cultures, believe in certain fundamental ideals. We want all our children to have access to a good, overall education regardless of family income; we want to make sure that they are prepared for times to come; we want them to be responsible adults; and expect that these qualities are fostered in them through learning in their familial environments, friend circles and most importantly through the institution called school. The growing idea has been that these ideals may only be achieved through a universal centrally planned system of tax-funded schools, commonly known as “public schools”....   [tags: School Choice]
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Public School Choice - Public School Choice Public School Choice is an easy program to understand and it contains many advantages but also many disadvantages. Public School Choice is when parents can elect to send their children out of a school that has not made adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years into a school that has made progress. (McClure, 2002) If there are no available schools within the original school district, then a family can choose to send their children to another district. This only happens when the other schools in the original district are all labeled as ‘underachieving schools’ and have not made the adequate yearly progress....   [tags: Research Education Educational Essays]
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Vouchers and School Choice - Opportunity for Success - School Choice: Opportunity for Success For some parents, education is highly valued and they can afford high tuition, so they send their children to the private school. Other parents spend more money to move into a community where has good schools. We can call the situations stated above "school choice". However, what we talk here is not the "school choice"; there is another kind of school choice, which all parents can make and do not need to spend more money to move into another community. Generally speaking, children from the high SES family have better opportunities to get appropriate education and succeed in the society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 417 words
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Free Essays on Vouchers and School Choice - The Power of School Choice I am for the concept of Choice because no child should be forced to go to a bad school against his or his parents' will especially when there is a better school nearby. Parents not only freely choose any kinds of school but also allow to work with others to create new independent schools. Nowadays, we cannot ignore the reality that choice already exists for some privileged, rich people. It is fair to give our children a impartial chance at life through a better education....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 638 words
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Give Vouchers and School Choice a Chance - All We Are Saying is Give Choice a Chance   Critics of school choice programs invoke a two-pronged attack. First, they claim that only the best students with the most motivated parents will take advantage of charter schools and voucher programs-two of the most popular choice vehicles. Presumably, the best students come from families in which parents are involved at home and at school and who provide more support for their child, partnering with the school. Second, critics contend that the flight of the best students leaves behind disproportionately large groups of chronically underperforming, special needs, and problem children who will drag down the rest of the students in the public sch...   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 1018 words
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Just Say No to Vouchers and School Choice - Private School Vouchers: Just Say No The basic idea behind vouchers is for the government to use taxpayer money to encourage the transfer of a student from a public school to a private one with the expectation that his performance will improve. That any government official would actually support a program that essentially encourages parents to remove their children from public schools shows that they have no commitment to public education. Consider these arguments: Improved Scores The expectation that a bad student in a public school will turn into a good student in a private school is not only absurd, it is yet another slap in the face of public school teachers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 663 words
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Vouchers, School Choice and the Public's Interest - School Choice and the Public's Interest Recent trends toward privatizing schools and relieving them of state requirements wrongly imply that schools should mirror the desires of parents and ignore the public's interest in having citizens educated for democracy. Rob Reich, who recently earned his doctorate in philosophy of education at Stanford, is writing a book on school vouchers, charter schools and home schooling. Reich stated his view that the nation is slipping too far into deregulated schooling....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 866 words
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Parents Want Vouchers and School Choice - Parents Want School Choice Choice-based reforms, such as vouchers and charter schools, depend on the idea that schools will have to satisfy parents to keep their customers. Thus the wisdom of choice-based reforms depends on what parents want. If parents place a high priority on academics, then schools with strong academic programs will do well under school choice. If parents want their children to learn disciplined work habits, then schools that teach such habits will thrive under school choice....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 501 words
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The Choice to Stay in School - I was always taught that if I did not stay in school, then I would not be successful. In some cases, people get lucky and find a decent job where they can live comfortably or at least out of poverty. But generally that is not the circumstance. Staying in school is one of the first most important choices you make because finishing with a diploma is the beginning of your career path. Students have numerous reasons for not completing school but there are just as many to stay in school but chose not to realize them....   [tags: dropouts, education, diploma, tips] 1134 words
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Vouchers and School Choice - The Use of School Vouchers - Use of School Vouchers There has been a lot of debate recently over the use of school vouchers. Voucher programs offer students attending both public and private schools tuition vouchers. It gives taxpayers the freedom to pick where their tax dollars go. In theory, good schools will thrive with money and bad schools will lose students and close its doors. Most people feel that taking taxpayer money from public schools and using this money as vouchers for private schools is a violation of the constitution....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 603 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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Constitutionality of Vouchers and School Choice - Constitutionality of School Vouchers Church and state absolutists believe that vouchers will violate the First Amendment of the Constitution. They argue that voucher systems give parents an incentive to send their kids to parochial school and thus represent an unconstitutional endorsement of religious education. As mentioned in the case study, the U.S. Supreme Court will address the Cleveland Scholarship Program's constitutionality. Many are anticipating what precedent will be set in this ruling because it inherently deals with defining the boundaries between church and state....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 334 words
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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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Free Essays on Vouchers, School Choice, and Charter Schools - School Choice and Charter Schools I am not so sure I am for or against the idea of school choice as much as the idea for educational equality. If school choice and charter schools are the way this country will gain equity in the schools then I am for school choice. I feel that the impoverished are not going to get the best education that is available to them in their area. If the town fifteen miles away is a much better school, both educationally and developmentally, then I believe that the student that goes to school A should have the opportunity to attend school B....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 495 words
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Vouchers and School Choice are Long Over-due - School Choice: Long Over-due   This paper reports on my position on school choice, what I believe is the ideal school choice program and the steps that must be taken to successfully implement school choice. First and foremost, the idea of school choice is not a new concept. Those who could afford it always have had school choice. Now as a potential option for more parents, choice will be constricted by the amount of money and the type of resources (transportation, political influence, etc.) one has....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 546 words
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Vouchers and School Choice Meet the Needs of Parents - School Choice Meets the Needs of Parents Parents are requesting the ability to choose a school for their children as a means towards legitimate objectives. "The parents are saying that they are not going to tolerate their children being miseducated any more, and that they are the ones who ultimately responsible for what happens for their children". (Milwaukee Parental Choice program). "Parents are using the scholarships to meet a number of needs, including high academic standards; safety; discipline; and moral environment".(Following The Teachers' Lead)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 791 words
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Vouchers and School Choice - No Need to Separate Church and State - School Choice: No Need to Separate Church and State Imagine that the fire department decided not to put out fires at synagogues and churches. Or imagine that the police decided not to answer calls from synagogues and churches. "So sorry," they say, "there's a wall of separation around your church, and we can't cross it to help you. Hire your own fire protection and your own security guards." This would rightly be seen as outrageous discrimination. Sure, the government shouldn't specially favor religious institutions, but the government shouldn't discriminate against them, either....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 798 words
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Free Essays on Possibilities Offered by Vouchers and School Choice - The Exciting Possibilities Offered by School Choice        We are in the midst of an unprecedented attack on public schools in the United States. What is causing this attack. Since schools are public institutions, they are by their nature subject to close scrutiny in a democratic society such as ours. All would agree that public schools must be willing to change to meet the changing needs of the greater society. It just seems that in the past decade, the mudslinging has gotten out of hand.   Only now is evidence emerging testifying to the fact that much of the criticism leveled at public schools is exaggerated and misplaced....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Solution is More Discipline, Not Vouchers or School Choice - The Solution is Discipline, Not School Choice Charlie is a problem child by any definition of the word.  He hasn't done anything horrific, like shooting another student or attacking a teacher. It's the annoying games he plays that drive everyone crazy. His favorite game is throwing scissors at the chalkboard when the teacher's back is turned.  He likes the screeching noise he can make if he throws the scissors at just the right angle.  And when he gets caught, he loves cursing at the teacher.  His biggest thrill is telling her to "mind her own f---ing business" while his classmates giggle or snicker....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1710 words
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Our Nation Needs Vouchers and School Choice - The Nation Needs School Vouchers   Let's face it - public schools are failing. SAT scores have steadily declined since 1960. Results from other tests of public high school seniors conducted by independent research groups show a serious decline in the quality of public education over the last several decades. A national voucher system would be a good start at restoring competition and parental choice in education.   Accompanying the steady decline in the quality of education has been a significant increase in the cost of public schools....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 690 words
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Good News Regarding Vouchers and School Choice - Good News Regarding School Choice Good News v. Milford is very good news indeed for advocates of school vouchers and faith-based organizations (FBOs). The Supreme Court's 6-3 decision upholding the right of a Christian youth group to meet in public schools after class hours is a significant signal of the Court's willingness to treat religious organizations and viewpoints on an evenhanded basis. In 1992, Milford Central School in New York State enacted a community use policy outlining purposes for which its building could be used after school....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1717 words
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Vouchers and School Choice - Vouchers are Not the Solution - School Vouchers: Not the Solution     As standardized test scores continue to plummet and our nation falls farther behind such industrial rivals as Germany, England, Australia and Japan in comparable education, parents are questioning the current system of education. After being kicked around the national agenda for decades, the school voucher issue is finally being emphasized in several state legislatures, as well as in Congress. In the website titled "Vouchers: No, but...Taxpayer Help to Parents will Advance Separation", David Bahurlich reinforces his support of school vouchers, both publicly and privately funded, in an attempt to show that vouchers will lead to a better quality of educ...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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School Vouchers: A Harmful Choice - School Vouchers: A Harmful Choice Since entering office in January, President George W. Bush has given education reform high priority on his agenda. One element of his four-point initiative involves the implementation of school vouchers. A voucher, as defined in The American Heritage Dictionary, is a "certificate representing a credit against future expenditures." (The American Heritage) By diverting tax dollars from public schools to private institutions through the use of vouchers, America's public education system will become less effective, students from low income families will be set further behind, and the First Amendment will be directly violated....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Essays]
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School Vouchers The Wrong Choice - School Vouchers: The Wrong Choice Susie is a young girl who lives in Florida. Since kindergarten, she has attended a nearby private school. Her parents willingly pay her tuition, even though doing so forces them to cut other corners. They do not mind these sacrifices, since they know that their daughter is getting the best education they can give her. Jesse lives downtown, in the inner city. She attends the local public school and struggles through her classes. Her mother would like to send her to a private school, where there is less violence and a calmer atmosphere, but cannot afford it....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Choice of Work or School - The Choice of Work or School Often when you speak to older adults they will tell you the school days were the best days of your life, this is not because the school days were the best of their lives, simply that they were conditioned into believing this. No adult can honestly believe that the best days of their lives were when they were treated with little or no respect, or when they were beaten with a slipper for speaking out of turn. If they truly believed that school days were so good then why did most of them leave school at 16....   [tags: Papers] 566 words
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Vouchers and School Choice More Effective than Affirmative Action - School Choice More Effective than Affirmative Action If America is to become an equal society, then the direction of affirmative action must be changed. Rather than continuing to focus the brunt of our efforts on helping those individuals near the top succeed, we must implement policies designed to provide opportunities to those individuals at or near the bottom. Specifically, affirmative action must return to its original purpose--helping minorities move into the middle class through programs based upon equality of educational opportunity and job creation....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 788 words
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Vouchers and School Choice - First Step Towards a Discriminatory Educational System - School Vouchers:  The First Step Towards a Discriminatory Educational System On November 9, 1998, Jennifer Marshall, Education Policy Analyst for the Family Research Council, declared in a press statement: "Parental choice in education just got a green light from the Supreme Court." Her statement came as a response to the decision made the same day by the Supreme Court to deny a petition for a writ of certiorari in Jackson v. Benton, a case in Wisconsin which challenges the constitutionality of vouchers in public education....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1923 words
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Education Reform - Education reform in the United States has recently come under scrutiny after many recent failed proposals. President George W. Bush implemented one of the most popular choices of education reform with his “No Child Left Behind” system. However, that policy reform in the past five years has faded to nothing more than a mistake. This mistake has haunted the education systems in America, but it is not the only reform proposal to shake up the school systems across the States. One new proposal that has caught the eye of some current state politicians is the idea of school choice....   [tags: public schools, United States, school choice]
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The Best Choice for Martha´s Money - ... So buying a used car is not the right option. Her second choice is to rent an apartment close to school with a roommate for a year or rent a studio for a semester. That could be a right choice, and then she can get her quiet place to focus with her classes and walk to school instead of paying for the public transit. Also she can invite her friends. But what makes this choice not the right one is the cost of the water, the gas and the electricity bills, and the internet. Does she think that she can cover all of these bills alone....   [tags: dream, school, costs, save, invest] 721 words
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The Public Choice - The Public Choice For some parents, deciding on a school for their children can be a difficult decision. Many parents do not spend much time thinking about it; they place their children into the local school designated by where they live. Others attended a private school themselves and found that it was a beneficial experience and therefore want the same for their kids. But which is better: private schools or public schools. While there are many advantages and disadvantages in each (nothing is going to be absolutely perfect), we are going to focus on the benefits of an education in the public school system, or in other words, schools funded by the government that are for anyone to attend....   [tags: Education School Essays] 1595 words
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The Struggles of Learning a Foreign Language in High School - I think that the high school students should not be required to study a foreign language. Learning a foreign language can be frustrating, the information is hard to retain, and the lessons are tedious. When I was in middle school, I had to take Spanish as a foreign language to graduate. However, I did pass the class but it was very difficult. Even, after passing the class, I still have a very difficult time reading or understanding someone who is speaking it. I discovered that what I learned was little or no use to me when I tried to use it in the real world....   [tags: learn, language, choice] 646 words
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Your Body, Your Choice - From a young age, we are taught that babies are born when one man and one woman fall in love. The details remain unknown, but two souls come together to create a child who they will love and raise together for the next eighteen years of their lives. Our sexual education, obviously, advances into finer details as we grow up and we realize that sexual interactions between one female and one male where the male’s sperm fertilizes the female’s egg creates pregnancies which lead to the birth of a child....   [tags: School Sexual Education, Terminating Pregnancies]
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Career Choice to Be a Secondary Social Studies Teacher - I want to be a secondary social studies teacher. Two people really had an influence on this decision. The first would be my history teacher Mr. Nicol because he has shown me that you can be a Christian and a teacher if you balance them out right. My friend Amanda was the other influence because we were talking about what I’m passionate about which was history. She then suggested teaching it and I loved the idea because I knew I’d enjoy it. This includes teaching students the required information by giving them the environment and tools they need to acquire it....   [tags: Career Choice] 1168 words
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Is Homeschooling a Better Choice? - Is Homeschooling a Better Choice. He is up with the sun, ready to go. He waits patiently for his brothers and sisters, but today is the first day of school and he is eager to start on his studies. All of the children are assembled in the front foyer as the big, yellow school bus zooms past their house. None of the children seem to notice. Instead, the group of eager students proceeds into their "schoolroom" to greet their teacher, also known as "Mom." Even as early as the turn of the century, children were often taught at home by their parents....   [tags: Education School Essays]
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Social Networking: The Good Choice for Society - ... According to the article, 59% of students with access to the internet report that they use social networking sites to discuss educational topics and 50% use the sites to talk about school assignments (National School Boards Association). This is important because the social media offers students with opportunities for learning and interacting with their peers.This article also portrays that grades went up by 50%, chronic absenteeism went down by 33% and 20% of students school wide voluntarily completed extra-credit assignments(Kessler).This concludes that the result of using social networking sites makes improvements for students and their grades....   [tags: students, school, information, connect]
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Freedom of Choice: The Very Best Policy - The author does not make a very convincing case that school uniforms and dress codes violate students’ freedom of speech and undermine important values. She argues that students are the only ones with a dress code. She states that students should be able to express themselves using their own judgement. She believes that uniforms do not help maintain a respectable appearance for the school community. School uniforms are essential to students in order for them to learn discipline and respect. The author's opinion says "I believe they should apply to everyone....   [tags: school uniforms, learning discipline & respect] 572 words
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School Vouchers are NOT the Solution - One of the primary reasons for parents choosing to send their child to a private school is due to the many pre-conceived notions that private schools carry regarding their overall reputations. There are three main misconceptions that will be addressed here. These misconceptions are: the misconception of parental choice in selecting a school; more qualified teachers with the most current teaching knowledge; and the myth that private schools are more successful than public schools. Many proponents of a nationwide standardized voucher program argue that such a system will provide parents and students with the opportunity to choose the school in which the child will attend....   [tags: School Reform, Education Reform] 1255 words
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The Benefits of Creating School Gardens - There you are doing another boring school fundraiser, going around selling items to get lame prizes. Wouldn’t you like to ditch the boring fundraiser and do something fun that can teach valuable life lessons. Well, I have an idea for you, why not start a school garden. A school garden would cost money to make and would take a lot of resources to build but it would all be worth it. Fresh food, you know exactly where it has been. Some people think that a school garden would be a wast of valuable resources....   [tags: school garden, students, education] 715 words
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School Cafeteria Food - Have you ever tasted school cafeteria food. I don’t think you would want to. In school story books, do you have characters saying that the food tasted good at school cafeterias. Nope. Why is this. Cafeteria food is often cheap, bought in bulk, high in calories, malnutritious, and microwaved. Student polls and opinions prove this. Therefore, this leads to a suggestion: Healthier, tastier foods and a better, advanced lunch system should be implemented. First of all, students aren’t motivated to eat unhealthy, not-tasty food....   [tags: School Food] 696 words
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Has Culture Enhanced or Hindered my Freedom of Choice - How has my culture enhanced or hindered my freedom of choice. First I ask myself “What is culture to me?”. My definition of culture would be common thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that are carried from one generation to the next. Then I ask “What is freedom of choice?” When I think of the expression “freedom of choice”, I think of an individual going through life making choices as they please. I, being that individual, do make my own choices but the more I think about it the more I realize that the choices I make are actually influenced by many factors in my life....   [tags: culture, choice, ] 714 words
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The Pro’s and Con’s of Extending School Hours - How many students do you know who want to go to go school longer than 7 hours per day. Despite the fact that students complain about school, it’s important that every child get their education even if they feel it doesn’t matter. This paper will state the pro’s and con’s of extending school hours for the students and how it can have a negative effect on them. Obama and other politicians believe that we have should go to school longer in order to achieve more. Student already sit a seat 8 hours a day for a day for a months, any longer than that they will just refuse to go to school any more....   [tags: school hours, education, school days] 813 words
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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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Why Force Children to Come to School? - Despite the fact that school attendance is not a choice for children; parents play a big role in students’ dropping out. There are plenty of reasons students dropouts. It has been proven that the percentage of student dropouts increases every year. This paper will show certain reasons and give examples of student dropouts. Is a decision for students to dropout. Well, I don’t think it should be a decision because you need education. If there was a choice of decision, mostly students would be out of school....   [tags: dropouts, school attendance, students] 927 words
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School Uniforms Improve Children's Safety - Since school uniforms have become more and more common in the United States, there has been one issue that many, of the parents and students are worried about. Many believe the children will not have the ability to express themselves freely. The First Amendment guarantees our right to free expression. This means that students do not leave their First Amendment rights outside the schoolhouse door, but their opinions can be limited to prevent major disruptions to classes and outside activities. To make this statement more clear, in 2003, a high school senior was suspended from school for wearing a tee-shirt of President George W....   [tags: School Uniform Essays]
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Cartoonists Respond to Mass School Shootings - When news of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting reverberated across the country on December 14, 2012, every office, living room, and classroom was silent. The shooter, Adam Lanza, had just killed twenty-eight people, twenty of them being kids no older than ten years old (Vogel). Since this tragic event, other shootings have occurred across the nation. Massive debates and demands of congressional action over gun violence and gun control sparked over the appropriate solution. Despite pleas from President Obama to enact change, gun advocates such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) have been able to continuously deter many government officials from pursuing anti-gun laws....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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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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School Design - The design of a building is often reflective of its function. Without certain accommodations and details, a building will be visually appealing, but mostly useless to its inhabitants. The function of a school is particularly dependent upon its design. The design of New Spring Middle School will reflect the holistic middle school concept. The overall design of campus will advocate the holistic focus of New Spring Middle School. Learning Gardens and a wetland area will exist as additional academic resources for students....   [tags: Middle School, Classrooms, Building] 839 words
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Mandate of School Uniforms in Order to Reduce Student Truancy. - Introduction According to one Caribbean historian, Carl Campbell (1992), schools reflect the societies that create them. The 21st century has presented many challenges. While on the one hand we are faced with rapidly improving technology, we are also faced with global environmental, health and economic crises such as we have never experienced before. We are also witnessing the widespread collapse of societal institutions like the family, judiciary and even the religious systems. Our societies seem to be breeding a new level of violence and chaos....   [tags: education, school uniforms]
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Abortion - A Freedom Of Choice - During the last twenty-five years, abortion has been one of the most heated topics being debated in the United States and Canada. The only topics that equal the abortion debate are race and war. Abortion is a discussion of human interaction where ethics, emotions, and law come together. There are people that have different views of abortion but no matter what their view is they fall under a thin line. There is the pro-choice and the pro-life. These are the only two categories that people’s views fall into....   [tags: Pro Choice Pro-Choice essays research papers]
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My Choice of Gallaudet University - My Choice of Gallaudet University I was born deaf to deaf parents. I attended a deaf school from the beginning of kindergarten through high school senior graduation. I grew up using ASL (American Sign Language) as my primary language, and English as my secondary. ASL is the visual-gestural language that best fits my communicative needs as it does for most deaf people....   [tags: College Choice Personal Narrative] 1064 words
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Children Should Not Be Able to Choose to Drop Out of School - Should children be able to make the choice to drop out of school at such an early and crucial time in their development. There are many reasons why children and teens are required to stay in school until their senior year. Children do not know the importance of an education and are not well rounded enough to get a job that pays above the poverty level. Children during their key years of development are easily influenced and unable to think for them-selves unless taught to do so. This mass amount of uneducated adults would also have a huge effect on the economy do to the large amount of low income families....   [tags: education, drop outs, high school, argumentative, ] 532 words
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Violence at Columbine High School - Violence at Columbine High School The events that happened in Littleton, Colorado at Columbine High School in April were tragic. No one will nor should attempt to defend the actions of the two gunmen, but it is beneficial to look into the reasons that this did occur as a preventive measure of sorts. Simply looking back over the past few years of teenage violence a picture become clear of who the aggressors are : white males. There is definitely a strong relationship between the violence of late and gender....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 631 words
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Making the Right Choice - We make choices every hour, every minute, and every second of our lives; whether big or small our choices are slowly putting us in the direction we choose or end up. Many of us do not realize what contributes to the choices we make and why it affects others the same way if affects us and because of this many authors and writers have written stories and articles about coming to terms with making a choice and how to better ourselves when it comes to decision-making for the future. In life poor decisions are made which leads to repercussions that can land anyone in a difficult situation....   [tags: good choices, bad choices, consequences]
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Mass School Shootings in America - “That could never happen in my school.” This is one of the first thoughts that goes through a students mind when they hear about a school shooting. The fact is though, it can. School shootings can happen at any school at any time. Lack of security is only a small part of the problem. The major issue lies in the low morality of students and warning signs overlooked by administration. Not all, but a majority of the students are cold-blooded killers. And shooting fellow students is often not their first choice....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 500 words
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Do School Uniforms Influence Student Behavior and Academic Performance? - An examination of education in today’s world reveals many issues under research to determine their effects on school climate. Such issues have come to be known collectively as hot button issues. Hot button issues include religious issues, gender issues, racial issues, school violence, legal issues, and a host of other matters. Included in these is the issue of school dress code. The original research hypothesis concerned the influence of school uniforms on behavior among students in kindergarten through twelfth grade....   [tags: school uniforms, dress codes, public schools]
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Individuality vs. Conformity in High School - It was the first day of school. I was eager to see most of my friends who I went to middle school with. There was one big thing that struck me; I noticed my friends changed. They started dressed differently, acted differently, changed their hair style, and even started wearing makeup. Since the transition fresh out of middle school and into high school, my friends wanted to look older. The biggest factor that bothered me was how they would conform to look like the sophomores, juniors, and seniors....   [tags: high school, ] 654 words
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In Favor of School Uniforms - Whether people like it or not, uniforms are here to stay in modern society. They are seen everywhere, from schools to policemen. Uniforms are a requirement for life. In professional work settings and careers they are expected. On this basis, why wouldn't they be used in a school setting. School uniforms prepares children for their futures. Parents and elders are filled with pride when they see the future generations in clothing that highlights their intelligence. Any issues with them, such as expense, expression, and their actual classroom effects, are easily solved....   [tags: School Pride, Student Expression]
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Is College the Right Choice? - Students in their last year of high school are going through so much, things such as prom and graduation. The most important thing on their mind is deciding on what they will do after they graduate high school. Some students either go to a four year college or attend a community college or just go straight into the work force. The decision to go to college is a life changing decisions that brings many benefits, getting that dream job is the most important. The article I chose was the essay written by Marty Nemko, “We send too many students to college”....   [tags: college students, higher education, jobs]
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Home Education: The Better Choice - Where do you go to school. What clubs do you belong to. What sports do you play. These are all typical questions that teenagers ask one another in everyday casual conversations. Stereotypically, when the answer is simply that a child home-schools, often times they are looked at in a predetermined persona as if they are a weird, deprived, unsocialized individual who doesn’t know the first thing about life. The often received response of “Oh, you’re one of those people” is usually the norm. The following essay will expel several of the myths associated with today’s home-schooled students providing statics and support as to why home education is the better choice over public school education....   [tags: Education ]
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School Vouchers - School Vouchers      School vouchers can be described as financial funding given to students who elect not to attend public schools. Therefore the government would not be spending money educating that student in a public school. A school voucher is the allotment of money that the government would have used for that student to attend public school. This money is then given to the family of the student to help fund the education of that student. This money cannot be used for anything other than education....   [tags: Position Paper School Vouchers]
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School Junk Food Reduces Health of Students - School lunch started out as a program to help students focus on studies by getting the best nutrition from a meal at school. According to Julie Lautenschlager, in the book Food Fight, during World War Two, students were having issues with bad nutrition (61). There was a need to improve the overall health and ability of a student to concentrate during class. Lunches started out costing one penny. By the time I got to grade school, lunch was $2.00, and my mother laid out that money for me to take each day....   [tags: School Lunch Program 2014]
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School Uniform Debate - “School Uniforms: Yes, or No” The concept of having school uniform is a topic that has been debated fir any years. Some students find uniforms necessary, others just hate the colors. I think that the students who think uniforms are unnecessary are wrong. Uniforms are an excellent idea and can help school students be more disciplined, have an equal environment, and enjoy greater academics. School uniforms are a great way to maintain a level of social equality. There are more positive effects of wearing school uniforms than negative....   [tags: School Uniforms] 521 words
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A Break for School Is Not a Good Idea - Should You Wait or Not When high school is over, that is the time students need to decide if they are going to start college right away or wait a year or two. Whichever choice they choose will affect their future. Students should not put off their education for a long period of time. This will only hurt the students because they will start to forget things they had learned in high school. If they wait to go to school, it could also put a delay on their career. Then when they do want to go to start going back to college to get a degree, it will become harder to start going back....   [tags: high school, gap year, universities]
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Mass School Shootings in America - American schools became dangerous places at the end of the twentieth century. Children as young as twelve and thirteen came to school not to study but to shoot as many people as possible. Even as these students transformed schools into war zones, teachers and other students did what they could to restore order and to save lives. In doing so, they became unlikely heroes on America’s latest battlefield. Although violence in schools is nothing new, multiple shootings are. According to the 1999 Annual Report on School Violence, the number of such shootings increased from one in 1994-95 to five in 1997-98....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1332 words
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Year Round School Year Analysis - K-12 Education Education has been the pathway to a better life for many years now. It is full of opportunity for many Americans. Education is not for every child but it is necessary in the early part of kids’ lives to learn the important things. Thanks to our government, we have public education in which we have free kindergarten through 12th grade. Public education is paid by through our taxes. Because of this, the government runs the schools and that can cause some problems. There will always be room for improvement in the public education system....   [tags: summer school, public education, school days]
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School Uniforms are a Negative Influence to Society - If compared to previous generations, the students living in the 21st century should have a bright future ahead of them. To create that future one must first go to school. Is the main purpose of school having to deal with oppression and injustice or is it to give children a proper education and an opportunity to learn. Mandatory school uniforms are a very controversial issue. Clothing impacts a student’s daily life. The clothes they choose to wear, makes them who they are. A student may choose to express who they are or who they want to become through the clothing they wear....   [tags: mandatory school uniforms, education]
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