Putting children into specific classes based on their successes during standardized tests is not fair to kids who had a bad day, missed a bit too much school, or have yet to understand the importance of trying. This not only inaccurately describes a child’s current intelligence, but also can falsely determine his or her future success as a student. Children’s knowledge varies based on many factors including living situation, cultural heritage, and family income. Most schools with low test scores have high diversity and limited resources; these schools are in need of financial support the most. In order to create the best education system, we must adhere to every student’s needs, no matter who they are or how they learn.
For decades, the United States educational system has provided opportunity for millions of Americans to attend school. However, the gap between the lower income and middle-class students continue to narrow in terms of who will drop out and who would succeed. The articles I chose speak both of issues regarding education and inequality and the growing gap of educational success between the haves and the have nots. In addition, how race and lower class play a large factor on those who succeed and those who do not.The articles also bring to life possible factors such as funding towards a child’s education, in particular the early years, parent involvement and race. The lack of fundings for schools plays a huge factor in children 's education.
Why is that? Because even though money plays a big role in education, children who are not brought up with the right attitude towards school will fail academically. Mental stability also plays a huge roll in academics; therefore parents who are neglecting their children from a young age in any area of parenting can negatively affect the way their child learns. Parenting is more than the act of birthing a child and allowing it to live in your house and eat your food. As a parent, it is the mother or father’s duty to nurture and teach their child the way that children are to be taught.
The nature and extent of an individual’s formal education will generally have great effects upon their entire life. Therefore, this topic is of significant relevance and usefulness to our society as a whole. The first reason for this call to close involvement is due to the fact that many students struggle with their schoolwork and homework because they lack the parental connection. The most some parents ever get involved in the education of their children is to look at report cards, and then hand out some form of discipline for low grades. Parents determine the academic success of their children, more than anyone else.
In a world where diversity is becoming more of an issue, this is extremely important. Public school kids also know what to expect when it comes to the curriculum the will be taught. Because public schools maintain to state federal regulatory standards, the curriculum and grading system is general. Although many advantages come with sending a child to a public school, it also comes with many concerns and disadvantages. Since there is a lot of children in the average classroom students tend to be behind in their learning curriculum because not every kid in the class has the s... ... middle of paper ... ...ll children need to learn how to have relationships with their peers, and home schoolers are sometimes at a disadvantage in this area because they do not have as many opportunities for forming friendships.
Inequalities in Social Class and Education Inequalities between social classes can be seen in numerous aspects of society, especially in the education system. Some customs that the American education system have implemented over time may be preventing the success of our children, which continues the cycle of social class inequality. For example, in some states parents must enroll their child in school or show proof of equate homeschool curriculum. Standardized testing has also contributed to lack of growth in some students. Schools that produce successful students must have financial advantages that provide students with proper resources, highly trained instructors and an adequate amount of time to support students’ interests in learning.
The purpose of this literature review is to observe and study an assign case study on the “Issues of K-12” based on research. From research on the issues, Common Core State Standards and the stakeholders involve there are many questions that have occur such as are these standards developmentally appropriate enough for young learners? Would the standards also effect Head Start children? And with the new Common Core State standards what affect would it have on parents and families? As an Early Childhood educator I have seen a lot of parents lose interest in their child’s education because it was even too complicated for them to understand how children was learning through the standards.
It is of much importance to see if a child has grown in the art of language and reading achievement, if not teachers need to work with these students to bring up their language levels so that they can reach maximum achievement in their class. Theoretical Understanding of the Reading Process Some children have cultural disadvantages as they may come from homes where, for example, the parents are not speaking English and are speaking another language. They can be known as culturally disadvantaged as they do not have essentials necessary for learning. In this instance teachers need to work with the students so that they can achieve and not be doomed to a failed and frustrated attitude.
Introduction The article The New First Grade: Too Much Too Soon? by Peg Tyre discusses the recent evolution of the preschool years and how children are required to master reading and mathematic skills at increasingly younger ages. It also describes how lessons that were once taught in the first grade are now being instructed to children in kindergarten. In regard to this topic, I believe that society today has become so competitive that parents are placing more and more pressure on their children to be academic stars and lose sight of what is truly important: encouraging their child to be the best that he or she can be. Article Summary In kindergarten, there has been a significant decrease in the amount of playtime and an increase in time spent learning mathematics and reading.
The first few years of a child’s life are imperative to their development (Cohn). Putting a young child in the hands of a daycare could be harming them more than one would imagine, and could continue to have detrimental effects in the future. About 13.4% of children under the age of five regularly attend daycare, according to the U.S. census bureau, which means that millions of children are affected by the quality of care that is being received at these centers. Some may argue that daycares are more beneficial to children than detrimental, and it gives young children a social advantage. In opposition to this, evidence will show that there are more harmful aspects to daycares than beneficial.