A high school diploma and a college degree ensure better jobs and higher income. In recent decades, the importance of literacy skills has become more vital than ever but schools still have many deficiencies. The measures of student performance are on the rise but, many of our youth fall short of graduating high school. Public opinion agrees that changes must be made but have not come to an agreement of what exactly the solution to the problems is. Equal school funding is at the top of my list when it comes to poverty and inequality in the school system.
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They believe the money spent will eventually give more resources to the schools. In addition, the teacher unions would argue that many of the teachers need to be kept in a solid position because it allows the teacher to be in the same position for a while and give them less chaos of having to switch schools every year. Despite some decent claims by teacher’s u... ... middle of paper ... ...tion. Unfortunately, there has been little to no increase over the past two decades, and a lot has to do with the teacher unions. A big reason behind the gain in spending is there are more teachers getting paid who do not do their job.
Statistics have shown that foreign countries’ students are moving up in areas, such as math and science, and are surpassing American students (Werner Para 4). One of the many problems in education is the attrition rate of teachers (Boyer Para 4). Many believe the level of achievement for students is quite lower than the general standards; in addition, many teachers are only motivated to teach because of the money and not to teach young, growing children (Wagner Para 3). Middle school and high school teachers have the highest attrition rates. This is probably due to the many responsibilities, other than teaching, that teachers gain.
The second system is based principally in poorer and rural area. The public school that is in the urban and wealthier parts of the country have a lower dropout rate, but they are passing more and more students that are not getting the proper education. These students are graduating but they are lacking the basic skills that they need to succeed in collage or a career. In doing this employers and collages are expecting these students to have mastered basic math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. Instead they have to teach or the students have to take alternative school programs.
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The standardized test cost states $1.7 billion each year (Ujifusa 2012). That 's a bunch of money for some schools, especially the ones that already live in poverty. Look at the schools that barely have books, or the learning equipment they need to be able to teach their students. If they didn’t have to worry about paying for these unnecessary test they would be able to purchase more of the things they need to become a stronger school. It is not just the school that suffers, but also the community.
When it comes to drop outs, those students do not seem to realize how close they truly are to success, high school is such a small part of a person’s life and some of those people have problems completing their education. Even though there is not enough funds to make sure all students can complete their high school careers, I believe the amount of high school students dropping out is getting too high because education is a large part of our civilization, you need to have a certain knowledge base in order to get by and students need education in order to get further in their life goals. If we created more opportunities, used a high amount of the state money towards education, there would be a higher completion rate of high school graduates. There are not enough funds to make sure all the students can complete their high school careers. In the year 2008 the economic collapse there was a $469 million cut.
Many students in grade school don’t obtain money very often because they do not have a steady income, so they are prone to spend the money they get. For example, if a student gets money for a holiday, the first thing that comes to mind is to spend it on something they want because they are not used to having money. They don’t know the next time they will get more money so they don’t see the importance of saving. Since there would be a constant income a student will see the effect of saving because their amount of money would constantly be increasing which will motivate them to keep saving. If students learn how to save while they are younger they will be more successful in life, and they will also have that money to use when they graduate.
As well as women who make up ⅔ of that number. The measurement of the society shouldn’t about how much money they make but the way both sexes are treated especially when it comes to education. However the developed country can still do some improving because they have small amounts of illiterate among their population and the school system should always be adapting to the new information and technology that comes out every year. But Illiteracy is a big issue however as the world becomes more interconnected it will be easier to solve this epidemic.