Everything that is taught in school is uniform for the entire grade. However, not every individual student is uniform in what they already know and how capable they are of learning new things. Not only that, but also is each student interested in learning what everyone else is learning? Today there are many schools that have put more emphasis in teaching learning skills rather than the knowledge that is needed to move on to the next level (Hirsch 129). Some schools have gone to what is known as “core knowledge'; to make sure that each and every student has the same foundation upon which to build the rest of their education.
I feel year round school is a great way to ensure students are prepared for the real world, limiting the “summer sly,” and providing more time for education. Also I would add coteaching to subjects such as math and english, in addition to providing an assistant (licensed teachers/assistant, parent volunteers, older students) in classes such as science, life skills, foreign language, and physical/health education. I feel the policies on testing and evaluations have the right idea, but are implemented poorly. I would like to have all standardized exams in K-8 to be the same nationwide for each grade. If the student does not pass or are not at the grade level they are currently attending, the student should not move to the next grade in hopes to send all students to high school at the same level of learning.
Without knowledge nothing can be produce. You cannot be creative without having knowledge. So in order to make our children be able to use their creativity to create various kinds of thi... ... middle of paper ... ...ceive education no matter what. We will not separate students with different ability, however we will have extra classes for them to catch up. There will be standardize test or exam for students, however we promise these tests are for monitoring students performance, and to see what kinds of extra classes they need.
Knowing the letters and sounds that they make makes reading simpler than not knowing them. Whether you teach a child through songs or writing, any thing they are taught prior to school, subject wise is an advantage. As a teacher I don’t want anyone to leave my classroom without at lea... ... middle of paper ... ...he child’s ability. Different styles of teaching should be incorporated into every classroom so each child can reach his potential. Certain subjects should be emphasized, even on the preschool level, but every subject should be taught.
This article also highlighted the fact that through integrated curriculum “children can learn the basics needed to meet state and national requirements while providing support for slower learners and enrichment for learners at all levels”. Summary Fredenburg (2006) states that with the “No Child Left Behind” Act, schools are standardizing their curriculum to ensure that their students pass the achievement tests mandated by the Act. According to Fredenburg (2006), based on the Act many schools have resorted to “teaching to the test,” which result in the reduction of lunch period, and even the elimination of recess. Fredenburg (2006) highlighted that there are innovative ways to provide the instruction that students need without depending on boring drills or broadening an already strenuous school day. The author sates that for years, savvy teachers have been integrating the curriculum through differentiated learning to meet the needs of every child.
The practice of inclusion was started because educators felt that special needs students would achieve more in traditional classrooms with non-learning disabled students than they would in special education classes. However, research findings suggest that there really is no difference in academic achievement levels for special needs students when they are placed in regular classrooms. Inclusion can be defined as a term, which expresses commitment to educate each child, to the maximum extent appropriate, in the school classroom he or she would otherwise attend. Inclusion involves bringing the support services to the child as opposed to bringing the student to the services. Inclusion requires only that the special needs or learning-disabled child will benefit from being in the regular classroom.
Because all students are entitled to a FAPE, it is imperative that education institutions take measures to ensure that all students are accommodated to the fullest extent that they may need. Bumgarner (2013) states that, “Remediation involves in-depth analysis of a child’s difficulties to determine what initially went wrong, then developing a plan to remedy the situation.” Remediation is re-teaching the same materials. It may help students who did not get it the first time it was taught but need another explanation. Remediation may involve extra time with teachers so the student may ask more in depth questions. Remediation is used when a student is usually at or above grade level and needs some help with a specific topic within the subject.
This new grading scale is more to a help at raising scoring and funding than allowing students to learn the information in a way that will be reliable in the future. The no zero grading policy may allow students to pass, it may even encourage them to continue to stay in school, but it is not helping the children to be successful in society. Are colleges excepting this new grading scale? As most colleges except a new student for their grades and work ethics. With this policy schools are only motivating students to come to school for the knowledge that they will pass.
The change relies on the people of the present to change the destination of the future. Parents and teachers should pressure the government to create more educational programs for the minority communities instead of allowing schools to close them. This reason is important because it lowers the dropout minority rate in high school. The closure of programs in schools affects Latinos and Hispanic, and other minorities lives educational and financially. Latino and Hispanic teenagers who dropout in high school are more likely to have fewer options to have a successful job and to provide better living conditions for their... ... middle of paper ... ...t to success?
(Rhetorical Question) We are a part of a world that strives to keep an equal playing field for all of us, and we need to incorporate into our schools the test that does the same. (Pronouns) Students with financial difficulties that take this new test will not be singled out anymore because they cannot get prep materials. Since the updated assessment is more applicable to real life, more kids will receive accurate measures of their ability and be able to attend college. Additionally, Andy Smarick quotes, “I agree with the College Board that graduates should possess functional language, and I appreciate that the SAT’s use of (unintelligible) language can unfairly advantage those who can pay for the expensive test prep.” In his own evaluation of the current SAT, Smarick states that the use of obscure vocabulary in the test allows only those who can access special courses to succeed, and he believes that high school graduates should be tested on functional language instead. Using practical vocabulary will allow low income students to have equal opportunity futures because they can show what they know to the best of their abilities, even without training materials.