We all have heard the key to success is education. However, in the United States, that key to success is far fetched. America as a whole needs many improvements. While America will never be a perfect society as I dream, America needs to take a step forward to improving the country for all. A better education system will be a step toward improving the United States.
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In reality, many influential people such as Thomas Jefferson and Noah Webster believed that education played a major role in a democracy. This is because a democracy is a type of government that relies heavily on its citizens, and so it’s very important that these citizens are educated and ready to handle any contribution for the progression of the state. This type of perspective... ... middle of paper ... ...rpose of American public education? References Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. (2010).
The techniques adopted by institutions of higher education are no mistake and they are designed to serve a purpose. These methods evolve with time and shape the way that generations think and reason. In our generation, the purpose of higher education in our culture is to sustain the nation atop of the worldwide economy. After World War II, the nation was focused on the promotion of democracy throughout the world. In 1946, President Harry Truman mandated a commission on higher education.
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With the program known as The American Reinvestment & Recovery Act of 2009, tax money has been reinvested in education. This policy is relevant to education with designated funds going specifically to school building repair and hiring personnel with the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (cite). Dedicated to encouraging continuing education for adult learners, Pell Grants help to finance higher education with additional financial backing to help support working college students. Additional financial resources have been dedicated to low-income public school children, head start, and special education programs. Barak Obama has addressed the policies regarding American education though increased funding to support infrastructure, staff, higher education, and special programs.
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Even though the Declaration of Independence does not mention education, our founding fathers did value education. Illustrated by the ordinances they passed “in 1785 and 1787 that granted federal lands to states to create and support public school- an institution that the nation’s founders viewed as essential to democracy and national unification.” (Jennings, p3) In 1959, the admission of Alaska and Hawaii into the Union reconfirmed the Federal government’s support of education. Three distinct elements that impact education are; laws that have been passed, the removal of the church from public schools, and the role of federal government that has evolved and changed over the years. These three factors have transformed education over the years. Over the course of history, several different cases have changed education and become laws.
The United States courts (AZ, TX, LA, and CA) discarded the argument of the American Civil Liberties Union that school uniforms are unconstitutional, and upheld school uniform policies (Young, 2009, p. 849). The United States Department of Education addressed this conflict recommends school districts, deal with these issues in a manner that allows the student’s right t... ... middle of paper ... ...erest of our students and society to put into practice a mandatory uniform policy in our public school system. Works Cited Adolescent and School Health. (2011). Retrieved from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/health_and_academics/index.htm Bodine, A.