However, the only way children can grow to make the future a better place is if they receive a world class education. It takes a team effort and collaboration of teachers, principals, school leaders and parents. A policy that appeared in the United States, which was close to addressing the flaws within the education system, is the No Child Left Behind policy (NCLB). In 2001, President George Bush proposed the “No Child Left Behind” Act which aimed to help disadvantage students have access to a fair and improve education system. NCLB aimed to improve schools in four main ways, which are: accountability for results, doing what work best based on scientific method, expand parental options and expand local control/flexibility (Moyers, 2003).
In spite of that, many people are not ... ... middle of paper ... ...top the idea to avoid more harm effects encounter us in the future. As a good citizen, we should also think about the other priorities to ensure the flow of development running smoothly. We must change our mindset and think positively. Education may not be free because the government lack of money and they needs to pay the people who are teaches and work in educational area. The fees may also not free to avoid the tax payments and lessen the daily cost of living for our benefits.
(At the time, Congress passed the act by an overwhelming majority.) However, the euphoria was short lived when the public education industry realized President Bush was serious about not rewarding failure. NCLB required state and local districts to prove that federally funded programs were based on solid scientific methods and actually worked. Bush said, “The findings of years of scientific research on reading are now available, and application of this research to the classroom is now possible for all schools in America,” (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/200405... ... middle of paper ... ...2003). Assessment as a policy tool.
Students, subjects and learning vary too widely and students they argue, cannot and do not know what they want or need from HE until they have completed their education. Education is not a passive consumption exercise that allow such simple tangible and measurable comparisons across the whole sector to be made (Sharrock, 2000, pp.149). In deed they continue, the introduction of measures that level all teaching to identifiable best practise case studies, based on management targets and students surveys inhibit creative and critical thinking, and therefore undermine what HE stands for (Redding, 2005, pp.410). Molesworth (2009) has researched changing student and management discourses of consumer choice and education within a global competitive market. He discusses the difference of being a student, involved in a process of learning and development undertaken as a journey, which changes ones perspective and understanding of the world, to having a degree which is... ... middle of paper ... ...ithout evidence of impact on learning, as not sound financial and economic planning.
Teachers now, “teach fo... ... middle of paper ... ... need to limit our focus on the test. It seems like the government only cares about the results of the tests rather than how well a student does in class and comprehending the information. The test can be beneficial with knowing what and how much material the students learn, but teachers are so concerned with trying to just teach what will be on the exam. They need to be able to have time to teach subjects in more depth so students will not only retrieve the knowledge but sustain it as well. The United States is trying so hard to move up from the bottom of the list but instead they are just impairing themselves even more.
Therefore, an excellent education is very critical for a child’s success but standardized testing is not the best way to ensure that the students’ receive a good education because they take away the focus on other subjects, causes extra stress for the students and other people involved, and is not the most efficient way to ensure the students are receiving a high quality education. The No Child Left Behind Act should be re-examined and amended because the focus on standardized tests decreases the educational quality of other subjects not included on the test. The diminishing funds in subjects such as, art and music are obviously going to affect the educational quality a teacher is going to be able to provide to their students. Patricia Velde Pederson, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at ... ... middle of paper ... ...Scott Franklin. No Child Left Behind and the Public Schools.
If the people of this country change their mindsets, this country will eventually have a more successful education system. There are many things that I learned from this reading, and many things that I was reassured on. Our country’s education system struggles a lot compared to other countries. We have an abundance of resources to further our education, but they are not used to challenge and prepare students to the best future they can have. As much as our country does not like to point fingers and place the blame on people, I think that it is quite obvious that the school systems as a whole, including teachers, parents and students are to blame.
Our children -- and far too often, our teachers -- [are not] in a position to handle more than a cursory examination of financial topics.” This article not only covers the idea that students may not be ready for this serious topic, but teachers may not be prepared to teach these topics for a younger audience. Although these are valid points, there is never an appropriate time to start incorporating financial education without some stress. Students need to be to be able to welcome financial responsibility after graduating. It is unattainable, however, to set a specific point in a student’s life where learning this topic will not cause some amount of stress. People who believe that teaching these topics at a younger age will cause unnecessary
Financial Management programs should be just as important as the other curriculums that are a required for graduation. Every high school students should be taught financial education regardless of sex, gender, color or race. One of the greatest barriers to financial literacy is overcoming student’s fear of borrowing. They should be taught how to make responsible choices financially. Some students are afraid to get into too much debt; therefore they prefer not to pursue higher education.
When the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was enacted in 2002, the focus of the United States education system turned to the nation’s education levels lagging behind other developed countries. The Congress enacted NCLB with intentions to level the educational playing field and require that schools meet federal minimum standards on national exams with a goal of seeing increases in exam scores every year (Elementary and Secondary Education Act). These new minimum standards created an emphasis to help struggling students to succeed. The requirements of NCLB worked in such a way that when pushing for the reauthorization of NCLB during his 2007 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush stated, “We must increase funds for students who struggle and make sure these children get the special help they need” (President Bush…). Of course we should try to give all students the help that they need, but states tend to interpret struggling students as those who display low achievement levels and have trouble in academic situations.