“Many factors affect student performances, latest fad is no cure-all”(Weaver, Reg 2003). Although the involvement of parents in school systems doesn’t fix everything according to the quote, but it does help out a lot in mostly all situations. Elementary Schools First, the parental involvement in Elementary school systems is very important to the young school student. There are many different factors affecting the way school students learn. “And public opinion recognizes that after parental involvement, teacher quality, and class size make the biggest difference in how much students learn”(Weaver, Reg 2003).
Bridget Egan Ms. Ahern ELA III April 30, 2014 Is the No Child Left Behind Act working? For as long as any American can remember, education has been a top priority of the majority of the population. The more schooling a child receives, the brighter their future becomes. Everyone wants their child to be successful in and out of the classroom, and the government has been working to make sure of this in schools nationwide. Over the years, a series of programs have been implemented to better the education of elementary and secondary students, including the No Child Left Behind Act, establishing guidelines and requirements that public schools are expected to follow and accomplish in order to provide a quality education to all of their students.
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.
Known as No Child Left Behind and Common Core Standards are educational reforms that were introduced under the administration of President George W. Bush and continued as Race to the Top in President Obama’s administration. These initiatives are the answers to the demand for high quality K-12 public school education. It requires that states, and school districts across the country hold public schools, principals and teachers accountable for the passing or failing of their students. In order to do so each state must adopt an approved curriculum that would close the achievement gap, improve teaching quality and ensure that students were prepared for college and career ready. No Child Left Behind also required states to produce penalties for schools that failed.
Problems of education connect to funding, teacher quality and the status of the teaching profession, student academic performance and standardized testing, racial imbalances, and equal educational opportunity. The lack of parental involvement seems to be a problem for education also. Parental involvement in their child's education makes them feel good about themselves. They usually have higher grades; higher test scores on standardized tests, classroom assessments and at arrive at school all the time. It is important to have quality teachers that care about the students and that encourage parents on how important it is to be involved with their child’s education.
In America, striving to teach all children and provide them with equal opportunities has diminished the quality of the education we are giving to youth. The importance of education is clear to our nation, particularly at this time when competing with international standards is vital to our economy. Early in the 21st century, the federal government began an intervention with substandard education. For example, the effects of No Child Left Behind have been both positive and negative. Because No Child Left Behind is pushing for curriculum standards, students who are forced to switch schools are more likely to be able to pick up where they left off in core classes like math and English.
(Symonds) No Child Left Behind, is a landmark in education reform, designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America's schools. Bush describes his plan as 'the cornerstone of my administration' (Rebora). At a time of wide public concern about the state of education, the legislation sets in place requirements that reach into virtually every public school in America. The law emphasizes accountability, teacher quality, parent choice, improved teaching methods, and flexibility. (Correa) Strict requirements and deadlines have been set for states to expand the scope and frequency of student testing, revamp their accountability system and guarantee that every classroom is staffed by a ?highly qualified?
Children are taught many new concepts and ideas in a variety of different ways. It is every teachers dream to give each child a quality education. Children attending school deserves a quality education and should be inspired by a great teacher. With thousands of American schools labeled as “failing”, could the No Child Left Behind Act be a law that every school needs in order to be successful. The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the No Child Left Behind Act, and how the accountability of testing subgroup provisions may play a major role on the responsibilities of a student’ education.
The reasons for this lack of parental support are many and varied and far beyond the scope of this article. Regardless, some of our most needy children lack the necessary support to succeed in an academic environment, and it is these students that a number of opponents of school choice see as having the most to lose if school choice is implemented on a large sc... ... middle of paper ... ...s educational advocates which help children make decisions concerning their education and also link them to positive educational experiences. Where parents are involved in the educational decision making process, mentors could still be a welcome resource. If we are going to provide school choice, this choice must extend to all children. Only through this sort of mentoring program can we truly provide the means necessary for all children to take advantage of educational choice.
Even before children enter grade school, weak academic skills are found to be associated with behavioral and attention problems (The National Academic Press, 124). Educational outcomes in adolescence can be traced back to academic skills attained years later when entering school. (The National Academic Press, 125) It is clear that early involvement with learning and development is very beneficial and affects many aspects of life. It does not predetermine our lives, but rather sets the stage for healthy development. What is learned early in life establishes a set ... ... middle of paper ... ...pr.