We need to seize our chance to improve on this now because if we let it slide I can guarantee you the problem will only worsen and the public education in our country will only fail. We need to setup a system based more on competition so we can get the schools to want to give our youth a good education. Now many people may oppose to the idea of making schools “compete” for students with the voucher system. They would say that this may be too expensive or it would take away the idea of public schooling and not make it free in the sense that we think of school as free. Many would say it would be turning the public school system into a “business.” While I do agree that it would turn the public school system into a business I do not agree that it would take away from our schools being public in the most literal sense of the word.
While it may grant access to millions of children, this will only hurt them and our economy more due to insufficient funding of these schools. The children will get low quality education that will end up widening the Education Gap at the Top that Friedman addresses instead of closing it. UP will extinguish Friedman’s idea of CQ+PQ>IQ, by taking advantage of the children and shaping their minds the way they seem fit instead of allowing children to shape it themselves. Along with this, the new preschools will be created more as a drilling form of education, rather than a nourishing one. Sending children to school to be put under constant pressure of tests and cognitive learning that they are not yet mature enough for will have longer lasting effects on them than the actual schooling will.
Schooling provides a lot of benefits for students and the separation elevates one student over another. Education is often viewed as the key to success and since everyone is not given the same tools to succeed something needs to be improved. Public school should be abolished because they do not allow equal opportunities for students and the education provided is not equal.
Opponents are arguing that in its current form the legislation could ... ... middle of paper ... ...sota is being criticized for the policies it has right now because it can vary wildly from district to the next. In my opinion I think Minnesota needs the Safe and Supportive Act to help students feel safer in school. This act might hurt schools more then help, budgets are already tight and if we add this act it’s going to add more to it if we have to pay more then 40 million dollars a year. Who is going to pay for it if the schools can’t? The money that schools get should go to help make the schools better and add more education they are already having trouble paying for sports, music, and books.
In other words, this has disadvantaged the poor families, resulting in unequal education opportunities for Americans and putting attainment of higher education in danger of becoming a hereditary privilege rather than a right for all people (Selingo para 6). This has sparked the debate as to whether higher education ought to be offered free of charge or not, with many rallying for the former. In order to level the playground for all Americans and offer equal opportunities in life; higher education should be offered free of charge to all. This paper seeks to make a convincing argument regarding the importance and need of having free higher education. At the same time, this essay seeks to cite some of the opinions of those of a contrary opinion, giving them a different viewpoint.
Some people view America as a country with a weak educational system, Michael Moore is one of these people. In his article “Idiot Nation,” he believes American school systems are being run poorly causing our student’s intellect to be sluggish. Moore believes that this is being caused by political leaders and most people in society that “have decided it’s a bigger priority to build another bomber than to educate our children.” (Moore 131) These people would rather worry about situations with war than providing a decent education to the students. Because of these decisions, school systems don’t supply the most efficient education for students in our nation. This then leads to the students not learning all that they should in school.
The solution is to get government out of the business of education and to run education in a more businesslike way. However, education is not a business like other businesses; it does not turn out a product whose value can be expressed adequately in terms of market price. Education does impart business or workplace skills, of course, but the value of reading and writing well cannot be captured fully by a future salary. The love of learning and growing as a student mentally is what shapes each individual's identity in public life. Before much progress can be made, Americans will have to be persuaded that public schools are a public failure -- that they are turning out not just poorly educated students but bad or indifferent citizens.
According to NBC news, the price of textbooks is rising three times faster than inflation and, consequently, has increased by 1,041% since 1977 (Popken 1). Students are required to buy certain textbooks for courses, some of which can cost as much as much as $400 (Perry 1; Popken 2). In fact, in four years of college, a student taking five classes can easily spend as much as $10,000 on textbooks alone. (Perry 2). Also, to save money, many schools are closing or shrinking their libraries, reducing student access to books and technology (Newell et al.
Kozol speaks about unequal d... ... middle of paper ... ...economics and history. The unequal attitude is due to economics as well and how America has a faulty tax system to equalize our schools. It is also up to the students and parents themselves to acquire the knowledge needed to pursue a better life. Kozol has shown that America’s education system needs improvement to equalize the education received for each student. The article has expressed a spiraling out of control situation that needs to be halted and changed sooner than later to help America’s future.
Three reasons why the educational system is failing is because of overcrowded classrooms, wasteful use of funding, and low quality teachers. Education is vital link in our society today. Without the proper knowledge or education we will not survive. Education is a power that nothing or no one can take from you. Overcrowded classrooms have a major effect