Persuasive Essay On Reform Education

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In today’s education serious problems are harming enrolled students and future students. The lack of funding and teaching prohibits many students from achieving a proper education. Being that these are major problems it is necessary to reform the educational system in order to avoid these issues and increase the educational standards. Funding, depending on the status of the school can be convenient or it may cause misfortune. On January 8, 2002 president George W. Bush signed a new law reform that is still presently known as “No Child Left Behind”. The law contained standards that were necessary to be met by school districts. The Educational Standards explains that the law received bipartisan support but even so the funding was not just.…show more content…
Instead of exploring other options and learning differently many schools have chosen the same path, according to Educational Standards seventy one percent of school districts have canceled many electives such as musical, athletic and arts classes in order to focus in math and reading. As Educational Standards preaches, “Social studies prepares students to become acquainted with civil life, participation in politics, and major issues that govern the world.” With that being said, if schools become overly focused on math and reading, students will not be able to gain personal opinions on politics due to the lack of knowledge therefore relying on others for political advise. When the time arrives for students to vote many will but simply because they are of age to do so but not because they follow or understand politics in current…show more content…
Perhaps, better choice of books that students can familiarize themselves with would be aid to grab the students attention. Throughout the years in schools, the choice of reading has only become books flustered with similes, metaphors, alliteration etc. As Francine Prose declared, “In fact, less and less attention is being paid to what has been written, let alone how; its become a rarity for a teacher to suggest that a book might be a work of art composed of words and sentences, or that the choice of these words and sentences can inform and delight us.” In other words, not much appreciation is given to the what the book is actually stating or conveying. More attention is being given to unnecessary things such as the authors opinions. For instance teachers think of the students education as only a paycheck, rather than elaborating the meaning of the book which refers to the students education. Teachers have the students discussing why the author has written a certain sentence or in many cases why has the author written particular sentences next to each other. In present day classroom settings, the majority do not pay attention due to the book choice and the few who do are not learning the importance of the story. The majority of english teachers teach the students values through the novels that are being read. For example as Francine Prose preached, “Its
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