They were appointed to lead and better the community, guide our children. If they are not mentally ready to be a leader, then why run for a school board member, the focus should be on the children, how to better education for them, and how to make sure they get the most out of every day coming to school. School boards now and days are corrupt and only care for personal financial gain. The problem persists throughout the entire nation. We need to find the right people to control our schools if they are going to be productive, and help re-establish educational... ... middle of paper ... ...ted Dixon, Amber.
“I Just Wanna Be Average” by Mike Rose illustrates numerous flaws in the education system that discredits the cultural myth of empowerment through education that is essential to achieving the American Dream. Mike Rose’s experience in the education system showed that not all schooling is equal. Mike Rose says that the students were “brought together by geography and parental desire” (152). Parents believed that if they were to bring their children to a private school away from public schools that they would receive a better education based on the assumption that private schools provide a more advanced curriculum and independence in learning. This is proven to be false because students are funneled into different educational tracks, the Vocational education and college prep groups, from the start.
This then leads to the students not learning all that they should in school. Moore outlines school systems in multiple ways that make you notice the defects in the schools and realize that people can be more knowledgeable if our nation had efficient, well-structured schools. Moore shows us that because education is lacking in America, it is necessary that the government makes a shot to enhance school systems. Our nation doesn’t appear to take much incentive towards advancing our overall education. Proof of this is shown within the corrupt school systems.
As voters, no matter how small the population, we are ultimately responsible for deciding who will be making decisions about the education of children past, present, and future. We are, in part, to blame for the issues that have been created by legislators and elected officials. If we are going to complain about the way our education system is failing, then we need to educate ourselves on what is happening in Congress in regards to education. We need to stand up and make our voices heard we can change nothing if we do not speak up. We, the people, have the power to commence an education reform like no
She realized that choice and accountability were not the answer, but that curriculum and instruction were more viable solutions to America’s educational dilemma. Ravitch suggests that to abandon public schools is to abandon the institution that supports our concepts of democracy and citizenship and to the promise of American life (Ravitch, 2011, p. 12-14). The idea of school choice is rooted in Milton Friedman’s essay concerning the government’s role in education. Friedman asserted that society should support and contribute to the maximum freedom of the individual or the family. He maintained that the government should provide vouchers to help support parents financially on their children’s education, which parents could use at the school of their choosing; so long as the school met set standards.
The doctrine of taxation with representation gives everyone—even outsiders—the r... ... middle of paper ... ...ho not to discipline, in public schools and mainstream government, is where the problem lies. The public school systems predicament is that there are too many people offering solutions and because it is based on a democratic government it has to take into account every opinion. The government wants to please everyone and their needs. The fact of the matter is that it is impossible to please six billion people. Payne believes that, “As the story of public education shows, this conflict means that the democratic provision of a public service is likely to be both mistrusted and inefficient.” (Payne 266) In making this comment, Payne is questioning the country’s ability to survive as a whole and become the great nation we once were.
Parents want their children to have a full liberal arts curriculum rather than having them learn how to take tests that determine their future forever. Children today are losing their creativity and individuality due to the recent changes in our education system, and policy makers see nothing wrong with that. Many programs and federal Acts are taking advantage of our lives. We as a community need to stand up to this and make a positive change in the world for our future generation. By federal law, schools are expected to teach mathematics and reading to be tested for the future.
Education discriminates against minorities, and poorer class students are not expected nor encouraged to attain a higher education. The education system is set up to ensure that every child get a basic education, but there are many boundaries and social settings that make this almost impossible to achieve. To many students the thought of higher education is just a dream that seems unattainable, but with positive affirmation we can help all children excel. First, we have to recognize the problems associated with the school system then maybe we can work to resolve them. We as educators must re evaluate the system that enables children to become lost in the shuffle.
I understand principals have a lot of pressure, but they need to make decisions based on student interest and not the interest of the adults. I also see school offer tutoring only for the gra... ... middle of paper ... ...s to using the test scores to judge, blame, and point fingers at others. The principal has a big influence on changing their school’s mindset of standardize testing. If the principal works with teachers on analyzing the results to guide teaching, staff development, and setting a collaborating environment, they can use standardize testing to help our schools. The principal should also ensure teachers don’t teach to a test, and to also celebrate results with their students.
When I become a teacher, I will espouse an anti-traditionalist education philosophy. That is, I will reject the traditions that have stymied the critical thinking and democratic values that schools should inculcate in American youth and instead focus on creating a curriculum Regardless of the curricular mandates imposed on me, I will teach what I think young people need to know. Namely, I hope to inform my students about how education administrations and governments run, reform, and maintain public schools as well as alternative schools. Before citizens can implement any changes to any oppressive system, those citizens must understand how that system of dominance oppresses the subordinate and perpetuates itself. However, schools likely will not openly accept subversive teaching units.