If we want our public schools to be integrated, we must first educate the general public. Perhaps given enough time, integration might happen naturally but generations suffer with a substandard education. We must acknowledge the value of quality education for all and increase the number of people working towards solutions. Works Cited D’Angelo , Raymond and Douglas, Herbert. Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Race and Ethnicity (8th Edition).
This essay will answer the question, "what is FAPE and why is it so important in the education of all children, especially students with disabilities?" The Individuals with Disabilities Act is a federal funding statute that provides "financial aid to states in their efforts to ensure adequate and appropriate services for disabled children." IDEA seeks to improve the educational results for children with disabilities. It also provides guidelines for determining what related services are necessary and outlines a "due process" procedure to make sure these needs are adequately met. According to the IDEA, all children must be educated in the least restrictive environment.
It stresses that primary education should be compulsory and made available free to all. This is a critical right because education allows children to reach their full potential and aids them in development and acquiring knowledge. However, compulsory schooling is not practical in certain pl... ... middle of paper ... ...nd treating children, some of these views conflict with providing all children with the right to education. Taking all matters into consideration, I believe that providing all children with the right to education should in fact be a fundamental right that should be implemented in all countries. No matter what culture or nationality, all children should be given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.
Only through this sort of mentoring program can we truly provide the means necessary for all children to take advantage of educational choice. Opponents of school choice have many valid concerns, not the least of which should be what will become of children that have parents or guardians who are uninvolved in the child's education. As proponents of school choice, we must openly examine these concerns and be ready to provide solutions that directly address these concerns.
Each local authority is responsible for providing and funding a cross-national education for all children from five to sixteen years old. Based on this information, it would be reasonable to suggest that there is no inequality in education, because the law aims to provide the same opportunities through a universal system. In retrospect the reality seems to be very different. Through evaluating sociological perspectives and theoretical and empirical research, this essay will analyse the inequalities within the education system and how it affects society. Overall, society places much importance on education, often regarding it as the main source of social mobility.
Education reformist Horace Mann once stated: “education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions, -- the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” -------(distinguish education and schooling- somehow) However, has education system only been set in place to meet the needs of industrialism? In this day in age, people students are attending schools in order to someday be employed in order to live a comfortable life. Public schools are teaching students in a manner where creativity and critical thinking are being denounced. Instead, the main goal is producing high standardized test scores. Students are being taught to equate the notion of becoming successful as a product of schooling (Gatto, 150).
Unfortunately, in the U.S it is a struggle for all children to receive the same learning experiences. Stewart (2012) and Ripley (2013) advocate for the transformation of the U.S education system. Stewart (2012) discusses in great detail how different countries changed their education system to benefits all children and urges the U.S to do something similar but in the context of the culture of the country. Although, Ripley (2013) does not agree with all the practices of the countries that have high achievement, she does recognize some good strategies the U.S should adopt. Lastly, Schwartz (2014) want all students in the U.S to have the chance to be successful by revamping vocational education.
There are advocates for both sides of the issue. Proponents to inclusion believe that all students belong in the general education classroom and teachers should be able to meet the needs of all students, including those with disabilities, within the general education classroom. On the other side are those who believe that trying to force all students into an inclusive setting can be just as unfair as trying to fit all students in special education into a separate class (Alquraini & Gut, 2012). Another argument against inclusion is the extent of accommodations and modifications required to include students with severe disabilities in the general education classroom. Alquraini and Gut (2012) stated that “an abundance of literature focuses on the fact that inclusion for students with severe disabilities requires a great deal of effort to accommodate and adapt content of the general education curriculum, modify instructions, and use assistive technology” (p.
School Choice Beats No Choice I am avidly in favor of school choice for two main reasons. First, no child should be locked into attending an inadequate school, lacking quality and diversity, which under the current system is rewarded for its failure. Secondly, children and parents who hold strong convictions concerning their academic and social objectives need latitude in order to place themselves in an environment which will maximize their learning success. The ideal choice program, in my opinion, would comprise vouchers, drawn from the child's home district and not exceeding the average amount spent locally per student. A voucher or draft is awarded upon the completion of an in depth interview of both student and parents, guardian or assigned mentor and an interview board consisting of school board and local business representatives, and nominated tax payers.
More than likely because of the condition of the minds of those in power, minds that bestowed upon many others the same invisibility that Ellison’s narrator encounters” (Greene,1995, p. 159). Multicultural education is needed because it seeks to eradicate “invisibility” and give voice, power, and validation to the contributions and achievements of people with varied hues, backgrounds, and experiences. Multicultural education is a process of comprehensive school reform and basic education for all students. It challenges and rejects racism and other forms of discrimination in schools and society and accepts and affirms pluralism (ethnic, racial, linguistic, religious, economic, and gender, among others) that students, their communities, and teachers reflect (Nieto, 2000).