One day in my senior year government class my teacher told us we had to fill out a register to vote form for class participation points. She said she would turn them in as we turned eighteen. The only thought that went through my head was, "All right, easy points. No problem." Then our teacher said after we filled out our forms, she was going to talk to us about our right to vote and how the privilege is so often abused.
I did more research, and participated in an informational session about the program. I was sold on it. I knew I needed to immediately enroll, and work towards gaining my school counseling degree. I knew that I needed to not procrastinate any further, because I had taken two to three years off from school. National Louis University’s is an accredited university that has a CACREP counseling field.
I spent my senior year of high school as a full time dual enrolled student at Augusta University. This is when I took the introduction to political science class with Dr. Albert. This class truly fueled my passion for learning about government and inspired me to pursue an undergraduate degree in political science. I also participated in the 2016 Model United Nations in New York, as a delegate representing Somalia for Augusta University. My partner and I received an award for our position paper that we submitted to the conference.
I will be telling you the back story to The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) is a step up from a similar act back in the day called, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). According to James E. Ryan, a public law and legal theory graduate from the University of Virginia believed “the most important and well known component of the ESEA is Title I, which was the federal government’s single largest aid program” (Ryan). It was really made to help students with disadvantages. After the bill was put in place, schools and the government started to implement it, that’s when they started to see some flaws. Federal money was going towards hiring teachers, but that wasn’t working.
In 1993, Bill Clinton became the President of the United States (Besharov & Fowler, 1993). Throughout President Clinton’s campaign he promised to “end welfare as we know it” (Besharov & Fowler, 1993). During his campaign he repeatedly said that welfare benefits should be time-limited and that after two years of job training and education, welfare recipients who could work should be required to do so (Besharov & Fowler, 1993). President Clinton promised to provide people with education, training, jobs placement assistance’s and child care for two years. His goals were to end welfare as a way of life and make it a path to independence and dignity (Besharov & Fowler, 1993).
The first method, which my instructors and I have been using in my college education is the method that Stanly Fish agrees with. According Stanly Fish an instructor has the responsibility “That is, we are responsible for the selection of texts, the preparation o... ... middle of paper ... ... a hand-on course in high school which focused on one specific subjected. In the course we focused on criminal justice, and I learned material that has carried to my college education, also I have learned information that is going to assistance me reach my end goal to become a federal bureau agent. Now that I am in college I do not used the technique I used in high school. In my classes the professors have the power of the lecture, and it does not benefit me, because I do not pay attention while lessoning to the professor, and doesn’t assistance me retain the information they present to me.
In an interview conducted by the New York Times (2013) with Jeff Rickey, dean of admissions for local university, revealed just how significant course selection can be to those students applying to go to college. In the interview Rickey, explains the transcript of a high school clearly displays the type of rigor in the school’s curriculum and he stresses multiple times in the interview that students enroll in courses that are most challenging for him or her. In addition, he says most colleges look beyond classes just offered in the general education realm of curriculum. It is within the curriculum of the school to prepare students for the type of future they desire. Whether it is continuation of education in college, technical or trade school or to come out of high school ready to join the workforce, a school’s curriculum should appeal to all types of students that walk through the halls.
After they corrected the mistake, it was too late to go back and learn what he should have been learning. When he got to high school, one of his teachers, Jack MacFarland became a role model for him. MacFarland got him to be interested in reading and writing and later on even helped him get into a university. In the book, Lives on the Boundary, Rose basically writes about his experience with the American educational system. Along with his own experience are stories about the students he had come across at the University he was working at.
Teach for America was founded in 1989 by Wendy Kopp, a Princeton student who for her senior year of college wrote a thesis about the educational achievement gap between high and low income students. She was searching for a way to take on a significant responsibility that would make a real difference in the world. Kopp wanted to build a prominent teach corps, whose standards and reputation would be enough to persuade Ivy League college, high-achieving graduates to choose teaching over more lucrative opportunities. Kopp envisioned an organization that would focus on creating teaching recruitment programs that would increase the quality of applicants the profession deserved. As she wrote in one of her first published books, “One day, all children in our nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education" (Kopp 2001, 174).
She made me a mother, along with a 24-hour worrier and an insomniac. As I began to dwell more on the topic I realized that going to college has not only been one of my defining moments, it has made me who I am. With all the different classes we take Community College, we realize interests we never knew we had. My first three quarters here, I was in the Running Start program, which allowed me to graduate high school while taking college courses. I took a political science class, just to fulfill my American history credit, and I realized I love politics.