Without religion, students could be provided with a better chance of succeeding in the classroom. Only the school board officials and members of congress can take religion completely out of the public school systems. While the ACLU has tried its best to insure that public schools have religion free environments, their actions aren't enough. It’s up to the members of congress to step up and pass laws prohibiting needless displays of religion in public schools. Some people are opposed to banning of religion in schools.
One of the opportunities we can provide for those children is school choice. Some people argue that they pay high tax to provide quality education for their children, and others do not have the right to share with it. If we follow the system thinking, this belief is a fallacy because we can not separate one from others in a system. In the long run, school choice can create success for children from the low SES family. In other words, if we can help those children succeed in the school and society, they will produce less problems to the society, and we can build up a better environment for everyone.
This allows families to select the public or private schools of their choice and have all or part of the tuition paid. These vouchers are funded by either public (government) or private (corporations, foundations) funds. Scholarships are advocated on the grounds that parental choice and competition between public and private schools will improve education for all children (www.schoolchoices.org). Publicly-funded education vouchers allow families to make private decisions regarding how public taxpayer money should be spent. Therefore, a voucher program hopes to create an educational market where schools must compete for students.
Most people feel that taking taxpayer money from public schools and using this money as vouchers for private schools is a violation of the constitution. Most private schools in America right now are run by religious organizations. There has been a lot of controversy over this issue mainly because of the importance of an education in a modern society. School choice initiatives are based on the premise that allowing parents to choose what schools their children attend is not only the right thing to do, but is also an important way for improving education. Instead of a one-size-fits-all model, School choice programs offer parents various options from which to pick the educational settings they believe will work best for their child.
Private have flexible teaching methods for the students to do better. There are many advantages for the students (Elizabeth 1). Let’s talk about disadvantages. Their goal is to offer better education without making a profit (Amy Witherbee 2). Private school charge tuitions and that sound n... ... middle of paper ... ...ate vs. Public High Schools.
Not only did it not create unnecessary stress on me, it was effective in improving my grades tremendously. Thus private tuition will bring positive effect on both students and society if it is used when there is a genuine need for it. In conclusion, private tuition can do either good or harm to both student and the society. It should only be applied when there is a genuine need for it. Parents are usually the ones who are in control, thus the onus is on the parents to determine whether their children genuinely needs private tuition.
If religious expression was not allowed in public schools, there would be fewer complaints by religious and nonreligious parents and students alike. Students would be able to see each other as who they truly were and not through a biased veil caused by outward religious expression. Teachers would be able to teach to the best of their abilities and include fuller concepts about typically religion focused lessons. School, in general, would improve and the learning experience itself would enhance.
The thought behind voucher programs is that a sense of competition would be created. The hope is that a higher educational output and an improved level of education would be provided. Proponents of the program believe that children from poor public school districts should have the same opportunity for quality education as kids in wealthier private schools do. The goal was that vouchers would create a level playing field in the arena of education. “The Center for Education Reform and the Friedman Foundation [ardent supporters] of school vouchers [believe that] vouchers are an important means for promoting school choice “(Council for Economic Education, 2011).
(McClure, 2002) Some of the advantages to this new public school choice option include: offers a way out of a low performing school, supports educational innovation because it supports alternatives to the traditional school day, school choice can match child and parents needs thus parents will be involved and more committed to the school and their child’s learning experience. (O’Neil, 1996) There are some restrictions when one thinks about the public school choice option. Restrictions include claims that all schools are too crowded, short windows of opportunity for parents to exercise choice, when parent can choose if they want to use school choice or not, and outright restrictions on which schools can participate in public school choice program. (Snell, 2002) Other disadvantages include: create inequalities by taking the more desirable students, fewer opportunities to learn from students of different backgrounds, and changes the focus from education for the public good to education for the private good. Education is no longer being seen as providing ‘some common experience in common se... ... middle of paper ... ...nts Choose Choice.
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