Many would say it would be turning the public school system into a “business.” While I do agree that it would turn the public school system into a business I do not agree that it would take away from our schools being public in the most literal sense of the word. But it would give people a good way to have a little power in the public system because it would allow parents to decide where they would send their children, not the state. It would also add some incentive for ... ... middle of paper ... ... given a better education simply because his or her parents make more money. That does not make a child smarter, rather more privileged. And I thought schools did not cater to the students.
This new grading scale is more to a help at raising scoring and funding than allowing students to learn the information in a way that will be reliable in the future. The no zero grading policy may allow students to pass, it may even encourage them to continue to stay in school, but it is not helping the children to be successful in society. Are colleges excepting this new grading scale? As most colleges except a new student for their grades and work ethics. With this policy schools are only motivating students to come to school for the knowledge that they will pass.
The solution is to get government out of the business of education and to run education in a more businesslike way. However, education is not a business like other businesses; it does not turn out a product whose value can be expressed adequately in terms of market price. Education does impart business or workplace skills, of course, but the value of reading and writing well cannot be captured fully by a future salary. The love of learning and growing as a student mentally is what shapes each individual's identity in public life. Before much progress can be made, Americans will have to be persuaded that public schools are a public failure -- that they are turning out not just poorly educated students but bad or indifferent citizens.
Sending children to school to be put under constant pressure of tests and cognitive learning that they are not yet mature enough for will have longer lasting effects on them than the actual schooling will. Alan Blinder was quoted in the World is Flat by saying, “How we educate our children may prove to be more important than how much we educate them” (Friedman 309). Universal preschool is focusing more on the numbers rather than the quality of education, going against Thomas L. Friedman’s ideas of how to save our economy. UP is only going to hurt America, dragging us down instead of helping us get back
Los Angeles middle schools should not offer cash rewards to students to improve their academic motivation and performance because they will be thinking about the money rather than their own motivation to become educated and successful in life. As a student their job is to come to school every day and complete the work ... ... middle of paper ... ...zes will ultimately lift achievement.” From this we can see that children should be inspired to learn own their own. It’s like saying you feel better when you work hard and earn what you worked for instead of having it handed to you. As you can see, some schools have tried to pay students to excel, but it is not working. Students should understand that there is more than money in this world, but learning from your own motivation is better than having money offered to you to do well in school and standardized tests.
Teachers now, “teach fo... ... middle of paper ... ... need to limit our focus on the test. It seems like the government only cares about the results of the tests rather than how well a student does in class and comprehending the information. The test can be beneficial with knowing what and how much material the students learn, but teachers are so concerned with trying to just teach what will be on the exam. They need to be able to have time to teach subjects in more depth so students will not only retrieve the knowledge but sustain it as well. The United States is trying so hard to move up from the bottom of the list but instead they are just impairing themselves even more.
At times, a student’s future could be reliant on a single test score. This type of testing may be doing more harm than good, proving that this is not really necessary for students to be fully educated. Standardized tests, instead of promoting the achievement of an education, are in fact doing the opposite by limiting learning and deemphasizing the significance of characteristics such as individuality and creativity, ultimately having a harmful effect on students. Standardized exams like the ACT in the United States are mandated partially to motivate students to work harder in school and to promote a better education throughout a nation, categorizing the students into various levels of competence and distinguishing the elite few. But these tests—or any heavily weighted tests that compares students—are not completely n... ... middle of paper ... ...e educators and a happy environment for students instead of spending so much time and money on standardized tests that will only worry students more.
Intelligent or genius students have to be in that system of education, which doesn’t let them improve their creativity. Educators attempt to change that system to make it better, but their changing was not that great to be an example for the world. Also, did that change qualify education system to compete other systems or not? In some examples and reasons have been made me agree with some of points from Gatto’s and Edmunson’s and disagree them. John Taylor Gatto, in his essay “Against School: How Public Education Cripples our Kids, and why”, argues that the contemporary purpose of education in public schools is to produce “harmless electorate,” “a servile labor force,” and “mindless consumers” (28).
Do you agree that the public schools should get the funding depending on the population of where they are located? So many things are unfair and we the people do not really have much we can say publicly or even speak up to this situation. Every student should have the same opportunities as someone that goes to a school where tons of money are invested into. Let us focus on tomorrow’s future instead because once we know it the time will come to see these successful students take part of our country and keep us going forward for the better. Despite the fact that funding on public education will not help students succeed academically with the money provided to the schools, every school deserves to get as much money because students will receive more proper education and will be more successful students in the future.
The Problem of School Choice Is it right to force students to attend the schools prescribed for them by geography? Is it fair to deny students who live in poorer neighborhoods the chance to go to better schools with better facilities, better teachers and safer conditions? Should we allow our tax revenues to leave our school districts for greener pastures? Should we permit schools poor in both resources and performance to wither on the vine, an acceptable casualty of competition? Because of dissatisfaction with many public schools, particularly those in large urban settings, a movement to allow students to choose alternatives to their assigned schools has sprung up in various parts of the country and abroad.