Is this the type of unbalanced system you want your kids in? People often complain that we need to do something about, give more funding here or there, but the problem surrounding school funding is that we often distribute funding in the wrong way. Well I say it is time we as a whole step up and do something about it; I say we move to a voucher system to develop some competition within public education. If we do not act on making our schools more equally funded we will put ourselves in a downward spiral until only a few schools are able to provide an adequate education to our youth, I mean come on our nations children already lag behind in many standardized test when compared to other countries. We need to seize our chance to improve on this now because if we let it slide I can guarantee you the problem will only worsen and the public education in our country will only fail.
These results seem more devastating when one sees Asian nations, usually ranking high in competitions, did not participate (McNamara 73). Examinations also reveal pupils' performances decline as students climb up the educational ladder toward college. "We seem to be the only country in the world whose children fall farther behind the longer they stay in school" ("Nation" 1). Yet, just comparing our students to international standards does not divulge the whole story. A big gap exists between stereotypical "poor" schools and "rich" schools.
An Early Education Solution: Improving K-12 Education The more unequal the United States’ education system will grow, the more our poverty line will struggle. Most people believe that hiring tutors or staying long hours after school will help, but little do they realize that all of that can be avoided if every child is given the opportunity to an inexpensive early education. An implemented universal early education program would contribute to a rise in grades, keep families connected, and hope for a better future. If all children were to attend early education, than every child would be starting at the same level and it is so crucial to a child to be at the same level as the rest his/her classmates. Having all children be at the level they are required to be at leads less room for a timid child in classroom.
Perverse incentives are in place to guarantee the failure of public schools - the worse public education is, the more money and resources will be budgeted to try to solve the education "problem." Delivering an inferior product will result... ... middle of paper ... ...ources would be redirected away from inefficient failing schools to the more efficient, successful schools. In other words, the competitive forces unleashed by a voucher program would give us better schools in The United States at a lower price. Nothing is more important than the education of our children. There is no surer way to guarantee that our children continue to receive an increasingly inferior education than by continuing to insulate public schools from the very market forces that would promote higher quality education at lower prices.
The American people have a decline of confidence in the educational institutions in America. This has lead to theories behind how to improve the public schools' situation. The most recent argument has been over school vouchers, which allow students to use a determined sum of taxpayers' money to help in the tuition costs of private schools. This use of public funds for private education should not be allowed because it would discriminate against students who would be going to private schools for economic, political and social reasons. It will segregate the classes even more than they are today because in order for a voucher to be helpful to a family, they must have a substantial amount of money to begin with, resulting in a stratified society.
This excessive lost in budget can make US more vulnerable in losing their competitiveness to other nations and increase vulnerability to their national security. Also, these millions could possibly improve US competitive status against their international rivals and national security if they further their education. Encouraging and creating an environment for every student to complete their high school education and get some type of postsecondary education is critical in stimulating this countries’ wealth and producing their own resources and not depending on other countries.
Opponents are arguing that in its current form the legislation could ... ... middle of paper ... ...sota is being criticized for the policies it has right now because it can vary wildly from district to the next. In my opinion I think Minnesota needs the Safe and Supportive Act to help students feel safer in school. This act might hurt schools more then help, budgets are already tight and if we add this act it’s going to add more to it if we have to pay more then 40 million dollars a year. Who is going to pay for it if the schools can’t? The money that schools get should go to help make the schools better and add more education they are already having trouble paying for sports, music, and books.
Among the poor access to educational programs are social inequality and racial discrimination. Children cannot help or decide if they come from a poor family or a different ethnic background. It should not matter if kids cannot afford an education like the upper class because if the less fortunate kids aim and strive for an education they ought to have a chance to earn one and have an equal education just like the rich children. Many aspects contribute to the “Access to high quality early childhood education and care is the first step in breaking the cycle of [this] disadvantage and will make a difference in children’s development and future learning”. Job losses, child poverty, racial discrimination, and homelessness are many examples of difficulty and inequality that the poor have to face.
Many cannot afford to send their children to school, so therefore by having taxes cover the cost of school, this would allow many more children and even adults to get an education to better themselves and our economy. We will take a look at why Jefferson was so adamant about tax supported education. We will also look at who it affected positively and negatively. Finally we will look at what the impact did for today’s education and future of our great Nation. Jefferson did not agree with the idea that schools should impose political values or mold the honorable republican citizen.
The oversite committee then evaluates the success of their money allocation and incentivize the success of the public school’s education. “Americans do not appear ready to pay the price.” (Barber, p. 215) Money is the most powerful motivator, and if the success of school districts reaps the benefits of more financial resource, educators will fight to be the best. This new desire to be the best, is possible with the equalization of opportunity from the allocation of funds to the poorer schools. The race to the top would already be won by the larger, richer, and more powerful school districts without those foundational funds. “Because we believe in profits, we are consummate salespersons and efficacious entrepreneurs.” (217) Barber’s essay supports the idea of incentivized results.