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Juvenile Violence in Public Schools

- The starting point of violence takes place in communities and at home--not at school. Youth take what they hear and see at home and in their communities to school. The environment in some communities and households are positive and the presences of protective factors outweigh the high risk factors. However, there are communities and households where there is a lack of informal social control and high risk factors exist more than protective factors--, which affect youth in a negative manner. A sudden increase of youth violence in public schools in early 1990 has caused many to raise concerns about violent behaviors in schools....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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School Uniforms Should Be Implemented Public Schools

- ... Thus, arguing that school uniforms restrict freedom of expression implies that the primary way for students to express themselves is through their clothing. This reinforces the notion that one is worth what they can afford to wear. However, clothing doesn’t really express character or identity, but rather is one of many ways to display those qualities. In fact, school uniforms would actually help students take pride in their appearance, which would boost their self-confidence and self-esteem....   [tags: Education, High school, Dress code, Teacher]

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How Public Schools Are Failing Their Impoverished Students

- ... Both Smetak and Capra agree that schools have a vital role to play in breaking the cycle of poverty, but Smetak is wrong in his belief that schools are succeeding in their efforts to do so. Though steps are being taken, most public schools are still failing and falling behind in their efforts to edify impoverished students. According to an article by the online teacher resource, Teachnology, “Each year, increasing numbers of children are entering schools with needs from circumstances, such as poverty, that schools are not prepared to meet.” Impoverished students must be met with high expectations for their success, have access to qualified and enthusiastic teachers who are willing to wor...   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, Poverty]

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Should Public Schools Install Video Surveillance Cameras?

- ... The following table summarized the DOJ’s conclusion about the pros and cons of videos cameras use in schools: SECURITY TECHNOLOGY PROS CONS Video Cameras • Good deterrence for outsiders who do not belong on campus, especially when used in conjunction with warning signs. • Strong evidence is preserved on tape • Less costly than human monitors. • Good documentation for liability claims. • The systems are expensive and can be logistically difficult to install. •Choosing the correct camera requires some technical knowledge....   [tags: safety on school campuses]

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The Importance of Uniforms in Public Schools

- The Importance of Uniforms in Public Schools Abstract: For a while, dress codes have been implemented in private and parochial schools across the county. It wasn't until more recent that the issue was brought to discussion about a dress code in public schools. Uniforms serve a purpose to the schools that are adapting the change in attire. The uniform dress code has helped make private and parochial schools more prestigious for their organization and the results of it. Uniforms would be beneficial to the public school system because a lot of what the public school system is known for would be stopped because of the newly executed dress code....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Essays]

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There Chicago Public Schools ( Cps ) Are Facing Serious Difficulties?

- ... 1. According to a “welcoming schools” program, the resources from closing facilities will be redirected to new schools such as IPad for all student from grade 3-8 (CPS news March 2012) 2. Along with money spent on equipment purchasing, there will be additional cost for maintaining and educating teachers how to use it. (Waters, Dan "District 120 Plans to Increase Computer use”). B. Technology in school provides students with developed tools to carry out research but not determine student’s success....   [tags: Education, Teacher, High school, School]

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Why We Still Need Public Schools

- ... Private schools are selective. They are not obligated to accept every child, so getting admitted may involve in-depth applications with multiple interviews, essays, and testing. Private schools pick and chooses between children based on their scholastic achievements, ethnicity, and religious background (private). Certification of a teacher, is a definite that they have in fact went through the training and education required by the state. Private schools do not always hire teachers with a certification whereas public schools do....   [tags: Teacher, High school, Private school]

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Public Prayer in Schools

- The First Amendment of the United States Constitution stops the government from establishing a religion (Guidance). It does so with the Establishment Clause which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” (PBS). It also protects 1religious beliefs and practices from the government (Guidance). It does this with the Free Exercise Clause which continues with, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (PBS). Together these two clauses create the separation of church and state (PBS)....   [tags: U.S. Law]

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Religion and Prayer in Public Schools

- Religion in Public Schools   The practice of religion has been a major factor in American culture for centuries. The religion clause of the First Amendment, which states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," was developed to preserve the freedom of religion (Haynes 2). The religion clause was designed to protect religion from the control of the government, but, consequently, it restricts the expression of religion in public institutions such as public schools....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Public Schools' Right to Search and Seizure

- Public school's right to search student lockers. The school locker is usually the only private space available to a student in the environment of the school. So it focuses many of the main issues involved in privacy of the students. The 4th Amendment of the US Constitution states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,papers,and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.” In 1980 Supreme Court case, New Jersey v....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive Essay]

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Public Schools Must Allow Transgender Students

- ... Already, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas has advised it public schools to not to follow the directive; even if means losing $10 billion dollars in federal funding (as cited in Blad & Maxwell, May 2016). Blad and Maxwell’s article presents a highly visible policy for principal’s to apply within their school. The policy represent an outside entity enforcing the practice for individual schools. This takes away local control on the issue and places the burden on school leaders to enforce the policy....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, Gender role]

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Public Health in Schools

- Do you or someone you know, know a teenager who engages in unhealthy habits such as poor nutrition, misuse of drugs or alcohol, and practices unsafe sexual habits. Keeping programs that help adolescents tackle these issues in an informed manner are all necessary to help model positive behaviors in everyday life. Programs such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) and The Boy and Girls Club of America help to educated children and teens in terms of making informed decisions on their overall health and wellbeing....   [tags: teenagers, poor nutrition]

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Should Creationism be taught in Public Schools?

- Teaching Creationism or Intelligent Design to our youth can be done in a way that is neither opinion based nor completely fact based, but may hold some risk of personal interpretation. The first thing needed to be considered is how can children of the middle school age range grasp such a deep subject and have the capacity to reach their own conclusion. Information found regarding the development of children in this developmental range was found in the book titled "Characteristics of Middle Grade Students,” Caught in the Middle by the Sacramento Department of Education....   [tags: Scientific Theory ]

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Teaching of Morals in Public Schools

- From the age of five until the time they graduate in their eighteenth year the children of America are compelled to attend school. Everyone agrees that we need compulsory education, but no one really agrees why our children need it. Some, like Jonathan Kozol, feel that the purpose of education is to turn a child into a good person through a series of moral and ethical lessons. The other school of thought is that school is a place for a general education of facts and figures and that morals have no business in the classroom....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Education and the No Child Left Behind Act

- Education is an important component of a successful society. The disturbing rates of illiteracy are not healthy for any society past or present. For a thriving education system, policy makers should also take in consideration the payment of teachers. Also, poverty must not be a hinderance to gaining knowledge and education must be act like a refuge from the claws of poverty. Additionally, education is an individual’s strength that can break the barriers of poverty. Education gives one knowledge, hope, and success....   [tags: Public, Schools]

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Bullying And Its Effects On Public Schools

- ... Some of the personal qualities in which the leader and the co-leader should display during group are stamina, self-awareness, sense of humor, courage, presence, openness, and non-defensiveness in coping with criticism. Moreover, the professional qualities in which the leader and co-leader should exhibit in the group are being an active listener, empathizing, questioning, confronting, and interpreting (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2001). Since there are currently a high number of complaints in regards to bullying, I will discuss the group and the purpose of the group at the next Parent Teacher Association meeting....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Secondary school]

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Teaching Evolution in Public Schools

- Many groups have tried to push their ideas on the public through schooling. Public school students, numbering in the millions, seem a perfect, captive audience for the promulgation of the ideas of a few self-righteous groups. These groups have tried to influence national thinking by promoting their views in the classroom, but this is not an acceptable method. A public school classroom is a place for the passing of accepted knowledge from an instructor to a student, not the place for the ideas of the ignorant few to influence the thinking of the many....   [tags: Essays on Teaching Evolution]

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Teaching Morals in Public Schools

- A fellow citizen is irked by the kids who tramp down the grass as they cut across the lawn of her family's new home. She gets even more steamed when she fears chastising those teenage trespassers, because trouble may ensue. She also fumes over a kid punching loaves of bread in the supermarket and over his mother spewing expletives when a stranger suggests he stop (Healy). Something has gone very wrong to cause such a poor appearance in the character of today's youth. Teaching morals in public school could only result in the betterment of our society....   [tags: Education Reform Essays]

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Supporting Prayer in Public Schools

- “Our Father…” Denied For centuries, the debate has existed whether or not to allow prayer in public schools. Many Americans feel it is not right of the schools to teach religion. With all the diversity associated with the United States, public schools cannot select one standard religion to practice, due to the cultural and religious differences in the country. Not only are schools the storm center of controversy involving religious differences, they are the principal institution charged with transmitting the identity and mission of the United States from one generation to the next....   [tags: Religion]

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Mandatory Uniforms in Public Schools

- Mandatory Uniforms in Public Schools Do you want equality among students in your child's school. Do you want less violence within your child's school. Would you like your daughter to concentrate more on her schoolwork and less on what name brand jeans she is wearing. All this is possible with mandatory uniform policies in public school districts. School uniforms may seem outdated for some people, but in many cases they can improve school spirit, attendance and student behavior. According to The Humanist magazine, former President Bill Clinton's 1996 State of the Union Address called for all 16,000 school districts in the country to adopt a uniform policy....   [tags: Papers Argumentative]

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Charter Schools

- In the 1980s there was much debate on school reform in the United States. The charter school model was an idea for educational reconstruction. These charter schools insured the continuing improvement of schooling (Budde, 1989). In 1991, Minnesota was the first state to pass legislation to create a charter school. In 1992, Minnesota opened the doors of the first charter school in the United States (“Resources,” 2012). Since then, Charter schools have gained wide spread acceptance across the United States....   [tags: education, public schools, student]

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Bilingual Education in Public Schools

- Bilingual Education in Public Schools For the past thirty years in the State of California, bilingual education has been undertaken by all the public schools of the state. Under such system, children of non-American ethnic have had a special treatment in their early academic career. Children of minority groups have been thought various subjects in their native tongues. Such subjects are Math, History and some Science classes. The bilingual program presented the student a scholastic curriculum that simultaneously instructed students all the required classes while teaching them the English language....   [tags: Bilingual Language Education Essays]

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School Uniforms: Should They Be Required in Public Schools?

- ... in the 1995, Long Beach, California, got a lot of attention, because the school the school implemented a school uniform policy. “The result was that the policy was supporting the implications in 70 schools with around 60,000 students, kindergarten to eighth grade. In the first five years there was a dramatic difference in school violence and misbehavior, the overall crime rate dropped by 91 percent, sex offences dropped by 96 percent, and vandalize had gone down 60 percent, reported Jasmine L....   [tags: opinions, safety, freedom of expression]

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The Poor Standard of Education in Nigerian Public Schools

- Nigeria is a country blessed with a lot of mineral resources in abundance. In addition, it is one of the richest nations in the world. Notwithstanding, a visit to a handful of some public schools in both rural and urban areas surely leaves many questions in your mind. One would ponder: are these really schools or abandoned historical ruins. The level of infrastructural dilapidation is so appalling, the quality of learning is pitiable, and of course, the standard of education offered is disgraceful....   [tags: Education ]

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Inclusion in Our Public Schools

- Retard, mentally handicapped, mentally disabled, special, mentally challenged, these are just a few of the names we have all heard in reference to individuals who have disabilities. Despite the ongoing war against what to call these people, an even bigger war wages upon the notion of letting these children into normal classes or not. The war over total inclusion has been on the front line for well over forty years, and no end is in sight. The definition of inclusion is stated by Robert Fieldman and Pearson Education as the integration of all students, even those with the most severe disabilities, into regular classrooms and all other aspects of school and community life....   [tags: Current Events]

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Public Schools Should Use the Montessori Teaching Method

- The public school systems are struggling to meet the needs of all students. Now the traditional public schools include everyone in the same classroom including typical and atypical students. The principals and parents expect teachers to teach each individual with the same amount of one-on-one time. In reality, this does not happen because some students are not as intelligent and need the extra attention. Public schools are more worried about having children be at a certain education level before moving on to the next grade or until they get a certain score on standardized tests....   [tags: Montessori Teaching Methods]

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Why Religion Should Not Be Allowed in Public Schools

- Religion should be prohibited in public schools. There’s no reason for allowing religious displays to destruct the public education system. The involvement of religion in public schools is distracting and unnecessary. The removal of religion, except for educational purposes, is essential to providing a stable and effective learning environment for every student. 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....   [tags: distracting, religion free environment]

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Separation of Church and State: Creation and Evolution in Public Schools

- Creation and Evolution in the Public Schools On October 28, 2010, Christine O’Donnell, the Delaware U.S. Senate Candidate, posed the question “Where in the Constitution is ‘Separation of Church and State’?” O’Donnell was making a point in a debate that took place in front of a law school audience (Madison). The law students laughed at her seemingly silly question but the joke was on them. The term “separation of church and state” never appears in the Constitution. In many court cases relating to teaching creation in public schools, the First Amendment is always cited, the separation of church and state is often questioned, and creation is ruled as unconstitutional (Raloff)....   [tags: science classrooms, scientific theory]

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The Budget for Public Schools in Georgia Should be Increased

- School funding for public schools has collectively been cut by $7.6 billion since 2002, forcing schools districts in Georgia to a tipping point. The 2001 recession had a major effect on Georgia’s fiscal condition, which consequently had a major effect on the financing of K-12 education in Georgia. School budgets are used to describe a district’s plan for the upcoming year as pertaining to anticipated revenues and expenditures. Each district’s budget heavily relies on the amount of money they receive from the state’s general fund and since that number has significantly dropped in recent years schools are not able to provide the best education for our students....   [tags: policy, 2001 recession]

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Should Intelligent Design be Taught in Public Schools?

- In 1859, Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking Origin of Species, which would introduce the seminal theory of evolution to the scientific community. Over 150 years later, the majority of scientists have come to a consensus in agreement with this theory, citing evidence in newer scientific research. In an average high school biology classroom, one may imagine an instructor that has devoted much of his life to science and a predominantly Christian class of about twenty-five students. On the topic of evolution, one of the students might ask, “Why would God have taken the long route by creating us through billion years of evolution?” while another student may claim “The Book of Genesis cle...   [tags: Religion]

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Public Schools Should Be Able to Regulate Bullying

- ... Therefore, it “interferes with the ability to learn and makes many students want to withdraw” (Wolpert). This shows us what effects bullying done outside of the school has on students, during school hours and what that can lead to (dropping out of school). If public high schools monitored off campus cyber bullying it would make students, feel safer because they would know that someone is watching out for them and they do not have to deal with the problem by themselves. This would lead to students feeling more comfortable at school instead of fearing school, and providing a safer environment for students to learn in, and therefore keep them in school....   [tags: bullying, technology, cyber bullying]

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Why Creationism Should Not Be Taught in Public Schools

- A hotly debated topic concerning public schools centers on the origin of life. Now more than ever, science and religion are butting heads. What should public schools teach to their students. Alex Rainert reasons that both “science and religion are engaged in the same project, to discover the origin of life” (141). In short, one could better describe the debate as a crusade between evolutionists and creationists; both sides have their well-founded arguments, but when one looks at the decisions of the courts, clearly only one side may win the battle when deciding biology curriculum in schools....   [tags: Educational Issues]

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Public Schools Should Have A Healthier And Stricter Regulations

- ... In a recent Australian study of 329 children between the ages of 6–13 years, childhood obesity was not necessarily linked to negative life events, poor family function or maternal depression. However, the structure of the single parent family with the mother as the single parent who is overweight increased the likelihood of a child becoming overweight or obese (Gibson et al. 2007). Consequently, these findings may carry implications for many other countries with regard to single parent families, in particular, if the mother is overweight....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Fast food]

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Dismantling Public Schools, Displacing African Americans and Latinos

- Our discussion about chapter three had a tone of enlightenment and deep frustration and took us back to the first day of class where we were challenged to differentiate between politics, policy, and law as it relates to education. I will admit that this question stumped me. Through discussion on that first day we arrived at an explanation that compares the trio to the human psyche. Educational policy is casted as the “ego”, the rational aspects of education. Politics is the more primal and self-driven “id” and, in turn, politics has a direct and strong impact on policy....   [tags: politics, policy, and law]

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Problems with Public Schools

- Problems with Public Schools In order to fully understand the issue of school vouchers, we must examine first the current situation in public schools and identify the problems. Then, we must look at the effect vouchers will have on these problems. Finally, we must discuss the objections to vouchers leveled by their main political opponents. In order to examine the potential benefits of school choice, we must first look to the current situation in American education. Public schools today are in a state of crisis, while access to private schools is diminished because the private schools cannot adequately sell what some are giving away for free....   [tags: School Education Academics Teaching Essays]

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Why I Should Not Be Passed Up Public Schools

- milestone that should not be passed up. Public schools allow social interaction. Having peers to help you through problems in school, as well as personal problems, is a good thing. Children often go through the same personal problems as well as academic problems. It helps tremendously to have someone there to help through difficult times that may arise. There are some issues that children might feel more comfortable discussing with others their age rather someone than someone older. Ultimately, if there is something that a student cannot grasp in their schoolwork, but a friend can, and then this can be very useful to both....   [tags: Homeschooling, Alternative education, Unschooling]

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Outsourcing Information Technology at Dayton Public Schools

- Outsourcing Information Technology at Dayton Public Schools Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS) has engaged with the Dayton Public School District to provide Managed Information Technology Services (MITS) to the staff and students. CBTS has been a partner of DPS since June of 2000. The existing contract, initiated on May 8, 2005, is a seven year contract. The program is just ending the first two-year option or year five. Sharing the DPS vision has forged a partnership that we value and look forward to continuing....   [tags: Marketing]

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Fine Arts Should Remain a Curriculum at Public Schools

- Lets paint a picture together. Blank walls, silent rooms, and shy students are what is brushed on the canvas. Our picture is a result of the limitations put on the powers of artistry. Staci Maiers validates that “the school play, the marching band, the drama club, the student art show - they’re usually highlights of a student’s education” (1). “. . . [Fine Arts] can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing, creating the foundation to forge social bonds and community cohesion,” (qtd in Smith 2)....   [tags: dance, paint, art form, drama]

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Evolution vs. Intelligent Design in Public Schools

- Evolution is the theory that different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed from earlier forms during the history of the earth. In 1986 the supreme court mandated that evolution was to be taught in the public school system. It was also at this time that intelligent design was banned from being taught in public schools because it was determined that it was a violation of the 1st amendment because it would favor a certain religion (Lac, Hemovich, Himelfarb 2009). Intelligent design is the theory that life, or the universe could not have arisen by chance and was designed and created by some intelligent entity....   [tags: Religion, Science, Darwin]

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The Need for Character Education in Public Schools Today

- The inadequacy of character education in society is evidenced in the behavior of youth today. This is obvious in the speech and actions of elementary age students as well as in the lack of respect and violence of teenagers. Character is a natural process of adaptation that is learned through education, experience and personal choices. Researchers have found that character is definitely not hereditary and has nothing to do with genetics, but rather with the upbringing and environment in which the child is raised....   [tags: psychology, teaching morals, values and ethics]

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A Fight Aganist Public Schools Strict Dress Codes

- ... Unfortunately, one of Elizabeth Forward’s more strict policies prohibits students from wearing tank tops; students must wear some type of sweater that covers their shoulders if they desire to wear a tank top to school. Over the years there has been confusion over what violates the dress code – some teachers would say that students could wear a tank top if the he or she could fit three fingers in the width of the strap, while other teachers would say that any type of tank top, regardless of the width of the strap, was prohibited....   [tags: uniforms, temperature, trends, hypocrisy]

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Annotated Bibliography: Sex Education in Public Schools

- Elders, Joycelyn."Sex Education Should Be Taught in Schools." Roleff, Tamara L. Sex Education. WI: David Bender, 1998.9-12. Recent suggestion suggest that sex education programs in public schools have encouraged teenagers to limit the number of sexual partners they have and to use condoms. Adolescents need a wide-range of sex education programs in school that give them specific information in order to develop empowered and responsible adults for preventing pregnancy and disease. It listed in 1960 teenagers were behind in math and science, more classes was added....   [tags: ]

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Life After Ending Segregation in Public Schools

- A decade and a half after the Supreme Court’s famous case in 1954 ending segregation in public schools, the Warren Court provided another landmark decision for public schools in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District to close its era of liberal ideals and civil liberties. While Tinker lacked the historic controversy and impact of Brown v. Board, the decision established significant precedents by “safeguarding public school students’ free speech rights” (Rowe 31). For the first time, the Warren Court explicitly expanded the scope of the First Amendment to include public school students, forming the framework and issue of school speech for future litigation....   [tags: students free speech, rights and priviledges]

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Public Schools Need Successful ESL Programs

- Because America is such a diverse country, public schools are faced with the challenge of providing students from all over the world with a quality education. As Chen points out “public schools have embraced the linguistic challenge presented by immigrant students” (¶1). Then, No Child Left Behind law was approved, and it required every public school should have an English Secondary Language (ESL) program that will provide the “academic support” for English Language Learners (ELLs). ELL parents are happy that their children are getting education help from the school, but it has raised the question of how successful are the ESL programs....   [tags: teaching, english language, foreign, ELL]

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Abstinence-Only Based Curricula in Public Schools

- The foundation of the abstinence-only policy was laid in 1981 under President Regan when the United States Congress passed the Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA) administered by the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP) (Denny, 2006). The main purpose of this this proposal was to keep sexual relationships until marriage (Weaver, 2005). The AFLA became founded on the belief of funding and developing abstinence-only based curricula in public schools throughout the United States (Weaver, 2005)....   [tags: Sex Education]

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Public Schools in America

- Public Schools in America To respond to the statement made by Kozol regarding the nature of public school in America, one must consider the question of what exactly education is for in this country; what is it's purpose. I believe that education is used to produce what Kozol refers to as "good citizens:" "defeated, unprovocative" people that will fill the necessary jobs, pay the necessary taxes, and perform all the other duties put forth by the government such as voting and jury duty. This is why the situation in America's public schools has not changed since the time Kozol wrote The Night Is Dark..., and why things will probably not change without a revolution within the public school syst...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays Education]

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Creationism in Public Schools

- Creationism in Public Schools Teaching Creationism in Schools The question as to whether or not creationism should be taught in public schools is a very emotional and complex question. It can be looked at from several different angles, its validity being one of them. Despite the lack of evidence to support the fundamentalist idea of creationism, that in itself is not enough to warrant its exclusion from the curriculum of public schools in the United States. The question is far more involved and complex....   [tags: Teaching Education]

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NASA vs. Public Schools

- NASA vs. Public Schools Dozens of cupcakes arrive at Cape Canaveral, baked and iced by astronauts and their spouses. The heads of NASA believe this fundraiser will save the space program for the next year. After all, if everyone who cares about the future of the last frontier buys a cupcake, we can save the funding of the space program. Yeah, right. Sadly, our country spends 13.5 billion dollars on space exploration but can't find enough funding for our public schools. ( The United States is the richest nation on our planet....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Parents for Public Schools

- Parents for Public Schools Today, the push for more accountability of student performance changed how assessment will be measured and judged in public schools. Not only will students be assessed through test scores, but also through attendance, school work, and observations. Parents hold the schools responsible for the advancement of their students’ knowledge. Different tests are given to measure their intelligence level which is either used to compare one student to another or measure their performance based on a pre-existing body of knowledge....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Creationism and Public Schools

- Creationism and Public Schools The issue of whether creationism should be taught in public schools, rather than evolution, is a new one. It has only been in the past fifty years that it has even been in debate. Public school science classes, when discussing the origins of life on Earth, coincided with Sunday school classes. Students learned that the Earth, universe and everything else was created in seven days, by God, as stated in the Old Testament. It was not until recently with the rise of scientific reason and equal rights organizations did these teachings become questioned....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Violence in Public Schools

- The word violence is defined as, “an intense, turbulent or furious and often destructive action, force or exertion of physical strength so as to injure or abuse” (Webster 1316). Associating that term with the safety of our children within a public school setting will bring about an immediate reaction to discover what is root of the problem and what, as a society, can we do to prevent this behavior in the future. Violence in public schools is a growing concern for parents, teachers, faculty and the students themselves; therefore, becoming aware of a child’s temperament and aggressive conduct is vital in the prevention of violent behavior in the public school system....   [tags: Teaching Education]

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Censorship in Public Schools

- because he thinks they might contain "obscenities or offensive sexual references" (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board's decision to remove Richard Price's The Wanderers, and to "restrict" the use of Stephen King's Carrie and Patrick Mann's Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana school board takes action that leads to the burning of many copies of a textbook that deals with drugs and the sexual behavior of teenagers (Berger 61)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Private Schools vs. Public Schools

- Would you change your school. Would you go to a private school instead of a public school. Or to a public school instead of a private school. Private and public education is different in many ways such as their performance, enrollment, and the overall education taught but yet they have somewhat similar teachers.      Students’ performance in public and private schools differ a lot. Private schools often have better grades and test scores. It is proven that kids who go to a public school and attend a private school perform better (Williams 17)....   [tags: School Reform, Education Reform]

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The Benefits of Sexual Education in Public Schools

- Sex is a predominant part of life, and that is not changing anytime soon. A common response to this is to dismiss the conversation. Instead of overlooking the problem like the majority of individuals, an inquiry into what is being taught/shown to youth is needed. Strasburger, the author of “Adolescents, Sex, and the Media: Ooooo, Baby, Baby—a Q & A” notes: “I’ve often wondered what it would be like if we taught young people swimming the same way we teach sexuality. If we told them that swimming was an important adult activity one they will all have to be skilled at when they grow up, but we never talked with them about it....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]

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Comparing Public Schools and Private Schools

- Public School vs. Private School There have been many discrepancies between the values of a public school as opposed to a private school. Advocates of private school argue that the education received in one of these facilities is more valuable and rewarding than any other educational opportunity. On the other hand, supporters of public schools feel that the students are better-rounded, both scholastically and worldly, when in public schools. As a public school graduate, I feel that I have been exposed to all types of diversity and situations that have made me better adapted for the real world....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Private Schools vs. Public Schools

- Sending your child/children to school is a decision every parent/family has to make. Choosing where to send your child is a different story though. No matter where you live, there is always a public school in the area that your child can attend and you have no annual fee. Public schools are paid for with taxes that every citizen has to pay. Private schools on the other hand have an annual fee that can range up to around $20,000 per year. Paying for private schooling is almost like paying for college tuition....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparing Essays]

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Home Schools V.S. Public Schools

- Home Schools V.S. Public Schools How would your life be different if you were home schooled. Perhaps you were. If not though, do you think that you would be on the same academic path that you are on now. In the case of Evenstar Perez, it made her life very different. Evenstar started out going to a public school from first grade through fifth, but it wasn’t until she entered into sixth grade that she began to be home schooled. Evenstar mentioned, “At first the transition was difficult because I was so used to the public schools system of doing things, but later I became better adapted.” When asked what advantages she felt she gained from her home school experience, Evenstar replied, “A lo...   [tags: Education Learning Papers]

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Public Schools

- When Americans' think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. Through the years the idea home schooling is slowly changing. Many parents today are deciding to home school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, most statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. It is estimated that parents are now teaching over two million children at home, rather than in public or even private schools. The idea of public education has been debated for years....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of Improving Public Education

- Compromises are what this country, the United States of America, was founded upon. Every decision made is done by compromise. This includes all the laws that are passed, and more specifically the “No Child Left Behind Act.” The No Child Left Behind Act was not the first law passed to affect the nation’s educational systems, nor will it be the last. There have been several problems laid out with the various educational systems put into place, and there are many things we could do today to better our educational systems in the future....   [tags: public schools, NCLB, education reform]

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Comparison and Contrast Essay Between Public Schools and Successful Charter Schools

- Comparison and contrast essay between public schools and success charter schools Education is a way of learning hence gaining knowledge and skills. This knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next and with it, one is able to tackle life’s challenges. In order for it to pass from generations to generations, schools were created and children would attend them so as to be taught. With time schools have advanced into public and charters so as to improve the quality of education. Parents are faced with the mandate of deciding what type of system suits their kids well....   [tags: American school system]

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Will School Vouchers Improve Public Schools?

- It is a growing debate in an area that American society cannot afford to ignore, as the discussion on voucher schools directly affects our youth, the very foundation of our country. Many cities across the United States have proposed school voucher programs in an effort to improve the education of inner-city children that come from low-income families. However, with this proposition arises certain questions that cannot be avoided. Although proponents of school vouchers argue differently, challengers of the system expressly state that the taxpayer-funded voucher system infringes upon our First Amendment rights....   [tags: School Choice Essays]

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Problems with Teacher Evaluations in Public Schools

- Teacher evaluations have been and continue to be under scrutiny. Major reform efforts are taking place to improve the process. Traditional teacher evaluations are no longer considered satisfactory. Such evaluations typically occur one or two times a year and are administered, in most cases, by the school principal. There are many reasons why traditional teacher evaluations are looked down upon. One of the reasons is because of the fact they are done so infrequently. Very little can be observed regarding the teaching and learning processes (O’Donovan, 2011)....   [tags: Education, Administration]

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Public vs Charter Schools

- The issue of whether charter or public schools are more beneficial for students has been an ongoing debate. The question that arise is which type provides a better education. Having gone to a charter high school myself, I got to see and experience first-hand the benefits of going to a charter school as well as realizing the issues charter schools face here in Oklahoma. These problems need to address in order to guarantee that students are getting the best education that they can get. We are facing an epidemic today with our education system and charter schools could be the solution....   [tags: US education system]

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No Religion or School Prayer in Public Schools

-    The separation of the church and the state has been debated since the birth of this nation. In 1789 when the Constitution was adopted, the separation of church and state issue focused on preventing a government mandated religion (Davis 245). The framers of the Constitution knew first hand the harmful consequences of a government that has complete control over religion. Protecting the religious freedoms of the various religions seeking refuge in America also raised great concern. Each religion s hould be given the same rights when practicing their beliefs....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Vouchers Are Not the Solution for Improving Public Schools

- “Vouchers lead us away from the basic American tradition of a free, quality public education for every student and undermine the kind of comprehensive, systemic school reform that is working […]” (Tirozzi, 1997). This quote taken from Gerald Tirozzi, the assistant U.S. secretary of education for elementary and secondary education, sums up the issue of vouchers. Milton Friedman, a free-market theorist, introduced vouchers, which funnel public funds to private schools, more than forty years ago (Resnick, 1998)....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Issue of Teaching Creationism in Public Schools

- The Issue of Teaching Creationism in Public Schools Introduction The issue of teaching creationism in the public schools has long been debated. Over the years, many different arguments have been made. First, creationists tried to have the teaching of evolution outlawed. This issue went to the Supreme Court in 1968, where in Epperson v. Arkansas the high court ruled against banning the teaching of evolution. Soon after this decision, creationists began to call for 'equal time', or the equal treatment of creation theory and evolution theory....   [tags: Creationism Education Religion Religious Essays]

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The Effectiveness of Private School Vouchers

- Today, a solid education is what any parent should desire for their child. Without that education there is really no successful future ahead of them. Many parents and teachers have been very supportive of the Common Core Standards, but many are against it and feel that it puts an unnecessary strain on students, parents, and teachers. Several states now offer vouchers that give students the opportunity to attend private schools if the student or parents feel that their education goals are not being met through the public school system....   [tags: public schools, private schools]

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America Needs Prayer in the Public Schools

- America Needs Prayer in the Public Schools Education is a very valuable thing. It gives us knowledge and understanding of the world we are to someday face on our own. Yet education is always a seriously debated issue. What should be taught. What shouldn't be taught. How should we teach it. For example the issue of whether or not God should be allowed to be taught in schools is a fiercely argued subject. In an article taken from the Waukesha freeman on December 5, 1999, a public school teacher had been fired and faces up to 6 months in prison all because a little child asked him how the world got here and he replied "God put it here"....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Development of the Freedom of Religion in Public Schools

- The Development of the Freedom of Religion in Public Schools President Jefferson had written that the freedom of religion clause in the Constitution was aimed to build "a wall of separation between Church and State." This wall still stands the only matter at hand here is that in several areas the Supreme Court has modified its profiles. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…." This clause has come a long way in how our government settles with cases concerning religion....   [tags: Papers]

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Sex Education: A Necessity in Public Schools

- Sex Education: A Necessity in Public Schools Today Alice was a normal sixteen year old; she loved school, her family and her boyfriend. She was having a blast during her Junior year, until the day she found out about the "accident". Alice and her boyfriend ,Brad, had been together for over two years, and they planned to get married. Both of them felt they were ready to have sex. However, neither of them knew anything about birth control or the dangers of having unprotected sex. What they knew about sex they had learned from watching television and from what their friends had told them....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]

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Creationism Has No Place in Public Schools

- Creationism Has No Place in Public Schools In society there are many diverse issues that raise intense controversy. An ongoing conflict has been on what to tech the children in public schools about human creation. Many religious leaders and churchgoers would like to have the biblical theory of creation taught to the children in place of the scientific theory of evolution. This idea violates the first amendment, would be almost impossible to implement, and will inhibit any further expansion of children’s minds....   [tags: Papers]

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The Controversy Over Religion in Public Schools

- The Controversy Over Religion in Schools "God help, I'm so lost!" If you listen carefully, this is a common thought that is heard throughout many schools in the nation. Is this thought appropriate. The following statement clearly shows that the law allows students and adults to practice religion, but at the same time be respective of others and their beliefs even if they do believe or if they don't. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, or to petition the government for a redress of grievances." (First Amendment, Th...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Prevent Coercive Prayer In Public Schools

- Prevent Coercive Prayer in Public Schools The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." This amendment, commonly called the Establishment Clause, forms the foundation of the right of every American to practice their chosen religion freely and without the interference of the government. In 1947, the Supreme Court issued a statement emphasizing the separation of school and state based on this amendment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History of Special Education in Public Schools

- History of the Treatment of Special Education in Public Schools The Educate America Act was passed in 1994 and was a step toward equality of education between children with and without disabilities. According to Olson and Platt (2000), the Educate America Act “represents a national framework for education reform to improve our system, policies, standards, and most importantly, outcomes for all students.” This legislation outlined goals that were very broad and simplistic, but also inspiring to many people....   [tags: essays papers]

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Music Education in our Public Schools

- Music Education in our Public Schools Music Education is no doubt a necessity to the students of today. Music plays a major role in everyone’s daily life. Music is listened to while driving in the car, when eating in restaurants, relaxing at home, and even when on hold to a company’s overloaded phone system. Music is everywhere you turn, and it should be one of the main subjects to be studied in our public school systems. Public schools in America need to understand that the funding and continued study of music is just as important as the funding for math or science to produce a well rounded graduate....   [tags: Music Art Educational Essays]

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Sex Education in American Schools

- Every year in America, one million teen girls become pregnant and at least three million teens become infected with an STD (Donovan, 1). Though these numbers slightly fluctuate, problems facing American adolescents today, like HIV/AIDS, other STD’s, and teen pregnancy. This means that some needs to change. These problems will decline when sex education is revamped everywhere in America, by making the curriculum completely comprehensive in addressing problems facing adolescents today such as teen pregnancy, STD’s, rape, pressures and emotions dealing with sex, and give teens good communication skills....   [tags: America Public Schools Sexuality Teenagers]

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Cultural Diversity in Public Schools: Closing the Gap

- Introduction As a native of Miami, Florida, I have witnessed the many cultural changes that have taken place over the years. As an educator teaching within the nation’s fifth largest public school district for the past 25 years, I have had a great amount of exposure to the cultural diversity that makes up the public school, and I have become very familiar with challenges, family issues, and cultural differences that can influence the educational performance of my students. I have developed an understanding that in order to provide the most successful learning environment for culturally diverse student’s, teachers must be able to provide classroom instruction that is free of personal bia...   [tags: US education system and policies]

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Teaching Morals and Values in the Public Education System

- Teaching Morals and Values in the Public Education System "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost, to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"1 These words are, of course, inscribed in bronze at the base of the greatest symbol of American freedom, the Statue if Liberty. These words were also a call to the entire world, exclaiming how our nation of freedom wants to take in all of the earth’s downtrodden and oppressed people so they may live a life of liberty, and follow any beliefs they choose without persecution....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools]

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Public Schools Must Provide Comprehensive Sex Education

- “Each year, U.S. teens experience as many as 850,000 pregnancies, and youth under age 25 experience about 9.1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs)” (McKeon). Clearly this shows us that teens are sexually active, yet the school systems refuse to effectively educate our youth on what being sexually active fully entails. Sex education can be approached in two different ways; comprehensive and abstinence only. Comprehensive sex education “addresses both abstinence and age-appropriate, medically accurate information about contraception....   [tags: Sex Education Essays]

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Mandatory Public Service : Unfit For Schools

- ... He says, “Through service, I found a community that embraced me; citizenship that was meaningful; the direction I’d been seeking” (632). His statement promisingly combines patriotism, purpose, and potential. Schools hope the same inspiration can benefit all students around the country. Students can gain these advantages through an education which emphasizes volunteerism. However, students are already preparing for their futures in school. In fact, the purpose of school is to educate knowledge and responsibility for future jobs and community positions....   [tags: High school, Education, School, Theodore Roosevelt]

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