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The Benefits of Spanish Speaking Home and English in School

- ... For instance, while she attended “Pan American University” she had to enroll in speech class “to get rid of [her] [accent]” (Anzaldúa 374). Then, when she “taught High School English” she was discouraged by the principal to using Chicano literature in her class (379). On the other hand, the resentful minority group (“Spanish speakers”) expected her not to use the “oppressor’s language” (Anzaldua 375).The impact of all these events, influence Anzaldua to believe that “by the end of this century English, and not Spanish, will be the mother tongue of most Chicanos and Latinos” (Anzaldúa 378)....   [tags: school, home, fluently, jobs]

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Home School: A Family Decision

- Whether a family chooses to home school or send their child to public school has become a great concern for many parents. There are many important differences and similarities between the two. The choice a family makes will not be the same for all because they should base their decision on what is best for the family. Furthermore, a family should ponder the facts of both, home school and public school, before opting out one for the other. One difference between public school and home school is social development and peer pressure....   [tags: home schooling, Education]

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Critique of Nell K. Duke and Victoria Purcell-Gates' Genres at Home and at School: Bridging the Known to the New

- Critique of Nell K. Duke and Victoria Purcell-Gates' Genres at Home and at School: Bridging the Known to the New Nell K. Duke and Victoria Purcell-Gates insightful article, "Genres at home and at school: Bridging the known to the new" reports on genres found at home and at school for two groups of young children from low-socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds....   [tags: Education School Home Learning]

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Choosing to Home School

- One of the toughest decisions that any parent will ever face is to decide where to send their children to get an education. When most people think of education, they generally think of public schools… when governments require children to attend schools in which trained teachers are responsible for educating the children using an approved curriculum. Through the years that idea has slowly been changing and a significant number of parents have come to believe that it is much better for their children to be educated at home by the people who know them and their needs best....   [tags: Education ]

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The Home School Movement as a Speech Community

- There are certain environmental influences, which are unique to our time. We are beginning to see the world as interconnected, interdependent, and global. Because of this new vision of the world, we must begin to reconsider and redefine some communication practices. It is important to be aware of and to study differences in culture and communication practices. One such theoretical assumption which allows us to examine and understand different communication practices within social groups is the concept of the speech community....   [tags: Home Schooling Essays]

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The At Home At School and Thristy Thinkers Programs

- Learning to write or becoming a better writer can be difficult for a number of children. There are some children who will sit and look at a blank page and get frustrated as the time passes by because they are not sure how to get started when writing. In Children’s Struggles with the Writing Process: Exploring Storytelling, Visual Arts, and Keyboarding to Promote Narrative Story Writing the authors, Michael W. Dunn and Susan Finley, explore ways to help children with narrative story writing. Michael Dunn is a former special education consultant teacher and also an assistant professor of special education and literacy....   [tags: Youth, Improving, Writing]

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Home School Legal Defense Association

- This research paper analyzes data from case studies and peer reviewed articles to examine, whether home schoolers who are educated away from the public school are able attain the expected higher academic standards comparable to public school students (PSS). Additionally, socialization, which has plagued homeschoolers will be considered to be a part of this research., Subsequently, the search for answers about the homeschooling success had becomebecame more difficult, due to the abundance of misrepresented information and public opinions....   [tags: Education Innovation, Test Scores]

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Home School Or School House

- Schoolhouse or Home School. What do George Washington and the Hanson brothers have in common. Do you give up. Well, the answer is that both of them were educated in their homes. Queen Elizabeth, Thomas Edison, and Theodore Roosevelt were also educated at home. According to the Home Education Research Institute, 1.5 million students are staying home for class today. This number is five times more than ten years ago (Kantrow and Wingert 66). This trend leads to many questions. Does home school education work....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Traditional School is Better Than Home School

- Do you go to a traditional school or are you homeschooled . If you are homeschooled why . All kids should be going to a traditional school near them . Traditional school is a great way to get a career and good grades . Kids need to interact with other kids . . Traditional school is the place to be . Traditional school is the best place for a kid to be because , traditional school is more on track of your learning . Traditional school is better for kids who want to get a good career . Home school is not the best place for a kid to get a good career because , you might not get the chance to learn all the things the people that go to traditional school learn ....   [tags: education, friends, safety]

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Aspects of Home Schooling

- Aspects of Home Schooling Do parents always know what is best for their child. When a parent says that they want to home school their child are they making the right decision. After all, parents are the ones that teach their children how to walk and talk. After all, they are the ones that are most interested in making sure that their child receives the best education, why shouldn’t they be the ones to teach their children. Being home schooled can have both a positive and negative effect on a child....   [tags: Education Home School Essays]

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Home School Has Become a Popular Way of Education

- So many reasons why parents choose to home school their children. Even though it has been said that the drop-out rate is higher than in public schools, it has been proven by the NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute) that home schooled children have a higher success rate for college education. NHERI conducts, collects and provides research on homeschooling and publishes the information in the Home School Researcher Journal. Home schooling has become very popular and some people believe that it provides a better education....   [tags: alternative education systems]

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Why Parents Should Choose Home School

- ... Therefore, they can have their own methods of teaching their children in order to help them develop in the best way. Parents support and create chance for children to reach their dreams. They not only there for us, but also are the ones who want us to be successful the most. Children will consider their parents not only their love but also the best teachers. Children that are taught at home have a stronger relationship with his or her father or mother. A student at a public school spends many hours in activities such as lunch, recess, and changing classes....   [tags: behavior, peer, vacations, time, stress]

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The Pros and Cons of Home Schooling

- The Pros and Cons of Home Schooling Home schooling is an important issue in the educational world today. Whether or not a parent has the right to take their child out of public schools to educate them at home has become a widely talked about subject. Over the past decade, some 18,260 home schools have registered as home schools, and this number continues to grow (Clark/Havice). This issue, although intense and multi-layered, is often divided into two distinct groups-those who oppose it, thinking it prevents the child from learning the essentials for social life, and those who advocate it, thinking that it brings the family together, allowing the parents to control what the child learns, an...   [tags: Home-School Education Teaching Essays]

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The Innumerable Benefits to Home Schooling

- The Innumerable Benefits to Home Schooling In his book The Right Choice – Home Schooling, Chris Klicka argues that “Sending our children to the public school … is tantamount to sending our children to be trained by the enemy” (Crank 25). Though his words may be considered harsh by some parents, many Americans agree with him and feel that public school is only endangering their children; home schooling is the modern day alternative that many mothers and fathers have chosen to turn to. Those who feel that the world of the public school is detrimental to their children’s growth and health are not alone; they share the beliefs of many parents who feel that home schooling has many benefits and a...   [tags: Home-School Education Teaching Essays]

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What Home Schooling Really Is

- What Home Schooling Really Is The educational thesaurus defines home schooling as provision of compulsory education in the home as an alternative to traditional public/private schooling- often motivated by parental desire to exclude their children from the traditional school environment (ERIC [EBSCO]). Home schooling is also defined by The Well Trained Mind website as Home schooling occurs when parents take charge of their children's education -- organizing subjects, teaching lessons or arranging for tutors, evaluating progress, and supervising social contacts....   [tags: Home School Education Learning Essays]

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home school

- Home schooling is another way for a child to receive his or her education. It is one of many alternatives to regular schooling (classrooms and schools). It is the oldest alternatives to regular schooling and one of the most effective. There are many true stories proving that home schooling is an effective and often successful way to teach you child. But first lets talk about home schooling began in the U.S. Home schooling started in colonial America, (around 1777 to 1783) for most colonial homes, home schooling was the only thing available....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Public School versus Home School

- Public School versus Home School Before the beginning of American public schools in the mid-19th century, home schooling was the norm. Founding father John Adams encouraged his spouse to educate their children while he was on diplomatic missions (Clark, 1994). By the 1840's instruction books for the home were becoming popular in the United States and Britain. The difficulty of traveling to the system of community schools was provoking detractors. At this time, most of the country began moving toward public schools (Clark, 1994)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of ICT on Home and School Activities

- The Impact of ICT on Home and School Activities In this essay I will how explain how ICT has affected my life. I will how I use ICT in my life and how it has helped me. I will explain my first four important ICT applications that help me make my life easier. These are the Internet, E-mail, Messenger and Word Processing. These help me in all ways such as perfecting my homework help me get in touch with friends and family. ICT is used everywhere in life such as my home which are in many electronics such as DVD, Digital Television, Mp3’s....   [tags: ICT Essays]

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My Use of ICT at Home and at School

- My Use of ICT at Home and at School Demographics I am a 16-year-old boy who lives in London. I am of background. I live in a borough that is a developing area and a borough that is full of people from all different ethnic backgrounds; a lot of people in the borough now use computers for whatever reason. As the bid for hosting the 2012 Olympics goes on, Newham is one of the hosts and for this reason the borough is advancing a lot in terms of technology to win the bid from other more advanced cities around the world....   [tags: ICT System Essays]

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Why Parents Should Home School

- Why Parents Should Home School When Americans think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. However, education in our public schools has been on a down slope for over twenty years now. This is because many parents today are deciding to home school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. Since the beginning of civilization, children have been learning in and with their families....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Wonders of Cupertino Center

- More often than not, most of us have probably been to a place wherein we feel uneasy, agitated, or even tensed. We are put into a seemingly uninviting environment that is totally new to us that we can't help but to want to escape from it as soon as we can. Homesickness as some people may call it, some of us tend to long for the things and the people we are accustomed to be surrounded with. But I guess it's just safe to say that this isn't always the case. Every once in a while, we come upon a place that right from that moment of encounter, it seizes our hearts and grabs our attention....   [tags: Feeling At Home, School]

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Gender Inequity in the Home, Workplace, School and Sports

- Are men and women treated equal. You will probably answer no to this question. Have you ever been affected by gender inequity. Almost everybody have experience gender inequity in some part of their life. Rather it was at a much younger age or now. Gender inequity starts to take effect at a young age. Some people might think it’s a minor thing or do not think about it at ll. However gender inequity at a young age can sometimes break or make a person. According to dictionary.com gender inequity is the lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias towards a certain gender (“Dictionary.com”)....   [tags: Gender Discrimination]

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Home Learning vs. School

- Home Learning vs. School "Ladies of the house, Judge and ladies of the court I would like to introduce the argument of 'Is Home learning better than School. I introduce you to Emily and Isabelle first, who are going to talk about 'Home Learning'. They will say both the advantages and the disadvantages. Then India and Mimi are will speak about School and their good advantages and their disadvantages." "Thank you. Both Emily and I are going to talk to you about 'Home Learning.' We will first say the advantages, then the disadvantages and then we shall conclude to you about are little argument....   [tags: Papers]

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Anne Sullivan: The Teacher of Helen Keller

- ... At only age 14, Anne didnt know how to even read or write her name. But 6 years later, Anne Sullivan graduated from Perkins. Not only as a great student, But as valedictorian as well. She told her classmates these simple word, "Fellow graduates, duty bids us go cheerfully, hopefully, and earnestly. And set ourselves to find out especial part. When we have found it, willingly and faithfully perform it.." Anne was glad to finally be graduating. And getting to finally experience life the way she wanted to....   [tags: home, institution, school, teacher]

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The Impact of ICT on the Way I do Things at Home and at School

- The Impact of ICT on the Way I do Things at Home and at School In this assignment I will explain what impact ICT has on my life. I will describe the way in which I use ICT and explain why I use it. The uses that I will explain are word processing, MSN Instant Messenger, the internet and email. These 4 applications of ICT are the most important things that I use; they help me in the presentation and quality of my homework and to keep in touch with people who otherwise would not be easily contactable....   [tags: ICT Essays]

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Homeschooling Pros and Cons

- Homeschooling Pros and Cons Homeschooling is a rising alternative in children’s education. As with any other major movement there have been doubts and debates as well as support and promotion for this educational approach. Homeschooling was once the norm in society before there was a public school system. But the parents involved in homeschooling feel very strongly about the positive outcomes that it has brought about in the lives and success of their children. It has once again surfaced and become popular but there are several people who question the possible negative effects this option creates....   [tags: Home School Education Essays]

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The Packed Lunch Debate

- American schools are under a pressure to serve the children of America now more than ever. On top of trying to create a learning curve to brighten our country’s future, while not leaving any children behind (with the 'No Child Left Behind Act'), the new stress of nutrition has been added to the undoubtedly long list of impossible tasks that United States public schools must accomplish. While there are several ways of implementing changes to the school-served lunches, changing the minds of parents who pack their children’s lunch can be a whole new daunting task....   [tags: requirements, health, obesity, home, school]

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Developmental Transitions in a Subject

- ... As there are different types of aggression, it is important to note that my subject was not labeled angry or harmful at preschool, his forceful actions were generally impassive attacks done in order to get a toy he wanted or to simply be given more space by other children (Berk, 2012). The type of aggression my subject was displaying is known as, proactive, physical aggression (Berk, 2012). Because there is a driving purpose behind aggressive acts, proactive aggression is defined as actions done in order fulfill a need or desire, and in which children unemotionally attack others to achieve their goal of obtaining an object, privilege, space, or social reward (Berk, 2012, p....   [tags: preschool, home, friends, school]

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The Importance of Communication

- Communication is the exchange of information between two or more people. (Stremel, 2008) As defined by Newman and Summer in Business Communication, it is the process of imparting facts, ideas, or opinions. It has an important role in life and especially in education. People cannot live without communicating. Everyone communicates in many different ways and for many different reasons. Creating effective communication among people and establishing contacts are survival needs of human being. (Isman, 2011) There is no doubt that communication is so fundamental that without it no organization can exist and function effectively towards achieving its objectives.(Kushal, 2009) It enables organizatio...   [tags: School-Home Partnership, Internet]

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Analysis and Summary of Flight

- ... so he told Zits to come in the car and to go down to the station with him. But instead of obeying the officer he punches Dave in the face and started running, but it didn't take officer Dave to long to catch him, so dave put Zits in a cell.while in there he meets a kid whos 2 years older than Zits named Justice.” My first real friend”, Zits thought to himself, so when they both got out of jail Justice took Zits somewhere he had two guns hidden there, a pistol and a paintball gun. During the day Zits would run up to random people with the paintball gun and would laugh at how they would just scream, cry , or fall to the ground....   [tags: zits, home, school, run, title, setting]

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History of Bullying Behavior in Middle-age Schools in Other Countries

- ... As additional teens have resorted to using mobiles and social networks to correspond, cyber bullying has turn out to be a key concern. At the moment, "cyber bullying is increasing rapidly as a result of social networks where information can reach the world in a matter of few seconds" (Sutton & Smith, 1999). Interestingly bullying has been identified and studied internationally with the earliest work in the field initiated in the late 1970s by Dan Olweus in Scandinavia. Also, other researchers in Great Britain, Australia, and in the United States have contributed to the current understanding of the dynamics underlying bullying....   [tags: harassment, school and home]

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A Report Into my Use of ICT at School and at Home in my Personal and Social Life

- A Report Into my Use of ICT at School and at Home in my Personal and Social Life School I use ICT at school for various things, for example researching in history lessons or to easily write something up without worrying about spelling or punctuation thanks to spell checker. I am using ICT at school for this report which is an important piece towards my final grade. The technology that this involves is. Internet mainly used for things like research. Access is used at school not entirely used by the students, mostly by teachers with things like interactive boards and touch pens....   [tags: ICT System Essays]

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Does the Presence of an Authoritative Figure at Home Affect The Grade Point Averages of Students in High School?

- Introduction As someone who has always done well in school and who has always been supported by my parents, I have sometimes wondered if the continual absence of an authoritative figure at home affects the way students perform in school. Without authority, discipline, or encouragement, would high school students slack or fall behind in their studies. My ultimate goal is to test and analyze a survey of my high school to see if there is in fact a relationship between the absence of a respected adult and the grade point averages of my peers....   [tags: GPA, students, Null Hyphotesis]

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Students Should Be Taught Home Economics

- “I will be honest, there are some kids, I take them into the (kitchen) lab, and they can’t even measure…we are talking basic, basic skills. I think that has a lot to do with the family structure, how the family has changed” (Wischmeyer). Home Economics was a mandatory and popular class in the 1980’s and 1990’s. This class taught more than how to frost a cake, it taught basic and detailed skills such as sewing a button, measuring and sanitizing skills. In this class learning to manage a budget and preparing a meal were strong components as well as learning to use basic tools....   [tags: high school curriculum]

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Home Lunches Are Better Than Cafeteria Food

- When your looking into weather you want your child should eat food from home or the cafeteria, or whether they should pack lunches from home, there are lots of things to consider. While considering these options, I learned those lunches that are packed from home are much better for the child. School lunches are expensive, and home lunches are healthier. Also, home lunches teach children about being responsible and it teaches them how to take care of themselves. Thse thing are important because they have long lasting effects....   [tags: Compare Contrast, School Lunch, Nutrition]

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The Benefits of Home Schooling

- Advantages of Home Schooling Home schooling was developed out of the desire to give students an opportunity to have a more personal, one-on-one relationship with their teachers and have a chance to learn at their own pace without being left behind by their fellow students. It was also designed to give the parents more of an opportunity to be involved in their child’s education by supervising the classes, getting to know the teachers on a personal basis, and having the flexibility to change class times and not worry about their child missing important information if they cannot be in class on a certain day....   [tags: Education School Teaching Essays]

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Pros and Cons of Home Schooling

- Pros and Cons of Home Schooling Every parent is faced with the decision of whether or not to home school their child. While some families may find home schooling as being very helpful and beneficial to their child’s education, others may find that it is crucial their child be sent to a normal school. Some parents are hesitant to send their children to public school because of crime and lack of discipline and also because they fear that the quality of education is declining. Parents may also feel that sending their child to school will aid in their social development....   [tags: Education Classroom Teaching School Essays]

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What is Home?

- What is home. If one looks in a dictionary the answer would come out to be, “The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.” However, for anyone who has had an actual home, they would know that such a term goes much beyond its concrete description. It is an impassioned aspect filled with values and foundation of nurturing. A home is not just an abode built to live in; in fact, that is just a definition of a house. Home is a place where one not only feels comfortable, but a place they look forward to opportunely live in every day....   [tags: home, family, household]

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Extreme Isolation: Home Schooling

- Most people believe a person is born with a personality that is passed on to them through their family’s gene pool. But no one is really born with a concept of themselves. Personality, love, freedom, justice, morals, and reality are all products of social interaction; so basically humans are the social creation of society and a person’s personally is developed through socialization, This is the reason out of the home-schooling is so important and is such an essential need for people’s lives. Just ask Horace Mann because he codified the myth of empowerment through education....   [tags: Home Schooling, isolation, Horace Mann,]

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The Perfect American Home at Chapel Hill

- ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a steady source of work for many people.  Aramark Food and Supply Services and Sports Endeavor Inc. add to the job market, giving even more appeal to Chapel Hill.        All of these aspects provide the right atmosphere to turn a profit in a short time. Several necessary improvements would have to be made to maximize the profit.  Fix as many of the outside “TLC” items as possible.  Making the exterior look good will increase the chance of –selling the property quickly....   [tags: value, play, school, job]

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Home Schooling

- Home Schooling Each year, homeschooling becomes more popular. “According to The Parent Survey which was published by the National Household Education Surveys Program, in the spring of 1999, approximately 850,000 students were being homeschooled (Ramirez, 2003, para. 1). In the year 2001, over one million children were being homeschooled. It is obvious, based on these statistics, that parents homeschool their children for different reasons including religious beliefs, problems with the school system, and disabilities....   [tags: Education Classroom Teaching School Essays]

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School Field Report- Mission and Analysis of St. Bridget's Catholic School

- Field Experience Report Before beginning to analyze the school, let me state that I went to St. Bridget’s Catholic School, Hobart, Indiana. Their mission statement is direct and to the point. St. Bridget School is grounded in faith and community service, while providing an exemplary academic program in a Christian atmosphere. Our programs foster academic excellence, self-esteem, discipline, character, leadership, and personal responsibility. St. Bridget provides a faith-based environment for its students, which fosters interaction within our communities and provides a life-long practice of Christian values and service....   [tags: private school]

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No School Uniforms

- School Uniforms are in a way very unique and different, but what is really the reason that students should have to wear them. The United States is supposed to be a country of freedom and individuality. Each and every person in the world is different, and by making people dress the same they cannot express themselves fairly the way that they would like to. It is sensible for schools to be able to make dress codes, but telling students they have to all dress the same is absolutely ridiculous. Having school uniforms is not necessary, and there are many reasons to prove why schools should not make their students wear uniforms....   [tags: school dress codes]

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Home Schooling Should be an Option for Everyone

- Johnny is a young student in first grade.  He loves to read and he also loves to talk.  His teacher Mrs. Smith has a problem with this.  Johnny is always the first to finish his work, and yet he always seems to cause problems in the classroom.    Johnny's parents are very irritated by Johnny's grades of all A's in the academic curriculum and yet getting "Unsatisfactory" in behavior.  They have decided to take Johnny out of public school to teach him at home.  Attending school is not the only way to become a scholar.  It has been shown that home-educated individuals are just as successful, if not more than those who receive a public education.  I understand the relationship between the two...   [tags: Home Schooling Essays]

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The Negative Effects of Home Schooling on Students

- ABSTRACT: Home schooling is a controversial topic among educators. The issues that follow a child throughout their educational and social lives, are elevated when a child has been home schooled. There is no social environment for the child to learn to develop basic social skills; most home schooling environments are made up of a child, perhaps accompanied by a sibling, and the parent teaching the information given. There is no room for a developed personality that is constant with a child of equal age and grade in a normal schooling environment....   [tags: disadvantages of home schooling]

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School Is a Waste of Time

- The level of education students receive in school is not representative of the amount of time spent in school due to time wasting factors such as lackluster education levels, bell schedules, and use of class time. First, the levels of education students receive in school falls short of society’s expectations. Students are not taught practical life skills or concepts they will use daily (Giang, Ramm, Strauss). The expectation is students capable of thriving in the real world. This includes life skills, in-depth knowledge of how society functions, and skills needed for future careers....   [tags: Why kids hate school ]

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School Dropout Problem in America

- Education is very important in our life. It measures our life chances and the window of opportunity to success in the society. Our education institution not only teaches us how to write, read and communicate thoroughly, but also social skills that enable us to become a productive citizen of society. The U.S. have taken enormous pride of its ability to provide top-notch education and freedom of its access. "It's the promise of American public education: no matter who you are or where you come from, you will be tugged gently along the path of learning, toward graduation and an open but hopeful future"(Dropout nation)....   [tags: high school, education]

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Crime and Violence in School

- Violence and crime in schools is a rising problem. This problem has created fear among many students and parents. A lot of research does show that higher violence is related to city schools, though there is still a significant amount in schools outside of the city. School violence does not actually begin in the school. Violence and crime in schools is related to the home life experience of the children committing these terrible deeds. Children that are allowed to watch TV shows that have violence or play the popular style of video games with violence have a higher chance of becoming actively violent at school....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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The Benefits of After-School Programs

- Children today have to deal with many issues ranging from absent parents, bullying, obesity, and a lack of social skills on a daily basis. From the help of after-school programs, many of these children are able to relax in a positive environment and obtain necessary needs to help them to cope with the troubles in their lives. They’re also able to achieve personal and academic goals that they have set for themselves and have positive models to help them reach those goals. When after-school programs are done in an appropriate manner, it can have tremendous effects on a child’s life and help them to want to improve their life even further....   [tags: The Pros of After-School Programs]

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Nutrition at School is Important

- ... Schools that follow the Hunger-Free Kids Act gain an extra six cents back for each meal they provide (Hinman). Schools already get paid back and they get six extra cents back for every meal they follow the guidelines making it cheaper for the school if the eat healthier it’s a win-win. In Wilson County Schools they have programs that have the district provide meals for students at no cost the more students that participates the more revenue the schools get from the Hunger-Free Kids Act (School Maintain Meals Programs)....   [tags: junk food, school meal program]

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The Pro’s and Con’s of Extending School Hours

- How many students do you know who want to go to go school longer than 7 hours per day. Despite the fact that students complain about school, it’s important that every child get their education even if they feel it doesn’t matter. This paper will state the pro’s and con’s of extending school hours for the students and how it can have a negative effect on them. Obama and other politicians believe that we have should go to school longer in order to achieve more. Student already sit a seat 8 hours a day for a day for a months, any longer than that they will just refuse to go to school any more....   [tags: school hours, education, school days]

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School Uniforms are a Negative Influence to Society

- If compared to previous generations, the students living in the 21st century should have a bright future ahead of them. To create that future one must first go to school. Is the main purpose of school having to deal with oppression and injustice or is it to give children a proper education and an opportunity to learn. Mandatory school uniforms are a very controversial issue. Clothing impacts a student’s daily life. The clothes they choose to wear, makes them who they are. A student may choose to express who they are or who they want to become through the clothing they wear....   [tags: mandatory school uniforms, education]

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The Negative Effects of Extending School Days

- Many schools in America today are considering in having a longer schedule. However, having a longer schedule has more negatives than positives. Most parents already have a customized schedule that works with the traditional school schedule. Altering schools’ terms can affect the parents’ optimized day-by-day routines. Parents would have to make major changes to their work schedules. Vacations are shortened resulting in shorter family bonding time. High school students would have conflicts with summer jobs....   [tags: Extended School Schedule]

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Understanding School Psychologist and what They Do

- In today’s society, students are struggling in and out of the classroom. Some may be slower than others, or some may not understand what is going on at all. They say it’s the teachers and parents job to make sure the student is getting the help they need if they are having trouble. But sometimes the student may need more than just help to find out what they are really struggling with. That’s where the school psychologist comes in. To be able to understand school psychologists and what they do, the aspects involve what school psychologists do in everyday life, the education and licensing requirements, and what drives one to thrive in this field....   [tags: school consultation, educational services]

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Home Before Dark by Susan Wiggs

- In the book Home Before Dark by Susan Wiggs, Lila is a fifteen-year-old girl whose overwhelming desire to be popular is affecting all of her decisions. Lila’s mom Luz describes her current behavior as “some sort of identity crisis”. Specifically Luz states, “She’s been getting in trouble at school, acting out, that sort of thing. You saw how she acted toward me. My sweet little fairy child has turned into a demon, skipping school, sneaking out at night, climbing the water tower, rappelling off the train bridge, skinny-dipping in Eagle Lake....   [tags: Analysis Susan Wiggs Home Before Dark]

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Carol Stack’s Call to Home

- Progress and individualism are very much celebrated in American culture. Many people migrate to urban cities in the search of economic prosperity and to achieve the elusive “American Dream.” City life can often come as a shock to individuals not accustomed to a fast-paced lifestyle; conversely it can change a person. Such change can transform a person to lose the values and beliefs they were raised with which consequently attribute to losing the bonds that they once held with their families. This is not the case with the families portrayed in Carol Stack’s ethnography Call to Home....   [tags: Call to Home Essay]

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What Student wants to Get up first Thing in the Morning and go to School?

- Have you ever wondered what it would be like if school started later in the afternoon rather than first thing in the morning. School should start at least a few hours later then it normally does. Although not all parents and teachers agree, I believe school starting later in the afternoon would be of great benefit to students. After being up late at night doing homework and studying what student wants to get up first thing in the morning and go to school. In my opinion, not many. With the lack of sleep after being up late, going to school and trying to focus and learn can become a very difficult task, which in the end ultimately makes students irritated and angry....   [tags: school hours, education, school time]

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School Uniforms are Essential: Dealing With Discrimination and Upholding Individuality

- Media has influenced a lot of today’s trends and ideologies. Adolescents, being on the psychological level of self-identification, bring this deceptive notion of fashion and social classes to school. The problem comes when this trend affects the performance of students and their personal lives. We all remember our days back when the talk was “Who are the jocks, the cheerleaders, the rick kids, the geeks, the losers, etcetera?” Believe it or not, the status quo in schools is always composed of them....   [tags: argument, school dress code]

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Eric Harris Manifesto and The Columbine High School Shooting

- Introduction “…Your children who have ridiculed me, who have chosen not to accept me, who have treated me like I am not worth their time are dead...” –excerpt from Eric Harris Manifesto, 1 of 2 Columbine High School Shooters. Craig and his colleagues (2009) report that School bullying is a worldwide phenomenon that is threatening the livelihood of the youth when they step onto a school campus. Tragic events over the last 20 years have thrown bullying prevention and mental health into the spotlight....   [tags: school bullying, tragic events]

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Different Types of Harassment in the Work Force and at School

- Harassment has been an issue in the work force and in many other fields for decades, leading all the way back up to 1964. The United States Congress passed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, prohibiting discrimination at work on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin and sex. There are many different types of harassment that many do not even know that they can be accused for. Through out my research I will be naming every type of harassment and presenting an article for each topic. One form of harassment that is very common at a young age is bullying....   [tags: Harassment, employment, school,]

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Home

- Home      My definition of home is not a word I can say or a thought I can think, but a feeling. This feeling is like a calm that settles over me like a blanket, just a quiet assurance telling me I belong in that place. It took me forever to understand where exactly that place was, and the answer was always right in front of me. This feeling would come and go, and I would never recognize it because I knew that only my address and the house that I parked my car at and went in to eat and sleep for 18 years was my home....   [tags: Personal Narrative Home Descriptive Observation]

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The Impact of School Culture on Student Achievement in Rural Education

- School climate, also known as organizational health, has been described as the atmosphere, culture, resources, and social networks of a school (Collie, Shapka, & Perry, 2011). School climate involves three dimensions: the relationships between members of the organization, the personal development of the members, and the maintenance and change of the organization (Collie, Shapka, & Perry, 2011). As we consider the relationships between the members of the organization we must consider all of the relationships that make up the school environment....   [tags: peer-to-peer relationships, school climate]

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We Must Work to Prevent Mass School Shootings

- There have been many horror stories in the news about mass shootings at schools. The public, and even the president of the United States, is asking if anything can be done to prevent these tragedies. There are many theories on why students kill their peers at schools; these range from increased violence in video games and movies to bullying troubles at school. Almost always, the perpetrator suffers from some form of mental illness (Khadaroo). Because of this, motives for these crimes are extremely difficult to discern....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]

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Impressions Obtained from a Visit to the Dr. William E. Anderson Library at Calvary Christian High School

- It is important for all librarians, whether they work in an academic, public, special, or school library, to visit other facilities and observe and discuss how they operate their library. New thoughts, ideas, and ways of accomplishing tasks can be gathered and put to use in other libraries. This paper will discuss some of the aspects and impressions obtained from a visit to the Dr. William E. Anderson Library at Calvary Christian High School. Calvary Christian High School is a private, church, secondary school located in Clearwater, Florida....   [tags: School Observation]

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It is Time to Eliminate School Violence

- It is Time to Eliminate School Violence The mix has become appallingly predictable: volcanic anger, no one to turn to, and readily available firearms. Result: dead and wounded students, teachers, and faculty at schools in all parts of our nation. Violence in our schools, whether it involves threats, fistfights, knives, or firearms, is unnecessary and intolerable. Children deserve a safe setting to learn in. Teachers and staff deserve a safe place to work in. Communities deserve safe schools that educate kids and help keep neighborhoods safer....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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High School Should be Permitted to Have Open Campus Lunch

- French students get 1 ½-2 hour lunch breaks, and many countries including France have off-campus lunch programs, where they can go home or to a restaurant for lunch. Why can’t Oak Creek High School have off-campus lunch. By the time students are in high school, they should be responsible and trusted to have off-campus lunch privileges. To begin, the high school principles and the school district can put restrictions on who’s allowed to leave the campus for lunch. The student’s parents make the ultimate decision of whether they will allow their child to go off-campus for lunch....   [tags: high school experience]

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School Uniforms Will NOT Reduce School Violence

- In 1755, Benjamin Franklin, inventor, author, and founding father of the American government wrote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Thus, in regards to the debate of the school uniform policy, could it be said, to conform to the masses to secure a little safety; liberty is being forsaken. Uniforms have been around for centuries; yet, only more recently introduced into American public schools in 1979, as a way to combat differences in social status among students....   [tags: School Dress Code]

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Factors Contributing to School Violence

- Factors Contributing to School Violence Jim cringed when he heard his assistant yelling to him from her office across the hall. "The principal from your daughter's school is on the phone." Jim picked up the phone, noticing that is was already 2:15 PM by the wall clock in his office, and timidly said, "hello?" Ms. Jensen, the principal, (sounding exasperated) said, "good afternoon Mr. Wilson, I am calling because your daughter assaulted a boy during assembly this afternoon and I need you to meet with me as soon as possible and then take her home." "I can't today," Jim told her, "I have a board meeting in less than an hour....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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The Graphic Novels: Maus, Persepolis, Fun Home, and Barefoot Gen

- The super-genre of what collectively can be called ‘comics’ represents a cultural phenomenon which has exploded in the last fifty-plus years onto the public scene. Evolving from newspaper strip comics to superhero stories in paperback periodicals, the world of comics spread further and further into public appeal. With the publication of Art Spiegelman’s Maus, however, comics opened the door onto a world of possibilities. After Maus received high acclaim, despite its academic taboo as a medium, many more historical-commentary graphic novels found their way into the public eye: Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen, and a legion of others....   [tags: Maus, Persepolis, Fun Home]

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Mass School Shootings in America

- "What caused these school shootings, I don't pretend to know, and I don't know that it's knowable." - Robert A. Fein, forensic psychologist In considering how I would respond to the provided prompt, I thought that it might be best to first take a look at what others had to say on the subject; what do other teens feel is the source of the rise in school violence, and how do the "experts" explain this disturbing trend. In my quest to discover what other students had to say, I searched "school violence" on Planetpapers.com, a web site where students can post papers that they have written to be viewed by other students....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]

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Mass School Shootings in America

- If someone were to rely solely on television media, it wouldn’t surprise me if he/she thought that America’s schools were being taken over by these so-called “juvenile super predators.” The American people would assume that every quiet kid who gets picked on is going to turn around in school one day and start unloading his newly acquired firearms on his peers. This is hardly the case. While there may be an occasional “super-predator,” the media has highly over publicized these rare, extraordinary events....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]

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College Ready or Not: Actual Readiness of Graduating High School Students

- After years of education from K-12 there is still the question if a high school senior is academically prepared for college. Furthermore, it may be understandable for a concerned parent to pose this question but what about the student. In a survey of W.VA seniors, MMM MMM points out that “12.4 percent of survey respondents said they felt ‘very prepared’ for college, while . . . 10.7 percent felt they were ‘not prepared at all” (8). In these long years of education we expect students to be ready, but what does it mean to be ready for college....   [tags: senior high school, college, career]

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School Violence - Giive Peace a Chance

-  "Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." ( Buddha.) Beginning in 1997, the frequency of school shootings has been increasing at an alarming rate. On December 1, 1997, Mike Carneal walks into Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky and opens fire on a daily prayer group. When the spray of bullets ceased, three young girls lay dead and five others were wounded. Classmates claim that Carneal hung out with people who did not believe in God and would sometimes heckle the morning worshippers....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]

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School Shootings in America

- You are in the mall and someone yells everyone "'Get down!" Or I will shoot." Your first instinct is to hit the ground before shots are fired. Now imagine that in the school cafeteria. Scary, right. As scary as it sounds scenarios from horror movies are playing out in schools all over America. You are eating lunch in the cafeteria and a student enters the cafeteria and starts firing off a firearm. First instinct is to scream for help and get on the ground, but why are scenes like this taking place in the learning place....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]

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We Must Reduce School Violence

- The focus of American schools these days have so changed from the “basics” of teaching children to read, write and do arithmetic. Instead of just being an academic institution that is entrusted with teaching our children skills that would enable then to be intelligent contributing members of society, the schools are now looked at as “extensions of the community”. Therefore, according to John Dewey, “ schools should share social burdens and be responsible for equipping children with skills necessary to survive and succeed in the community.” Schools have indeed had to modify their roles from teaching content academics to helping all students adjust to changing “radical situations” such as juve...   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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The Definition of Home

- A home, many people spent their whole life in search of his or her home. It has many different definitions to different people. To some people it may be their home country, to some it may be where they were born, to some it may be where their family is. home's most basic trait is its ability to provide shelter from weather. Rain or snow, a house will always be there to shield the elements from the family. In the cold times of the year, the heater will be there to warm the house. The heat of the summer is no problem for a good home....   [tags: Sociology]

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At Home with Homeschooling

- There is nothing a parent would refuse for their own child. Parents go to great lengths to make sure that their children are well cared for. The quality of education that children receive is among one of the greatest concerns for parents. Parents will do just about anything to make sure their children have the best education they can receive, even if this means that they choose a path of home schooling. Although to some home schooling might sound daunting and outdated, but when one faces up with the facts of home education it is clear that, when administered properly, it provides an environment where children can learn at their own pace, develop a healthy social life, and receive a well-roun...   [tags: parents, children, education]

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Longer School Days

- Longer School Days Schools are so much a part of our society, so the accurate length of school days is extremely important. Public opinions on the length of the school days are different. There are a lot of parents and professors concerned that it is hard for children to go to school early in the morning and stay there the whole day. On the other side, some professors try to force students into a nine hour school day. Not so many years ago, school was a main part of my life, and the school days’ structure and length affected my social life and ability to study....   [tags: Education School Teaching Essays]

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Preventing School Violence

- Preventing School Violence The number of extremely violent crimes occurring in schools has been increasing over the last three years. Incidents that deal with school violence occur 16,000 per school day, which is equivalent to once every six seconds (Kipnis 11). School violence has been around since the1950's, but back then it was more an issue of juvenile delinquency than violent behavior (Baker 3). Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding communities....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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The Presence Shortage of School Nurses Harming Our Children's Wellness

- Have you ever noticed the constant absence of nurses at your school. It seems like every time you need to go to the nurse, one is not there. That fact has led to my investigation of the effects of school nurse absences on most K-12 campuses. Many children have died from not receiving care as a result of an absent nurse. Although it is true that school nurses are divided between schools (1,185 students for every school nurse in NC), every school needs a nurse (Healthy Children Learn Better). Most accidents relating student injuries can be avoided with the daily presence of a school nurse in every single school....   [tags: School Nurse, Education, Health Care, Students]

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