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    Education Reform in American Schools Frederick Douglass was, and still is, a golden example of why education is so important to a human being’s life. Douglass spent the first part of his life in ignorance. However, his life of a seemingly endless servitude and ignorance was completely shattered by the fact that he learned to read. Once he learned to read, his life was forever changed. He escaped slavery and tyranny and became an icon even to this day. Douglass’s story more than adequately

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    American Schools Need Essentialism There are five main philosophies that describe education: Essentialism (the back-to-basics approach which strives to teach students the essentials), Progressivism (which stresses individuality), Perennialism (which is the teaching of philosophies that have been around for hundreds of years), Existentialism (which give the students the choice of when to study and when not to), and Behaviorism (which lets teachers use reinforcement to achieve the desired behaviors

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    v. Board of Education case, segregation would still be fully legal in American schools. Passed down from the Sumpreme Court in 1954, the Brown v. Board of Education case decreed that all American schools be integrated at once; this forced white-only schools to allow black students to attend. One of the very first students to integrate a white-only public school was a little girl named Ruby Bridges. To integrate public schools Ruby Bridges and many other black students had to bravely face racism,

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    Since the setting of the investigation is Japan and the United States, Japan schools will be viewed with the assumption of entrance exams taken, one stationary classroom-referred in “year-class” form. An example of this is 1-A. The “1” is used to be synonymous with first-year students whereas “2” would be synonymous with second-year

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    Excessive Testing in American Schools

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    Excessive Testing in American Schools General testing in today's school systems has a negative effect upon the actual learning of the students. Standardized testing narrows school curriculum, labels children as failures at a young age, and uses money that could possibly be used in a more productive manner. While standardized tests are problematic at all ages and levels of schooling, they are especially questionable in primary grades. In these years children's growth is idiosyncratic (Russel

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    Racism in American Schools

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    Even though extraordinary changes have been made in the past to achieve racial equality, America is still racist, especially in schools. In the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is criticized for defending a black man accused of raping a white woman. During the 1930s, the time this novel took place, America was a very segregated country. At the time when Harper Lee wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird," America was fighting a civil rights movement. The events of racism

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    Bilingual Education in American Schools

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    Suppose your child has been moved to China. Your child does not speak Chinese; is it the school system's responsibility to teach your child in English? Or should your child be expected to learn in the country's language and perhaps get extra help on the side? Why should a school district spend money on bilingual classes rather than on reducing class sizes? In the United States of America we have become a large melting pot of ethnic and cultural peoples. Along with these peoples have come

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    The American public school The American public-school system is integral in shaping the American society. Most of the population attends public education. In the American public education system, there are many good and bad aspects and some problems that can be solved through collaborative effort. For instance, some of the benefits of public schools include tuition free education with certified teachers, special education programs either for students who learn differently from others,free lunch

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    The Singing School: An American Tradition The Singing School was an institution that was uniquely American. it was established to serve a dual purpose: the desire to create music and the need for sociability. Generations were taught to read and sing music by itinerant singing masters, who developed characteristic methods and materials of instruction, and distinctive performance practices. Through this institution, many people were given the opportunity to participate in music, either as a singer

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    Cheating in the American School System In America, cheating in the modern educational system is widespread and prevalent. In fact, most students do it or have done it. Cheating in the classroom has increased as colleges have become more selective and the pressure to get admitted to a big name university from parents has increased. Many teachers are aware that students are cheating and where they are getting their information, but the no-plagiarism, no-cheating rule is hard to enforce and, at times

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