The new price for the school year: The prize for the day was a big screen projection tv, but I knew too many people were ahead of us to have a chance, even
They shelter the lazy and incompetent and at the same time discourage and beat down the eager and hard-working. Then get rid of the bad and hire new teachers who have plenty of ambition and energy. Somewhere along the way we not only took away the ability for teachers to punish our kids, but we opened our big mouths and told our kids they were untouchable.
I found out this week that my 8-year-old is doing pilates and yoga at school. Between that and various assemblies and Covey skills, not a whole lot of time is left over to make sure kids can read and write well. Seems like a good idea on the surface, until it backfires, like all socialist programs do.
Of course, the more kids in the program, the better for the school running it, as social programs are typically funded by participation counts. Schools actually benefit by trying to get as many kids onto the free and reduced lists as possible, because the state gives the most funding to the schools that appear to be the poorest.
Kids are put into rooms based on how old they are, with usually no bearing on ability or skill level. Teachers would find teaching easier, kids would learn faster. Smart kids are made to feel guilty and ostracized, while the average kid is held up as the model for the rest.
A few years ago, our system implemented a new policy that allowed any kid to re-take any test once. All they had to do was ask, sit through a study session after school, and then take the test after school.
Again, seems reasonable, right? Give the kid a second chance in case they blow it, right? Well, tell me what incentive any kid has now to work hard and study for the first test? Teachers accept late assignments without penalty.
I know a kid that has 15 missing assignments in one class. They just needed to be turned in before the end of the semester. There was no penalty at all for being late.
Critical information is conveniently glossed-over to emphasize other points. In public school history, there were no violent indians, only the South had slaves, and all slave-traders were white.Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race and Finance in Public Education.
by Cynthia McDaniels. A town’s ability to pay is based upon the value of land and the amount of commercial development and industry within its borders. There is a huge variation within the state. Connecticut has also had to address the issue of race in public.
Executive Summary. In its 10th annual survey of American public opinion, conducted in May and June of , Education Next finds that the demise of school reform has been greatly exaggerated. Public support remains as high as ever for federally mandated testing, charter schools, tax credits to support private school choice, merit pay for teachers, and teacher tenure reform.
In fact, the U.S. educational system is one of the most unequal in the industrialized world, and students routinely receive dramatically different learning opportunities based on their social status. History of academic freedom In medieval Europe, universities were self-governing enclaves that were outside the civil law.
Some of this isolation survives today in poorly articulated views that universities are somehow immune from law. Proponents often refer to performance-based funding as a “game changer” that will usher a new era of success for public higher education.
29 However, experience from other sectors shows that when results occur, they are often only short-term and not sustained over time. Professional Development in Early Childhood Education - The first few years of a young child’s life, from birth to four years old, are very critical to his/her overall development, due to most of the time, teacher professionals are individuals who play the key and an active role in their early childhood development are teacher professionals who have a passion and a genuine desire to help.