Education Issues

Education Issues

Below are just a few of the leading American education issues that are constantly being debated nowadays.

First, this question: should there be a national standard for graduating high school students? Should students have to pass a rigorous test in order to graduate? Some people say that a test is an objective measurement of how well a student knows certain material; others argue that some students don’t “test well,” and that grades, schoolwork and teachers should determine whether or not a particular student graduates, and not a standardized test. Others say that many standardized tests are inherently biased.

Another educational debate rages over vouchers. A school voucher is when the government pays part or all of a student’s private school tuition. Let’s say it costs a city $10,000 to educate a child per year. With a school voucher, the government would pay ten-thousand dollars of tax money for a child to go to a certain private school instead of giving that money to the public school the child would otherwise attend. Some people insist that this is only fair; if parents work hard to pay taxes, why shouldn’t their tax dollars go to the school of their choice? Other people say that vouchers take away desperately-needed public school funds, and that it’s the duty of all citizens to pay for public schools through tax dollars whether or not they have children attending one. Public schools, this latter group would argue, are as crucial to a functioning democracy as anything else that tax money could pay for.

Other education issues: should uniforms be required at all public schools? Should teacher tenure be done away with? If so, teachers would have to be reevaluated throughout their careers and schools could fire any teacher deemed inefficient no matter how long he or she …

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Community College Or University – Which One is Right For You?

Community College Or University - Which One is Right For You?

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The choice to attend a community college first or go straight to a university can present a quandary for many students who are planning their careers. Factors such as cost, curriculum, and course of study can provide some valuable information with which to make that decision.

Community College Benefits

One of the valuable benefits of attending a junior college first before going to a university is the cost. The cost for tuition at a community college can be substantially less than the tuition at a four-year school. Additionally, courses that are difficult to get into at a university may be more readily available at a junior college, and the teacher to student ratio is often lower.

Perhaps one of the most advantageous reasons for attending a junior college first is to have time to decide what course of study to pursue or which major to select. Not all universities offer every major, so taking the time to choose a major prior to choosing a university will allow the student to select the best university for a particular major once it has been chosen.

University Advantages

Campus life at a university can be a fun and exciting experience for new college students. There is definitely a different atmosphere and feel at a four-year college. Extracurricular activities and clubs can be added benefits at a university.

For students who have already selected a major, beginning college at a university can have some advantages. The student’s curriculum can be developed during the first year and the student will know all of the classes to take from start to finish. Additionally, there will be no need to transfer any credits and no chance that some credits will not transfer.

Simultaneous Attendance

Perhaps the best of both worlds will provide the greatest advantage …

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Theft Classes Are at Your Fingertips

Theft Classes Are at Your Fingertips

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There are many different reasons to get a theft class, and now in today’s new era of the worldwide web, theft education is just a click away. In the past you had to waste gas and drive to a different location, and pay for parking… and that’s just the expenses for getting to the theft education class! Then, you have to pay class fees that have to cover the price of the instructor, electricity, heating and the building’s rent. Those are a lot of expenses to consider to prepare yourself for what an in person class can cost.

Theft education is, literally, just a click away, so is the materials that are associated with the class itself. In every live theft education class the class books and education materials are only available when you’re there, only a few hours a week. When you decide take online theft education classes you can have access to the materials at any hour of the day or night, so you can study when the time is convenient for you.

If you want to have a theft class that is just a click away, the first thing you’re going to need is a good computer an decent internet connection so you can see all the videos and links that are required to pass the class and print off the completion certificate. The ability to access the class is one great plus for an online theft education and it’s not the only one.

Privacy is one of the best things about taking online classes. Not having a prying teacher or competition with other students distracting your attention will add up to you absorbing far more information that is just a click away over the live classes that will seem like more of a job …

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Special Education Classes

Special Education Classes

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Special education classes seem to be a necessity today as the number of children with special needs keeps increasing on a yearly basis. This is why almost every school in this country today has such special education classes included and they have the ability to offer your children a pleasant environment where they can behave normally and have the change to socialise and play with other children.

This is the article where you will learn what are the most important aspects that special education classes need to cover in order to ensure that your kids will be properly educated and will be integrated into society in a pleasant and fun manner.

First of all special education classes should offer the child the change to joint the learning process without any exterior distractions and the special classes available today fill this requirement greatly by minimising the amount of material used in the learning process of a certain lesson and making sure that the child has no exterior distractions that might throw him of the learning curve.

Children with special needs have a lower degree of concentration thus if you have their attention you better take advantage of the time they have granted you. In this manner teachers have learned to add a fun twist to all the lessons to that the kids are attracted to that part of the lesson and they will do their best to join the fun.

Also a connection must be made individually between the teacher and the students. You can achieve this by having special cues with the students when certain situations arrive. The best case is if a student wants to go to the bathroom let us say that he just scratches his back and that is a sign for the teachers that …

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Affording University – Saving in Preparation

Affording University - Saving in Preparation

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The controversy over the cost of university has recently centered on the rise in tuition fees, however the fact that the mechanics of the system mean that these costs (together with maintenance loan debts) will in practice only become payable when the student achieves a salary above a specified threshold, means that a financial strategy to negate the impact of tuition fees is a little trickier to define. The standard repayments might come so much later in life whilst making early capital repayments may well not be the most effective use of any pool of money.

However, you may still want to consider building a nest egg to avoid the debt built up by living costs, or to bridge the gap where loans, scholarships and grants may not. So what are the options available to a parent who is looking to provide financial support for their child when they embark on university life?

Junior ISA

The Junior ISA (or JISA) will become available from 1 November 2011 for children who don’t have a Child Trust Fund and will initially have an overall contribution limit of 3,600 a year (rising with inflation). It will operate in much the same way as a conventional ISA with Cash & Stocks and Shares elements but the funds will not become available to the child until they turn 18. The JISA will also benefit from the same tax breaks (income, inheritance and capital gains tax) that conventional ISAs enjoy, however, the contributions made to a JISA will not affect the contribution limits of the parent’s own ISAs.

Child Trust Fund

The JISA is being introduced following the cessation of the outgoing Child Trust Funds (CTF) which have been closed to any children born after 2 January 2011 or who only began to receive …

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