The political stability of a nation depends upon a strong public school system. Middle-class parents and affluent politicians need to consider the consequences of abandoning the public schools.
Are more students heading towards the G.E.D?
Are G.E.D´s becoming more popular than diplomas?
Center for Public Education [offsite link]
Current information about the education scene.
Is College for Everyone?
A college degree has become a status symbol in American culture--like a BMW or an 8,500-square-foot house. The reality is that most Americans cannot afford the luxury of sending their children to a four-year university with some vague idea that it will insure their financial future.
Let’s Make Better Use of Free Education [offsite link]
As the cost of a college education continues to sky-rocket, more and more young people are going to have to make better use of the free education provided by high school. For starters, less emphasis needs to be placed on car ownership and more on academic achievement. Students and parents need to get rid of the attitude that high school is “for being a kid” and college is for “getting serious.”
Same Sex Education
Same-sex classrooms were long the norm. U.S. public education adopted the coeducational model at the end of the 19th century. Thanks to changes in American culture, it's probably time to return to the single-sex model, at least from grades 7-12.
Scarecrow Syndrome [offsite link]
In the wonderful land of Oz, the bestowal of a college diploma endows Scarecrow with a brain. The same is not true in real life.
School Choice Prelude to Privatization
Supporters of school vouchers and charter schools claim they have the interest of all children at heart, but funneling tax money away from the public schools can only lead to the destruction of an adequate education for the majority of American children.
School Principal's Job
The present system of placing everything from curriculum to lunchroom management under one supervisor is outdated and inefficient. The job of “principal” is too big for one person.
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