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By Matthew Lynch on August 27, 9: Fast forward to today and, with the current global economic climate, it seems apparent that the now established education system is unable to meet the needs of our hyper-connected society - a society that is in a constant state of evolution.
Parents are not involved enough. Of all the things out of the control of teachers, this one is perhaps the most frustrating. Time spent in the classroom is simply not enough for teachers to instruct every student, to teach them what they need to know.
There must, inevitably, be some interaction outside school hours. Of course, students at a socio-economic disadvantage often struggle in school, particularly if parents lack higher levels of education.
The demands of careers and an over-dependence on schools put higher-class kids at risk too when it comes to the lack of parental involvement in academics. Schools are closing left and right. Many have found themselves on the chopping block.
Parents, students and communities as a whole feel targeted, even if school board members are quick to cite unbiased numbers.
There is no concrete way to declare a winner in these cases, either. Sometimes, a school closing is simply inevitable but communities should first look for other solutions. Instead of shutting down underutilized public schools - icons of the community - districts should consider other neighborhood uses, such as a community center or adult education classes.
Closing public schools should not be a short-sighted procedure. The decision should focus on the only investment that really matters: Our schools are overcrowded.
The smaller the class, the better the individual student experience. At a time where children need more attention than ever to succeed, overcrowded classrooms are making it even tougher to learn and tougher still for teachers to be effective.
Technology comes with its downsides. I am an advocate for technology in the classroom. I think that ignoring the educational opportunities that technology has afforded us puts kids at a disadvantage.
With that being said, screen culture overall has made the jobs of teachers much more difficult. Education has become synonymous with entertainment in many ways.
Parents are quick to download educational games as soon as kids have the dexterity to operate a touch screen, and with the best of intentions. There is a lack of diversity in gifted education.
The "talented and gifted" label is one bestowed upon the brightest and most advanced students. Beginning in early elementary grades, TAG programs separate student peers for the sake of individualized learning initiatives.
Though the ideology is sound, the practice of it is often a monotone, unattractive look at contemporary American public schools.
District schools need to find ways to better recognize different types of learning talent and look beyond the typical "gifted" student model. The national push to make talented and gifted programs better mirror the contemporary and ever-evolving student body is a step in the right direction.
Real change happens on a smaller scale though - in individual districts, schools and TAG programs. That progress must start with understanding of the makeup of a particular student body and include innovative ways to include all students in TAG learning initiatives.
School spending is stagnant, even in our improving economy. K public school spending. A recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that 34 states are contributing less funding on a per student basis than they did prior to the recession years.
Since states are responsible for 44 percent of total education funding in the U. If we cannot find the funding for our public schools, how can we expect things like the achievement gap to close or high school graduation rates to rise? It was understandable that budgets had to be slashed when the bottom dropped out of the economy.
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