The year is 2013, and it is time to face the facts; the United States of America's educational system is most definately suffering. Technology has basically replaced the need of human teachers in schools, and is evident even as young as Kindergarden children. Ipads and laptop computers have became the basics, and the useage of paper and handwriting skills have almost became obsolete. Think about it and take time to realize that without the useage of some basic skills is causing a major upset in the functional capacity of todays youth. One of the most argumentative topics today involving education is standardized testing. Is it really necessary for a kindergarded student, averaging in age from four to five years old, to have to study, learn, and prepare for standardized tests? The answer to that question is of course not. As a student of that age, more emphasis should be applied in the writing skills, reading skills, and developmental skills. What ever happened to the days of learning to write the alphabet and make letters ledgible, as well as learning the ability to put these letters together in the form of small words, sounding them out, and as a result reading these words? It has been replaced by teaching these small children how to use an Ipad and their "home row keys". At the age of ten or so this would be completely understandable, as one should have already the abilities to read and write, but for four to five year old children, this is just obserd. Forget standardized testing, and Murphy/Page 2 just teach these children the basics. There is absolutely no need in skipping the essentials at such an early age and stressing these small children by setting a "standard". While focused on standardized testing, think of the definition of the said objective. Standardized testing, used from Kindergarden to high school graduates, strives to evaluate learning according to a set "standard" applied across a broad cross-section of society. Not to be biased here, but is it not true that every region in the united states has a different style of personna altogether? Absolutely. Think about education in a different light altogether; instead of standardized testing, what about aptitude testing. It seems like it would be way more logical to test a student for his or her abilities in their strongest aspects, rather than to expect them to all be "the same". Every single individual in the world, child or adult, are equal, but that does not mean at all that they are all alike. "Education is not a one size fits all buisness, yet most of the course material for many subjects is identical and it is the presentation that differs from one classroom to the next." (Bradford) Given the above statement, think about the realization of diversity of individuals, and the impact made by trying to standardize their thinking. It is against the grain of humanity really, because if everyone thought the same way, how could there really be such a diversity in occupation? If everyone was thinking the same way, there would be no professionalism. There would be no reason to continue education, in hopes of becoming a doctor, or lawyer, or contractor, or any other specific occupationalist. There would only be general knowledge, and no hope of becoming a professional. Another topic that really needs some looking into is the use of technology in the Murphy/Page 3 educational system. It is a fact that the use of computers, whether its a laptop, desktop, or Ipad, has became the main source for the actual submission of almost all of the work completed in the school systems today. There is little to no use of pencil and paper, even though not uncommon in society, and thats a real reason for concern. Handwriting skills have value in workmanship, and as a result of not teaching handwriting in schools like it used to be just within the last decade or two, will in the end make an individual appear to be "less educated". Face it: no real…
America’s Post-Civil War Growing Pains
From Reconstruction to widespread industrialization, this paper will look at major events that formed the Western United States.
Two major turning points during this period were Reconstruction and Industrialization. The end of the Civil War in 1865 brought Reconstruction to the South or so it would seem. From 1865 to 1877, when then President Hayes removed the last Union troops from the South and officially declared the end of Reconstruction, it was attempted…
1.02 America’s Georgraphy
1. (DBA) How do tools of geography help us learn about history? Provide examples of each of the tools described in this lesson. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these tools?
Geographic Tools: maps, globes, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and online programs like Google Earth™.
People rely on Geographic tools to get from one place to another, find a location, or determine the distance between places.
Globe is a sphere-shaped model that gives us…
Step 1& 2
Good afternoon, My name is Kaecy Gibaud
I believe that the education system in America should require every girl to participate in a child beauty pageant before she graduates high school. My target audience for this speech is the active members of the United States Department of Education.
Step 3: Skills
According to the September 25, 2013 article entitled “Should child beauty pageants be banned in the United States?” an article presented on the Issues and Controversies of beauty pageants…
Proposition 30: A Fragment of Relief for
The Educational System
Education is a very important component of our society that will help shape the future leaders of our nation and should be treated as a primary concern for all. But it is without a doubt that our educational system has taken a huge blow of ongoing tribulations that have noticeably affected our K-12 schools, community colleges, UC and CSU public schools in the past years. The public education system has been facing many budget cuts that have…
The Criminal Justice System
The United States criminal justice system is perhaps the most intricate process in the developed world. It consists of three parts; the legislative body (responsible for creating laws), corrections (responsible for imprisonment) and the court system. The legislative body is self-explanatory and the bulk of the legislative process is through Congress. The corrections division of the justice system is vital as it facilitates the punishments of the accused who are…
Marwan Abou Ezze
What my guitar taught me about improving education - by Steve Joordens
I do agree with the main moral of Professor Joordens talk; that education is much more beneficial when it is taught in a fun way – in this way, the learning experience becomes more valuable rather than the final outcome. What i disagree about the talk was the example he gave about the Wikipedia assignment. The point of this example was to emphasize the fact that once the world has…
America’s Hidden Truth
December 18th, 1910
Muckraking is “to search for and expose misconduct in public life”. Many journalists are dedicated to find any kind of scandals in American society. Newspapers filled cities with these journalists’ opinions and statements about various exposures of poor conditions throughout America. This article will uncover the stomach-turning lives of poor, average American. America is seen as a dominating, money-making nation when in reality, most citizens are struggling…
During the early twentieth century, America’s imperialistic spirit was contrary to the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was about the People governing themselves and having the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The U.S. should have allowed these same rights to foreigners, if they so chosen.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, governments derive “their just powers from the consent of…
Migration of a standardized CRM system within DeVry Educational Group
Managerial Applications of Information Technology – MIS535_60304
Keller Graduate School of Management
August 17, 2014
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Company background 3
Business problem 4
High-level solution 7
Solution Options 8
High-level implementation plan 10
Summary of Recommendations…