The idea that high school graduates are not mature enough to attend college right after high school is too broad a statement to merit any serious consideration. Just as you wouldn’t use the color of a person’s skin as a tool to measure their intellect, neither should we measure a high school graduates level of maturity based on the receipt of a diploma. First of all, not all high school graduates get their diplomas through a traditional, public school setting. According to an article written for US News and World Report, more than 2 million children in grades k-12, around 4%, were homeschooled in 2010. (Sheehy) This number has been steadily growing over the past several years, and I would argue that homeschool graduates are better socialized and already have a vast knowledge of real world experiences upon graduation than do their public school counterparts. They’re better socialized than most high school students, according to Joe Kelly, an author and parenting expert, “I know that sounds counterintuitive” writes Kelly, “because they’re not around dozens or hundreds of other kids every day. But I would argue that’s why they’re better socialized.” (Sheehy) Children in public schools are in a completely different social atmosphere that those who are homeschooled. In the public school, children are socialized horizontally, conforming with peers, while those homeschooled are socialized vertically, engaging with children and adults of various ages. Homeschool students spend less time in class, says Kelly, giving them more opportunities to get out into the real world and engage with adults and children alike. (Sheehy) Thus broadening their horizons at an earlier age and introducing early on a hands-on approach to real life social engagement. . I am proud to say…
The BRACE Program is unique to the Broward County School System. BRACE
advisors work with guidance counselors to provide students with information
Financial Aid and the College Application Process. Advisors can also provide information on
Technical Schools, Military Options and Direct Workforce Entry. Mr. Johnson is our BRACE
director and he is located in the chorus room.
2. What are three major differences between public and private schools?
➢ Private schools can be selective, while public schools accept students regardless…
Tenure-track Instructor I Position in School Psychology
Faculty of Education - University of British Columbia
March 12, 2013
Tenured, tenure track
April 15, 2013
Western Carolina University |
Location: | Cullowhee, NC |
Category: | * Faculty - Education - School Psychology * Faculty - Education…
the educational process. Education should help a person become a useful member of society. It should also help him develop an appreciation of his cultural heritage and live a more satisfying life. The most common way to get education is to attend school. But much education takes place outside the classroom.
Education involves both learning and teaching. Sometimes, people learn by teaching themselves. But they also learn with the help of other people, such as parents and teachers. Parents are a…
American public schools is a serious problem in today’s society. In attempt to solve this issue, Congress authorized the No Child Left Behind Act, or NCLB for short. This act is based on the belief that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education.
There are some positive effects of the NCLB Act. According to Nina Rees, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement, “last year nearly 250,000 students took advantage of public school…
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Someone with a Bachelor’s degree is likely to earn $1.9 million more than a student with only a high school diploma. Someone with a Master’s degree would earn $1228 weekly. Someone with a Bachelor’s degree would earn $978. A Bachelor’s degree holder is likely to earn $1.9 million more than a student with only a high school diploma. Someone with an Associate’s degree would earn $736. A high school graduate would earn $591. You literally cannot afford not to go to college. Degree holders benefit from many…
Academic Scores Plummeting
In the editorial, “Can we trust the school numbers now?” school officials in Illinois say the numbers of students who meet academic standards have plummeted. Chicago public schools Officials say that students have not been able to meet academic standards over the past few years. I believe that students have been getting lower scores on academic standards because there are many students who are having trouble with the new tests that have been created. In my opinion…
to be the primary focus of the school is to get “bodies” through the door. However, in order to nurture a culture of assessment, it demands that as educators we remain focus on institutional curiosity. A successful assessment program will sustain itself if faculty and staff are involved in measuring and evaluating outcomes that we truly care about. As one of the school’s Career Advisors, I am constantly assessing whether or not a pending graduate or alumni graduate have the skillsets (both soft and…
year of high school, it should be mandated through the next 4 years of college, because at a minimum most of the population graduate high school, this is part of the reason the economy, and our government is in the financial mess that the united states are in, if the education level would be increased to at least 4 years after high school, it would help decrease the poverty level, increase the national averages of wages that Americans make.
In the 17th century the first American school was opened…
levels of the government.
Higher Education: Is It worth the Cost
Benefits from going to college are many and the variety is anywhere from fiscal to cultural. There are even some surprising benefits of higher education. For students still in high school it may be hard to visualize what the benefits from going to college could be. College is daunting. The work that lies ahead and being around so many new people is overwhelming. (McGuire, 2010).
Considering different levels of education will allow…