This broadcast is just as the title implies, thoughts from a former teacher as the school year begins. Jeremy Glazer, who has been a public school teacher offers his thoughts and a bit of advice to other instructors for the upcoming year. He states that teaching is one of the most difficult jobs he has ever had because when the doors close, teachers are the ones left alone with a number of children.
His main idea being that caring instructors usually remember the children they have taught, even years later. In addition to children remembering the ones they were taught by. The point being that teachers have a great influence on the lives that are left in their care for usually eight hours a day if not more. If a child can not read or write, he acknowledges that it takes more than just the teacher to help him/her learn, that they do need the help of parents as well as providers to surround them with needed supplies and support.
I agree that teachers have one of the biggest influences on a child’s life, in addition to parents and providers. Glazer touchers on some of the same underlying issues that I will be using when writing my paper. His personal thoughts as a teacher himself contribute to the ethos of my topic on compulsory education and the underlying issues.
Messacar and Philip use their journal entry to discuss why compulsory education is a proposal for increasing high-school graduation rates while declining the dropout rate. Their point being how the legal school-leaving age effects a number of issues in society. These issues including crime rates, teenage pregnancy, separation and divorce rates, health and mental problems.
Massacre and Philip’s main idea seems to be the persuasion of raising the legal school-leaving age to eighteen in states who’s legal age is seventeen or younger. When comparing those states to those who’s mandatory age is already eighteen, their evidence suggest that raising the age in all states to eighteen betters a wide range of lifetime outcomes.
In conclusion, Massacre and Philip both understand that dropout rates will not decrease just because of mandatory laws. They recognize that there are underlying issues, such as problems in the home that discourage students engagement before their decision to dropout even occurs. They mention programs that target disengagement among at-risk students at an early age will result in the benefits that compulsory education brings.
Massacre and Philip’s journal entry will be beneficial when writing my paper on compulsory education for minors, because it touches on two of my main focuses, mandatory laws within the education system as well as the underlaying issues.
"National Parent Teachers Association." Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 10 Nov. 2013.
The National Parent Teachears Association, .org site is a resource for parents, educators, students, ad any other citizens active in their schools and communities. This site is focused on the PTA, which is one of the largest volunteer child advocacy organizations in the United States. The PTA makes it their goal to bring national awareness on the education, health, and welfare of children.
The site offers three main informative sections which include, Family Engagement and Arts in Education. Families and teachers playing an important role in developing healthy behaviors in children, as well as encouraging students to explore and express themselves through positive recognition for their artistic behaviors and efforts.
I believe that these are two of the most important aspects when it comes to the education and development of children. Having one of the biggest organizations in the United States acknowledge this will benefit my paper in the end. Especially when needing to supply credited information.
Anita Gates uses her article publicized in the New York Times as review of James Takata’s documentary “We The Parents”. This documentary shows the struggle of concerned parents fighting for a change within their public schools. Focused on the first Parent-Trigger law passed in Compton, California allowing parents to come together and petition their children’s schools who are underperforming. Usually resulting in the institution being turned into a charter-school.
Gates expresses her take on the situation by stating that Takata deserved praise for refusing to allow the situation she was involved in to be oversimplified. Gates compares parent involvement currently with earlier eras, stating that their was a time when parents were more involved although now it seems to be more difficult emotionally. Her focus being a simple movie review, however making it her point to praise a parent who refused to settle for less when it came to her child’s education.
Anita Gates’ article will be beneficial when writing my paper because she sheds light on the educational system from a parent’s point of view. I will be focusing on mandatory education of minors as well as what changes need to be taken to make our public school systems more rewarding for both the students and parents.
Jesse Fisher uses this YouTube video to explain the origin and history behind America’s compulsory education system, in addition to it’s disadvantages, and the risks taken when our children attend the schools. Then, he explains Freedom-Based education, it’s underlying assumptions, and reviews the beneficial aspects of sending our children to these institutions.
Fisher’s point being that compulsory education is not as beneficial to our children, as the government would like us to believe. When attending these schools, neither the students nor parents have a say in what or how things are taught. In addition to the teachers having very little to no say themselves. Fisher as well as the organization he represents believes that freedom-based education is more beneficial to our children and presents statistical evidence that proves this.
Fisher explains a number of underlying issues with compulsory education which I can use in my essay. I too, will be discussing why freedom-based education is more effective and beneficial to our children in today’s society. Fisher’s lecture and information will be greatly beneficial when writing my essay.
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