The article started by mentioning that the common core have come under severe criticism by early childhood education experts. Those experts say that the common cores are not developmentally appropriate for students; and so as the American federation of teacher’s president’s Randi Weingarten, which also called for revamping of these early education standards. Weingarten called the early childhood expert Nancy Carlsson for the Defending the Early Years. Defending the Early Years, a non-profit project of the Survival Education Fund, was created to help students, parents, and teacher understand why the common care states standards are not inappropriate for kid, third grade. The document also helped teachers and parents advocate against Common Core State Standards CCSS, and promote rules and in class practices that can best help meet children’s’ needs.
The American education system has, since its inception, been subject to ridicule and disdain on the parts of many. Despite the fact that many scholars believe that the system has flaws, there has been no consensus as to what needs to be changed. Sam Chaltain, the previous National Director of the Forum for Education and Democracy and now an active participant in educational reform debates, argues that the system should shift its focus on standardization away from students and instead to teachers and schools. Nikhil Goyal, author of Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice, holds that we should do away with standardization altogether, giving children the opportunity to accomplish what they want with their education and allow them to flourish in a less stifling environment. Peter Gow, the author of a multitude of books about potential changes in school policy, focuses on fourth grade specifically, suggesting that a year in elementary school focused solely on cultivating reading skills would greatly benefit students in the future. Although this is a radical stance, Gow’s point remains valid; teaching
Originating in the United States, ms-13 and similar gangs have had a devastating impact on central America. This article describes the origins from the United States and how through the Los Angeles Riots and other tough on crime policies had the effect of placing many immigrants and criminals back in their home country of central America. The deportees some of that might have been criminals and taken to the United States as children, united in desperation to become ms-13. The article further describes the brutality that the gangs have committed in the region. Through drug trade, smuggling and senseless murder, life in central America has been disturbed by gangs and have become a national security there. The dangers of gangs in central America
In 2009, states around the country began adopting the Common Core State Standards. These standards were put in place to ensure that each child was on the same academic level by high school graduation. As the global marketplace becomes increasingly more competitive, the United States hopes that Common Core will enable the coming generations to be better prepared. As of right now, my working thesis is Common Core is overall unsuccessful in its effort, and discontinuing or, at the least, replacing it would improve the testing scores /academic progresses, mental health, and attitude towards school of the children in the United States. My two articles, “Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys (Yet!): Motivating boys in the age of the Common Core,” by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Michael W. Smith (2014), and “Why Massachusetts Gave Up on Common Core,” by Mary Clare Reim (2015), both provide evidence on Common Core to support my thesis.
Overall “Where’s Literature in the Common Core?” by Barbara Bartholomew is easily determined as a good example of technical communication in the form of a persuasive essay. The essay not only meets communication standards but also displays a positive example of analyzing and understanding one’s audience. The educational field in 2012 could have definitely benefitted from reading the essay after the enforcement of common core, and I certainly benefitted myself in knowing more about my future
Andrew R. Deras Dr. Jide Osikomaiya English 100 8 September 2016 The Most Compelling Problems In American Schools As we delve back into a new year for students and teachers alike returning to school to continue with the daily life of academics and learning, we all must be understanding of what exactly we are sending our peers and children back to. It should be no surprise to most of us that throughout the years we have seen countless upon countless examples from the news and through others, that our school system is flawed in some way, shape or form. It is no longer a coincidence that our students are only achieving 36th from the top in all total curriculum (Arnett). This is also evident to anyone who may happen to own a T.V. and has been a viewer to these numerous articles describing these horrible issues we have within schools firsthand (ABC News). Not only that, but schooling can also be further compromised by politics and law related issues (Ravitch). What my goal for the essay I am submitting to you is; to give my opinions on the current situation of public schooling in America, discuss the issues, and back my points I will be presenting, with concrete evidence I have uncovered in my research. I would like to make it clear that my stance on the current situation is that there is not only a singular problem with public education, but a number of issues that inhibit students to learn properly and function as productive members of society. An excellent place to start would
Caroline’s question is relevant and important considering that it involves her reason on why the education system in America is flawed. I believe many people such as parents, teachers, and school boards would be interesting in reading Caroline’s essay because this would open their
When it comes to education, choice is an incredibly important part of it. For parents, it’s being able to choose specifically what they want for their children’s education and for teachers it’s having the ability to make decisions on how and what they teach. In the article “Common Core and
The American Education system has been under standards based reform for over 25 years. In 2009, The National Governor’s Association developed and released the Common Core State Standards (CCSS); a set of educational standards which would standardize learning expectations in English Language Arts and Math for students in any state that chose to adopt them. The debate over the implementation of these standards attempts to confront the government involvement in educational reform, the quality of the standards, and the way in which topics are taught in American classrooms. The implementation and adoption of the CCSS is a positive move that puts a common framework in place for improved student education.
He has facts to back up his points about the impact common core has on students and teachers. He reaches the audience through facts and emotions. The timing of Bascom’s article is great. Common Core has been very controversial since it was introduced in 2009, and Bascom is bringing to light the horrors of the change the government decided to make in the education system. Bascom brings medium into his article through the aggressive tone he brings into his article. The way Common Core was thrown into schools suddenly and was aggressive in changing the means of education goes hand in hand with how Bascom addresses Common Core. Through the article, he really shows how Common Core is negatively impacting our future generations.
In 2009, state leaders, governors, state commissioners of education of 48 states created the National Governors Associations Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) with hopes to create a nationwide standards commonly known as Common Core Standards (CCSS). The new nationwide standards marks the largest education reform that has ever taken place in America; the NGA and CCSSO wanted to eliminate the different standards set by states and districts and create a universal standard that would benefit the students regardless where they live.
The Common Core is a set of academic standards that show what a student should learn in Mathematics and English (“About the Standards”). The standards were made to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. (“About the Standards”). The standards start in kindergarten and go all the way up to 12th grade (Pérez). Forty-two states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have chosen to take in the standards, and are moving forward with the Common Core (“About the Standards”). The standards were created through the work of administrators, teachers, school chiefs, and other experts to provide a clear and consistent outline for educators (“About the Standards”). The standards are understandable, research- and evidence-based, built upon the strengths and lessons of current state