Educational Reform In The United States

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The primary goal of educating our children is generally agreed upon by most countries. Educate children specific to the core values of the culture and provide an education for the successful advancement of society from a financial and ethical perspective. There have been waves of educational reform in the United States with the most recent including the ‘information age’. Several core societal values and economic structures have affected current changes reflected in educational reform. Graduates need to be trained to meet the need for jobs requiring high intelligence instead of more strength jobs that were more prevailing in the past. A focus has become successful post-secondary training and transitioning into jobs based more heavily on…show more content…
Taxation of society for public services (such as school) is based on the assumption that everyone should contribute equally and fairly to reach the common good of all. People are taxed according to their income in an attempt to create unity and fairness in tax distribution. Taxation creates the revenue that allows schools to function and provide services. Without it, there would not be educational equity as we see today. The public decides how the funds will be allocated for educational purposes. As a result, there is a public interest in overseeing the policies and strategies schools enact. Taxation leads to advantages and disadvantages within the school system. One disadvantage is that more wealthy schools have larger resources and services. In a study completed by Jordan, Chapman, & Wrobel (2014) of taxation for schools in Arkansas concluded that using a system of equalization of funding across schools of tax revenue created favorable results for all schools including better services for students in need and increased resources (p. 337). Overburdening administration and other personnel with compliance and monitoring can create an unnecessary use of funds in an effort to meet compliance. Consequently, monitoring ensures that the public interest is being met. Creating a common good framework has both advantages and disadvantages, including having to make uncomfortable concessions on values, but ensuring values…show more content…
The political process attempts to guide decisions based on input and experiences from the society as a whole. There are advantages and disadvantages created during these processes dependent upon the schools demographics, wealth, and culture. Economic forces are influential in several areas of education including curriculum, quality of resources, and opportunities for

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