Introduction. A Resounding “Thank You” Is Directed Toward

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Introduction A resounding “thank you” is directed toward former President, George W. Bush for mandating the “No Child Left Behind” Act in 2002, which consists of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative. CCSS is set of quality academic standards in math and English for grade levels K-12 that outlines what a student should have learned at the successful completion of each grade. Ultimately, the CCSS levels the learning field for students across America, regardless of social class, race, or disability by requiring all students to meet the same standards of quality education.
Statement of the Problem The popularity of the CCSS falls onto a spectrum. One end favors the CCSS and is a part of the population that resides in
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The Future of Education Looking forward, enforcing nationwide K-12 education standards will shrink the earning gap and increase the earning potential of everyday Americans. Those persons who cannot afford the luxury of college would be able to earn a livable wage with just a high school diploma because there will be job market opened for them. In contrast to today’s job market, where minimal a graduate degree is needed to gain competitive employment. The job market’s affinity to post-graduate degrees is a direct result of the lack of faith in the public school system. Employers do not believe that incoming recent high school graduates are prepared for the workforce.
Current Issues in Education
High-stakes Testing Test-based accountability systems, the application of tests to hold individuals or institutions accountable for achievement and to reward accomplishment, have transformed into the cornerstone of United States federal education policy. The past decade has observed a nationwide adoption of test-based accountability systems in the U.S. Consider just one essential manifestation of this burgeoning trend: test sales have grown from roughly $260 million yearly in 1997 to nearly $700 million now—almost a threefold increase (Supovitz, 2017). Where was the money spent? Research tells us that high-stakes assessments can and do
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