The African American Music Association, Inc. (AAMA) was established to preserve, protect, promote and to foster the continued development of African American music and the legacy of those who compose, record and perform the music. The AAMA is a tax-exempt, 501(c) (3) entity. It is organized exclusively for charitable, cultural and educational purposes. Its primary goal is to offer programs and activities to the community that will assure a better quality of life for persons pursuing performing arts as a career or avocation. The “total well-being” of the artist, through human and personal development is the overall goal.
The reputation of the teacher is possibly one of the most fickleof all professions, the reason for this being the closed environment to which they work. As in all professions, reputation is important so to be able to carry this reputation forward it is important to earn the respect of not just pupils but colleagues, peers and the local education authority. Experience within local education authorities creates local professionals, as easy as this is to state it is just as easy to understand because of the relationships built between the teacher and other local professionals within the professional environment of the
Arizona has been known for a few years to be a part of the worst educational performance and it only makes people question when the board of education will do something or anything at all to change this. Arizona’s school system drastically dropped from ranks for several years now. It’s important that changes be made to the ineffective school system. The future of the world has always lied in the hands of the youngest generation because soon enough they will grow up to be the presidents and government of the United States. Proving, of course, that one should not settle for anything less than the best education for all the young children, no matter where they live. Arizona was placed “48 out of the 50” states in educational performance and being that low should be a signal for the board of education to make strict changes to enhance its educational system (Bernardo).
Education development has been an important matter in Texas for decades. Texas has been known for their improvements and reformation in public schools since their first attempt of a public school system. Within these improvements, came issues that escalated to create our public education system today. The issues that helped arrange the system are desegregation, equity in funding, and education policy.
Teaching Assistants support classroom management and assist with general administration. They help manage pupil behaviour and support pupils’ health, safety and emotional/social development. Teaching assistants establish relationships with learners and help pupils to access the curriculum. They support the development and effectiveness of work teams, work with other professionals and liaise effectively with parents.
The Texas State Teacher Association (TSTA) is a non-governmental association that was formed to make changes on the way public schools, their students, and employees are treated. The Texas State Teacher Association mission statement is, “The Texas State Teachers Association will unite, organize and empower public education advocates to shape public education in Texas thus providing a quality public school for every child.” (about-tsta). According to TSTA, the association was first founded in Mexia Texas in June 1980. The organization was created when the North Texas Teachers Association combined with the Austin Teachers Association (about-tsta).
I am the Treasurer of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) council at Lawrence Park, having earned this leadership role after being involved in DECA over the past two years. As Treasurer, I act as an information and reference point for the DECA Council and other
On December 10, 2015 President Obama signed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This act was a replacement for No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. NCLB was a representation of the nation’s goals under president George Bush in which all children would be offered support in order to flourish academically. While ESSA has the same groundwork as NCLB Act, the government anticipates greater academic merit. Only time will tell if this will prove true, nevertheless ESSA will significantly change educational approaches in the upcoming years.
1. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system, which includes the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, had more than 84,000 students in 107 schools in the 1968-1969 school year. Approximately 29% (24,000) of the pupils were Negro, about 14,000 of whom attended 21 schools that were at least 99% Negro.
Site Based Decision Making, more commonly referred to as SBDM, was mandated by the state of Texas for implementation in 1992. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) set the definition of SBDM in 2010 as:
The NEA and the AFT represent millions of teachers throughout the country. Moe indicates that teachers unions are known has political powerhouses which contribute millions of dollars to campaign contributions and lobbying. Fortune Magazine has consistently ranked National Education Association in the top 15 of its Washington Power 25 list for influence in the nation’s capital. The American Federation of Teachers along with the National Education Association has given more than $60 million combined in campaign contributions over the last 20 years (Moe 267). Ballot initiatives that are created in to order to begin school reform usually are defeated because their huge sums of moneys that come from these unions in order to defeat a ballot that can jeopardize a teacher’s job. Let’s keep in mind that unions are designed to protect the interest of the teachers, unions are not designed to help the interest of children. The unions use this money mostly to demand special interest for the teachers, such as imposing a structure at the workplace giving teacher’s rights and restricting managerial control. Teacher unions are by far the most powerful forces in American education and use their power to promote their own special interests at any expense.
To point out another way to fix school funding in Alabama would be to use a weighted school system. A weighted system puts a specific dollar amount for each student based on their poverty levels, special education and many other factors. The weighted system is a penny-pinching way to save extra money. Each school has a per-pupil budget, this is the amount of money they spend on each student. The dollar amount spent on each child is determined by the skills and characteristics that impact their learning the most. If this weighted system was used statewide, it would free up millions of
The Association for Middle Level Education 's list of Middle Level Teacher Preparation Standards focuses directly on the knowledge and skills needed to teach young adolescents successfully. Middle Level Teacher '€™s use their knowledge of major concepts, principles, theories and research to improve their practice. The AMLE Standards provide a guideline to assist in curricular decisions, preparation and planning and providing a safe and effective learning environment for the Middle Level Students. Standard One; Young Adolescent Development is imperative for being an adequate educator for this age level. In order to successfully fulfill these standards, it 's important to understand the transitional years 10-15 year olds are experiencing at
Teacher Unions have evolved over time and have been essential in education equality and reform. Some now question the motivation behind these unions and whether or not they are now a barrier to reform, rather than a assistant. This paper will explore the evolvement of not only Teacher Unions, but the purpose and motivation behind said unions. Two of the most predominately known unions are American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association, NEA.
It is a common and well known saying that history repeats itself. This saying has more to it than the literal definition of it, it means we need to study it and learn from it, in order to avoid repetition. Often times we have that opportunity to study and learn from history in a way that can impact the future, in a hopefully positive way. In terms of education, improvement and innovation is always a top priority. If we can properly combine the study of other cultures with the study of history, we can have an extremely effective tool for learning ways to positively impact our own generation and future. In this essay, I will attempt to uncover the differences between current education and traditional African education, with intention of learning how to apply it today. The idea behind studying history is that it is a vital part of learning and adopting successful techniques and a good tool for avoiding the repetition of mistakes. If pre-colonial Africa can have success without the resources and technologies we have today, then it is valuable to invest time and effort in mirroring some of their methods.