The Importance Of Education In Education

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More than 16 million, or roughly one in five were living in poverty in 2011, according to PBS that is higher than any other age group. We also know that education is a requirement for children in United States. This site states that students who live in poverty often come to school behind their fellow classmates in terms of literacy and language development. In Educating the Other America, Susan Neuman (2008) states that more than 50 years of research indicate that "children who are poor hear a smaller number of words with more limited syntactic complexity and fewer conversation-eliciting questions, making it difficult for them to quickly acquire new words and to discriminate among words.” I agree that the education systems should spend more money on better teachers and teachers that are qualified to educate and deal with poor children. A lot of the teachers that we are in the education systems today are not qualified to deal with children that come from a poor home life. The National Education Association (NEA) states that, numerous studies have shown that teachers associated with high “value-added” student achievement gains and teachers who are National Board Certified are relatively unlikely to be teaching economically disadvantaged and minority students. NEA also states that, “from the White House to local communities, our nation is recognizing teacher quality as a key factor for strengthening U.S. public schools for all children.” I think that teachers should spend
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