The Lack Of Responsibility Of The Teacher 's Union

1753 WordsApr 11, 20178 Pages
The argument of the consistency of our education system has been going on for few decades. We all agree on the base that the school system has been broken. There have been solutions proposed, such as George W. Bush reform act “No Child Left Behind,” but we hadn’t seen a drastic change in the system. The biggest question that is raised is that what changes, as flawed as the system looks, should be implemented to the system to benefit and excel each and every student in our nation. Is the problem from the lack of responsibility of the teacher’s union as “Waiting for Superman” argued or is there more to it? Though it might look convincing to criticize factors such as the national teachers’ union for how deprived our education system is,…show more content…
In reality, charter schools only take away funding from the public schools whom already lack funding. Though “Waiting for Superman” outline the issue of why public schools failing as a minor importance and simple to solve, the problem is immense and pleads for a change. Lack of funding being the main issue, it is in a chain connection with overcrowded schools and thus leading to students not getting the proper aid to surpass their grade level. Low funded school means that teachers will get laid off, which will increase class size, increase the burden on the teacher, and after school programs will be minimized. If the class is overcrowded a teacher wouldn’t be able to teach students according to curriculum. This means that teachers are only going to teach and not be able to help other students because of the time and funding constraint. According to (U.S. Department of Education, 2011) more than 40% of Low-Income Schools don 't get a fair share of state and local funds. This is mostly seen in areas that are overpopulated. Based on the Congressional Budget Office’s projection made on 2012, funding would be cut by $1.1 billion, cutting off funding to more than 4,000 schools serving an estimated 1.8 million disadvantaged students. The jobs of more than 15,000 teachers and aides would be at risk. Students would lose access to individual instruction, afterschool programs, and other interventions that help close achievement gaps (U.S. Department of
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