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  • Budget Cuts - 1,698 words
    Budget Cuts Id like to inform you about the great deal of budget cuts happening everyday in our public school systems. One of the hardest hit is in our arts and music departments. The battle over NEA funding and other important foundations that are set up to benefit our youths are being challenged by the government at an alarming rate. Cutbacks in our schools budget force students in these departments to go without necessary supplies that are essential in the learning process. Id also like to show you why art and music education is essential to our childrens learning process, how it allows them to grow up to be well rounded citizens, and why as a country, we need to fight to save these progr ...
    Related: budget, cuts, student achievement, public discourse, poetry
  • Communism In The American Education System - 1,428 words
    ... o schools for having children collect items like soup labels or sales receipts from certain stores have increased by 83%, and corporate-sponsored materials that claim to have some kind of instructional content have increased 963%. After factoring in a few other types of media propaganda, the overall propaganda increase between 1990 and 1999 was 303% (Molnar). The USSR also pioneered some interesting programs. One such program was a School to Work Act. In the 1958-1959 school year, the Soviet Union passed new reform laws that required all pupils in the three senior grades of the secondary schools to work in Soviet factories or farms for one-third of their school time (Noah). In other word ...
    Related: american, american education, american school, brown v board of education, communism, department of education, education policy
  • Homelessness In Our Nation - 1,232 words
    Homelessness In Our Nation Introduction Homelessness is not new to our nation, and it has greatly increased over the past ten years. (Hombs, 1-4) For growing numbers of people, work provides little, if any, protection against homelessness. Low national un-employment levels do not mean that all working people are well-off. (Blau, 21-24) What is homelessness? According to the definition stated by Stewart B. McKinney, for purposes of the 1987 McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, "a homeless person (homelessness)is one who lacks a fixed permanent nightime residence, or whose nighttime residence is a temporary shelter, welfare hotel, or any public or private place not designed as sleeping accommodat ...
    Related: homelessness, community mental health, supplemental security income, urban areas, assistance
  • Homelessness In Our Nation - 1,205 words
    ... the available shelters...and that the jobless are simply not motivated." (Hombs, 9) Thus, Congress left in place a number of measures which reduced the poor's access to housing, such as tightened eligibility standards for public housing, cuts to federal aid to poor children, (Foscarinis, par. 5-8) and cuts in subsidized low-rent housing. Still, today, our nation's government has not enacted any permanent solutions to homelessness. Our local, state or federal governments have not addressed the so desperately needed solutions for the fundamental cause of homelessness: 1) providing subsidies to make existing housing affordable, creating additional affordable housing through rehabilitation, ...
    Related: homelessness, federal government, staff training, affordable housing, maintaining
  • Ontario Teachers Strike - 1,293 words
    Ontario Teachers Strike Education is probably the most important resource in our society. The education System determines our future, by educating the youngest segment of our population. For this reason, it should be of great concern when there is a problem or an issue like a Teachers' strike. The Ontario teachers' strike that began on Monday October 27 involves 126,000 teachers and affects 2.1 Million students in the province. This strike is North America's largest, right ahead of the 1975 New York City strike when 60,000 teachers walked off the job . The main issue of debate is over Bill 160, which is all about who holds The Power to set education policy in the province of Ontario. Bill 16 ...
    Related: ontario, strike, teacher preparation, educational reform, third party
  • Religion In Public Schools - 1,030 words
    Religion In Public Schools In the past Religion was confined to the state now with religious freedom everything has changed or at least started to change. In order for religion to be in a private school now it is again trying to be in Public schools. People ask "why can't freedom to acknowledge god be enjoyed again by children in every schoolroom across this land?" In the past, a long time ago children always prayed before class started and before lunch. But things h ave changed, "in 1791 the separation of church and state" started. Although it was made clear about the separation of the two "as late as 1951 some twenty states permitted schools to begin the day by reading aloud a passage of t ...
    Related: freedom of religion, prayer in public schools, private schools, public school, public schools, religion, school board
  • Technology In America - 1,190 words
    Technology In America How Technology Effects Modern America U.S. Wage Trends The microeconomic picture of the U.S. has changed immensely since 1973, and the trends are proving to be consistently downward for the nations high school graduates and high school drop-outs. Of all the reasons given for the wage squeeze international competition, technology, deregulation, the decline of unions and defense cuts technology is probably the most critical. It has favored the educated and the skilled, says M. B. Zuckerman, editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report (7/31/95). Since 1973, wages adjusted for inflation have declined by about a quarter for high school dropouts, by a sixth for high school ...
    Related: america, modern america, technology, critical thinking, middle class
  • The Writers Of The Enlightenment - 849 words
    The Writers of the Enlightenment Sena The Age of Enlightenment was a period, or movement during the 18th centruy that preceded the Fench Revolution. It is a hrase that refers to the trends in thoughts and letters that emitted from Europe and the American colonies during that centruy. It is sometimes referred to as The Age of Reason. Whereas religion had dominated the reign of the puritans, politics and rationalism governed the ideas of the literary leaders of this new age. Perhaps the most important belief of this period was the abiding faith in the power of human reason. Writers believed that knowledge comes from experience and observation guided by reason, and that human aspirations should ...
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