The Biggest Problem in Public Education
The public school system, in its efforts to prepare students for adult life, in many cases is contributing to the opposite. Narrow course offerings and an overdone "support program" mentality make public education quite lackluster.
Anti-Bullying Programs in Schools Don't Work—Here's Why
Programs to prevent or lower rates of bullying are often ineffective for a variety of reasons. This article discusses ways anti-bullying programs fail children in the United States.
Real Education Means Separation of School and State
Public education is meant to impose conformity on the young and to give the state power over them. However, the purpose of free education is to empower the individual.
Does Intelligent Design Have Any Place in Science Classrooms?
This article explores whether there is a place for intelligent design or creationism in science classrooms.
Guns in Schools: Why American Teachers Should Not Be Armed
Don't add a handgun—and its safety issues—to a teacher's already substantial list of duties and things to remember.
The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword (or Gun): A Letter
A meditation on arming teachers from a teacher's perspective.
5 Important Life Skills That Schools Need to Teach
Why it's important for schools to teach less about technology and more about marketability, skills, and humanity.
Why the United States' Education System Is a Failure
The United States' educational system is extremely flawed and it crushes creativity on an unimaginable scale.
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier: Censoring Student Journalists
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier is a Supreme Court case in which students' opinions were censored by school authorities due to supposed inappropriate content.
Dynamic and Rigorous Religious Education Program: The Pathway to Tolerance and National Cooperation
This paper analyzes the effect of a dynamic and rigorous religious education program on tolerance and national cooperation in Nigeria. To be specific, it identifies the training of religious educators.
Proficiency Vs. Growth and Why Growth Matters More
After reading an article about a teacher who was encouraging her students through their fear of standardized yearly testing, I decided, as a parent, to write my own opinion about it.
Free People Need Free Education, Not Government Programming
Education needs to be free and accessible to all.
Closing Achievement Gaps as an Accountable Leader: The Acknowledgment Gap
Leaders in educational systems must evaluate how the systems themselves have contributed to and perpetuated the achievement gap, especially for children of color from low-income environments.
Could Gender Segregation Work in American Public Schools?
American public schools are much less sheltered nowadays than they were in the previous century. Single-gender schooling would provide a better learning environment than co-educational schooling.
The UK Educational System and How it Differs From America
This article provides an overview of the British educational system from primary school to university, which by explanation aims to highlight some fundamental differences between the UK and USA.
You Cannot Be What You Cannot See: The Critical Importance of Representation in Literature for Minority Students
A look at the importance of representation and diversification in the educational literary cannon
Proposed Texas Law to Out LGBT Students: A Devastation in the Making
Under the files of "What in the actual HELL are they thinking?" a Texas lawmaker stirred up trouble for teachers, parents and most especially kids.
How Teachers and Parents Can Work Together When Developing Curriculum (and Choosing Books)
While parents should feel like they have a voice in regard to their child's education, censoring or banning books and material based solely on its perceived appropriateness for children (specifically eleventh and twelfth graders) defeats the purpose of public education in the United States.
In 2016, US College Graduates Still Face an Unemployment Problem
An extensive essay looking at the unemployment problem for US college graduates even in 2016. This was written to raise awareness of an extremely important issue in our time!
Why Standardized Tests Are a Dilemma for African Americans
Public education might be the last resort for children of color to constructively assimilate into American society, but there is an enormous disjoint looming over America’s educational itinerary.
Why Students With Autism Need More Than Inclusion: A Teacher's Perspective
Parents who have children with autism often want them to be just like other kids and not singled out for their differences. However, a teacher warns that this can be a critical mistake and urges them to pursue services such as speech therapy, direct instruction, and occupational therapy.
The School Uniform Debate: Pros and Cons of School Uniforms
Should school uniforms be abolished? This article looks at school uniform pros and cons and addresses both sides of the debate.
6 Reasons Why Schools Are Bad for Kids: Our Educational System Is Destroying Creativity
A hard look into how our educational systems shape us and what it takes away from us. The "modern" education is suitable only for a handful of the students, while the rest are pushed and disciplined away from achieving their potential.
Why the Education System Has Failed to Succeed
The education system in America is failing, and there are several factors as to why this is. The way school is taught is ineffective and outdated. If we want to improve our education system, it needs a full revamping, and parents need to take back control.
Responsibility of a Teacher: Developing the Moral Values of Students
In an age where parents are increasingly shirking their responsibilities in bringing up children, it is the teacher's responsibility to assist in developing the moral values of students.
Arguments For and Against the Use of Corporal Punishment in Schools
This article looks at the main arguments for and against using physical means of punishment in schools. Here are both the pros and the cons of the debate.