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Vouchers And Education - 1,470 words
l Gore vs. George W. Bush On School Funding Presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush are whetting their stances on what is quickly becoming a central issue in the upcoming presidential election - education reform. Both perceive the issue as an opportunity to draw votes from the other party's followers, especially Bush, who stands to gain ground on minority groups, a segment of the population he is particularly weak with. (Business Week; April 10, 2000) The heat of the debate will center on school financing, who gets what, and how much. Bush, an advocate of school "choice," will argue the failings of a money-flooded system riddled with mediocre standards. The Texas governor's polici ...
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Booker T Washington And His Themes On Education - 1,755 words
Throughout the life of Booker T. Washington expressed in his autobiography, Up From Slavery, one element has remained the same through his influences, education, public speaking, and teaching of others. This is the fact that one cannot succeed solely on a book education, but must accompany this with that of an industrial education as well. He believed that with this type of education, the black man could provide necessary services not only for himself, but also for those in his community as well. Washington was born on a slave plantation in either 1858 or 1859 in Franklin County, Virginia. He grew up with his mother, his brother John, and his sister Amanda. They lived in an extremely small l ...
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Government And School - 1,066 words
School choice will improve education in America. Public schools are grossly inefficient, and are not educating many of America's youths adequately. Schools that are run independent from local government bureaucracy provide better education at lower cost. School choice would allow more students to attend better schools. School choice is a potent educational reform that is far more effective than increased spending. The fears of opponents of school choice are factually unfounded. School choice is necessary to improve American education. Through allowing more parental choice in education, school choice forces education into a free market environment. As it is now, parents send children to the n ...
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Banning Prayer In Schools - 1,597 words
When schools first opened hundreds of years ago prayer was always enforced, and the Bible was the only book most schools had to read. Our first constitutional right states that we have the right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and as our right the government can not tell us when it is appropriate to pray. The government is only taking away yet another right making us weaker and themselves stronger. The bible being the first book in education, the first amendment, moment of silence in school, the religious freedom amendment, and how society have reacted to this situation help to reach my opinion on prayer in schools. The oldest known system of education was to teach religion and ...
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Metacognition - 2,279 words
... s, that university students have a higher metacognitive awareness and are far more able to self-regulate. Transcript of Researcher's Questions and Michael's Responses Researcher (R): For my university studies in Education., I'm doing some research on study skills. There are no right or wrong answers and the data will remain completely confidential. You can stop the interview at any time if you choose. I'm also going to record the interview so that I can write up your exact words, okay? R: Do you want to sign this consent form for me? R: Okay, now you're eighteen and in Year 12 is that right? R: The first thing I want you to do is think about an exam that you have had recently. [pause] Ca ...
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Breaking The Chains Of Violence - 1,192 words
... th no existing norms or values. As discussed earlier, the experiences of a newborn will actually determine which neuropathways are developed in the brain. Psychiatrist Dr. Dorothy Lewis has spent more that twenty-five years studying the motives of murderers. She believes that the seeds of violence are sewn by childhood abuse (Vaughan 551). One of her most striking realizations after interviewing scores of kids behind bars has been the high rates of child abuse among children who kill. In one study, ninety-six percent of homicidal children have come from chaotic family backgrounds, usually including family violence. Ninety percent have been abused as a child by a family member (Morse 122) ...
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Gun Control - 1,055 words
... age..." [I]t is not simply who has the abortion that leads to the lower crime rate...but the ability of the woman to choose better timing for childrearing that lowers criminality." (Los Angeles Daily News, August 8, 1999, pp. 1, 18) What about the Brady Bill and other gun control measures? Didn't the Brady Bill play a big part in reducing gun crime? See GunCite's analysis of that claim. Four scholars discuss "Does Gun Control Work?" in PBS's moderated panel discussion, Think Tank (aired June 3, 1995). What can be done about violent crime? To read where enforcement of the numerous, already existing laws is working and achieving dramatic results in reducing gun related violence and homicid ...
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Progressive Movement Of 1918 - 497 words
"Progressive Education assumes the world changes, and that in a universe that is not particularly concerned with ability to think straight" - Rychard Fink During the early 1900s, the Progressive Movement came to the forefront of what Herbert Kliebard has called "the struggle for the American curriculum." Progressivism consistently challenged traditional ideals concerning the foundations upon which students' education in schools was based. The movement was greatly influenced by the writings of John Dewey, who was inspired by such known political theorists as Vittoriano da Feltre, Campanella, Comenius, Pestalozzi, Rousseau, and Bronson Alcott. In addition to Dewey, such prominent curriculum th ...
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Should The Performing Arts Receive Equal Treatment With Sports - 1,478 words
Should the performing arts receive equal as sports? The performing arts have been proven to increase a childs mind. Yet sports keep the mind and body strong. This is a debate that has being going on for the past 20 years. On whether funding should be used to fund sports or the performing arts. People argue for both sides. Today I am arguing for the performing arts. Music education being the right of all children it must be taught in appropriate ways suggested by the geographical cultural and social environment (3). And yes, that is true. Every child should have the write to experience. Every person, in every culture is introduced to some form of music. Whether a person lives in Asia, Africa, ...
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Al Gore For President - 764 words
I would like to see Al Gore be our next president. Clinton has done a good job and Al Gore was right there helping to make it happen. As a Vice President, Al Gore has been the most active and involved in history. Most Vice President's do little or nothing but give political speeches when the president is busy. But Al Gore has been active in reforming government and cutting the size of government by 250,000 non-military jobs. I want Gore to become President because he has alot to offer in his educational proposals and this is very important to me. Gore's plans depend on leaving the existing public-school structure in place; a man who depends on the support of the teachers' unions can hardly d ...
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Stop The Madness: Killing Does Not Solve Killing - 1,159 words
The sentence of capital punishment is an expensive barbaric alternative for punishing a criminal. Where does the hostility and ignorance stop once it begins? Murder is unaccepted by society, yet people seem to pacify themselves by killing criminals. Is that not considered to be murder? Sentencing a criminal to death does not solve the questions and problems that are left behind. Parents will still cry for a child that is never coming home. Mourning families will still carry a never-ending heartache, and the criminal no longer has to pay for the consequences of their actions. The only people left to pay are taxpayers. According to The International Debate Education Association (IDEA), "Capita ...
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Short Essays - 2,692 words
Please select from the following short essay sets: Georgetown Short Essay Set Duke Short Essay Set Dartmouth Short Essay Set Harvard Short Essay Set Note: The below essays were not edited by EssayEdge Editors. They appear as they were initially reviewed by admissions officers. SAMPLE SHORT ESSAY SET 1: Georgetown, Saudi International Relations For many years, I have been interested in studying international relations. My interest in pursuing this field stems from several factors which have affected me. First, I have been exposed to international affairs throughout my life. With my father and two of my brothers in the Saudi Foreign Service, I have grown up under the shadow of inter-national a ...
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Teenage Sex: An Almost Unnoticeable Problem - 1,236 words
Teenagers in the United States are experimenting with sexual activities more and more today than ever before, and the sad thing about this issue is that it is becoming common-place in our society, because it is not being frowned upon as it were just a couple of years ago. It is now a known fact that majority of high school aged boys and girls would have engaged in some sort of sexual activity by the time they graduate high school. 50% of girls and women aged 15 to 19 told the National Center for Health Statistics they had had sex,  55% of single males ages 15 to 19 have had sex (Maggie Gallagher). Also alarming, is the growing rate of children having sexual intercourse before they are of t ...
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Homework: The Key To Student Success - 743 words
One of the most difficult challenges that teachers and parents face is getting teenagers to do their homework. A common complaint with high school students is the fact that they do not have enough time to do their homework. In the year 2000 American students are holding down more jobs, taking on more household responsibilities, and participating in a greater amount of extracurricular activities than any other generation of American students. (Homework: Time To Turn It In?). As more and more distractions are made available to the American teenager, it is imperative that today's students are aware of the importance of doing their homework. Homework is a necessary component of every successful ...
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Educational Programs In Prions - 1,221 words
"It is not a surprise to see that prisoners all have a low education level. I guess a more educated person has enough sense not to be involved with crime...the relationship between crime and education is easy to see when viewing these facts" (Cordes 1). This is the view of most people when asked why people are in prison. People simply say that criminals were ill educated. As hard as we may try, we cannot do a lot about what happens before they enter prison, but there are many programs inside prisons to help rehabilitate them for when they leave the prison. The New York Theological Seminary for Afro-American male prisoners (NYTS) runs a program at Sing Sing Prison that allows inmates to get t ...
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Educational Issues - 807 words
"Teaching to the test" does not increase student capabilities and knowledge. This depends on whether the test is good. For multiple-choice tests, "teaching to the test" means focusing on the content that will be on the test, sometimes even drilling on test items, and using the format of the test as a basis for teaching. Since this kind of teaching to the test leads primarily to improved test-taking skills, increases in test scores do not necessarily mean improvement in real academic performance. Teaching to the test also narrows the curriculum, forcing teachers and students to concentrate on memorization of isolated facts, instead of developing fundamental and higher order abilities. For exa ...
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