Leave Decisions About Schools To Educators, Not Politicians

Education, which was at one time considered a local matter of the state, has been given a complete makeover in the last 30 years or so. It can be said that education today has become a national political football, where proposals come and hit it from every angle and in the end, there is nothing that seems to have been fixed. In other words, the last few years have seen the death of the great American schooling system with increased politics and less of real decision making by industry experts.

The prevailing schooling system in America needs to be addressed from several angles which include vouchers, curriculum reform, charter schools, standardized testing, and teacher accountability. These days, more importance is given to testing and the choices of educational institutes are so many, that in this crowd real education is getting undermined. In all these years, fewer efforts have been exerted in promoting a sound educational curriculum in the voucher schools and so, those who attended them, gained nothing much. The decisions in the educational system should be made by the educators and not intellectuals from the political congress.

The prevailing education system

Schools in America these days have started to function like businesses as organizations are promoting and marketing them. Public education instead, needs to be preserved and not marketed like any product. After all, it is the public education which forms the root of democracy and citizenship and grooms the young minds to live the American life.

The effect of grant programs

The top ‘philanthrocapitalists’ like Broad, Walton and Gates foundations regard their grants as investments which have the capability to pull up measurable results. Though they give training on teachers’ accountability, they are hardly scrutinized themselves thanks to their powerful interlocking grants which keeps the critics at bay. The federal government would soon swipe out the basic principles of public schooling system if it continues with its competitive grant programs. In the coming months, thousands of public school teachers will be shown the door with the falling tax revenue and increasing unemployment.

The last word

Even with this prevailing scenario, it’s not too late to change the present system of public education in America. President Barack Obama and David Axelrod should look into the situation and bring out the necessary changes and make sure that the education system is handed out to the educationalists, to whom, the matter belongs. It’s definitely not a matter of politics.

Your Teens Learning Day to Day With Their Education

Do your teens want to learn for some reason but cannot? Do your teens have mental disorders which make public learning environments a difficult place to learn properly? When it comes to teens and children who need a different kind of level of learning attention and direction it can be difficult for them to succeed in your typical learning environment, and even though schools can offer classes for students who need a more direct learning approach they can really only offer so much due to the heavy mass of students who attend the school from your area.

There are many other factors which contribute to a student being incapable of receiving the kind of education they need, active home life leaving teens tired at school, teens with ADHD or ADD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and attention deficit disorder.) Other students can also interfere with your teen’s ability to learn by interrupting classes, teasing, peer pressures such as skipping class, doing drugs, sex, and fighting. When you put all of these factors together and are incapable of helping your teen yourself you may want to consider a boarding school.

What is a boarding school?

Boarding school is a school which works by housing its students either short or long term. Boarding schools are divided into multiple sections the largest buildings of the schools are typically the boarding houses which contain the many individual sleeping quarters for the students, hence the name boarding school. Boarding schools offer kids and teens a direct attentive learning environment by minimizing the number of students per classroom. And since the students live within the school grounds the students can receive after class help, and monitoring to make sure they are learning and doing their work properly.

But don’t get us wrong boarding schools are not prisons, there are many enjoyable facilities and out of school activities your kids and teens can attend such as, recreation rooms, therapist sessions, lobbies, sports facilities, parks, playgrounds, libraries, clubs, community service, field trips, and if the students earn it and are of a specific age, they will also be free to leave the school into specific areas near the school to do their own thing.

Boarding schools have three options, long term stay, weekly stay, or day students.

Long term stay is when a student is going to the school for a course of about 4 years, only returning home around 3 times a year for vacation and holiday time.

Weekly stay is when a student only stays during the weekdays and returns home for the weekends.

And day students attend a boarding school as if it were a normal school, attending the class’s everyday then returning home, simply to escape from the influences of a public school.

Why should you choose a boarding school?

With a struggling teen, a boarding school can be a great investment. Struggling teens will receive help before and after class, direct attention in learning during class, many students who they can relate too, lots of great outdoor and indoor activities, regular exercise, therapy, and much more.