ACADEMIC LOST LOVE: WHY WE AREN’T EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN ENOUGH IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN AMERICA

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“They’re failing and it’s our fault.”


When observing the academic landscape of America, and the rest of the world, you can’t help but realize that the rest of the planet is passing us by. And I am using the word everybody when looking at countries that we have trumped over, over the years. Now with China as the number one economy on Earth, we now have more competition from other developing nations. We have the famed BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India, and like I said before China. You look at the way these children are brought up in school and you compare them to the children in America, and there some key differences. This new way of treating our children like they’re ultra-special for doing nothing can’t help. We give them all trophies when they lose and win in sports, and we also allow them to retake test when they fail. Instead of letting them fall and get back up.

Because falling and getting back up is what you have to do to succeed in the world. And when we don’t allow that to happen, we wind-up with a bunch a crybabies who expect the world to be given to them on a platter. But besides the special treatment we give to our nation’s children, what about the curriculum. The children in the poor communities are receiving the worst while the kids in rich communities get the best. And yes, if you are from money you can afford the means to what someone poor cannot have in life. Yet when you’re looking at education, we tell our children to work hard, but if they are starting out in school with poor education then where is there room to make that statement. So many are not ready for college because of the academics in their school at no fault of their own. Provide them with the appropriate tools, and if they don’t want to learn then turn away from them.

But it’s not like that, growing up in poor communities education dollars is being pulled from poor neighborhoods, but as a student why bother working hard at times. If the education is poor, what can you really do. Getting into college is nearly impossible, yet we say go to school. The issue that I have is that our Department of Education almost act as if we give the kids too much knowledge then the ones at the top start to get replaced. And the last thing people high up want is more competition. So we set them up early to fail, so they give up. Then you have a nation of few bosses and a lot of people disgruntled with life working dead end jobs with mediocre educations. Because in the end, you have to give them a chance to fight. You can’t say here is a poor education in school then act shock when it is worthless. Provide the appropriate tools, and then if they give up you can say I tried. But if you start off with screw you, you can’t be too shocked when they fail.


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OPERATION REDISTRIBUTION: THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL CLOSURES IN CHICAGO

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“Where do they go from here?”


I have been following the school closures in the city of Chicago for some time now. Some of the schools closing made sense and others didn’t make sense. The ones that did make sense had schools of only a couple of hundred students, and some smaller schools had less than one hundred students. Then you had the other places where the performances were so low that the buildings had to be closed and redistribution of students were enforced. Now my reply to all this change is once these new schools open for students, what will be the requirements and how many students will be allowed to make a full matriculation? But most of all, for those without a home school to go to, where will they go. Because there are laws prohibiting kids below a certain age to be in school. Laws that were put in place in the 19th century to keep kids from working in the labor force below a certain age. So kids between ages six and sixteen must be in school.

So with that said, kids will find a school. But will the schools be of adequate quality for them to attend, and how far away will the school be located? Some students may have to attend schools miles further from the distance they normally travel. And if they can’t make the distance, then you’re talking more overcrowding of schools close by. So what are some possible solutions because every kid is not going to have the opportunity of a new school. One of the ideas I came up with is to try to encourage home-schooling for those that are able. What used to be seen as taboo has become more popular in today’s society. Another suggestion is private schools opening their doors to students who perform well, yet are unable to get into these new public school and don’t want to attend the overcrowding, low performance schools. Because a student that performs well should always have a school to attend.

Now, a more extreme move is something that is of suggestion as well. That is to make the leap and move your child completely out of the Chicago area. And if you’re in the African American community, this suggestion makes sense considering the already disproportionate numbers of violent crime in the communities. So on top of the crime you’re now worried about how your child will be able to attend school. And in the end, what will be the ultimate decision if so many of these students can’t find a home school to attend? Where will they go, if they have any place to go? Will students be forced to attend schools so far out of the way parents are forced to pick up and move from the city? We’ll have to see once some of these schools are complete in the year 2019.


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