Some students are visual learner, others need to be actively involved in the process, other learn through presentations.
A report this month from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that 34 states are contributing less funding on a per student basis than they did prior to the recession years. The demands of careers and an over-dependence on schools put higher-class kids at risk too when it comes to the lack of parental involvement in academics.
It stands to reason that if students are changing, teachers must change too. It was understandable that budgets had to be slashed when the bottom dropped out of the economy. I took more initiative than all of my class combined, cold-called a ton of people, and felt I should be rewarded for it.
Mastroeni: How can parents make sure their child gets a quality education regardless of where they live? As we have already seen, funding often dictates performance which in turn dictates funding.
More of our schools need to consider year-round schooling. Attending public school through 12th grade in underserved areas of my city allowed me to see educational inequity firsthand.
Sometimes, a school closing is simply inevitable but communities should first look for other solutions. However, schools and students in need of the most funding generally receive the least. Parents are not involved enough.