Every Child Matters
Education in the US is supported by local and state governments. Other players in education include teachers, parents, students, unions and board of education members who all have different ways in which the school should be run. Things in the education sector are tricky enough without the involvement of the federal government. When a federal government attempts to provide overall solutions like acts of law to tailor made state education programs, great differences arise. The federal government should allow each state to run education the best way they know.
Public K-12 schools are funded by state taxes and need tax money to stay afloat. If the sates collect less tax, it means that schools will have to maintain very low budgets which could hinder education. The politics of which school spends more however seems to be always on the table because poorer states have poor schools compared to those found within rich areas. Sometimes neighbouring schools have different funding which needs to be addressed for equality purposes.
Education initiatives like the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) may help states improve on the quality of education they are delivering if taken seriously. While CCSS may solve the problem of quality education provision for all students, it does not address teacher problems. Teachers are often underpaid and forced to work in adverse conditions. Teachers need to be properly compensated if the United States is to win the war on perfect education systems. It is this suspicion of teachers that has made some parents take up home schooling, which complicates the state’s way of assessing these kids’ progress. Education is important as shown by the No Child Left behind Act. Players with education reforms at heart therefore need to stop using education as a political platform and take up serious reforms.Every Child Matters