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College tuition is very expensive and considering how many people pursuing higher education there are, these are funds that the government can't afford. Also, there are already many ways of attaining higher education despite financial struggles. For example, there is financial aid, scholarships, and student loans. I think most of the current system makes sense, because the people who can afford higher education pay what it costs, while those who need varying amounts of financial aid can receive it. If it were free or reduced for all, than this wouldn't do much for the upper class who can already afford what it costs.
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The number one skill school districts should look for when deciding between potential candidates for post of principal or school leader is their experience with education. A school leader should be required to have some sort of experience with education, as well as have experience teaching. In order to guide a team of teachers and school staff, they have to know what it's like teaching students and working with them directly. The number one quality school districts should look for would be a passion for education and students. Anyone who is to work in that kind of position should enjoy what they do and be willing to make decisions with the perspectives of the students in mind.
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There is a separation of church and state. Our state funds should not be going towards towards religious facilities. Also, by using vouchers, we're giving tax dollars to private institutions who may not always use the funds properly. Instead of giving students an opportunity for "better education," why don't we start by reforming and funding our current public school system instead? If public schools were better, then more people would be satisfied attending them.
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People have different opinions on what makes a "good school" so I think the most effective way to evaluate school performance is by measuring many different factors. Some may argue that this would be too complicated, but it is important to consider as many factors as we can that can help determine how effective a school is. We could organize all of these results plainly on a document for student/parent reference, as well as make it accessible online. It should be formatted as clearly as possible so it's easy to understand. Some may say the process is too complicated but websites like greatschools.org already do something similar.
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Students tend to perform better in classroom environments that are neatly organized and welcoming. The physical environment of a classroom has a big influence on how students perform. Decorating a classroom can also make students feel more ownership of the environment. Putting up colorful educational posters can keep students involved, no matter where in the room they're looking. Things like desk placement are also important. By grouping desks, students are encouraged to work cooperatively. Moving students' seats around a few times a year (maybe once a month) is a great way for them to interact with new classmates. Lastly, materials for student use should be easily accessible.
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