Should the federal government be involved in education?

  • Higher quality of education is needed.

    1. Different schools have different teaching methods and different states have different standards. This results in different academic performances in different states or even local districts. Is this a healthy education system? When you invest in something, you expect to see some sort of return. Standard testing is just a measure of how federal government measures the funds they put in. Calling this "dictatorship" is biased.
    2. Different standards cause teachers to have different attitudes towards their teaching. Having at least some regulations will force them to take their jobs more seriously. Teachers from k-12 should also refreshing their knowledge from time to time as well. Do you know some teachers are still teaching what they have learnt from 20 years ago? Come on! Knowledge is always changing!
    3. Schools in the low-income districts are often neglected by the States. Children from those districts do not have the same resources as the others. In other words, those students do not have equal opportunity to receive the education they should have. Equality is also a core value of the American culture. Don't the children from low-income families deserve a chance to receive the same education like the others? Don't they deserve to have the same chance to be successful like the others?

  • Standardization is essential.

    There needs to be some standard area that all students should know. Anymore than that should depend on the location of the school and the things that will help provide the students for what they need to survive in their society. No you cannot make everyone learn everything BUT there needs to be a base for their learning.

  • Currently a tenth grader, federal control for the best.

    I am currently enrolled in high school. My school is the number 1 in Colorado (public) holds a bronze in national rating. I find it funny that because there is no baseline reg. Set for schools. I grew up in kansas, the academics there were set to a different beat. The main dispute against federal control is that each state understands it's people. Students here in colorado are gang related, don't listen and get bad grades, but that's because everything is weak, school is easy to get out of. Regulating them across our nation will remove educative stereotypes, and help students learn faster. Federal control will not brainwash us to the point we listen to whatever politicians say, this is because we have too many influences outside of school. I grew up in Kansas yet I associate myself with the fbla, not the ffa. Just an inside view of education. My main opinion? Reform.

  • Education needs a baseline standard

    States can decide how much beyond the required is needed but there needs to be some standard for education, especially for states that don't seem to take education serious enough. In addition to this those states that fail to give proper funding to education are supported by federal funds for education.

  • Education Should Be Consistent

    I believe the federal government should be involved in education because we need an entity over the entire public school system to set curriculum's. I think this is very important because we need to have a consistent curriculum for each grade across the country. Everyone deserves an education and some children receive more or less.

  • Yes there should be some regulation

    The government should be involved in education, because education needs to be standardized. If the federal government is not involved, you may end up with different states teaching different things and beliefs. I feel if it is not standardized we may end up with education like religion everyone will have their own opinion on what the kids should be taught.

  • Yes there should be some regulation

    The government should be involved in education, because education needs to be standardized. If the federal government is not involved, you may end up with different states teaching different things and beliefs. I feel if it is not standardized we may end up with education like religion everyone will have their own opinion on what the kids should be taught.

  • Where the funds go, regulation goes.

    The federal government should be involved in education. It already is -- from preschool programs such as Head Start to funding programs for college, the federal government plays a large role in this country's education system, especially in terms of funding. With funding comes involvement and regulation, which is eminently reasonable.

  • yes,good idea

    Yes, the government should be involved in education. And the standards that are taught in American public schools come down from the respective state governments. Each state is responsible for the public schools, as well as standards that apply to private schools within the state.

    The federal government allots financial aid to public schools, in grants and impact aid. The federal government also mandates certain standards to the states and school districts, No Child Left Behind being the most well known.

    Government management of education, like democracy, is not a great system but it is better than any other.

  • No Religion in Schools

    No religion in Schools was caused by the government. But let's not just base this on religion. The culture of my generation is based on us. Not education. But that's not all of us, there are some bright students who really have great potential and are creating a future for themselves within the classrooms of public school. If we had Religion in school, the standpoints on school would be based on logos, meaning logic. Government being in school isn't logical, they're job is to protect us not educate us. And to add to that, why would we want a group of leaders who can't even be completely honest about what is happening today teaching in schools.

  • States Rights over Federal Control

    The constitution gives the Federal Government no authority over education. Federal involvement only increases costs by duplicating the state systems already in place. The states are perfectly capable of running their own educational system without the Feds involvement. Money saved by eliminating federal involvement could be better spent on teacher salaries and expanded programs (such as how to balance a check book rather than how to apply for public assistance).

  • Let the state take care of there own people

    If u look at all the area's that the government has moved in to the schools like New York with the worst schools in the nation also D.C,and many more. Just also look at the testing scores after the government changed it; almost all the kids that take it have to retake the test or they just fail that grade and have to take it again. In some area's of Texas schools had a 58% fail rate up from 32% just years ago.. That's a big jump in kids not able to pass and really sad!!!!!

  • Subjects are taught differently everywhere

    Schools around the country are experimenting different methods of teaching and it's working. If the federal government steps in and tells students what to learn, how to learn it, the test scores will be lower. Different students learn in different ways, some schools make learning fun, if the government stands in all motivation to succeed will be lost, classrooms would be like "1984", and school would be more of a dicatatorship

  • Children are influenced to believe, serve, and trust the government.

    What many people don't realize is that schools teach children to be uncreative and unoriginal. By educating children using government-selected materials, the children are at the mercy of politicians and whatever they say. Children are taught to trust in the government to provide, and nothing can be learned unless taught through a classroom. Anything else would be incorrect. Children are taught to obey all officials and question no one. Basically, children are taught biased information, to accept no facts except what the school provides, to trust in the government, and obey all, question no one.

  • The government needs to stop trying to get involved in everything possible

    When ever the government gets involved in something, it may halp at first but they always take more and more power. It wont appease them to just be involved, they need to be in charge. I believe that as a country, as people of America, we should be able to handle our own educational systems. We are not dumb and unable to do something without the government. For them, they only believe that they are better and should be in charge, its not actually for the education.

  • Keep school governance local

    Things work best when local people take control and hold their public school system accountable. These people are best able to make decisions about what students should learn and know rather than the one sized fits all system imposed by politicians in Washington D. C. Federal mandates most often end as being nothing more than meaningless paper work.

  • Forget the government

    Students are not being taught the essential skills. The government does not care about any of the middle class schools. It is said that “If we do not have money, then they do not care”, meaning if the residents do not have money then the government does not care about their well-being (Jahnyah). The schools location has a large effect on how the government treats the school.

  • Too far removed.

    The founding fathers of our nation recognized that those parties closest to its people were the most knowledgeable of the communities needs. The farther a governing body is from its constituents the less cognizant they are of their needs and the more easily they can be persuaded. With the money's the federal government holds the more subjective bureaucrats are to the lobbying efforts of testing companies and private educational entities. Unfortunately most of these policy makers have sold their souls to the self interest groups. Leave the decisions to those most connected with their people.

  • The federal government should back off!

    Not every state has the same population or supplies to learn the same ways unless the government was going to supply us with those supplies. Some states dont have good educational schools so the test scores would be very different for some states compared to others. The federal should just come up with ideas if they want to help us get better education to the control us.

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