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51: The Singing School: An American Tradition
The Singing School: An American Tradition The Singing School was an institution that was uniquely American. it was established to serve a dual purpose: the desire to create music and the need for sociability. Generations were taught to read and sing music by itinerant ... characteristic methods and materials of instruction, and distinctive performance practices. Through this institution, many people were given the opportunity to participate in music, either as a singer, a teacher, or as a composer. The Singing School foreshadowed the development of church choirs and musical societies. Early settlers in this country brought with them their native English music, both sacred and secular. They made use of various Psalters compiled in Europe. ...
52: Bullying In School - Relevant Articles
The issue of bullying is more prevalent today than ever before. The popular media and school districts have all recognized the need to address and to ratify the issue of bullying. In an attempt to better understand the scope of the issue, as well as proposed solutions to the problem, an ... and fatal reaction to bullying. The formation and prioritizing of the bullying problems is later recounted as violence in schools becomes more prevalent. In addition, legal recourse, available to students and their parents, now allow school districts to be held accountable for incurred damages. In other words, bullied students can seek compensation for physical and emotional suffering at school. The author also states that teachers and schools must take a lead in stopping bullying. In order to accomplish this task, educators must establish rules and norms as “‘the school has the obligation to ...
53: Social Institutions
... can see the role that each of them takes at Welton Academy. Welton Academy I think would mostly be looked at under the conflict perspective because of how expensive it is to enroll in the school. It limits the best education to the rich. The school i? s when Charlie wanted to permit girls a Welton and printed an article in the school newspaper. With that event he crossed the line between right and wrong and had to be punished to teach him of his wrongdoing. got hit I also think that with these strict rules, hard ...
54: Year Round School: An Annual Mistake
Year Round School: An Annual Mistake Throughout time education has been considered a process that every so often must be improved. The education quality in the U.S. has declined over the years and people have been looking for a way to make improvements. A more recent proposal has been to go from a traditional nine month schedule to an all year program. Supporters of year round school claim it gives the student a better education. However, the prospect of year round school is not beneficial to the taxpayers pocket, to the education a student receives, or to the people involved with the district. All year school ends up costing the school district and surrounding community more ...
55: The Nature and Scope of School Violence State and Local Perspective
The Nature and Scope of School Violence State and Local Perspective While national data contribute significantly to our understanding of school safety, they may not be the most useful source of information for States, districts, or schools in assessing the frequency and scope of school-related crime, identifying their specific school safety needs, and developing strategies to address those needs. Data collected at the State and local levels are more useful in identifying problems and monitoring the progress of ...
56: Violence In Schools
... geographic regions or family backgrounds, nor do they have a single catalyst. Those who have committed such heinous acts have done so for different reasons, at different times, in different schools. But these acts of school violence have at least one thing in common- they have spurred all of us to take a look at what can be done to better protect children and teachers at school. Protecting our children is not simply a matter of public policy. It is a matter of strengthening basic values, of teaching children right from wrong, of instilling in them respect for others. We each have ... is not only happening in our high schools, it has also made its way into our elementary and middle schools. Everyone seems to have a different perspective on why there is such a problem with school safety. Some say it is the parents’ fault, some say it is the media, and others blame the schools. Yet, the question still remains. What can be done to make schools safer for the ...
57: Youth Violence
... violence. First off, in order to curb the rise in youth violence it is necessary to realize how serious this problem truly is. According to the Chicago Tribune, There are three million crimes committed on school campuses every year. That's sixteen thousand crimes per day - one crime every six seconds. Even more frightening is the fact that thirty-five percent of high school students in high crime areas report carrying a firearm regularly. Juvenile arrests accounted for thirteen percent of all violent crimes in 1996, and thirty percent of all juvenile homicide arrests occurred in just four cities ... the media are all accused perpetrators of youth violence. Still, it seems as if a complete picture is found only when examining all three of these pictures and placing blame on them individually. Concern about school violence, crime, and victimization has permeated the education system since the 1950s (Ausmussen 31). The problem of violence at schools persisted and increased to the point that in 1974 Congress mandated a national survey ...
58: The Neccessity Of School Attendance
The Necessity Of School Attendance What is the necessity of school attendance? Who decides when students should have to go to school and when students shouldn't? Should I be able to decide when I want to go to school and when I don't? There are many wasy in which you can answer these few ...
59: We're Screwed
We're Screwed Milikan high school was where the challenge of my teenage life began. My high school experience gave me many memorable moments and with that, some difficult times. I was discouraged to think on my own. Rather, the school administrators told me what to do and what not to do. Due to the Constitution, the First Amendment rights, the dress code violated my freedom of expression. For example, I, being a student, was ...
60: Biligual Education
... language” instruction for their children can request that the children be removed from the English-immersion classes. The request will be granted if they can find parents of twenty of more children on the same school who want the same thing. If they can not find enough parents, they are allowed to transfer to another school that will provide it. Like many other initiatives or bills, Proposition 227 had raised many issues in the State and the entire nation. These issues vary from legal human rights, including freedom of choice, to ... been the main source of cheap labor in America. The opponents of the Bill state that it will prevent Mexican children to fully learn the language, therefore preparing the student to meet greater challenges in school and eventually drop out of school. With a lesser level of education, therefore, the children will not be able to quality for the better, high-paying jobs, that are available to the white population. ...

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