The United States is in Need for CHANGE in  EDUCATION
Why Change?
<ul><li>What are other countries doing? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Rapidly expanded their educational systems over the last 50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1970s, the education sys...
Nationally at a Glance Source: Examiner.com
<ul><li>China/South Korea vs. United States </li></ul><ul><li>China/South Korea schools graduating engineers in record num...
<ul><li>Less than 40% of U.S. students take a science course more rigorous than general biology </li></ul><ul><li>18% of U...
In 9 more seconds… <ul><li>Every  nine seconds  in America a student becomes a drop out. </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever It Tak...
Why Drop Out? <ul><li>47% said classes were not interesting  </li></ul><ul><li>43% missed too many days to catch up  </li>...
“ If I Drop Out…” <ul><li>unemployed  </li></ul><ul><li>in prison  </li></ul><ul><li>living in poverty  </li></ul><ul><li>...
…… in the United States <ul><li>Only 2/3 of all students who enter 9 th  grade graduate with a regular high school diploma...
<ul><li>a bachelor's degree earns an average of $51,554  </li></ul><ul><li>a high school diploma earns $28,645  </li></ul>...
POVERTY What does the research say? <ul><li>In 2007, 18% of all children ages 0–17 lived in poverty, an increase from 17 p...
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007 1.3 million 10.2% Asi...
<ul><li>According to Balfanz (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>It is often possible to identify as early as sixth grade up to half ...
<ul><li>“ We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure th...
That Means… <ul><li>Students need more motivation  </li></ul><ul><li>Students need teachers who  care </li></ul><ul><li>Pu...
<ul><li>Teachers  are the single most important resource to a child’s learning. </li></ul><ul><li>-President Obama </li></ul>
Here’s what we can look forward to <ul><li> “ reform America’s public schools to deliver a 21st Century education that wil...
TEACHERS <ul><li>Get ready! </li></ul><ul><li>Get set!  </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s create life-long learners with long-term g...
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    1. 1. The United States is in Need for CHANGE in EDUCATION
    2. 2. Why Change?
    3. 3. <ul><li>What are other countries doing? </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Rapidly expanded their educational systems over the last 50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1970s, the education system has declined in U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Our high school graduation rates are lower today than they ever before </li></ul><ul><li>Get Smart- Jim Pinto’s Connection for Growth & Success </li></ul>Europeans and Asians
    5. 5. Nationally at a Glance Source: Examiner.com
    6. 6. <ul><li>China/South Korea vs. United States </li></ul><ul><li>China/South Korea schools graduating engineers in record numbers </li></ul><ul><li>America's U.S. engineering graduates declined by 20 percent between 1985 and 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Epoch Times Toronto Staff </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Less than 40% of U.S. students take a science course more rigorous than general biology </li></ul><ul><li>18% of U.S. students take advanced classes in physics, chemistry or biology </li></ul><ul><li>Only 45% of U.S. students take math coursework beyond two years of algebra and one year of geometry </li></ul><ul><li>50% of all college freshmen require remedial coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Two Million Minutes a Division of Broken Pencil Productions </li></ul>
    8. 8. In 9 more seconds… <ul><li>Every nine seconds in America a student becomes a drop out. </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever It Takes: 12 Communities Reconnecting Out-of-Youth Schools </li></ul>
    9. 9. Why Drop Out? <ul><li>47% said classes were not interesting </li></ul><ul><li>43% missed too many days to catch up </li></ul><ul><li>45% entered high school poorly prepared by their earlier schooling </li></ul><ul><li>69% said they were not motivated to work hard </li></ul><ul><li>35% said they were falling </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright article 2006 Barbara Pytel. All Rights Reserved. </li></ul>
    10. 10. “ If I Drop Out…” <ul><li>unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>in prison </li></ul><ul><li>living in poverty </li></ul><ul><li>receiving government assistance </li></ul><ul><li>less healthy </li></ul><ul><li>divorced </li></ul><ul><li>single parents Copyright article 2006 Barbara Pytel. All Rights Reserved. </li></ul>
    11. 11. …… in the United States <ul><li>Only 2/3 of all students who enter 9 th grade graduate with a regular high school diploma four years later </li></ul><ul><li>Drop outs cost our nation $ 260 billion dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever It Takes: 12 Communities Reconnecting Out-of-Youth Schools </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>a bachelor's degree earns an average of $51,554 </li></ul><ul><li>a high school diploma earns $28,645 </li></ul><ul><li>a high school dropout earns $ 19,169 </li></ul>
    13. 13. POVERTY What does the research say? <ul><li>In 2007, 18% of all children ages 0–17 lived in poverty, an increase from 17 percent in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey , Annual Social and Economic Supplements. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007 1.3 million 10.2% Asian Americans 16.0 million 8.2% White (non-Hispanic) 9.2 million 24.5% African Americans 9.9 million 21.5% Hispanic Millions in Poverty Poverty Rate Poverty by Race
    15. 15. <ul><li>According to Balfanz (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>It is often possible to identify as early as sixth grade up to half of the students who lack effective interventions and who will not graduate </li></ul><ul><li>By the time students enter the ninth grade, you can identify about 80% of that population who lack effective interventions and who will not graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>“ We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.” </li></ul><ul><li>-President Obama </li></ul>
    17. 17. That Means… <ul><li>Students need more motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Students need teachers who care </li></ul><ul><li>Put your self in the students’ shoe! </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Teachers are the single most important resource to a child’s learning. </li></ul><ul><li>-President Obama </li></ul>
    19. 19. Here’s what we can look forward to <ul><li> “ reform America’s public schools to deliver a 21st Century education that will prepare all children for success in the new global workplace.” </li></ul><ul><li>- President Obama </li></ul>
    20. 20. TEACHERS <ul><li>Get ready! </li></ul><ul><li>Get set! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s create life-long learners with long-term goals </li></ul>

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