U.S. Education System

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U.S. Education System

  1. 1. Education in the UnitedStatesAshley Fisher
  2. 2. Funding for Education Education is provided by the public sector Funding from three levels: 1. local 2. state 3. federal
  3. 3. Education Options Compulsory education requirements can generally besatisfied by educating children in 1. public schools 2. state-certified private schools 3. an approved home school program.
  4. 4. Ages and Levels Education is divided into three levels:1. elementary school (ages 5 to 10)2. middle school (ages 10 to 14)3. high school (ages 14 to 18)
  5. 5. Big High School Events Prom Graduation
  6. 6. High School GraduationRequirements Pass all required classes Service project
  7. 7. Post High School Options Students completing high school may choose to attenda college or university. Undergraduate degrees may be either associatesdegrees or bachelors degrees (baccalaureate)
  8. 8. Requirements for College High Grade Point Average (GPA)4.0 means perfect score. SAT/ACT score Application
  9. 9. College Costs Ways to pay: scholarships, loans, financial aid Public Four-Year College (in-state students) $8,655 Nearly 20 million Americans attend college each year. Of that 20 million, close to 12 million – or 60% - borrowannually to help cover costs. As of October 2012, the average amount of studentloan debt for the Class of 2011 was $26,600
  10. 10. Problems with U.S. EducationSystem Educational inequality between low income vs. higherincome communities. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 creativity and doesn´thelp to broaden childrens viewsMany teachers practice "teaching to the test"Teach students what to think vs. how to think
  11. 11. Solutions Teach for AmericaTeach For America is is an American non-profitorganization who enlists college graduates asleaders who work to ensure that kids growing upin poverty get an excellent education. EliminateEducation inequity.
  12. 12. Teaching Requirements A passing score on the WEST-B (Basic Skills Test). Bachelors Degree or higher An approved teaching certificate from an approvedteaching program The United States must improve the way itrecruits, trains and pays teachers.

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