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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 9 Obama has created a Race to the Top Fund, a $4.35 billion grant program available to any state who submits reform goals for their state’s education and shows improvement. As part of these reforms states must also adopt...
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    • For Service on Any Car , . SEE AMERICA'S SERVICE SPECIALISTS Your Chevrolet Dealer BRflDSHflW CHEVROLET COMPANY CEDAR CITY, UTAH 99
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 10 Chapter 3: Literature Review Introduction The literature pinpoints a wide array of factors that contribute to weaknesses in America’s education system and also suggest various ways to improve it. Some argue that...
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    • The Causes of Childhood Obesity Thirty years ago, eating fast food was rare and snacking between meals was an occasional treat. Children ate meals prepared at home with regular portions and vegetables. Most kids walked to school, played at recess,...
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    • 8 million to the education system for this, and similar, purposes (National Defense Education Act of 1958, 2001). Funding for gifted programs started to increase during the 1970’s and 1980’s, in part, due to the creation of an official government...
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    • PERCEIVED OUTCOMES OF TLIM PROGRAM 134 Graham, S. (1996). What’s “emotional” about social motivation? A comment. In J. Juvonen & K. Wentzel (Eds.), Social motivation: Understanding children’s school adjustment, (pp. 346-360). New York, NY:...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 15 Inconsistent Academic Standards According to research done by the Council of Chief State School Officers and National Governors Association Center: For years, the academic progress of our nation’s students has been...
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    • 15 A Historical Lens: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Benjamin Franklin (1788) provides great insight into how languages were taught during his time period. America’s language acquisition curriculum started with years of learning Latin in...
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    • 16 Also in the 1800s, Edgar Allen Poe, a famous nineteenth century author said, “Even where the sense is perfectly clear, a sentence may be deprived of half its force—its spirit—its point by improper punctuation” (as quoted in Shaw, 1963, p. 15);...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 22 Increasing familial involvement in America is a starting point in bottom-up reform efforts. The family unit is the basic unit of society, where citizens learn their first life lessons. It seems only natural that the...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 24 general public education in America which comprises approximately 85% of all elementary and secondary students in America (nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=372). I believe that school choice will enhance...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 26 incorrectly assumes that “choice” inherently fixes any of the problems that plague America’s schools. Weissberg argues that choice is not the “active ingredient” that will fix America’s education system. He states,...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 2 Abstract The education reform movement that started during the presidency of Jimmy Carter has been underway for 35 years. Research shows that despite federal reform efforts and vast increases in educational...
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    • 28 References Bedsworth, W., Colby, S., & Doctor, J. (2006). Reclaiming the American dream. Retrieved from The Bridgespan Group website: http://www.bridgespan.org/LearningCenter/ ResourceDetail.aspx?id=412 Cabrera, A.F. & La Nasa, S.M. (2002)....
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    • U.S. Embassy 34 (Dobson, 1970), the U.S. redefines its authority as developing nations threaten its authority (Barker & Tinnick, 2006). This identity construction is brought about through social means. Sandhu explained that countries viewed as...
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    • !37 means of paying for things. This meant that using ATMs was the only means of being able to pay for things. Unfortunately, this also meant that ATMs were always busy near me. One day in particular, I went to my bank hoping to withdraw some...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 37 culture are flexible enough to adapt to the other culture; thus, creating a stronger and richer joint culture as a result (Orbe, 1998). In America, the dominant demographics have historically been white, protestant,...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 3 Chapter 1: Introduction Benjamin Franklin has been quoted as saying, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” So what does the United States invest annually in its education system? According to the...
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction When approached for a reason for attending an institution of higher education, most students say they would like to earn a degree for higher job placement, higher salary, and higher satisfaction in their life accomplishments....

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