Chapter 2 Worksheet - Name_Kyleigh Breden HSC 350 Section_4...

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Name: _____ Kyleigh Breden __________________ HSC 350 Section: ___ 4 ___ Chapter 2 Worksheet Directions : The best use of this worksheet is as a reading guide because it asks about key information from the chapter. As you read your textbook, answer the questions below – you’ll find they are in order with the book. Please use RED FONT when typing your responses. In addition to your textbook, you’ll find valuable information in the video recordings and on PowerPoints. Once you have completed this worksheet, you should be well prepared for the quiz/exam. 1. Rather than the federal government, education is the responsibility of whom? ____ Each State _____ 2. Vouchers are used for public school students to attend which type of schools? _____ Private _____ 3. What is the belief about competition provided by school choice? Do you agree with this belief? The belief is that this competition would pressure poorly preforming public schools to improve. I do not agree because the students that can leave the poorly preforming public school will, and that leaves the students who have the option to leave but just can’t. 4. Educators and teachers’ unions do not believe the achievement gap can be eliminated by schools alone. They see that problems confronting schools result from complex factors and call for what 4 things: 1. More government spending on the health of poor children 2. Expanded preschool programing 3. Support for parents 4. Meaningful after-school activities 5. Others place the blame on teachers’ unions by “protecting ineffective teachers” - what are 3 things you think are contributing the most to failing schools? 1. Schools have become too focused on grades instead of students learning 2. Fine art programs are being cut making school become slightly unbearable 3. Standardized tests aren’t for everyone, but they are used to test knowledge when teachers should be allowed to access their own student’s individual growths. 6. Besides using public monies, what are 3 other characteristics/requirements of charter or community schools? 1. Must conform to state standards for health and safety 2. Must operate in full compliance with federal and civil laws 3. They are granted considerable autonomy in developing policies, curricula, and programs 7. How many students are being home schooled? __ about 1.5 million ___ 8. Why were vouchers proposed? They were proposed as a way to give economically disadvantaged families access to the widest range of school choice alternatives. 9. Explain the 2002 Supreme Court decision about the use of tax payer money for private schools “States have the legal right to distribute public tax dollars to parents for use as tuition vouchers for their children to attend private schools.” 10. How many students attend private schools in the US? ____ About 5.2 million ______ 11. Where does the majority of funding for private schools come from?
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