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Running head: CHECK POINT: SCHOOL FUNDING ISSUES 1 Check point: School Funding Issues Tiffany Altvater AED 200 9/17/2010 Kelly Flemm
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CHECK POINT: SCHOOL FUNDING ISSUES 2 Check point: School Funding Issues Texas schools are constantly in competition for federal funding grants, this competition leads to many schools “teaching the test.” “Teaching the test” is when teachers spend the majority of the school year working on memorizing the core concepts of the state equivalency exams. The concept of teaching from the TEKS test would be alright, if the test were able to cover all of the important ideas that our students need to be learning in order gain the knowledge needed to become a productive member of society. Texas public schools also face the daunting challenge of revamping not only their funding methods; they need to restructure their entire educational system. According to Supreme Court ruling the Texas education system is in dire
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Unformatted text preview: need of a makeover, stating that the State's school finance system fails to provide an adequate, suitable, and efficient education system (National Access Network, 2008). The situation with Texas public schools is made even more strenuous by the voucher program, many parents feel that the traditional schools have become inadequate and are desperately seeking better educational systems. This program allows great opportunity for many students who need a different school setting to be able to achieve their academic goals, but at the same time it has spread the educational system to a new and other wise unexplored boundary. CHECK POINT: SCHOOL FUNDING ISSUES 3 References: National Access Network. (2008). Access . Retrieved from http://www.schoolfunding.info/news/litigation/11-22-05TXsupct.php3...
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