Posted on Aug 25, 2011 by admin
The federal bailout packages for public schools across the country have become a topic of debate. Parent-teacher associations and others have filed lawsuits against their respective states to push for increased funding and fast reforms in public education. The complex system of public education needs immediate attention especially schools which are crumbling under the overload of students and lack of basic infrastructure both for students and teachers.
Many believe that the current procedure of funding public schools is against the spirit of the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“no child left behindÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ policy. Lack of infrastructure and a coherent development agenda for public schools is resulting in overburdened teachers, and non-interested students who have put public schools in many states on edge.
The high school drop-out rate has been steadily rising, which means more youngsters are venturing into job markets without adequate qualifications and skills which means their chances of higher income jobs and dignified occupational status are less.
Various studies conducted over the last few years have found that more than 60 percent of young adults who initially dropped out of the education system went back to complete their minimum qualification. But one thing that has to be understood is that the delay in the completion of their education costs them and the community a lot, and it subsequently reflects in national economic growth.