What is a problem in education that you want to gain insight into?

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Summary: All you need to do right now is: 1) think of a problem, 2) discuss why it is a problem, and 3) determine how you can use inquiry to help you.

Length: 1 page (approximately 300 words), plus a reference page

References: Support your assignment with at least 2 scholarly resources. 

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

One problem that I see with our education system is that it is not designed to help those that are not prepared emotionally for learning about Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.  Our students face so many problems before they enter our school doors that learning how to read is the least of their concerns.  Many of our students are learning how to survive from day to day.  They have suffered trauma due to their daily lives.  Trauma has been caused by them not having food on the table or being forced to move from house to house (not knowing where they will sleep that night).  For a child to have to endure such trauma is a lot.  This would cause some adults to shut down.  We need to address those issues before we teach them how to read.  


  1.  https://www.theedadvocate.org/10-reasons-the-u-s-education-system-is-failing/
    1. Some students are lost to the school-to-prison pipeline. Sadly, over half of black young men who attend urban high schools do not earn a diploma. Of these dropouts, too, nearly 60 percent will go to prison at some point. Perhaps there is no real connection between these two statistics, or the eerily similar ones associated with young Latino men. Are these young people bad apples, destined to fail academically and then to live a life of crime? If some of the theories of genetic predisposition are true, perhaps these young men never stood a chance at success and have simply accepted their lots in life. But what if those answers, all of them, are just cop-outs? What if scoffing at a connection between a strong education and a life lived on the straight and narrow is an easy way to bypass the real issues in K-12 learning? Students who are at risk of dropping out of high school or turning to crime need more than a good report card. They need alternative suggestions on living a life that rises above their current circumstances. For a young person to truly have a shot at an honest life, he or she has to believe in the value of an education and its impact on good citizenship. That belief system has to come from direct conversations about making smart choices with trusted adults and peers.
  2. Parents are not involved enough. Of all the things out of the control of teachers, this one is perhaps the most frustrating. Time spent in the classroom is simply not enough for teachers to instruct every student, to teach them what they need to know. There must, inevitably, be some interaction outside school hours. Of course, students at a socio-economic disadvantage often struggle in school, particularly if parents lack higher levels of education. But students from middle and upper class families aren’t off the hook, either. The demands of careers and an over-dependence on schools put higher-class kids at risk too when it comes to the lack of parental involvement in academics.
  3. https://traumasensitiveschools.org/trauma-and-learning/the-problem-impact/

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