The Pros And Cons Of A Single Parent Home

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to function as a family in our society. For many families, a single parent home leaves the parent out of the house, working sometimes two jobs, for long periods of time in the day. This in turn translates into exhaustion of the adults that may maybe inhibit them from cognitively being able to help with or even inquire about their child’s progress in school academically or socially. This is especially the case in single parent homes. Although it seems likely that this issue directly correlates with income level, it in no way excuses the important part a parent or parents play in interactions academically or socially. It is especially important that parents, regardless of income level or education level, begin involvement with their kids’ education. …show more content…
As mentioned earlier, accumulative test scores for the entire schools begin to fall which later begin to affect school budgets as allocation of funds directly correlates with standardized test achievements. Teachers also can become affected by overcrowding. Overcrowding can mount loads of stress onto teachers. As teachers begin to confront overcrowding combined with the lack of resources and materials for learning, teachers begin dealing with class management ultimately taking away from their number one priority, teaching. Disruptions become more common and noise levels become greater affecting all students and their ability to learn. Another effect of overcrowding can be the deterioration of school facilities. As American schools are already averaging more than 40 years old, overcrowding puts schools in positions sometimes to conduct classrooms in places in schools that typically are not healthy, teaching environments. Schools that report overcrowding are “twice as likely to report less than adequate conditions” (NCES, 1999, pg 48). When states spend more money building prisons and other types of correctional facilities rather than building new schools for growing populations, students of all ages and grades suffer from low test …show more content…
The inequities associated with our education system all begin with a common core, finance. The inequity of resources that are not distributed fairly, due primarily to ethnic classification (zip codes), lend too many problems in lower income communities. Because funds are more allocated to upper middle class and wealthy communities and school districts, lower income areas suffer from being able to attract top educators and good leadership. Because financing is diverted, these schools not only struggle to provide teachers and principals, but also viable learning environments that can promote higher learning. Some classrooms in these lower income areas also lack the resources students need to excel. Teachers may have a shortage of books and learning materials for all their students especially the teachers that are faced with overcrowding. Another issue is the disproportion of lower income kids on “tracking” programs designed to minimize any level of high achievement for those students. “Tracking in the early grades precludes these students from taking more rigorous courses over the course of their academic careers, isolates them from their higher-achieving peers, reinforces low academic expectations, and leads many to believe that they lack academic competence” (Nielsen). The inequity of available and affordable early childhood education plays a very significant part in the entire educational system.

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