Negative Effects On Public Education

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What is public education? According to the center for public education “public education means a tuition-free, publicly funded system that must provide an education to each child in a neighborhood school within a publicly governed school system.” Although this definition does include the fact that the public school system is free and it gives education for Americas children, then why is it that so many American families think negative of it? Our school system has received a lot of criticism for many years, yet not much has been done to fix these errors. The health of students on a daily basis is affected by many factors in the public school system which may be causing Americas disapproval, and could be resolved easily with less unnecessary …show more content…
After this they go home, some do activities and even work after. Students are constantly overfilled with activities through their day that’s obviously makes them very tired. Apart from all of this, they still have to get home and do their homework. By the end of the day they are exhausted go to bed, and have to wake up very early again without fulfilling the proper sleeping period to be energetic. Creating a later school time is great for the lowering of stress in students and implementing a healthier mind. “Schools also saw a decrease in tardiness, substance abuse, and symptoms of depression. Some even had a dramatic drop in teen car crashes.” (Richmond). Apart from the stress benefits of lowering the school time, it also decreases tardiness and even symptoms of depression. It is very important for students to feel comfortable both emotionally, and physically in order to battle a full school day of assignments and …show more content…
It is common knowledge that the lunch in public schools are not the best. For most students this is the only source of energy that they acquire on a daily school basis. “According to ChoiceUSA.net, school lunch makes up one third to one half of a child’s nutritional intake for an entire day and is essential for helping children succeed in school as well as grow and develop successfully and healthfully.” (Schuna) Students need energy to battle their day, without enough energy they can’t work well or complete the task that is given to them. Schools need healthier nutritional menus, filled with vegetables and fruits, instead of the pizza and high sodium chicken nuggets that they receive. “Obesity is our fastest-growing public health issue with roughly 1 out of 3 children overweight or obese.” (Vilsack) This isn’t acceptable, school lunches need to step it up and work better in giving healthier meals to our students, in order for them to work harder, without feeling tired or without

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