Persuasive Essay On Community Education

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Janet Napolitano once said, “Public Schools were designed as the great equalizers of our society-the place where all children could have access to educational opportunities to make something of them selves in adult hood.” This belief still stays true today, as public schools prepare students for the next step in life. The first public school system was founded 1635, in Boston, after realizing teaching students to read and write at home and in church was insufficient. Attending a public high school allows for strong community connection, gives freedom to choose religious beliefs, and benefits from public funding, which overall prepares students for college.
Having a strong community connection not only helps outside of school, but also is
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One aspect was that parents, and other community members, made up the school board. This is rewarding, because it truly allowed the family members to express their thoughts on what are in best interest of the students that are walking threw the halls everyday, which could also be a child of theirs. Not only is the select few of the community sitting and discussing business of the school, but also the other community members are passing levees to benefit the students’ education. According to a member of the Davenport Booster Club, a group of community members that raise money for the Davenport high school athletic department. Says that threw fundraising, the club raises $20,000 that is equally distributed throughout each sport at Davenport High School each year. Weather the school is playing a Friday night football game, or putting on a production of Beauty and the Beast, community members come and fill up the stands, cheering and supporting the hardworking students. Another, reason community is such an important aspect to public schools, is because the whole community is pushing you to do better, and encouraging students to take the next step in life and chase your dreams. I have experienced this first hand, in a small setting such as Davenport, you …show more content…
By law in the United State, it is illegal for a teacher to preach any religion at school, it is to be discussed at home, and not through any school faculty. This is very Important for students, because it teaches them that there is more then just one single religion, and that they all need to respect the beliefs of each other. Another benefit to having church and schools separate is students are not forced to take a religious based class, which could potentially cause problems in the student’s home, or effect the students grades by not allowing them to express their own beliefs. With coming from a public school, and not being influenced by religion, gave me the ability to look at colleges based on what I liked about it, and not attending a college that has the same religious beliefs that my high school had. Other bonus to attending a public school is that state funding allows from more opportunities for each

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