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The Role of Educators in Educating Foster Care Children

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in psychology, social sciences

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Abstract

American attitudes toward the public schools have changed radically in the last 50 years . In the 1940s public opinion polls showed that 87 percent of Americans were satisfied with the public school system . By the late 1990s , however , many Americans believed the school system was in need of an overhaul , and in the November 1998 congressional elections voters in nearly every state ranked [banner_entry_middle]

education reform as the number one or number two issue on their minds . This change in attitude began in the 1960s and 1970s , but a major impetus was a 1983 U .S . Department of Education report titled A Nation at Risk . By linking U .S . economic troubles in the late 1970s and early 1980s to perceived problems with the U .S . education system , A Nation at Risk sent the message that the public schools were standing in the way of a strong economy , sparking a crisis of confidence in the public school system . As a result many politicians found themselves called upon to fix the schools ‘ and restore their greatness ‘ triggering a 15-year period of reform Although most experts believe further reforms are warranted , the agreement ends there . Some want to toughen curriculum requirements and increase teachers ‘ salaries to attract more competent teachers , while others think the answer lies in tackling issues such as poor parenting and poverty , which they believe are the main impediments to progress in education . Still others want to offer parents greater choices in selecting schools for their children by establishing new types of schools that would compete with public schools for students and resources . The following paragraph will illustrate the analysis of the various literature collected in to comprehend what roles educators play in educating foster children

Introduction

As of September 30 , 2005 , 513 , 000 children are reported to be under the care of a foster home . This is according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS ) data submitted for the fiscal year 2005 . The report further indicates that 48 of the composed of females while 52 are males (ACF . 2006 . Children under the care of a foster home are equally entitled to enjoy the benefits of the right to education just as any normal kids do . Education plays a crucial role on the quality of life a child leads in the future , and it will also determine the kind of economy we will be facing . In fact , Federal law dictates that public schools are required to provide children their academic needs regardless of social status , culture , race , religion and foster classification . In America , only eleven states by far have successfully met the education needs of children in foster care , and these states are Colorado , Connecticut , Idaho , Kansas , Kentucky Montana , New Hampshire , New York , North Dakota , Utah and Vermont Analysis on the identified issues along with the solutions implemented to… [banner_entry_footer]

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