on Dec 4th, 2007American Education Week focus on public school’s responsibility
The recently concluded American Education Week has focused the celebration on the theme providing the students quality education, and this year’s theme was “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility”. Doris Martin, co-president of the Beatrice Education Association presented the theme during the school board’s meeting. She said teachers work very hard for the realization of the activities which highlighted the weeklong celebration. She said BEA was very successful for the many years it had worked with the school because they were able to implement several projects with the help of its many sponsors, it was learned.
Meanwhile, in Malden, The high school study program was already approved by the state board. The program is designed to prepare the students during their college. Earlier, a growing concern for the poor study habits of many high school students which they have shown poor performance upon entering college because it seem they are not ready for the tertiary education. It was also learned that when students reach college many have been taking remedial courses because they cannot cope up with the standard college education which already a very crucial scenario before they could join the real world either as workforce or entrepreneurs.
Jeffrey Nellhaus, acting commissioner for education said this kind of situation should not been happening if students are prepared to go to college. He challenged the high school teachers to double their efforts to properly teach the students good and proper education. He is expecting that with the “MassCore” the students could already reduce cases of going to remedial studies because they failed in major exams. Nellhaus believes that when students learn many things in school and give focused attention in their studies this kind of problem could not be experienced.
“The remedial program only goes to show that they still lack the proper knowledge brought about by their poor performance in high school. With the study program we hope we can immediately address this problem. After all we should prepare our students to college because this is now the final stage in their life.”