Education Week in Review: May 26 – June 1

Wow! It is so hard to believe that May is gone! Time seems to go by quicker and quicker each year. I have been the education blogger here at for almost five months now. I am very thankful for my viewers and appreciate all of your thoughts and comments. In case you missed a blog this week, check below for reviews.

Saturday, May 26
Concerns of Public Education: Q = Questionable Conduct
One of the hardest parts of your child growing up is having to leave him or her in the hands of others at school. It can be difficult trusting the judgment of others when it comes to your child. The media has been full of questionable acts of conduct by teachers and school staff. Our school systems must appropriately deal with these types of conduct.

Summer Courses or Summer Vacation?
Some college students struggle with whether to take a break from school or continue their education through the summer. I have always found it a good idea to choose a more difficult class to take alone during the summer semester.

Sunday, May 27
Perks of Public Education: Q= Quantity
One perk of public education is the diversity of teachers and teaching styles that a student can experience. The quantity of teachers also allows more options for parents who prefer to request teachers for their child.

Concerns of Public Education: R = Readiness
Each year teachers face the obstacle of teaching students who are not ready to learn at the level that they were placed on. Some students are not ready academically while others struggle with emotional and maturity readiness.

Perks of Public Education: R = Registration
Holding registration is a perk for school systems. Schools can begin to prepare for the number of students that they will have the following year. Registration allows for approximate positioning of teachers and students into homeroom classes.

Monday, May 28
Concerns of Public Education: S = Student Teacher Ratio
The number of students in a classroom can greatly affect the amount of learning that takes place. Most school districts place the maximum number of students into a class to save money from hiring new teachers. Many benefits can be gained from having lower student teacher ratios.

Perks of Public Education: S= Services
Public schools offer many services that students would likely otherwise not receive. Services such as speech and language screening, vision and hearing screening, and free and reduced lunches are a few to mention.

Shocking School Discovery
One school in Phoenix received a great shock when a strange smell was found to be a dead body. Apparently a burglar attempted to break in through the duct system but was trapped instead.

Tuesday, May 29
Perks of Public Education: T = Transportation
Public school systems provide a school bus for children to ride each morning and afternoon. This can be a great perk for teachers, parents, and students. Transportation is also provided for school trips and functions.

Concerns of Public Education: T = Tardiness & Truancy
Student attendance and tardiness is a great concern for the public education system. In many cases the students have no control over the time or days that they arrive at school. Parents should be held accountable for ensuring that their children are at school and on time.

Friday, June 1
Concerns of Public Education: U = Uniforms
Some public school systems struggle with whether or not to require students to wear uniforms to school. There are concerns on both sides of the issue.

Perks of Public Education: U = Uniqueness
The uniqueness that each teacher provides to his or her classroom can be a great perk for students. Students can learn and gain a lot from experiencing different styles of teaching.

So What Do Teachers Do During The Summer?
Teachers have many different roles during the summer months. Some teachers take the summer off while others further their education or take on a second job.