The Danger of Vague Test Optional Policies

Let’s discuss the elephant in the college-application-process’ room: while standardized testing has long proved a barrier for minority students, this mid-pandemic limbo is not abating any concerns. Students applying to colleges, especially reach schools, typically know to not take any comforting words at face value. And for that very reason, the ambiguity and incongruence between […]

Why It Is Essential For Young Children To Play In Schools

INTRODUCTION When World War II began in 1939, many English children were sent from London to live with foster parents in the countryside. This opened up a whole new world and experience for the young children, as most of them had never been this far apart from their parents for an extended period of time. […]

Pandemic Is An Opportunity To Reconstruct Outdated Academic Systems

Introduction In modern American society, there is a consensus on the school system being flawed, especially in students’ opinions. From core curriculum becoming a political issue to complaints about academics focusing on impractical subjects, a negative perspective on the education system is not recent news. However, as the pandemic continues to hinder the possibility of […]

Childhood Obesity Crisis Requires Education Reform

Introduction In a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity prevalence during the year of 2019 was high, and “affected about 13.7 million children and adolescents” across the United States. The CDC defines obesity as an individual having a body mass index in the 95th percentile of their age group and […]

Reforming Racial Gaps In Education

Introduction In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, a black man killed by police officers leaving many around the globe outraged at the police brutality towards blacks, another racial gap in society being called into attention is education. An education is what many call a basic human right, but what is missing still is equality […]

Teaching To Test: Standardized Testing Is Hurting Children’s Education

We have often been told about how the public education system in America is failing. Government officials claim we have fallen behind other countries, mainly China, and that we need to establish special reforms, such as an increase in standardized testing to fix the problem. However, according to educators and education scientists, such reforms as […]