Category : Student’s Education

Have you ever thought what the term ‘American dream’ means? Let’s find out

What do you know about the phenomenon of American Dream? Each of us has heard this expression ‘American dream’, there are different opinions on this topic. Some people basically don’t distinguish it from the principle of ‘panem et circenses’ (bread and circuses), identifying the American dream only with money, TV, and hamburgers. However, this is not what it is. (more…)

Completing your research

If you like shows and also you are currently looking for cartoon fish pictures, then it is possible to locate an interesting range of pictures in a number of places online. Kids and people of all ages like pets of attributes which are not common for them and all kinds and that’s why they appreciate viewing cartoon fish pictures that display their particular features. (more…)

Popular Online Subjects

Every area of work is adapting to the changes brought about by the internet and professors are beginning to see an increase in the demand of online courses. Gone are the days when face to face interaction was key to gaining knowledge, students are found to perform just as well through the computer. (more…)

Elementary and secondary education

The United States of America believes that schooling is essential and thus compulsory for all children. It follows the concept of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). There is a body b y this name which makes curriculum decisions to be followed by all schools.

Elementary education in US begins with kindergarten at the age of 5 or 6 years. It finishes with secondary education at the 12th grade at the age of 18 years. Elementary level teaches the basic subjects along with physical education, music, library and art classes. The individual school districts in accordance with the rules of the NCLB sets it own pattern of curriculum. Thus it varies from one state to the other. Not only does the curriculum vary, even the teaching and learning style differs from state to state according to the particular state’s learning standards and benchmarks. Curriculum standards in private schools do not generally abide by the NCLB and are thus different from that of public schools. (more…)

What is Kinesthetic Learning?

Kinesthetic learning is a method of learning where the student learns by doing. Kinesthetic learning is also referred to as tactile learning.

Kinesthetic learners may struggle with reading instructions or listening to instructions. They may also have a high level of energy, have a constant need to be in motion physically, or simply be agitated, restless, and/or impatient in a classroom environment.

The memories (short term and long term) of learners who learn kinesthetically are strengthened by their use of their body’s own movements. In kinesthetic learning, the learner uses their body to express a thought, an idea, or the understanding of a particular concept. (more…)

Obama’s Policy towards College Affordability

Recently, President Barack Obama was seen on the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon and this is where he was able to participate in one of the funnier features of the show called “slow-jamming the news”. On the late night television show feature, Obama made his thoughts on the rising interest rates on Stafford loans verbal and later on, he used a similar refrain when he gave out his speech at the UNC Chapel Hill.

“Now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people,” said Obama who related his experiences with student debts / loans as well during the speech at the University.

Since the rates of federally subsidized student loan interests are to set to increase twice as much to 6.8 percent this July, the President visited the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to express his desire and efforts in preventing the said increases. Most of Obama’s address that lasted no less than 40 minutes was addressed to the Stafford loan.

“Higher education is the single most important investment you can make in your future,” he told an audience of no less than 8,000 with most of which are standing. “In today’s economy, there is no greater predictor of economic success than a good education,” added Obama.

He also gave praise to the few campuses that try their best to keep their tuition fees as minimal as possible and he said that the federal government should reward these schools with more federal aid.

The current priority of the President is to be able to keep the interest rate of Federal District Loans or Stafford loans at no more than 3.4 percent and on the 1st day onf July, if the Congress ignores this and takes no action, then the rate would automatically increase twice as much to 6.8 percent and the increase would cost the students who have federal loans about $1,000 dollars extra.

Although a lot of people think that this is nothing more than a campaign tactic for the President to establish himself as a regular person and rally his base around a simple concept, there are also those that believe that this is a rare happening when federal action will affect the amount being paid by students for college. Previously, the efforts of the government have been focused on highlighting schools that have the highest rates when it comes to tuition growth and assembling meetings in the White House to come up with ways to stop spending growth but all that it has been in the eyes of most Americans is all talk, no action.

The recent political skirmish on maintaining the 3.4 rate as well as the method of payment for it is nothing but distraction at its finest, unfortunately. This is because only new loans for the 2012-13 academic year and beyond will be impacted by the higher rate and only an approximate of 30% of undergraduates qualify for subsidized Stafford loans for anyone who is affected by this, the increase in monthly payments is estimated to be around no more than $8 dollars which means that the idea that inaction will lead to a doubling of rates for everyone is a stretch.