Educational Standards

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Educational Standards
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Educational Standards Education is a vital good, like fresh food or medical treatment, and this has been proven since the 1800s. Although it is a responsibility of the individual States, the United States (U.S.) Government assumes the responsibility of deciding what constitutes “education” for school-age children in America (American History Journal, 2010). The American Government holds the sentiment that change to public schools’ curriculum is critical to advancement. This paper will discuss whether or not raising the U.S. Educational standard will give American students an advantage professionally.

The History of the United States Education Department
The American Educational Department was created in 1867 to gather information on schools and teaching. This information was used to help the United States produce effective schools. For over 130 years the department of education continues to provide information on what works in education to teachers and policy makers. In 1946, The United States Department of Education (ED) began vocational training in high schools. These training programs consisted of agriculture, industrial arts, and home economics, and were focused on better preparing students for future careers. In 1957, the U.S. voiced concerns that the country was losing ground educationally compared to the rest of the world (Efforts toward Educational Reform in the United States since 1958, 2010). While continuing the pursuit of academic excellence, the U.S. Government rendered The Department of Education an independent entity 1979. In 1980, Congress established the department as a cabinet…...

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