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June 20, 2018

Schooling America: How the Public Schools Meet the Nation’s Changing Needs

You might be familiar with the title of this article and the reason for that is because there is a chance that you have read the book before. That’s right this title schooling America is from a book written by Patricia Albjerg Graham and it is truly a unique piece that I suggest to everyone. Why do I think that you should read this book, well because there is a lot to learn about public school systems and how they adapt to the changing needs of our society. If you are sending your child to a public school, it wouldn’t hurt to actually learn something true about those schools. It is never too late to educate yourself or even to learn something, I believe that throughout our life, we are constantly able to adapt to changes and that makes us very special.

In this article, you will be able to hear my perspective on this topic how the public schools meet the nation’s changing needs. Everyone has an opinion about public schools, some people have bad ones and they rather home-school their kids because they are afraid that they won’t get the proper education at schools. Well, I personally disagree with that, not because I am, a professor myself, but because I know what type of effort teachers and professors are putting into educating these young generations. It is our responsibility to teach your child and we take it seriously.

Ability to Adapt

As mentioned, we as humans have the ability to adapt to various changes and that’s why we are so special. Just as we adapt, these public schools also are adapting to the changing needs of the nation. Education is getting more and more serious and now when people finish high school, they are coming out with far more knowledge than it was twenty years ago. That just shows how these schools are adapting to changes in this county.

When these young adults leave the high school and apply for colleges they are far more equipped with knowledge than ever before. I am not saying that the education before was bad, but just that wants on this high level. Not only that public schools are adapting to changes, but every other educational institute is adapting. If we want to progress and evolve even further, then we have to put all our experience and knowledge into these younger generations because one day they will be making these decisions.

 

How Many Years of College Does It Take to Become an Elementary School Teacher?

When you are a kid, you always dream of working and how fun it will be to have your own money that you have earned. That is until you face the reality and you have to start working. Then everything hits you like a bus and if you don’t have some support or help, you can find yourself in a lot of trouble. We all wanted to be a policeman, firefighters, but it is all decided when you have to enter a college. Most people easily give up on their dreams and try to find a college they think is easy. Let me be the one that tells you that there is no college that is easy, you will have to work hard those few years until you graduate.

Of course, there are some colleges such as medical ones that are more complicated and harder to finish, but if you love what you are studying, then it won’t be hard for you. That’s why you should never force yourself into a college that you are not interested in. You will just torture yourself for few years and if you succeed to finish it, you still won’t love the job that comes after.

4-5 Years of College

Most of you are here to learn about how long you have to go to school to be a teacher and you are in the right place. I am a professor myself and I have gone through all of this and I will be able to give you the right answer for this question. My answer is 4-5 years of college is what you have to expect in order to become a teacher at an elementary school. The reason why it is 4-5 is that it depends on several things such as state, and various licensing requirements.

One thing I can tell you for sure that those 4 or even 5 years will go by like nothing and you don’t have to worry about them because if you love what you do, then it won’t be hard. For me, it was a journey that I will never forget, and I will always be happy to remember some of those college memories. Becoming a teacher or a professor is a very unique experience that you will realize as soon as you step into a classroom and you are the one who has to do the educating part.