Where to find ALL education laws for the US?

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  1. Zeno X

    Zeno X New Member

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    Hi, I'm new to politics and definitely don't know much about US education law. Are there other sources besides the Department of Education's website that I should know about?
     
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    The "Department of Education" has very little to do with education in the U.S. The laws establishing attendance and funding and so forth are state by state. Within each state you have school districts with varying policies and rules.

    I doubt there is any place that has all the laws pertaining to education. You wouldn't believe the number of laws we're talking about when you consider local, county, state, federal, and special district laws.
     
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    Most of educational laws in the United States are state laws. Go to each state's board of education.
     
  4. Zeno X

    Zeno X New Member

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    I might look up that stuff in the future, but I've seen that the core of how US (public) education works doesn't really change whether you're in middle school, high school, or college, and the last two are/were private and in different states.
     
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    Well, from a student's view, maybe.
     
  6. Zeno X

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    Well, I'm focusing on the student view. The issues of career fairness and advancement opportunities for teachers are important, but ultimately it is the students that must be focused on. Otherwise, we have already forgotten what this mandatory thirteen-plus-year time drain is trying to achieve, and the effects last a lifetime.
     
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    What are your particular pet peeves?
     
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    Zeno X New Member

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    This conversation could last a while...

    Where do I start? GPA is accurate to .001, yet variance between school systems, teachers, and career paths have a much bigger influence than .001, and sometimes more than one's ability. Unscientific testing procedures, misleading or outdated coursework, overly rigid and mandatory nature of assignments and classes, including their pacing and duration, the huge lie of well-roundedness when one is going to forget that stuff, the complete lack of systems for continuous student feedback if any, treating feedback and most policies like students aren't the center of the universe (bad wording, but true)...

    Regarding that mandatory nature part, I would prefer to remove those stupidities and declare rationality a core subject alongside writing (which is currently rigid and misleading), mathematics (which is currently outdated in its methodology), and possibly others that I haven't thought of yet because the above problems are more important. I don't know how much good rationality classes would do, but hey, US citizens have schooling in common more than anything else, period.
     
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    GPA is not accurate to .001. They just compute it to that level. Nobody pays much attention to .001 difference in GPA.


    So what happened, get beat out for valedictorian by .001?


    Obviously, you've never been in the workplace. If you think teachers are bad about rigid and mandatory assignments, bosses are worse.

    Can't teach rationality on it's own. It needs to be taught in conjunction with context.
     
  10. Clint Torres

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    Each school district has their own set of laws and policies. The account for their own policies as well as they do the money they spend. Good luck.
     

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