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    Social Trends in Education/The Next 5 Years

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    A 6 page research paper that discusses current trends in social circumstances that pertain to the educational sector of society. The writer specifically looks at the ramifications of budgetary problems, which are simply one of the social circumstances that will be seriously affecting the American public school system over the next five years. However, this is a major consideration since the availability of funds influences how a plethora of other elements are handled, such as aiding those students who speak English as a second language, special needs students, and the disabled. This examination of education's near future discusses some of the proposals and speculations that have been put forth about handling the problems facing US public schools. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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    resolve themselves through the implementation of effective planning, or become worse. In the 2000 election, President George W. Bush promised that "no child would be left behind." In actuality, the  policies of the Bush Administration over the last four years have served to undermine the nations public education system according to many experts (McLester, 2003). This has occurred through its  "broad and abrupt imposition of highly qualified standards for teachers" as well as the "continual hacking away at budgets," which have succeeded in backing education into an "exceedingly tight and  dark corner" (McLester, 2003). In other words, laws have been passed that require a high standard of accountability from educators, but there has been no corresponding funding to bring about  these goals. The ramifications of budgetary problems are simply one of the social circumstances that will be seriously affecting the American public school system over the next five years.  However, this is a major consideration since the availability of funds influences how a plethora of other elements are handled, such as aiding those students who speak English as a  second language, special needs students, and the disabled. The following examination of educations near future will discuss what is likely to occur, as well as some of the proposals  and speculations that have been put forth about handling the problems facing US public schools. Throughout the country, school districts struggle to find innovative means to make budgets go farther  and accomplish more. During 2003, numerous states cut spending on K-12 education in order to balance their budgets (Trends, 2004). In many districts, administrators met budget short-falls by cutting their  academic year, programs and staff, while putting a freeze on hiring and either closing or merging schools (Trends, 2004). According to Anne W. Miller, the executive director of the Association 

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