Challenges in Education: School Choice, Homeschooling, Special Needs & More

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This is a public school that specializes in a particular area, such as technology. These schools are designed to attract students from all parts of a community or district, and sometimes require an admissions process:

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1. This is a publicly funded school that was established through an agreement between the school district and the people served by the school (usually parents, teachers and/or community groups). The agreement allows the school to operate free of certain state and national regulations so that the school can better meet the needs of the students and goals of the school:

2. This sociological theory is used to explain how teacher expectations influence student performance, perceptions and attitudes:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Recognize education's challenges with these study resources. Use the quiz to assess what you know about certain topics like identifying a type of public school that specializes in a particular area and a publicly funded school that was created through an agreement between the school district and the people in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Measure how well you know how to:

  • Determine a sociological theory that is used to explain how teach expectations affect student performance and attitude
  • Recognize a program where the government issues credit to a student's family
  • Name the practice under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act where schools are required to place those with physical, emotional or mental disabilities in a traditional classroom whenever appropriate

Skills Practiced

Use this worksheet and quiz to practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on education's challenges
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding publicly funded schools and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a sociological theory used to describe how teacher expectations influence student performance

Additional Learning

Utilize this lesson to understand the challenges in education. This lesson is called Challenges in Education: School Choice, Homeschooling, Special Needs & More and it will adhere to the following study objectives:

  • Identify public schools that offer advanced curriculum to students from across a community or district that meet the strict requirements for admission
  • Define homeschooling
  • Know the difference between a public and private school
  • Recognize teacher shortages
  • Explain Symbolic Interaction Theory
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