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The Perspective – “Welcome Back Students and Educators, Part 1” September 2021 Edition

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”[1]

  • Famous Blues Artist B.B. King

It has been a long road for all of us while dealing with COVID-19, and even at times the stresses of life and bearing tasks. However, like all matters of our being we can and do weather the storms with resilience and tenacity.

I would like to take time this month to touch basis on the enormous responsibilities that our Educators, Students (Children), and Parents alike face and the many challenges that come with it. It is not easy to groom our young people given the many competing influences in their lives. However, a great need is put upon those who spend a lot of time educating our children to grow into their purpose. There is much to say concerning our education system, yet at the same time compared to other parts of the world, we can agree it is better than most.

A recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), finds that there were approximately 3.3 million full-time and part-time traditional public-school Teachers, 205,600 public charter school Teachers, and 509,200 private school Teachers, during the school year 2017-2018.[2]  In addition, the number of people enrolled in school in the United States reached 76.8 million in 2018 according to the U.S. Census Bureau: STATS FOR STORIES/NOVEMBER 18, 2019.  Also, per Student spending was $12,201 in 2017: American Education Week, November 18-22, 2019.

Education in the United States follows a pattern similar with other systems, as part of its educational structure. Early childhood education is followed by primary school (elementary in the United States), middle school, secondary school (high school in the United States), and then postsecondary (tertiary) education. Postsecondary education includes non-degree programs that lead to certificates and diplomas plus six-degree levels: Associate, Bachelor, First Professional, Master, Advanced Intermediate, and research Doctorate, according to the USNEI.

Why is this important to MUD’s? Great question!

……Water, Sewage, Drainage, and Infrastructure. Hint – Math, Science, and the Environment.  We will discuss next in Part 2 on “The Perspective”.  Until then enjoy the nice weather!

 

[1] Hire Education News, Inspiring Educational Quotes for Students/UoPeople: https://www.uopeople.edu. Accessed: September 24, 2021, at 3:39 pm. cst.

[2] National Center for Education Statistics, United States Department of Education’s Institute of Education Science, Teacher Facts and Trends; http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=28. Accessed: September 27, 2021, at 5:40 am. cst.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”
Albert Einstein