Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Student's Bill of Rights

The Student's Bill of Rights | The Student Educational Equality Act

We the People recognize that All Children are gifted and deserve the highest quality education. The citizens of this great nation are capable of providing an equitable, enriching and quality education to each and every child. 

  • All federally/publicly funded schools that serve AT-RISK students must provide full day kindergarten and Head Start Preschool for all AT-RISK children
  • All federally/publicly funded schools that serve AT-RISK students at a threshold of 25% will set a maximum cap of 18 students per class
  • All students that are performing below ability level regardless of label or status will receive prompt special education, compensatory, alternative, formative and or corrective education services until they are performing/working at or above ability level
  • All special education students are given the highest-quality educational services needed until they are working at or above ability level
  • All federally/publicly funded schools that serve AT-RISK students at a threshold of 25% must recruit and hire Master Level Teachers
  • All federally/publicly funded schools that serve AT-RISK students at a threshold of 25% must have school counselors, registered nurses, highly trained special education teachers, school physiologist and certified Master Teachers as librarians
  • All primary students must receive recess and creative playtime hourly during school
  • All students must receive high-quality arts education
  • All students must receive high-quality physical education
  • All students must receive formative enrichment education
  • All students must receive high-quality character education
  • All students must receive high-quality STEM education
  • All federally/publicly funded schools that serve AT-RISK students at a threshold of 25% must have parents, students and teachers provide input into ALL special education, compensatory, alternative, formative and or corrective education services that are provided
  • All Masters Level Teachers must collaborate and provide peer to peer leadership
  • All federally/publicly funded schools that serve AT-RISK students at a threshold of 25% must provide a highly nutritious breakfast and lunch daily to all children
  • All teachers are responsible for the social emotional wellbeing and positive academic outcomes for every child in the school
  • All AT-RISK students are made the daily priority of every administrator, support staff, teacher, parent and student at school
  • All testing in the primary grades is formative and not assigned a letter grade
  • Please add your ideas or changes

My Thoughts on an Equitable Education Act or Student's Bill of Rights 
By Sean Taylor the Dyslexic Reading Teacher 

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