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The 3 Worst Budget Cuts Schools Often Make

Author:  James Anderson

Here are just a few common losses due to budget cuts that are impacting millions of students in the United States every day.

No. 1 -  Field Trips
Experiences working and visiting with people and places from outside of the school environment are among the most memorable any of us can recall when reflecting on our own years in education.


And current educational theory agrees; the most effective education stems from real world applications in which students learn organically as a result of their school work. This approach has been proven to be highly motivating. This is also completely opposed to common practices in classrooms, which often have it backwards and require learning as a means of finishing assignments which are completely irrelevant to students’ personal lives and communities. But with budget cuts limiting the field trips students can take, opportunities for teachers to provide these field experiences are dwindling.

 

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