Obama to Cancel the Term Papers for High Schools
03/30/2010

The US President Barack Obama has recently announced his intention to send to Congress a new bill envisaging the sweeping educational reform in order to catch up with the world’s richest countries in terms of graduation rates and improvement of the overall school grades.

Online PR News – 30-March-2010 – – The US President Barack Obama has recently announced his intention to send to Congress a new bill envisaging the sweeping educational reform in order to catch up with the world’s richest countries in terms of graduation rates and improvement of the overall school grades. The main goal of the project is to ensure that each young American is guaranteed a college entry and a successful future career by 2020. The initiative comes amid heavy public criticism of the G.W. Bush’s 2002 No Child Left Behind Act and, in particular, stipulates that all doubtful formalities and discrepancies contained in it are removed.

Particularly, it deals with the cancellation of the term paper writing, called by one of the state officials “a time-consuming and largely pointless activity”. As the proposed blueprint is mainly concerned with students’ preparation for college rather than focusing “too much on testing and not enough on learning” (as the current law does), all redundant paperwork must be eliminated.

The proposal has already been given warm support from some of educationists. Thus, Daniel Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators said: "We're delighted over that, [as] we have not been a fan of No Child Left Behind."

Meanwhile, online term paper writing services, like ProfEssays.com, are grinding their teeth, as the new initiative will evidently bring severe money losses for them. The 70% of income from US will be totally vanished and the marketing experts have already started massive PR companies aimed at other English speaking countries like UK and Australia in a desperate try to minimize the damage caused by President Obama’s initiative.

Nevertheless, such measure as the term paper cancellation can be deemed as a desperate act of the US Government trying to save the situation. Speaking at his press-conference, the American President explicitly admitted that “…American fifteen year olds no longer even near the top in math and science when compared to their peers around the world”. In fact, “we've now fallen behind most wealthy countries in our high school graduation rates. And while we once led the world in the proportion of college graduates we produced, today we no longer do."

Instead of the abolished term paper study evaluation system, it is planned to stimulate other ways of educational process organization (e.g. the encouragement of the individual research work). For such purposes, an estimated $4 billion increase in federal education spending is proposed, most of which would go to increase the competition among states for grant money and move away from formula-based funding.

So, will the game be worth the candle – the time will only tell…
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