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<ul><li><p>Extra Curricular ActivitiesIssues in Illinois Public Schools</p><p>William Allan Kritsonis, PhD</p></li><li><p>What is Extra Curricular Activities?Extracurricular activities are activities performed by students that fall outside the realm of the normal curriculum of school or university education.Debate clubsSportsNewspaper</p></li><li><p>What is Co Curricular Activities?Co-Curricular are activities that happens within the during normal class time.BandChoirDramaArtComputers (Technology)</p></li><li><p>PURPOSEExtracurricular activities are an intricate part of education.Improves schools performanceReduce grade retentionIncrease student attendanceInterest in schoolEmotional Growth</p></li><li><p>BENEFITSExplore physical activitiesSocial Political InterestCareer InterestStudents are more engaged in the classroomPositive Support among peers and adult staff</p></li><li><p>Issues of Extra Curricular Activities</p><p>BudgetFaculty (Staffing)Seek Volunteers or Local Colleges and UniversitiesClass TimePlanningEvaluation</p></li><li><p>Issues in Illinois Public School</p><p>High School Reform</p><p>Home Schooling Issues and Extra Curricular Activities</p></li><li><p>High School Reform IssuesAchievement is too lowMaking schools more accountableNCLBGovernment-driven, top-downHigh School is a borePrevent drop outsMaximize completions by making the high school experience more appealingAllow students to move at their own paceRecovery programs for drop outs</p></li><li><p>High School Reform IIOne size does not fit allDevise new institutional formsUsing current technologySmaller SchoolsGive students a choice: high-tech schools, virtual high schools, charter schools, KIPPCourses are too easy and pointlessBroaden access to Advanced Placement coursesStrengthen state standardsRevise textbooksBlend higher educations expectations with modern jobs</p></li><li><p>Status of Reform in IllinoisGovernor Blagojevich signed legislation to strengthen Illinois high schools by increasing class requirement for graduationSB575, Higher Standards, Better Schools plan and budgetMore foreign languages, arts, and musicTraining opportunities for career-track studentsAdvanced Placement classes</p></li><li><p>Status of ReformIllinois Juniors take the PSAEISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) adopted rules that outline the standards for Illinois teacher to become highly qualified CCSSO a five year collaborative project to identify best practices that transform promising schools to great high schools (funded by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation)Project Lead the Way (PLTW): technology</p></li><li><p>Illinois Public School of ChoiceProvides option for students in schools that have not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)</p><p>Gives students in schools identified in school improvement the opportunity to attend a public school that has made AYP in the same districtNCLB Component</p></li><li><p>Homeschooling and The LawCompulsory attendance lawNew England colonies (17th Cent.)Requires public or approved non-public school attendance for children ranging from ages five to sixteen in the area of education and public schooling (Gordon, Russo, &amp;Miles, 1994)Parental failure to comply with the law can result in criminal penalties</p><p>Common School MovementJorgenson (1987) defines as a series of state movements occurring roughly during the period 1830-1860Government-differentiate PublicNon-public</p></li><li><p>Landmark Decision IPierce v. Society of Sisters (1925)The Supreme Court clearly established that compulsory attendance laws had to accommodate both public and non public schoolingRequire all school aged children to attend only public school14th AmendmentThe statute infringed upon the rights of parents to choose schools where their children received both an appropriate education and religious trainingCourt confirmed the right of individuals to establish and maintain both private non-sectarian and private religious schools, and the right of the state to require attendance at a school did not include the include the right to preclude attendance at non public schools</p></li><li><p>Landmark Decision IIWisconsin v. Yoder (1972)State control over education The court recognized the rights of devout Amish parents not to send their children to school after the 8th GradeParents were able to demonstrate that secondary schools were in direct conflict with Amish beliefs in cooperation, piety, and simple, agrarian life styleThe court reaffirming the States responsibility for the education of its citizens, but used the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment rather than the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment</p></li><li><p>Landmark Decision IIIJohnson v. Board of Education (1983)Refused an Amish Exception to Baptist who wished to educate their children in their own schools staffed by non certified teachersBaptist ministers argued that since they were fundamentalists similar to the AmishRefused to grant them the same exemption would be denial of equal protectionThe Eighth Circuit rejected their argument holding that, unlike the Amish, these Baptist children lived in ordinary residential neighborhoods interacting with others not of their faith (Gordon, Russo, &amp; Miles, 1994)</p></li><li><p>Landmark Decision IVPeople v. Levinson (1950)Illinois defining case for homeschoolersMore liberal position on the spectrum of academic equivalenceParents of a seven year old girl were convicted of violating the states compulsory attendance lawLevinson appeal to the Illinois Supreme CourtEvidence indicated that the mother had been teaching her daughter at home for five hours a day and the child had demonstrated proficiency comparable with average third-grad studentsThe mother is the best teacherThe education in competition with other students produces a pugnacious characterThe Court did not believe that the home school parents had violated the compulsory attendance law</p></li><li><p>Illinois Homeschooling ChangeIndividual home schools may operate as private or church schoolsSection 26-1 of the Illinois School codeIf a child is attending a private or parochial school where children are taught the branches of education taught to children of corresponding age and grade in public school and where instruction is in the English language, the child is in compliance with Illinois compulsory attendance law.</p></li><li><p>Home School and Extra Curriculum Activities in IllinoisHome school and Sports ParticipationHome school enjoys the same status as the public school system</p><p>Not all Illinois schools allow home schools to participate in extra curriculum activities</p><p>Home school are entitled to participate in any for credit class that is offered by the public school</p><p>The states interest in ensuring that all children have an access to an education</p></li><li><p>Homeschoolers and SportsIllinois High School Association (IHSA)Interscholastic high school sports are guided by the IHSA, which is an organization independent of the public schools with its own rulesAny school, public or private may belong</p><p>May form its own teams to play in the IHSA league (Home schools usually join with neighborhood team or other home schools </p></li><li><p>Home SchoolingCan not participate science fairCan participate in interscholastic high school athleticsParents must make a request to the Chief Education OfficerMust meet the requirements determined pursuant to the by laws of Illinois High School Athletic Association and the Chicago Public High School Athletic Association</p></li><li><p>REFERENCEShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extracurricular_activities</p><p>Finn,C. E.,(2006). Things are Falling Apart, Education Next, pp. 1-2, Winter 2006</p><p>Smith, B.,(1998). Its About Time: Opportunities to Learn in Chicagos Elementary Schools, Consortium on Chicago School Research, December 1998</p><p>http://wwww.illinoishouse.org/a09.htm</p><p>Buser, R.L. &amp; Humm.W.L. (1980). Special Report on Cocurricular Offerings and Participation, Springfield, 111.:Illinois State Board of Education, 1980.</p><p>http://www.cps.k12.il.us/About CPS/PressRelease/Septemer 2005/hs plan.htm</p><p>http://www.smallschool.cps.k12.il.us/grants/html</p></li><li><p>REFERENCES CONTINUELett, D. (1999). Home Schooling and the request for access to public school extracurricular activities: A Legal and Policy Study of Illinois (ED 450470).</p><p>Gordon, W.M., Russo, C.J., &amp;Miles, A.S. (1994). The law of home schooling. Monograph of the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education.</p></li></ul>