Education feeds the mind and is the starting point of every human activity. If education is jeopardized especially in the school, then what is the purpose of getting one? If the students are not able to gain knowledge to nurture them for the future, then what achievement do they get from going to school?
In America, the quality of public school education has declined because of the recorded violence that happens during school days. School violence has been listed as one of the serious problems that make excellent curriculum, competent teachers, and great facilities futile because students’ learning is disturbed. Among the recorded and “popular” school violence include bullying, fighting, gang activity, gun use, and locker thefts. Ostensibly, one cannot blame the student attackers who start these kinds of aggression, nor can one condemn the parents for not imposing discipline over their children. More so, the local government can only do as much to enforce regulations and ordinances to obviate school violence and to terminate it when it happens.
Clearly the school is laden with this vicious problem on violence. In the past, the U.S. Department of Education elaborated that there is no one anti-violence program that could solve the problem across all schools. The system of individual schools can only be suited for a specific academic institution because of demographics; hence, there is no ubiquitous anti-violence intervention, policy, and program.
As the key player to this problem, school administrators can design a program that will potentially dart the issue at core. A solution that can be declared universal is the Learning Management System or LMS. The LMS is software that tracks, delivers, serves, and manages education and training. Many popular LMS’s are internet-based to assist learning monitoring online, used to cater to different administrative, deployment, and educational prerequisite. It provides a central point for training and learning development work. The LMS can provide quantifiable results – where a classroom set-up may not.
If school violence is attributed to the physical and personal interaction of students, then the LMS is the best solution to disconnect the hostile relationship. Virtual learning can allow a more effective exchange of information among students because it streamlines idle times that would have spent over settling gang fights, for instance. Discussions and learning become focused and intensive because of the absence of unnecessary distractions from the environment. Likewise, the students are trained to become more interactive with a positive sense through the use of multimedia, and other technology benefits; hence turning learning more interesting and effective. Teachers can automatically test the knowledge and competency of the students using the LMS.
A learning management system is flexible and versatile that could resolve the problem of school violence in the country. The LMS has so much to offer which could re-boost the quality of education in public schools. It is in the hands of the school administrators to make things happen and ignite change to uplift the status of education in America.