Why museums should be free?

Museums are strategically designed as places where objects of historical significance, aesthetically pleasing relics and handicrafts, and things of scientific interest are exhibited. These valuable things are preserved in such art galleries not to boast it, but to remind the youth of this generation that these artifacts reveal its country’s culture.

Through museums and art galleries people have something to reminisce about the past. Keeping it in a place is one way of preserving one’s cultural heritage. Thus, having the chance to glance it should not be deprived by the people. It should be that people are free to view these things handed by their ancestors. By doing so, the youth of today can deeply appreciate the heroism, traits, and skills manifested by their ancestors in the past. It should be a privilege that everyone can see the traces in the past. Those traces can truly inspire the youth that the heroic deeds done by their forefathers contribute to the freedom that they are enjoying now. Thus, it could awaken their spirit of patriotism and it could come to their senses things that are worthy of emulation.

The work of art exhibited in the museums is a good example of creativity. Apparently, it can motivate aspiring artists and others to use their potentials. By knowing that such work of art is given importance, individuals who are gifted with such talents would be more encouraged to develop and to pursue its career in the field of art. Eventually, it would lead them to be notable artists in the future. Therefore, museums should not ask for an entrance fee. It should be free of charge because it promotes producing citizens who could make contributions to the national development.

There are many people who are curious to know what is enclosed in the museum. However, it is sad to note that they are deprived of what they ought to see because of its cost. Even if they are eager to see what is inside, its eagerness has gone away for the reason that they need to pay. It is ironic to know that museums try to foster nationalism, artistry and scientific knowledge such as inventions, but then the opportunity to see the evidence of its evolution is barred behind expensive doors.

Such treasures are government properties and safeguarded by government employees. Thus, to pay such entrance fee is no longer a need. Every individual should have the right to see the works of famous artists, famous heroes, and other significant historical and cultural figures in their country.

Free admission to museums and art galleries is a good way of molding young individuals to become responsible citizens in the country. It builds a sense of ownership and a sense of leadership towards its country. It makes them proud that their country has developed.

The point of providing the people their privilege for viewing what a museum has to offer is a national concern. They must make a bill pertaining to it. Once this bill of free admission to museums and art galleries is implemented, the people would surely enjoy the scenery that it brings. They will be acquainted with the memorabilia of the past and with the present creations. With the knowledge and beauty it brings, people are more collaborative to make a change in the society.

They would like to be among the people in the hall of fame who make a difference in the country. It is an honor and pride that one can contribute something worthwhile to the society, may it be in the field of art, literature or sciences. Once a person is recognized being rewarded in a Nobel Prize, another person is also encouraged and inspired to make a name. One thing that builds a nation is a person’s excellence in those aspects. This excellence then will be exhibited in museums. Thus, it is a need to augment people’s talents and skills because somehow these potentials could be an asset to the nation.

It is really a must that museums should be free. Museums display nothing but the best, thus it is not right to pay the cost of this cultural heritage. Everyone should see and should know what the country has. One should be concerned with this issue because of the fact that not everyone can afford to pay it. It is the duty of the government to let everyone know the history, customs, and tradition of the country. It is as well the duty of the government to expose scientific studies and scientific inventions for the people to be aware of its development and achievement.

The perfect venue of these objects of historical significance, aesthetically pleasing relics and handicrafts, and things of scientific interest is no other than the museums. Therefore, museums and art galleries should be free.



The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing

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A standardized test is a form of an assessment formulated by professionals who are experts in its field. This test is presented and released for the schools to utilize it. A standardized test is a kind of test that test takers are asked to answer the uniform questions based on the learning competencies followed by all the schools. The students who will take the test are of the same grade level and are scored in the same manner. In this way, teachers or evaluators can make a comparative analysis on students’ performance.

There are many pros of standardized testing. It is a useful tool in school. It serves as a spectacle for it gives a vivid picture to the questions whether the student struggles, achieves, or progresses on the fundamentals of their respective grade levels.  It is simple to conduct, so it will only take a short period of time. The most advantageous feature of a standardized test is its characteristic of being measurable.  Through measuring students’ achievements, teachers can determine the competency levels. The result of the test helps the educators to distinguish students who need to attend a remedial program.

Moreover, it gives educators a prevalent view to compare and contrast the scores of the students coming from the same grade levels and even other schools. The gathered information then gives an impression of the weak and strong areas in the test.  The result of a standardized test will be the determining factor regarding curriculum making and seminars. Supervisors will then instruct principals to augment teacher’s methods and to enhance curriculum to suit the learner’s needs.

On the other hand, there are also cons in a standardized test. Such as, test items are not aligned to skills in the classroom context. It is apparent that questions are generalized, so it only assesses general knowledge and comprehension. A standardized test does not measure higher-order thinking skills. The questions are limited which make it not useful to determine student’s ability.

It uses a multiple choice type of test which affects the validity of the test for some students happened to choose the correct answer by chance. The scores of a standardized test are scores are considerably affected by factors which are not related to academic like span of attention and fatigue.

Standardized testing may be advantageous or disadvantageous, but what is important is that educators have basis and principle as their bedrock to test learners’ skills and competence to bring out productive citizens in the country.