Classroom Computer

Meet Raquel Lima, a Pre-K teacher in Clifton, NJ. She is passionate about her students and shares what teaching fourteen preschoolers is like from the minute she walks into the constructing to the minute she shuts the lights off for the evening. Unlike the systems of most other nations, education in the United States is highly decentralized, and the federal government and Department of Education are not heavily involved in figuring out curricula or educational standards (with the recent exceptions of the No Kid Left Behind Act and the Prevalent Core State Standards Initiative ). This has been left to state and regional school districts.