It isn't money that is the problem - some of the worst performing school districts have the highest spending per capita.
The problems are:
* teacher unions that don't let you fire bad teachers
* children from fatherless households drop out of school and get held back at 3-4 times the rate of married two parent households - and our current welfare system punishes those who marry so the poor are the most likely to never marry, nearly guaranteeing bad life outcomes for the next generation in the ghetto or poor rural area; our schools don't emphasize the importance of marriage and actually support girls to keep the baby and go to school instead of pushing her to put the baby up for adoption
* not implementing discipline in mostly poor schools out of fear of being called racist, so black and some hispanic kids can run wild and act out in class or assault others with minimal consequences - so there are so many disruptions in inner city schools that 12th graders have the equivalent of an 8th or 9th grade education
by Bill Holland 6 years ago
What would you do to fix the educational system in America?This assumes, of course, that the system needs fixing. What would you change about it? What would you terminate? Perhaps we need to look first at what is wrong before answering the question.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
Our educational system is in deep of some deep repair. Our children are only receiving the rudiments of reading, math, writing, and reasoning skills. Children are graduating high school and are nearly functional illiterates. As a developed country, our education...
by ViralWhisper 7 years ago
It didn't really surprised me why the U.S. was not even in the Top 10 for the best educational system in the world according to the most recent survey. There's a real problem in the system of education in the U.S. and it's a shame that those politicians in Washington are not doing much to rectify...
by Sneha Sunny 7 years ago
Can you tell me how is American educational system?? Like about the way of markings or grades, terms/semesters systems, how students are being taught at school, books and notebooks, conduction of other extra curriculum activities etc. I need some info. Let me know whatever you know....
by preacherdon 7 years ago
With the entertainment and sport industries making multimillions of dollars each year and the education industry losing funding and shutting down programs and laying off teachers, should the education of our children be privatized? City budgets are no longer able to provide adequate funding for...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
In our educational system, A students are thought to be more intelligent and sharper than B and Cstudents. A students are also told by teachers that they will be more successful in life than either B and/or C students. In fact, A students are THE ONES who are groomed and coached for success...
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