Has the American educational system failed and if so why?
Does the phrase, "The dumbing down of America," indicate a purposeful process or a outcome of unintended consequences? Are the teacher unions, the lack of proper parental involvement, teacher incompetence and Federalization of schools participants in the demise of education? Are drugs, seeming promiscuity, the lack of discipline and an educational system focused on a collective norm, as opposed to individual achievement at fault?
Is there anyone who can find a positive in our education system?
The fault lies in the individual American home. Teachers do their best to try to teach children all day, but if they just go right back home to their uneducated parents who tell them to ignore what all them evil unbaptized scientists say, they're just going to continue being stupid.
Compare this to, say, Japan, where religion is more of a leave-it-running-in-the-background cultural thing than a personal thing, and you'll find that Japanese kids are SUPREMELY superior to us in every single category in terms of education. And suicide rates, but that's another topic.
It has failed in most states and it gets low marks in the other states. Most organized education in the US today is still based on outdated and unproven methods developed as an outgrowth of the industrial revolution. I would argue that another failure is due to perhaps too much parental involvement in the system. Kids need to be sheltered to some extent from their own dumb-dumb parents and entrusted more to qualified, educated and trained (and certified) professional educators. Teachers today aren't the best. But they're a hell of a lot better than they used to be. Anyway, there could be a Hub essay written on this subject. So I'll cut myself off here and say the whole bad education process that we have always used is not conducive to success or learning.
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 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 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...
by icv 4 years ago
What are the changes required to build a better educational system all over the world ?now, most of the educational system in different countries are not much effective. Please share your view on major changes that we must implement to build a better education and by a better society ...
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....
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