The American education system
In today’s society the American education system is seen as failing, is it because of the lack of funding? Or maybe it’s the curriculum being taught. I would argue that the education system is funded properly and that possibly it’s other factors that make the education system seem as if it’s failing. Are parents not spending enough time with their children on assignments and teaching them just how important education is? Education does not just start in the school; it begins at home with the parents. It is as much as our responsibility as parents as well as the school system to make sure our children receive all knowledge necessary.
No other nation in the world spends on education as much as the Americans, and yet the result of this investment in education is considerably poor. All the states have their own department of education and these departments create the rules for the schools of the respective states. Many students who complete their graduation are not well prepared for the challenges of the career.
Does the stress of competing in this world, or the teaching ability of the teachers result in students’ poor performance? It is a continuous debate that stress, competition, completion of graduation with excellent grades. More than 60 percent of noncompleters cited the stress of work while taking classes as their reason for not continuing their education (Altbach, Gumport, & Bedahl, 2011). So, will the education system in America improve if more money is spent on education? It may improve if the teachers get higher salaries, and if better endowments are provided for those who want to start a career as a teacher. When teachers perform their job to the satisfaction of the students’ requirement in the practical world, then Americans can perform far better than the northern Europeans and East Asians in the globalized market and make a niche for themselves in this competitive world. As mentioned by Wolk (2011), “We need to put a highly qualified teacher in every class-room to deliver an excellent education to every student and improve our schools”.
Is the American education system poor because of the harder tests or is it due to the high number of non-immigrants? It can be argued that the results are poor because the schools and colleges raise the bar every year for the number of students to pass the exams. The educational crisis has a diverse effect on the influential than it does on the majority of the society. How do the nonimmigrants contribute to the failing education system in America? Numerous students migrate to America for better education; however not everyone is fluent in communication skills due to diverse culture and ethnicity. The schools and colleges accommodate these immigrants and help them learn in their subjects, but it may not be equivalent to international standards.
For any education system to be better, parent’s involvement is very important along with the teacher’s involvement. Can a fun filled, thrilling, and a real-world teaching make a better education system? It is possible that a gloomy study environment can produce unaccountable stress in students that results in low scores and leaves a negative mark on the education system. The teachers must be enthusiastic, passionate, updated with the new technology and changes in their field, and willingness to teach their respective subjects with the basics and advanced information. Many students cannot pay the tuition fees due to financial crunch that leads them to apply for the student loans. The state and federal aid must be able to keep up the rising cost of the education. As a result students rely on loans to pay for a bachelor’s degree and they start their post collegiate lives with significant debt (Yanushevsky, 2011). Will it be fair to conclude that only the children of affluent people can be admitted in private schools and colleges for a decent education?
Altbach, Philip G., Gumport, Patricia J., Berdahl, Robert O. (2011), American Higher Education
in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges, 3rd edition.
Wolk, Ronald A., (2011), Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We
Can Do About It. ASCD Publishers.
Yanushevsky, Rafael.,(2011) Improving Education in the Us: A Political Paradox, Algora