The recent statistics that the education system could be producing high school graduates who are functionally illiterate is very worrying. Researchers interested in investigating whether the high school education system is producing illiterate graduates investigate the issue by exploring three types of illiteracies; functional, cultural and moral literacy. The most disturbing news is that the level of functional literacy among high school graduates is wanting. Functional literacy “is the inability to read or write well enough to accomplish everyday tasks in modern society” (Sweet Par. 2).
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Most students enter college with high intentions of being successful, which in time turns into a whole different negative outlook during their college experience. They abuse their independence that college comes with, forcing failure upon their education. Lacking preparedness and skills needed to achieve a college degree negatively effects students’ academic performance. Works Cited Paulynice, Roldens. "What Causes Many College Students to Fail or Dropout?"
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Schools changing curriculum to cater to the testing requirements is one way the No Child Left Behind Act negatively affects schools. This article describes consequences of the heavy emphasis on standardized tests made by the No Child Left Behind Act, “The Overall lackluster performance is certain to revive the debate on whether history and other subjects, such as science and art, are being pushed out of the curriculum because of the focus on math and reading demanded under the No Child Left Behind federal educational law” (Banchero web). Many of the courses that are being pushed out are courses that a... ... middle of paper ... ...life, who is? Works Cited Banchero, Stephanie. “States Fail to Raise Bar in Reading, Math Tests.” Wall Street Journal 11 August 2011: A2.
Emerging leaders for social justice: Negotiating the journey through action research. Journal of School Leadership, 91-121. Retrieved from http://catalog2.nmsu.edu:2148/ps/i.do?action=interpret&id=GALE%7CA345073117&v=2.1&u=nm_a_nmlascr&it=r&p=EAIM&sw=w&authCount=1 Patton, L. D., McEwen, M., Rendon, L., & Howard-Hamilton, M. F. (2007). Critical race perspectives on theory in student affairs. New Direction for Student Services, 39-53. http://dx.doi.org/ DOI: 10.1002/ss Suter, N. W. (2012).
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Nothing is more critical to this nations success than the future of a good education system. I along with most Americans have good reason to be concerned with our current system which is failing miserably. The U.S. used to be a leader in education, but now has dropped in rank due to a number of factors such as: poor performance from teachers /students, low test scores, over crowded class rooms, high school drop outs , and under funded federal programs. We face stiff competition in the field of higher education from nations like; China, Latin America, India, and Singapore. The U.S. government tried to raise the bar in 2001, when congress introduced a new bill called “The No Child Left Behind” act .