Students do not know about the real society and the real working environment and even their college life because simply school does not give chances to learn about them. They do not know what they have to do and they even forget what they are doing. The education system of America should focus more on the idea of independence than the self-esteem. In this way, even though school cannot focus on each individual, it can help students to decide their life after graduation. As the result, school, society and America will reach the true efficiency.
The education system loses the purpose of learning because it is required, students only go because they must. Education is not meaningful and only serves the purpose of pushing children into a career and the work force. Teaching lessons that do not challenge the students or benefit thinking skills. Modern education is failing to give students useful thinking skills. Tradition has reigned too long in the American school system and has changed nothing, the way this country approaches education must change if the next generations are to learn meaningfully instead of forcefully.
Some people view America as a country with a weak educational system, Michael Moore is one of these people. In his article “Idiot Nation,” he believes American school systems are being run poorly causing our student’s intellect to be sluggish. Moore believes that this is being caused by political leaders and most people in society that “have decided it’s a bigger priority to build another bomber than to educate our children.” (Moore 131) These people would rather worry about situations with war than providing a decent education to the students. Because of these decisions, school systems don’t supply the most efficient education for students in our nation. This then leads to the students not learning all that they should in school.
To say school is bad for children is extremely inaccurate, many children look forward to this as their safe haven. In John Holt 's essay “school is bad for children” he argues that school prevents children from learning what they want and that it enables their curiosity making them become passive learners I found myself disagreeing with his arguments. Holt proposes ideas to reform the school system to make it more favorable for children in which i do agree with partially. School is one of the many things children need to succeed; getting students to work together more efficiently is great but taking students out of the school to learn along with removing compulsory school attendance and required curriculum is not the answer. More one on one
They simply learn to submerge their unique personalities under the sort of “totalitarian dictatorship,” which the American school has come to represent implicitly (Moore 147). Because present-day American schools do not promote intelligence, creativity, and individuality, they fail to prepare their students for the modernized, competitive world of labor, in which an idea parallel to Herbert Spencer’s “survival of the fittest” holds strong. In addition, there exists a noticeable decline in libraries in America. Michael Moore explains that “kids deprived of access to good libraries are also being kept from developing the information skills they need to keep up in workplaces that are increasingly depe... ... middle of paper ... ...itical Thinking and Writing. Boston, MA: Bedford/St.
Because of the lack of money, schools we... ... middle of paper ... ... to changes to the current United States public schools. However, the people in charge of making the changes are the ones who profit and will probably never change their mindset. The school system needs to be changed entirely, but solutions to this problem simply aren’t out there. Experimentation needs to be done in certain school systems to determine the most successful method. Until then, the United States of America will continue to support a failing school system and will continue to produce uneducated adults.
Bogdan Galay ENG 1020/CRN # 10242 Dr. Thomas Orange April, 30, 2014 Downgrade of American Schools American education is going down. It is very noticeable by parents, experts, and students. There are numerous articles and research analysis done trying to find the cause of the downgrade and recession in K through grade 12. To most students, schools are not an exciting place where they may feel like they are not learning any new material. For others, schools cannot provide a basic level of education because they do not have funds to do so.
The American Educational System is not what it used to be. Many people fear the falling standards of the United States’ public school system. What with the harsh social environment, the controversial curriculum, the overpaid, corrupt teachers with their own agenda, and the exposure to horrifying new ideas and ways of thinking; Or at least this is what the paranoid parents of the United States have led themselves to believe. Anything looks bad when you look at it in such harsh light. Granted, there are a few (or several ) flaws in the Public Educational System but rather than make an attempt to help fix these problems, parents take it upon themselves to educate their own children and “fix” them.
Intelligent or genius students have to be in that system of education, which doesn’t let them improve their creativity. Educators attempt to change that system to make it better, but their changing was not that great to be an example for the world. Also, did that change qualify education system to compete other systems or not? In some examples and reasons have been made me agree with some of points from Gatto’s and Edmunson’s and disagree them. John Taylor Gatto, in his essay “Against School: How Public Education Cripples our Kids, and why”, argues that the contemporary purpose of education in public schools is to produce “harmless electorate,” “a servile labor force,” and “mindless consumers” (28).
Parents who put their kids in co-education schools are not thinking about their children’s future and their education closely enough. Co-education is hurting children because they are not focusing on them. They only focus on their lesson plans, they do not focus on the different strategies that students need to learn. Single-sex schools have more opportunities than Co-ed schools. Co-ed schools do not give their students the tools they need to be an advanced student.