Our Imperfect American School System Our schools have been imperfect from the very beginning. There are countless flaws that have to be fixed in our educational system . Some of which are the lack of education and information our students are getting because of technology, segregation between the students, terrible mathematics scores, and the rate of which our students are dropping out. Here are specific problems out of many that American schools are dealing with today. Lack of information and education In Todd Gitlin’s essay, “The Liberal Arts in an Age of The Info Glut” it is said how the buildup of modern day information and influence is eroding the once wholesome education of students.
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 education decline continues to plummet. The generation today knows less and is less literate than their parent generation. People blame this decline for so many different reasons, but those people can all agree on one common denominator—children are not learning in the classroom. Benjamin Barber, in his article “America Skips School”, argues many reasons why children are not learning in the classroom. His overall thesis was “the reason for the country’s inaction is that Americans do not really care about education—the country has grown comfortable with the game of ‘let’s pretend we care’” (Barber, 2014, p.
The schools are forced to cut back on programs such as extracurricular activities that are suppose to encourage students to be active, or they would have to cut back on supplies where in some cases there are not enough textbooks for each student to have his or her own. The U.S. Department of Education also stated that teachers that are less paid and have less years teaching are often the ones dealing with the students in poverty. (U.S. Department of Education). This only prolongs the problem with children receiving the proper education. If they are taught by teachers who don’t know what they are teaching or those who don’t have enough experience, then the students are not going to learn the correct information or any information at all.
The ongoing dilemmas that are the lack of incentive for teachers, the tenures of teachers, and the focus on the “outcomes” of students, are causing the students’ education to be lacking. One of the biggest hindrances to the learning of students among high schools all over the country is the fact that there is no true incentive program for teachers who have an exceptional teaching performance. Because there is no incentive programs teachers do not commit to their job, and ultimately the students are left to suffer. High school education needs to be quality, not just a required time killer for students looking to excel in sports or any other extracurricular activity. Teachers should be aware of the fact that education is what drives the nation on this day and age.
Recently, Americans are no longer enjoying the excellence and distinction in STEM fields that they once held. This is due to an education system which does not prepare students for activity in key fields. In a set of shocking statistics from the National Math and Science Initiative it is revealed that United States students are going through school unprepared and graduating in much fewer numbers than the current clima... ... middle of paper ... ... evident. These sorts of programs, these detailed reforms to specific areas and direct interactions with students, are what will truly lead to the improvement of American’s STEM education. There is only one way to truly solve this nation’s STEM education crisis, and that is to cultivate a school environment that will foster the growth and development of STEM literacy in this budding generation.
The willingness and the drive to push the student are not embedded in most teachers today. Some of the teachers believe they should not put in the extra time and effort because of the pay they receive. The government is getting exactly what they pay for and our children are undergoing the hardship. Schools are receiving poor education and decrease opportunity the academic success. Due to the hapless circumstances, there has been a decrease in student enrollment.
These results seem more devastating when one sees Asian nations, usually ranking high in competitions, did not participate (McNamara 73). Examinations also reveal pupils' performances decline as students climb up the educational ladder toward college. "We seem to be the only country in the world whose children fall farther behind the longer they stay in school" ("Nation" 1). Yet, just comparing our students to international standards does not divulge the whole story. A big gap exists between stereotypical "poor" schools and "rich" schools.
Public schools standards are comparable to a kangaroo court’s procedure; private schools are known for better teachers, environment, and test grades. The major problems in the public school system include the lack of funding, lack of resources, and lack of standards. Money Problems A major problem with public school is lack of funding, and it seems as if nobody follows the money once it gets to the school. The students and staff both suffer from the lack of money in schools. I attended a really poor middle school named Bishop-Spaugh Middle School.
These presumptions have been calamitous to the education system in light of the fact that they don't represent favoritism of schools in the edification system. For instance, schools that have profoundly taught educators, advanced material, and suitable facilities can give more to the learner than those that don't. How then can schools be required to be evaluated the same on the off chance that they are not the same? By dismissing the education of American youngsters, and not giving an equivalent thorough training to each person in every school, social order is setting them up for failure. More people will drop out of school because of failing grades in light of the fact that schools are equipping them for government sanctioned tests, and not giving a thorough training that shows them how to utilize their education, other than a test taken yearly.