Disadvantages Of High School Education

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Compared to developed countries around the world, America is at a disadvantage when it comes to High School education. Although elementary and middle school scores are on average with the rest of the world, United States high school scores are in the lower percentile. How is it that high schools in the United States score below other countries compared to South Korea, Finland, and Germany? The current high school curriculum is not an effective way of teaching adolescents in the U.S. Curriculum in America is similar to the curriculum of Japan, and Korea; however, it is not an effective way of learning for U.S. high school students. U.S. students do not face the same cultural pressure that students would face in certain Asian countries;…show more content…
GPA has also plagued the American society of how they view students, it is perceived as the single most important thing of their education to become successful in their future life; when in reality GPA measures a student’s self-discipline and effort not their intelligence. According to a study published by the Association of Physiological Science, the correlation between G.P.A. and self-discipline to be 67%, more than twice the correlation between G.P.A. and intelligence at 32%. This creates a correlation to how underachieving the United States is in education, we have developed a strict focus on results and not…show more content…
This statistic reveals how big of an emphasis high schools have on GPA, furthermore proving the irrelevancy of GPA, and the economic benefits of a new approach to high school curriculum. The ways that could be done to achieve this 5% increase and even more, is making a classroom curriculum interesting to students by switching from the current colorless and bromidic system to a more expressive and unreserved system. Incorporating lessons into real life scenarios and skills will result in an interest from the students because of an applicable way to use the lesson outside the classroom. Reducing the influence and power associated with GPA can benefit the student by relieving the stress of students and generate a focus towards the curriculum of the
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