The popular argument that public education is a failure is not exactly erroneous. However, this failure is not because of our teachers; education systems are failing primarily due to the lack of parent participation. Many parents in our society believe it is solely the teachers job to educate their child, but if there is to be any efficacious edification of our students, there has to be a partnership of both guardian and educator to produce it. Parents commonly expect our teachers and schools to deal with the discipline of their children and to teach their children basic social and cognitive functions. Consequently, the time we spend effectively teaching skills such as the process of understanding and learning to these students has been condensed significantly.
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Schools exist to produce well educated youth that society will benefit from. From personal experience, ill-informed adults make for an unstable, rotten community. Schools hold a big responsibility. They should create a safe haven for students that creates a love for learning, and then also nurtures that same admiration for learning. Schools that students don’t feel safe in usually house students that aren’t interested in subjects that are being taught.
After all education is profitable and money is needed commodity to sustain. But what about our students? Knowledge cannot be retained when schools only value high scores “and indeed devise the tests and the curricula to pass the tests.” Not every child is an empowered learner, sometimes it is not until they have left the school that they start to recall, put into practice and appreciate what they learnt. The system should not expect to see immediate results as some of these individuals are self directed learners. As a consequence, some schools adopted poor standards as the bare minimum so that test scores could improve when in fact students were not learning much of anything.
However, when kids are taken out of school for financial reasons, they might not retain this great self-assurance. Poor people who haven’t received a great education are not necessarily inclined to motivate their children to get much of an education. Without proper encouragement, children might see themselves as forced into carrying on the lives of their parents. This cycle can seem endless, which necessitates a change to the current system. First of all, the government is causing serous harm when it gives blank checks to those in poverty and expects it to be h... ... middle of paper ... ...s a more commendable lifestyle.
Whatever the advantages of education for young people, many are not attending school on a regular basis. Many studies have been done that confirm that there is a vast difference in academic performance between children from high and low-income communities. Education is necessary but education alone does not make it equal between the privilege and poor children as many think it should. Decreasing poverty and inequality first, will raise educational enrollment and performance of students to succeed without regard to their environment situations, race, and gender. Funding is one way that affects the quality of the education system.
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.
There are many people that would say that education is the most important thing and others would not agree with that statement and there are lots of reasons for that. That is because students learn and approach education differently than others. Some of the reasons are that many of the parents don't know how to help their children, students are not engaged in the work and we let the media think for us. A lot of students no matter if they are in middle school, high school or even college they can't be successful students because they do not have parents that can sit down with them and help them on homework. Richard says "I was oddly annoyed when I was unable to get parental help with a homework assignment.