If American schoolchildren aren’t performing at least at the same level as children from countries such as China, Japan, and Finland; the United States runs the grave risk of losing its economic edge in the world (Wilde 1). The achievement gap in the United States should be much narrower considering the immense amount of wealth this county holds. At this point, failure can no longer be tolerated; wasting money can no longer be tolerated. In order to fix the system, a fully-funded voluntary preschool program should be available to every kid in the nation. Standardized tests should be replaced with grade-to-grade evaluations, where students only move on to the next grade if they demonstrate the necessary skills.
Michelle Steele states “Prop 30 won’t fix our schools or stabilize the state budget; it will increase tax volatility and leave our children facing more of the same debt” (Steele). You can’t make a judgment like that till has been in effect for a few years Michelle Steele ... ... middle of paper ... ...e able lower tuition because of prop 30. Before prop 30 was in affect students were going different directions. Students are taking up careers that don’t require a higher education degree. Its not just tuition that is holding people back from attending higher education, it’s the lack of classes which are one a first come basis.
The change relies on the people of the present to change the destination of the future. Parents and teachers should pressure the government to create more educational programs for the minority communities instead of allowing schools to close them. This reason is important because it lowers the dropout minority rate in high school. The closure of programs in schools affects Latinos and Hispanic, and other minorities lives educational and financially. Latino and Hispanic teenagers who dropout in high school are more likely to have fewer options to have a successful job and to provide better living conditions for their... ... middle of paper ... ...t to success?
In the article, “Freedom to Fail? The Board’s Role in Reducing College Dropout Rates.” by Stan Jones says, “ To retain students, boards should consider an approach to governance that reduces the time it takes for a student to graduate, lessens the number of choices, and provides more predictability and structure.”(Jones, Stan 20-23) At least the Boards and Government is taking charge of this issue because college dropout increasing and that can affect the future of this country. Although going to college in the United States is a high demand, there are many students who drop out in their first year school due to, high tuition, inadequate academic preparations and how their raised. One of the main reasons why students drop out is because of how they are raised. Parenthood is very important in a child’s life.
Parents across America are working longer hours and trying to provide a better and surge future for their children, but Americans are unhappy with the K-12 education system, which we are told is the key for success. The United States has spent more on education any other develop country in the world, and education is ranked 31st and 23rd in Science and it seem that students are falling behind year after year. Yet, we are adding programs to our education system that suggested it would help our kids to more proficient in the classroom. Therefore, is this new approach on education really helping students? It seems that the Common Core debate is not just being fought in the classroom, but also in the court.
People without a high school diploma experience difficulties gaining the necessary h qualifications most employers require; “Ninety percent of US jobs a high school dropout is not eligible for” (“High School”). This leaves merely ten percent of jobs in America for those that do not their high school credentials. Also, the competition between the citizens that have not obtained their diploma will be rather large, resulting in even more people below the poverty line. Because there is such a larg... ... middle of paper ... ... ability to beneficially manipulate technology. Children that dropout of school before learning how to use current technology are not able to compete with those who completed high, nor are they able to take advantage of the programs that are necessary to make a profit.
Education is the basis of growth. It is as true for people as it is for the countries, states, cities and school districts who make education a necessity of development (Uko-Aviomo). Every year, new graduating students leave the comfort of a school system and get careers that define their countries economy. The education and skill of these students was built by both the school system and teachers who taught them. However, what happens when these teachers or school systems fail to deliver that critical education to their students?
Throughout the test of times parents, instructors, and government authorities have been debating what changes must be executed for American kids to have every opportunity possible to acquire an education that will train them for what's to come. Nevertheless, these cries for reform are so rigorous that many times the reforms made to please the people are pushed through so fast that consequences are never completely acknowledged. These latest cries for ameliorate came afterwards the annual address by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) was released ranking the United States 17th in reading, 23rd in science, and 31st in math, far behind the rest of the developed nations (Hassard, 2012). This may not come to a shock to many, but, when companies, such as Microsoft, have to hire software engineers from other countries to fill positions because American’s are unqualified, it brings everything... ... middle of paper ... ...sic skills is raising achievement in thousands of low-performing schools (Dillon, NY Times 2006). Other experts warn that by reducing the academic menu to steak and potatoes, schools risk giving bored teenagers the message that school means repetition and drilling (Dillon, NY Times 2006).
With the economic situation today, it is more important than ever to make sure that students are being provided with skills that allow them to compete in the job market. Every year it seems like we are hearing how schools in the United States are falling behind students in other developed countries, and yet funding for education continues to be cut. Education needs to be pushed to the forefront, in order for the United States to remain competitive in the world market. While spending for administration needs to be cut, focused spending for academic programs and upgrading technology needs to continue and even be increased to make students better prepared for college and the job market. Although we need to provide a better educational experience for children, with current budget constraints calling for tightening of belts, not expanding our spending on education.
(Crone). Even Enamorado 6 though teaching to the test is another beneficial factor, it doesn’t always work. High-stakes testing’s dependence on state-mandated assessments as the dominant or sole criteria for graduation or promotion can threaten teacher’s fragile capabilities to meet diverse student n... ... middle of paper ... ...o by with standardized test being used in schools and other places, U.S. is creating many different ways to raise the standards high for our future education. Although being amung of the most educated countries in the world, the U.S. education level has fallen in the last decade. Standardized test has failed in many ways to be beneficial to public educations.