The education system has been a controversial issue among educators. Requirements of school do not let student choose what they want to study for their future. It’s a big issue to force student study specific curriculums, which don’t help them improve, and what they like to create something. Educators choose a general system for education to all students which based on general knowledge. 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.
Since 1983 public education has been an issue in America. The system has been constantly changing every year with reforms. This constant change has been driven by the American people’s perception that education has declined and something should be done about it. First there was an increased emphasis on basic skills, making school years longer and more graduation requirements. Second, many began focusing on increasing teachers professionalism. Third, they began restructuring many things such as how the schools were organized and how the school day was structured etc. Now today the most of the American people believe that not enough money is given to public schooling. They associate academic improvement with the money the school is funded. But I believe otherwise. Spending more on education will not improve academic success but diverse teaching methods will.
Education in the United States is necessary for a good quality of life and the ability to have a good job to support yourself and your family. Through the history of the United States, however, equality and even equity in education has been a bit difficult for everyone to achieve. For example, the case of Brown vs. Board of Education, people were fighting for schools to be integrated because the white and affluent children got to go to the more prestigious schools and got the better education and therefore had a better way of life. On the other hand, African American children weren’t given such good advantages in education and way of life. Parallel to then, today, schools are integrated but some schools aren’t given as much attention as some
The funding of public education has long been an issue for the state government of Texas. Starting before Texas was even a state, public education funding was at the forefront of politicians’ minds. In 1836, one of the reasons Anglo-Texans wanted to become independent from Mexico was Mexico’s lack of a public school system (An Overview of the History of Public Education in Texas, 2016). This drove the desire of President Mirabeau B. Lamar of the Republic of Texas to create legislation that would grant public schools land (A Brief History of Public Education, n.d.).
The Education System
The education system in my country is different from U.S education; mostly
it is similar to France education system. The education system in my country
is very restricted and it is not easy to graduate from high school. I have been
attending US colleges for almost four years now. I finished high school in my
country and never get a chance to attend college in there. In this essay I
would like to compare and contrast the differences between my high school
education system and US education system.
Standardized testing is an unreliable measure of schools and should not be used to measure student learning, achievement gaps,and/or teacher student quality. They are unfair and discriminatory towards students from low income and minoritygroup backrounds; english language learners and students with disabilities. According to W. James Popham, an expert on educational assessment, “if children come from advantaged families and stimulus rich environments, then they are more apt to succeed on items in standardized achievement tests than other children whose environments don't mesh as well with what the tests measure” (W. James Popham). Lowscoring students are not given the attention they need and they are not challenged or supported. Instead they are given “dumbeddown” curriculum which only causes the students to fall further behind. Meanwhile children with average scores
Standardize testing is a crucial process in learning in normal high school all across the nation. Is this the best way to go about testing the knowledge of students? Does this successfully stretch the student mind to its full potential? Does this cause more and more students to drop out? Standardize testing like the ACT, and SAT are typically the most common tests given, but there are many outcomes that may not be so suitable.
The Public Education System As we know that the examination system has come to be the main theme
After the American Revolutionary war, the people of the United States were responsible for determining the best course of action within the new republic. The Articles of Confederation were replaced by the new Constitution, which provided a general set of principles the government was to be guided by. This new system was a new and improved integration of historical warnings, hoping to prevent tyranny by individual or the masses and injustice. However, it quickly became apparent that a certain education was necessary to perpetuate this union. Before a new system for education could be introduced, public or private, a common goal and specifics on the different subjects to teach became a question the founding fathers and other prominent individuals of the Jacksonian period needed to answer. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Rush, and Horace Mann held different beliefs regarding the implementation of a necessary education system, but their similar ideas, when united, produce a great solution to a problem of the Jacksonian Period.
When the Brown v.s. Board of Education case came to play in 1954, America, which was controlled by whites, denied the truth about unequal education standards for colored students. The case still remains true even in this current decade. Students who are minorities have been statistically proven to have lower performance than white students. In recent Math and Reading test, White students were able to pass both test with more than 94%, while their Black peers, only 73% were able to pass both in the state of Virginia. But, it’s not just the school that is to be blamed for this. The teachers, their socioeconomic status, and parents all play a role in the success or failure of their children. This is an issue that is mentioned in Wes Moore’s book, The Other Wes Moore to expose how the education system in America is not equitable for all students. If this is not fixed soon, the problem will continue to widen, making it harder for minorities to succeed.