United States Education System

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Schools are institutions that lay the foundation of a child's development. They play a key role in developing children into responsible citizens and maximizing an individual’s potential. A school is where young talent is recognized and nurtured. Every country has its own particular characteristics regarding the school curriculum, teaching profession, and overall education system. However, in the global education race, the United States is extremely falling behind; countries that were once behind now meet or exceed U.S. education standards. The failure in our education system is characterized by low test scores, minimal parental involvement, and high dropout rates.

Firstly, the number of students who pass state reading and math exams is dropping drastically every year. In the article entitled "Test Scores Sink as New York Adopts Tougher Benchmarks,” the author reports on the decline of test scores and points out that in the year 2013, “only 26 percent of students passed English and 30 percent passed in math.” The article goes on to say that at a middle school, only 7 percent of stud...
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