Most of America’s schools have a very low standard compared to other countries. Abroad students need to pass a rigorous exam in order for them to attend high school. People get it for free here, but the students cannot solve the simplest of algebraic problems. Those students abroad are even taught U.S. history and may know more about America than the average citizen. Also, most of the foreign students have learned English as their second language. Americans have no drive to learn even an easy language, like Spanish. I have seen it myself in my high school years. It is always the same argument. “I won’t even use this language ever in my life!” one of my classmates would yell at the teacher. It is also the luck of the draw. If you get an easy teacher, you can get an A without actually learning anything. If you get teacher who is a master of the craft, it will be harder to earn the A, but you will learn more. In other countries teachers are paid well to teach, so if the parents believe a student is not learning anything, they will take their child elsewhere. Such teachers will most likely lose their jobs because they are costing the school money.
Also, many facilities in American public schools are in horrible condition and lack the proper resources a students needs to learn. In "Idiot Nation," Michael Moore says, “walk into any public school, and the odds are good that you’ll find overflowing classrooms, leaking ceilings, and demoralized teachers." In my experience there have been... [continues]
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