Today the American education system is no longer the best in the world.
With declining test scores and poor academic achievement, people have questioned
whether our current educational system is working for us? On the other side of
the Pacific, the situation is totally different. Students of Asian countries
achieve higher academic achievements, and they rank at the top on math and
science tests. If their educational system is better than the U.S system,
should we adopt their educational system or not?
America the land of opportunity, which is famous for its democratic
society and unique culture. People in America like to be free, to do whatever
they want to do without any restrictions. This belief is reflected in the
American educational system. In American schools, teachers and students are at
the same social level. Students are encouraged to exchange their own opinions
with the teacher. From an early age, students in the American educational
system have been taught that they have the ability to achieve whatever they want
to be, but rarely have been told how they can achieve their goal. This is
because in America there are so many ways to achieve one's dream.
Because of this belief in natural born ability in the land of
opportunity, students receive very little pressure in school, so whatever they
do in school is totally based on their personal beliefs. If a student wants to
be successful he or she can study very hard and get in to a very good college.
On the other hand if a student doesn't have any self control and just wants to
get school over with, it is OK too, because nobody cares. The advantage of this
kind of educational system is that , it really developes student's individual
thinking skills, they are encouraged to try out different options to achieve
their goal. For example Bill Gates, who dropped out of college, started his own
company, now he is one of the richest man in the... [continues]
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