Don Johnson

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What has the educational system in this country come to? I strongly believe that the educational system of our time is extremely flawed. The government has stepped in to try to fix problems of certain districts not being educated as quickly, or with the same curriculum they want to be implemented. As a result, they have damaged the educational system more than they have helped it. They’re trying to tell the public that everyone has to learn the same information, the same way, and in the same amount of time. That’s not right. It’s wrong because everyone is different, everyone learns in different ways at different speeds. The educational system should be regulated at a smaller scale, there should be smaller student to teacher ratios, less material covered, and more useful classes that are more preparatory for college.

The general public in America has become so willing to change the individual rights for the promise of change and improvement on a much more grand scale. Most of these larger changes are just creating more problems though. For example, the No Child Left Behind Act. It has a noble idea behind it and was made with good intention. However, it has created a standard and goal that makes it harder for teachers to teach productive things because they have to meet the new criteria of the No Child Left Behind Act. This takes away from teaching things in the classroom that are just as important, if not more important than meeting testing requirements.

The educational system should not be regulated at a federal level. Schools should be allowed to teach curriculum voted to be the best for children by the parents on a district sized level. This way children are being taught what they are most actively need to learn or what the parents in the local area want their children to learn. Doing things this way would eliminate the majority of children learning things that aren’t useful and keeping them educated according to what is most in demand or most...
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