September, 13th 2012
American Education- Failed
What would happen if Michael Moore and Jerome Stern had a say in the education system? Starting from pre-school to college? Would it be different? The answer is yes. The education system in our great country would be completely different, and for the better. Corporate America would have minimal influences in curriculum, college class curriculum would be taught in high school, high school classes taught in middle school, and middle school subjects would be taught in elementary school. Students would be taught to question, to challenge, to imagine, to use their brain, and to most importantly to think for themselves. There would be more critical thinking with in the classes. Politics would be discussed in class and not just in the hallways. They would be taught to question everything and not take “No” for an answer.
The buildings would not be falling apart. They would be designed with large windows, lots of open space, and a library with thousands of book. There would be everything a school would need and plenty of it. Students would not be asked to bring their own toilet paper, or supplies. It would simply be given to them. Each student would have their own top of the line computers and all the support that they would need. Each grade would have its own building or section of campus. In the cafeteria there would be fresh meals every day. Students would not have to worry about having money for lunch or a snack. Every student would have access to a free healthy lunch.
Both Moore and Stern would add different aspects. But, they would both teach us how not to become these robots that everybody desires for young children to be. In Sterns essay “What They Learn in School” he points out that our education system is a viscous cycle. … They want them to know all about marijuana, crack, heroin, and amphetamines, because then they won’t be interested in marijuana, crack, heroin, and...