Failing Education

Topics: Education, Learning, Education in the United States Pages: 4 (1698 words) Published: July 1, 2013
According to one calculation, “the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of "Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming" (http://www.breitbart.com). That is to say, America’s economy is so low, to the point, that the number of citizens requiring food stamps exceeds the population of 24 states combined. One can only stop and wonder, what is the cause of America’s decline. It is Obama’s fault? Is it your own fault? Like with all things in life, in which balance is key, America’s decline is the result of all of our own actions. Even Presidents are the result of our own actions. We pressure them and force them to make dirty underhanded methods to stay on our positive side. Taking this cynical view on life, as if there is no silver lining to think about at all, one can only wonder what is the source of all of the worlds’ problems? Although it may not be the main source of our issues, Education plays a large part into our country’s “failing” economy. It has been said, for many years now by officials, politicians, beauty pageant competitors, celebrities, and Americans that our education system is outdated and very well neglected. If a teacher or a critique were to grade our economy, it would receive an F. In order to raise that F into an A or B, a student would normally being by establishing his basic foundations again, doing homework and studying for tests. The equivalent basis in improving our economy is by creating a foundation of people who can actually become intelligent enough to solve our problems for us. In order to even do that, education must be reformed so that we learn to work off of freedom and creativity, so that we do not punish failure, and adaptable so that we can continue to change with the times....
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