Will the global economy help or hurt the next generation of Americans?
This is the question I am going to investigate in this paper. The global economy
is the system pertaining to the production, distribution and consumption of
goods and services around the globe. It is important that we understand the
global economy because it is and will be affecting the way we learn, work and
live. How all of these factors are affected will be discussed in the following
I take the position that the global economy will hurt the next
generation of Americans.
One argument for this position is that our schools are not adequately
preparing out students for the types of new work that will be required in the
next generation. American schools are using teaching techniques that taught
existed in the 1950's. Textbooks date back to the early 1970's. Requirements may
have changed but our reaching techniques have not. Every year, students take the
same courses with the same prerequisite: A good memory. True, they are teaching
classes that are essential to get into a good college but are they teaching the
skills that our future generation will need? Are students going to be able to
problem solve? Are today's students going to be able to access tomorrow's
information? Our schools teach American students to be good at memorization. To
be able to spit out recorded information. "You do have the knowledge but you are
basically robots with skin; machines, tape recorders that teachers use to record
their information. At the end of a chapter, they rewind you and press the 'play'
button to see if you can repeat everything they said."1 Also, our schools are
not stressing the importance of math and science. Because of this fact, foreign
born workers such as engineers are taking over the jobs American workers could
have. Our students need to be truly smart because memorized skills can only go
so far. Grades cannot always... [continues]
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