.Being the world power it is today, United States is the land of freedom, and opportunity. But is it really? We have been lacking behind in the place that matters most: education. Finland currently has the best performing education system in the world; they are number one in literacy and number two in math proficiency. United States on the other hand, is number seven in literacy and number 27 in math proficiency. Education isn't the same as it was fifty years ago. Times have changed, and so has the economy. Getting a college degree is no longer a guarantee of a job, and getting an education has become more tedious with standardized tests around every corner. Reforming public education requires two steps: teaching skills that will be useful in the new generation, and getting rid of standardized testing. "How do we educate our children to take place in the economies of the 21st centuries?" asks Sir Ken Robinson, international advisor on Public education. When we can't even predict the economy at the end of the week, how can we guarantee our kids a job? Fifty years ago students knew; if they did well, they could easily obtain a job. In the current time though, there is no job security. In addition to that, schools don't allow the collaboration, the problem solving and the flexibility needed to operate in the current job market. The problem is, the system of public education is conceived for a different day and age. Globally, schools are now more focused on technology and science, the driving force behind modernization. America's colleges are the highest quality colleges in the world, and they are doing quite well in the changing world. For public schools to reach that level, they must be willing to change their methods and standard. Kids of this generation carry iphones and ipads; they are ready for a faster paced learning environment. "Asking these students sit in a desk and listen to a teacher is like ramming a square peg into a round hole"
Education in America
Foundations of Public Administration: PPA 601
July 10, 2000
Education is a hot topic in the news and for most American citizens. They are preoccupied with the level of education their loved one are receiving. With the deficit being the cornerstone of much of government funding, agencies are feeling the cutbacks, and education is no exception. States have made steep cuts to education funding since the….
Education in America: Failing Schools
Education in America is one of the most important issues that face our nation. If the education in America is not thought of one of most serious issues we face, our nation as a whole will fall. There are many debates and they seemly extend to all walks of life. The debates range from the decline in education, school vouchers, and the no child left behind law. As a nation, the United States is ranked above others. We must search for that solution….
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honest look at America’s education system brings up queries about why other less economically stratified nations have unionized teachers and far better academic results than here in America (761)” Students in other countries such as Korea, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, and Canada have far better academic results than those in America, yet the teachers are not the one who need to be accepting all the blame for the failing academic standards. I am an elementary education major and have grown up as….
My choice of topic for this paper is a very important one; it is the purpose of education in America. This is one of the most important issues in our country right now. I am going to discuss what I believe should be being taught in our educational institutions and why I believe it is not being done. One major reason I chose this topic is because I am a product of American education and I am one of the lucky people who was intelligent enough to learn beyond what was being provided to me in school….
discussion of education in America is one of the most important topics that our nation faces today. America’s economic future and ability to compete with the rest of the world depends on having a highly educated populace and well trained workforce. Our education system has had its problems but I feel that over time with the right elected officials, we can turn around and rank in the top ten to compete globally.
Growing up and going to high school in Alaska, I never really thought much about education or the….
In the United States, from kindergarten until we are sixteen, it is required by law that we attend school full time. Some people go on to further their education by attending a college, University or trade school after high school. School comes easier to some people than to others. This is the problem with our country’s educational system, not everyone is getting a good enough education. The major social problem that the current educational system breeds is establishing and….
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