Essay about America 's Education System Is No Longer One Of The Best

1162 Words Nov 5th, 2016 5 Pages
America’s education system is no longer one of the best in the world. Americans may act like education is the most important asset a person can earn. However, our country is falling way behind many Asian and European countries because children are lacking education in almost every subject. Benjamin R. Barber, author of “America Skips School”, explains what really is wrong with our education in in his essay. The article explains what is wrong with America’s educational system because we are focusing on other inputs but, not school. The United States needs to start putting more focus towards education and schooling. In the article “In Praise of the F Word” Mary Sherry explains how much a teachers and parents can positively impact children’s education. America’s educational system is falling behind the rest of the world, and it is time for society to step up and change how America is learning. Barber writes about what America is doing wrong when it comes to education, how we can fix it, and how we unfortunately focus more on other non-academic activities than actual school. Barber states “The education crisis is kind of like violence on television: the worse it gets, the more inert we become, and the more of it we require to rekindle our attention” (Barber 229). What Barber is saying in the quote is that we need more education to open our eyes and see the real problem. Americans spend more time in front of a television than in a classroom learning. On average the kids in…

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