Analysis Of Michael Moore's Idiot Nation

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In the article “Idiot Nation,” Michael Moore states that America is falling behind in education compared to other countries around the world. Moore gives examples of how Americans could not figure out how to solve the simplest school problems in their heads or had a reading proficiency past a fourth-grade level (Moore, 121-40). Compared to one of the world’s best education system, South Korean students excel in science and mathematics (Alters, 4). President Barack Obama stated that the only way to fix the problems the American education system been having is to have a similar school system like South Korea (Park, 1). Even though South Korea might be one of the best school systems around the world and perceived to be the best ideal solution, …show more content…
The Common Core “leaves students one or two years behind the National Mathematics Advisory Panel’s recommendation” (Evers, 87–118). President Obama stated American education system needs to be more like Korea, but it is impossible to attain this goal because the issue is growing worse. Students do meet the state’s standards, but to other countries, the numbers of students prepare for college and the workforce falls behind. The curriculum taught in grades ten to twelve in America is what student in South Korea learned during grades seventh through ninth. Children in America do not have high-level intellect compared to Korea and cannot have the set skills that will enable them to be ready to enter college and the workforce. American students are invested in a policy that will just prepare to take the tests of their basic reading and math skills, their peers in high-performing nations are reading poetry and novels, conducting experiments in chemistry and physics, making music, and studying important historical …show more content…
Ever since funding became an option for students to use for college tuition, college enrollees, and re-enrollment rates have an increase (Singell, 1). However, some students in America attend a college or a university for the sake of entertainment due to boredom and glimpse at their peers going to college. Because of those reasons, these students are taking advantage of what financial aid has to offer them. Some schools’ policy for dropping out of courses is way too generous for college students. Colleges allow students to waste money because the colleges “permits dropping classes and re-enrolling until passing grade is in sight,” and the educational process end up not improving at all (Toby,

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