Argumentative Education System

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The education system in America is flawed due to the idea of standardization. Ever since the American education system was created, we have been treating students as if they were being massed produced on an assembly line. This idea of standardization is flawed because of that fact that not everyone is the same. Each and every person on this planet is unique and because of their uniqueness, they learn and think differently than everyone else. The education system doesn’t care about someone’s needs, disabilities, the way they think, or how quickly they can process information, but instead only cares about pushing these kids through all of the grades, K-12, as fast as possible and with as much information as possible. Whether or not they retain …show more content…
According to him, the education system needs to be changed to make creativity and originality more relevant for the interests of the economy. Companies and corporations want and need original people, ideas, and people with creative ideas. This is what bothers the people of the dyslexia foundation. In an article on their website, they discuss their concerns, annoyances and facts to support their ideas about the education system. In the article, Guy Pope-Mayell states that, “Dyslexic students are often creative thinkers and have different needs to other students.” (Guy Pope-Mayell, 1). The big corporations of today and tomorrow are looking for educated adults who have creative and original thoughts. Dyslexics are often creative thinkers and can work for these companies and won’t have an issue finding a job, but because they can’t get the help …show more content…
Not everyone can process information at the same rate and people all think differently. If you hold everyone to the same standard and expect a specific result from everyone, mentally, you aren’t going to get the same result from everyone because of the different ways they think, retain and think about the information at hand. In the TED talk named “Changing Education Paradigms”, Sir Ken Robinson touched upon the idea of redesigning the education system in America and how it could potentially benefit society as a whole. In this TED talk, Robinson discusses how the education system is “modeled on the interests of industrialization and in the image of it” (Robinson). He states that school is like an assembly line that is mass-producing the children of today into the adults of tomorrow. This particular system of education, which is used across the world, is making it hard for people with disabilities to keep up with their own age group. The kids with these disabilities like dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc. make it tough for them to receive the same, equal education that everyone else does. These kids struggle to keep up and the worst part is that they can’t get the help they need because the education system doesn’t allow for kids to be accommodated up to a certain point. The parents of the children must seek help outside of school in order for their child to meet the standard set in schools. Why is it that the children who meet the standard set by the

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