Pros And Cons Of The US Education System

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Contrary to what many people believe, the U.S. education system has many flaws with it as opposed to just a singular issue. As one author puts it, “The U.S. education system [in general] is mediocre compared to the rest of the world.”(Ryan) The causes of this mediocrity amongst the nation’s education range from the government’s policies to the very students that attend the schools. All work in part of a whole that is the current system. As an American society, the people tend to blame the government for the issues troubling the country. In many respects, it is correct that the government’s fault and this applies to the education within the country. In that case, the government’s rules and regulations attribute to the mediocrity. The …show more content…
A vast amount of teachers have begun to give up actual teaching do the reforms of the government. They have the mentality that the government is essentially teaching students instead of the teachers. Granted, there are teachers who are passionate and prideful in their career who go against these rules and regulations in favor of teaching the students. However, these rare and valuable teachers do not receive extra compensation for the effort they put into teaching. And so, even those wondrous teacher begin to grow tired with receiving no actual benefit from the effort, and they too give up. Why should they work harder if the teacher next door is receiving the same pay for less work? (Hood) Furthermore, some teachers do not enjoy the work that they do because it wasn’t the subject that they went to college for. For example, many school districts are lacking science teachers so they must employ someone else to simply sit in front of class and teach from a book. (Hood) And the reason why those schools do not have a science teacher is because those who major in any science rather pursue a career as a scientist, which rewards more in pay, than a lower paying teaching job surrounded by children. With this in mind, when teachers give up, then the students are …show more content…
They gave them life, clothes, food, love, entertainment, etc. and they are often the ones pushing blame upon the school system. However, in some ways, they are partially responsible for the school system failing. Parents are worrying about their child’s success yet, they, themselves, are not trying to make a difference in the way their child goes to school or learns. (Kenny) The parents of a child may try to help with the child’s studies or homework, but they do not attempt to change the way the child learns at school. Granted, there are some who do try, but there are not nearly enough parents attempting to change it. And yet, there is a sad truth that lies within that; a large amount of those parents are living in poverty and working too hard to worry about their

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