Essay On Education In America

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The famous Malcolm X once said that “education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today”. If education determines the futures of us, our children, and the entire nation, why do we allow it to fail us so tragically? Why is America’s public education system allowed to carry on the way it is as a humiliation of the developed world? And is there even a way to fix it? There is a constant debate going on over this subject. Ideas for fixing it include raising teacher salaries, raising the standards we hold our teachers to, decreasing class sizes, and it’s even suggested by some that schooling itself is just designed to fail us and shouldn’t be necessary. With so many decisions to be made about such …show more content…
Of course a good point that gets brought up here is that even though your child won 't legally have to go to a specific school, your budget might still make the decision for you. Many Americans assume that public schools are not nearly as expensive as sending their children to private school when, in fact , Rockwell provides a link to a proposal called “The Universal Tuition Tax Credit: A Proposal to Advance Parental Choice in Education” that proves that public education ends up costing parents twice as much as private schools do. Wouldn’t you like to know what your money is being used for? You can choose to stop giving a company your money if you’re dissatisfied with their service, but you can’t choose to just stop paying your taxes without the government penalizing you. You pay your taxes, and those taxes get put into whatever the school district you’re in sees fit. If you live in a low-income area, the school will have less resources than a higher-income school district. The inequality already exists, and privatizing schools won’t cause more than there already is. In fact, private schools would be foolish to not desire smarter kids in their schools, no matter how little money their parents make. This presents many opportunities for scholarships and acceptance into schools that our present public education couldn’t

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