Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon Essay

1407 Words Nov 19th, 2015 6 Pages
Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As citizens of the United States of America we are very lucky to have access to a free education. There are many things we take for granted when it comes to education, however there are also many things that we can improve on, when it comes to education. In high schools across the globe (including West Ottawa High School) there are many things that can be improved upon. Many students often recognize these issues, while teachers, and adults fail to notice these problems. Students, however do not always have the courage, nor feel the need to notify the teachers, or administrators about the problems within our education system. Some of the problems are that students are more concerned about grades than actually learning, the information students are learning is impractical,and last of all, it is too easy for students to become disinterested in the information they are being taught. First of all, school systems prioritize grades, more than actually obtaining knowledge on the subject at hand. Teachers, and parents are so concerned on the letter grade that there student is getting, and get so caught up in percentages, and letter grades, and are too naive to realize that the student may not truly be learning. A student can memorize facts, and data, and get a perfect score on a test, without genuinely understanding the curriculum. Teachers unknowingly manipulate a student into…

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