Essay on Education Of The United States

1434 Words Oct 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Education in the United States Why are students required to memorize the quadratic formula to graduate from high school, but not how to balance a checkbook? In the United States, students are held to a high standard of education. The United States is one of the most well educated countries in the world. Our country and our economy have grown and become exceptionally powerful, because of the focus on education. Knowledge is power, and the more knowledge we have the more power we have. To attain and maintain a high standard of excellence we need our citizens to be financially literate, which, begins in schools. Schools in the United States have four mandatory, or core subjects which are math, science, social studies, and language arts. Therefore, students must take those required classes before they can take any electives. The existing curriculum is not adequate in meeting the needs of students. Students are lacking in business and financial education. Also, by not exposing students to all possible career options they are being limited. Students may not be exposed to business classes until late into their high school years or maybe even college (Cangelosi, Kim, Markham 28). College and high school is too late to be educated on finance. There will always be a demand for business professions and financial literacy. Therefore, we need to begin the education as early as possible. All schools from kindergarten to high schools need to integrate business and financial education…

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