Education Essay

2636 Words Jun 30th, 2013 11 Pages
Robbie Gutierrez English 102
Road to Success
Once, the American educational system was viewed as the best in the world. Other countries would study our methods and try to copy them in their own countries. Today the American education system is no longer the best in the world. With decreasing test scores and poor academic achievement, people have questioned why there have not been any changes in our education system. It’s important for the upcoming generation to get an education and take back the number one rank in public education. It should be the major concern for this country, because children are the future of this country. Other industrialized countries are ranking higher in test standardized test scores compared
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Now that I have been out of high school for two years, I can see there is a big problem in high schools. There are kids who don’t take high school seriously, because they know that the teachers don’t want them to fail in their courses. High school was seriously for me; I took advantage of all the medical classes they offered at my school. I was lucky because when I was in high school, I already knew what I wanted to do for a career. I knew I wanted to go into the medical field, and I graduated high school with my Certified Nursing Assistant. I believe that the problem is in high schools. Students are lacking dedication and the ability to focus on pursing specific careers.
Teachers are also a factor here. Some teachers are not qualified or prepared to teach students. One of my history teacher would go over the test and gives us the answers before we took the test. Our class averages were always above the average of the school. But in reality I never learned anything because he was giving us the answers. Sometimes I feel that he only cared about his class averages. Many teachers are being lenient on there students. Students aren’t taking their tests seriously and failing their test. There is a lack of focus on results. Standardized testing is not helping.
Standardized testing has not improved student achievement. Not all people test well, some people have “off” days and it affects their test results. Many of these students are smart and understand the content, but it

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