American Education in the past has developed in the present due to lack of effectiveness of 21st century skills, and an absence of college and career readiness, although, new school techniques are helping students improve.
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After spending over fifty years and billions of dollars to improve American education, many city students are unprepared for college. Only 21% of New York high schoolers (class of 2010) graduated, ready for college. 85% of jobs in America require some sort of school diploma. If that year's class would have graduated, then America would’ve made $337 billion more from their earnings. As of 30 years ago, America was top ranked in the amount high school diplomas, and now it is only ranked at 36. The graduation rate of students in public schools is decreasing, and students are less likely to graduate high school or be prepared for college and their careers.
Although some schools may be lacking to teach these skills, another type might be making up for it. More and more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools have been opening up since 2010. These schools base their teaching methods off collaboration and communication. These schools, also, often utilize technology with tests and quizzes. At these schools, there is a more active learning environment. Students in these schools are more likely to take advanced classes, having to do with math and