Essay on Graduation Speech : The Education Crisis

800 Words Nov 4th, 2015 4 Pages
“After World War II, the United States had the number one high school graduation rate in the World. Today, we have dropped to number 22 among 27 industrialized nations” (“Statistics- The Education Crisis”). Society’s technology is advancing faster than American people can keep up with. (2-3 sentences leading up to) Even though people think education would consume time for family and extracurricular activities, intelligent individuals would develop better career choices, a better rounded country to keep up with global competition, while attaining new learning skills.
Each school day should be longer because it would benefit decisions made upon career choices of the youth. “Less than half of Americans- 46 percent- finish college” (“Statistics- The Education Crisis”). Students do not graduate from college because there is an abundance of time spent contemplating which career would suit them best and what classes to take. Added days and hours of school throughout the year would allow students more time to experiment in different environments to challenge and find themselves. Having teachers challenge students in advanced math, elaborate core classes, and electives would cause striking improvements in test scores; those classes would benefit the students’ future by providing them opportunities that could potentially broaden their interests.
Expanding school days would promote a well-shaped country to balance the competition that China advocates on the United States. The United…

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