How The Policy Should Dictate Requirements Essays

1543 Words Oct 2nd, 2014 7 Pages
When it comes to the education process of the United States, there are frequent changes and controversy over how the policy should dictate requirements. The education policy is the collective laws that govern education operations including school and class sizes, choices for school and major, teacher qualifications for a course, tuition costs, government financial support regulations, content of classes, requirements for passing and graduation, and the values of the school in general. It can be seen significantly over the past few years that there has been changes to this policy, especially regarding requirements for passing in high school. Before addressing specific issues that can be amended in our education policy, we can make comparisons between our country and other countries in the way of success through education to justify a possible policy proposal. “American policymakers say the country needs to raise its performance or risk becoming less prosperous and productive”, reads a 2012 article on edweek.org. In that year, 15 year-olds scored average in international science and reading assessments and well below average in math on Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Students in 4th and 8th grade scored above international average in math and science but well below Japan and Singapore on the 2007 Trends International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This study is used to compare developed and non-industrialized nations. Although in the past years…

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