American Education

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Although the American economy has been in recession for the last years, many people still decide to immigrate to the United States in search of a better life for themselves and their children. Immigrants believe in a central tenet of the American dream – that anyone can have a fair start in life, that their children, regardless of family and social background will have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Do I think The American Dream is visible and achievable to our kids? Yes! I am one of those who claim that there is no educational system where my kids would be treated with so much respect and given opportunities to pursue their dreams, like American schools. Why do I think the American education is simply the best? Here are my answers! …show more content…
In many countries these students are simply excluded (Poland is one of many examples) and parents must find and pay for their education. In the U.S. children with special needs are not only included but offered full and free access to education and schools go above and beyond in their offerings. These students often benefit from the help of many adults: general teacher, special education teacher, teaching assistant, social worker, speech therapist, reading teacher and if a child needs ELL services, ELL teacher helps them as well. This golden standard is provided also for immigrant children who do not speak English and/or whose families reside illegally. I am impressed by the number of services offered by public schools to immigrant families; Polish children are offered Polish bilingual education, Latino kids – Spanish education, districts offer bilingual programs and books, hire teachers who speak Arabic, Urdu or Telugu to help children and ensure equal education. While other countries do not even see a fit for ELL students and children with special needs in general education schools, the U.S. offers an inclusive, free and equitable …show more content…
Sometimes those policies remain controversial, but the point is that they reflect the great lengths to which this country has gone to eliminate discrimination. It is very unlikely that a racist society would grant its minority citizens legal privileges over the majority group. I agree that there are large inequalities of income and wealth in the U.S., but I do not think, it is the obstacle to reach for stars. America gives opportunities for people who want to work and educate their kids but these should be parents, who push their children to study, to do their homework, to prepare for school. Public schools do their parts, the rest belongs to parents, their creativity, engagement and willingness to change the world of their kids. It is very unfair to blame public education for high dropout rates, while people are not willing to take responsibility for their own decisions and life. These inequalities must not be eliminated by giving horrendous amounts of government aid to people who have been accustomed to receiving social welfare for generations and are not interested in working. We know what happened with socialistic countries of Eastern Europe where the main principle was “equality”? Now, they all are tails, not heads. Prosperity stems from hard labor, not from social welfare (One should not take

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