Persuasive Essay On Problems In Education

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Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As citizens of the United States of America we are very lucky to have access to a free education. There are many things we take for granted when it comes to education, however there are also many things that we can improve on, when it comes to education. In high schools across the globe (including West Ottawa High School) there are many things that can be improved upon. Many students often recognize these issues, while teachers, and adults fail to notice these problems. Students, however do not always have the courage, nor feel the need to notify the teachers, or administrators about the problems within our education system. Some of the …show more content…
First of all, school systems prioritize grades, more than actually obtaining knowledge on the subject at hand. Teachers, and parents are so concerned on the letter grade that there student is getting, and get so caught up in percentages, and letter grades, and are too naive to realize that the student may not truly be learning. A student can memorize facts, and data, and get a perfect score on a test, without genuinely understanding the curriculum. Teachers unknowingly manipulate a student into prioritizing grades, over actually obtaining knowledge. This happens at schools across the world. Students get so caught up in the idea that the need to get a perfect score, or get the best grade possible that they do not actually learn the information being thrown at them. The idea that grades are more important than knowledge is not setting up students for the real world. If …show more content…
Be that as it may, there are many things that can help fix these problems that are occurring within our high schools. Our schools need to give students more freedom, when choosing classes. This will help fix the problem that schools have, where students have no desire to learn. Students will want to try harder, and put in more effort to learn if they are taking a class that they have interest in. If schools can do things like this, in order to make kids want to learn, it can solve numerous amounts of problems within our schools. Students who have the desire to learn, will be much less likely to cheat on a test. Also, by giving students the ambition to learn, it will allow them to apply those things that they learn to real life situations, and make them a better problem solver overall. Also there are many students, who feel slowed down by their classmates, who may learn at a slower rate than them, and a simple solution to that is to organize classes by students level of learning. This will help all the students, so that no student gets left in the dust if they don’t understand something, and so that no student’s learning is put on hold because of slower learning classmates. There is a solution to every single one of these problems occurring in high schools across the globe, and it is really very simple; listen to the students, and they will help you solve these recurring

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