The Importance Of Education In America

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Since President Johnson, lawmakers have been trying to fix the United States public education system. Why is education still lacking today? America is thought to be a superpower. Ranking 25th in math and 21st in science, America can hardly be called a superpower. (Sorrentino). The worst part is most people are not aware of our current educational status in the world. Today there is a lot of finger pointing going on but not enough solving. The United States has been using the same education system, and it is becoming evident. As years go on, other countries keep surpassing America on the charts. America isn’t number one. Let’s stop postponing the changes that a necessary for education in America to succeed. In order to improve the United States …show more content…
Even though parents are out of school doesn’t mean they get a free pass. Students often look after their parents, and if they have a parent who values education they are already ahead of those who don’t. If the school your student is at isn’t cutting it, it is the parent’s responsibility to explore their options (Sorrentino). According to a study conducted by Anne Fernald, students who come from affluent homes hear thirty million more words then students who don’t (Rice). That study proves the importance of parent motivation to help their children. If parents play an active role in their children’s education, they will further ensure the educational success of their children. However, many parents don’t, and it isn’t easy to motivate them. How does this get fixed? Unfortunately, there isn’t a surefire way to make parent become involved. It is possible to make sure schools try to provide opportunities for each parent to become involved. Allow the parents to help with the class, even if it is after school hours (Gurian). The teachers should remember to inform the parents of ways they can help in the classroom. The parents also need to recognize how important their role is. If parents know the importance of education, and they are told how to make a positive influence in their student’s life, it will increase their education. When children are born, we can provide parents with a …show more content…
Today it is a like a lottery system. If you win, you get a motivated teacher. If you don’t, you get an unmotivated teacher. The motivated teacher is the one who genuinely cares for the student, but they also get the student to perform to the best of their ability. The unmotivated teacher is the one who gives you the work and just expects you to do it. One reason teachers are unmotivated is because of tenure. Tenure protects teachers from getting fired (Sorrentino). Only in one is 2,500 teachers lose their credentials in Illinois, while one in every fifty seven doctors lose their license (Sorrentino).That just goes to show how much of an impact tenure makes. Tenure is just an excuse to get lazy. Teachers can’t get fired after they do their two years, regardless of how good they are. I do not doubt that some teachers deserve tenure at all. However, not all teachers should be guaranteed the luxury of tenure. The solution is simple in words and difficult to execute. Eliminate tenure. Teachers will have to get a contract each year or whenever their contract expires. It also needs to be harder to become a teacher. The people who do become teachers will be more educated and possibly be better teachers In Finland, a country with one of the best education systems, teacher require master degrees (D 'Orio).Is that the reason for their success? Something so extreme doesn’t have to be

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