Essay about America's Broken Education System

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“If you would just get up and teach them instead of handing them a packet. There’s kids in here that don’t learn like that. They need to learn face to face. I’m telling you what you need to do. You can’t expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell ‘em.” Texas student, Jeff Bliss, decided to take a stand against the lack of teaching going on in his class (Broderick).

Across America, young people are being short changed due to a broken education system. Bliss is just one example of the shared frustration felt by students. In an interview, Jeff said one of his key points is the fact that it's not just about his education, it's about our education. "If we embrace this, I feel as if we can make a serious change and a positive change.
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A single child may express multiple learning types based on varying situations. Another may exhibit one trait dominantly while rarely displaying the others. The seven different styles of learning are categorized as:
• Visual (Spatial) – Use of pictures, videos and spatial understanding
• Aural (Auditory) – Use of sound and music
• Verbal (Linguistic) – Use of words, both in speech and writing
• Physical (Kinesthetic) – Use of body, hands and sense of touch
• Logical (Mathematical) – Use of logic, reasoning and systems
• Social (Interpersonal) – Use of group learning and social interaction
• Solitary (Intrapersonal) – Use of self-study and working individually
This issue is one of the most prominent struggles in modern education (Advanogy).While state and district standards are changing in order to resolve this issue, teachers are also incorporating new approaches to better encompass the ever-changing needs of students. Throughout the state of Arizona and particularly within the Peoria Unified School District, common core standards have been implemented into schools to help regulate learning. PUSD has introduced the common core as a way to standardize learning for all students, using standards of specified learning to better teach curriculum in an effective and timely manner. “The goal is that rather than getting the answer, teachers will provide students with the tools to find the

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