Education System in America Essay

1178 Words 5 Pages
“Wake up all the teachers, time to teach a new way”, as said in the song “Wake up Everybody”, performed by Harold Melvin in 1975. 39 years ago this was said, and people really should have listened to these nearly prophetic words. Since then, the U.S.has fallen back tremendously in world rankings and changes absolutely need to be made. In order to properly change the Education System in the U.S. to catch up with other countries in the world we need to reallocate resources and focus and extensively restyling the teaching principles in the U.S. There are a lot of people in the U.S. that do not think changes need to be made but they are completely wrong. Our problems are almost perfectly summed up by wall street oasis “Regardless of …show more content…
As said by foreign affairs “A major obstacle to progress in education is that nobody is specifically tasked with developing such a shared knowledge base.” There has never been any huge systematic changes to the U.S. public education system and there needs to be. Our education system is outdated and hasn’t really changed in hundreds of years. Other countries in the world are changing teaching styles to more effective teaching styles but the U.S. keeps staying the same, and keeps falling back in the world education rankings. A huge issue right now in the U.S. is how poorly we are spending our money. The U.S. doesn’t really have any problems with getting the money, it is just that we are spending it poorly. According to washington post “The U.S. spends more private money on education than most other countries”. Another startling statistic is “A U.S. student costs 80,000$ from 6 to 15.. only Switzerland spends at a similar level...The Czech Republic ranks higher in international education rankings while only spending about a third of what the U.S. spends.” (The real reason). The U.S. needs a smarter,more calculated approach to their spending because it clearly isn’t working. We have a huge problem with inner city schools and we need to figure a way to increase the effectiveness of our spending. There are two ways to go about this. On one side of a coin we could financially punish schools for doing poorly,

Related Documents