True Education Essay

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Education has come a long way in the history of man, but has it come far enough? Education now days is getting more generalized and robotic; it is just memorizing specific facts for test questions. Although many believe students are getting a true and valuable education, many students would argue that America’s education system is profoundly lacking. Education has and will always be an issue because; it is consistently shifting with the needs of students. A true education involves more than the core classes of reading, writing, math, and science. It is learning about the world we live in and how to live in it. A true education is also pursuing what you want to do in life and finding what you are personally interested in. Education should …show more content…
As a people we have had some of the best minds and revolutionaries and yet our education system that taught those minds is still not up to par. Our standards for education should be raised higher and not just be focused on surpassing other countries in standardized test scores. It should not be the scores or outdoing other schools that should matter to us; it should be the quality of education we are getting. Education now is also centered on the media and other methods of propaganda. Every day we see advertisements, read billboards, and listen to the radio. “On average Americans spend more than 4 hours a day watching T.V or playing video games and computer games,” ( Gitlin) so is it any wonder that most will not finish their work? Not all information is useful and most are not; there is a lot of “info garbage” out there (Gitlin). Students now have all varieties of technology at their fingertips so it is a wonder they even feel the need to go to school when they have search engines ready to tell them all the answers. With all the ‘garbage information’ that we get on a day to day basis it is hard to focus on what is important, and so we lose the amazing things that have shaped us and made us into the people that we are now. There are many who think that they can dictate how the education system should be run when they are not even directly affected by it. Education should be

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