I wrote a post on the Investorz’ Blog about the problems in America. On that post, I wrote (using humour of course) some of the major fundamentals problems in america, such as healthcare, debt, and education. In this post, I will elaborate more on the education problems in America.
Education is the key to America’s future. Countries have lifted themselves out of poverty through education. Countries like China are kicking our asses at that. So wake up America, and smell the coffee. We need to seriously solve the education problems in America.
Schools are teaching the wrong things these days. Students are being taught Shakespeare and all those really old 16th century plays. Unfortunately, those things won’t benefit kids at all in this fast changing world. Instead, teachers should put extreme emphasis upon oratory and writing skills. Everyone needs to have good writing skills, and doing presentations is a great and commonly used way to bring out opinion’s and suggestions. So for English, let’s put aside the tradition of learning Shakespeare and focus on what really matters.
Kids in China are way ahead of American children in maths. Let’s face it, America’s rankings are falling fast in the subject of maths. My mum was learning in an American graduate school (and a really good one too), and the shocking thing was, a lot of her peers didn’t even know the simplest Algebraic manipulations! In our world of ever increasing programs and computer usage, maths is key. We should really put emphasis on solving this problem.
American children are also growing too lazy. You ask them about the education problems in America, and they’ll tell you that school is too tough, too demanding, too much homework, etc. That just makes me laugh. What they don’t understand is that a great education gives them the chance to be successful. Those who are successful in life never shy away or complain where adversity faces them. They welcome it, and tackle the problems.
Another educational problem is that teachers seem to congradulate kids who are doing poorly in school “wow! You got a B? Good for you.” The American educational system should teach kids to strive for perfection, not congradulate them for getting mediocre marks. And the really odd thing is, a lot of kids look down and sneer upon those who are doing well in school!
I could ramble on and on about the education problems in America, but that would be wasting your time. I think you get the point.
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