Picture if you will, a typical high school classroom in the education system in USA today.
There are too few students in the education system in USA that are ready for class to start and willing to learn. And those few students will be the ones to go on and make something of themselves in the future. However, the rest of the class does not look like them. Instead, you have empty seats of students that just didn’t feel like going to class that day. There are a few students in the back with headphones on under their hoodies, ready to ignore anything the teacher might say to them. There are students that are too busy texting on their cell phones to bother paying attention in class, and there are the other students that have never bothered to do a bit of homework in their life and have gotten away with it because of the No Child Left Behind policy.
The current education system in USA is a train wreck, and needs a complete revamp. As more and more funding is cut from our public schools around the country, students are the ones that suffer the most. With less teachers to fill classrooms, we have been seeing class sizes grow well into the 60’s, which is far too many for one instructor to handle effectively alone.
Outdated textbooks and lack of direction for students are another major problem with the education system in USA today. When comparing standardized test scores around the world, America has been falling behind more and more in the recent years. Thanks to the No Child Left Behind policy, many school districts are forced to pass children anyhow, regardless of performance or actual grasp of the subject matter.
This has led to more and more students just giving up and turning towards drugs or even dropping out of school, as they feel like they will never grasp the material and can’t keep up when they are tossed into their next grade.
The reality of it all is, that our children’s education should be the front most priority in our country today. If we keep letting the education system in USA sink further and further, than we are to blame for setting our children up for failure in the future. It is time we took charge and brought the education and the discipline back to our school districts, before it is too late!