Education Reform in America (2017-2018)
US school system has been widely criticized for a plethora of
variables including poor teacher pay in correspondence with
arbitrary standard test grades, overcrowded classes,
overburdened students, mounting costs, and a low educational
Teachers and politicians alike of varying educational
philosophies have recently scrutinized the question of what to
do first and how to best utilize support from the federal
government, as well as how to judge students on a fairer scale.
One popular solutions involves tailoring local charter schools
to help boost a given regionís studentsí weaker skills, but this
approach has been less successful when implemented on a national
scale. Another is propagating the growth of online schooling as
we move forward into increasingly technology-reliant times.
The time is now to begin thinking about other possible
improvements to the American school system, because it has
improved only minimally since the 1970ís, even though the budget
has increased three-fold since then. Those children from
lower-income homes and minorities are still showing a disparity
in educational achievement. This last point shows the
implications of debating such a topic-- the intersection of
race, economic stability, and gender all play a part in an
individual studentís success.
Overall, ideas for building the school system into a better
model are endless, and education reform is not wanting for
passionate teachers and advocates for better child rearing.
Public money can and therefore should be used to implement some
of these ideas, so that as a country the United States can
increase its global standing and give all its children the
opportunity to gain a better life through education.