America's public education system is terrible
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I am going to argue that the educational system is not terrible, it is just imperfect.
Although it is true that or the money we spend on schooling in general and our results compared to other countries aren't equal, the issue here are the variables that make up our education system as a while compared to other countries. The United States system is more diverse: we have schools that are placed in areas with cultures that are not geared towards education specifically but other things such as helping their families or even their personal lives. Because we have a more diverse culture, the students in our system will have different levels of interest in schooling in larger amounts than in other countries that may have less diverse cultures.
Thus comparing our school system to their schools is not going to be equal.
Next; the American educational although being called a failure is still procuring students who are able to rise to the top who have gone through our system and are able to compete with those who are the best that are being sent from other countries. This points to the idea that it is not that the system is horrible but just not suited to everyone. If it were completely terrible the we would not be able to compete at all but be completely beaten out by other students.
This also points to the idea that there is a shift in interest in education compared to other cultures. Other cultures have more respect for and dependence on education that our own culture has here. This can be shown by media, and government focus as well as the cultures themselves. Foreign countries are more in retested in comet wing with us than we are of them. They pick the best of their students and send them to our colleges to earn an education before the student comes back to use what they learned from the Americans and use the skill in their own country. What this tells us is that other countries still value out system and are using our system. These are also peoples oh have no where else to be successful in so to pressure to do well in school is higher than in our country where we encourage making money in other ways that make you happy.
The example is your own; file you may not like math and prefer doing another career another foreign student also does not like math but the other careers will not make enough money, so they suck it up and focus on math or sciences so they get a degree in something that will make money, not necessarily make them happy.
The idea of being able to choose your career based on personal preference is a luxury.
Also as a student who also has a major that was not taught about in school and had to learnon my own, that does not mean the system is terrible as it still gave us other skills in reading English and math and science which are the main majors and still required for most colleges to have an understanding in. It fulfills a requirement that you will have to go through with knowing at at least one point in your life. English for example is what your are using right now to have a debate. That fact that you have been given an education in it means that the system has succeed in some way to teach you a skill, meaning it is not terrible but beneficial in some way meaning it is not terrible.
It may not be perfect as the schools didn't teach very single thing; but even so the college systems still yeah majors based on what you want to take so you will still acquire those skills. Don't forget that colleges are a part of our system too although we tend I talk more about the first levels. The colleges are also still the best in the world.
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