The best advantage of u.s. education system is that students have freedom. Not the freedom of loaf the day, but the freedom of choose our own future. The situation was so different in China. I lived in China for twelve years, I do think that my math teacher made smarter then the students in u.s., but China's education system also made me feel scared of school. If I don 't do good on a final or even just a test, the punishment would either be get yelled and beat by teacher, or have a tons of homework. And this started for even in elementary school! So not only me, ninety percent of chineses students don't like school, school is just like the hell for them. But it would so different in u.s., I can feel the freedom, and I can feel that I am learning knowledge for myself instead of teacher's wage! U.s. education is just like a free -zon, we could controlled our own fate!!
First, evidence is that for any education system to be successful, you need to have a successful model, and American education model is far superior than Chinese. Secondly,the criterion of English is more applicable to American as the Chinese are less fluent, and there are less number of English-speaking people compared to American. Thirdly,the number of students and professionals enrolling in US universities and colleges rather than the colleges and universities in China.
China is known to have an international educational curriculum. Thus in the united states, we practice individualism, where students are eligible to take classes on their own rather than being force to take it as a source of internationalism. China students are superior because they don't receive second chances or help program like d.a.r.e. In other words, if students tend to mess up, they are in great trouble. So the advantages or being educated in the united states overlook the country scale test.
I think that China's school children do not have the same opportunities that U.S. school children have. The quality of education potential is higher, here in the U.S. I think there is a drastic difference in how we educate, compared to China, especially in very small towns and villages. Here, we more or less have the same opportunities, no matter where we reside.
I believe that the U.S. is superior to China, in regards to education. We give all students a chance to succeed. Our students are not punished if they are not the highest ranked in their class, or lowest ranked in their class. In China, children start at a young age to prepare for a test called the Gao Kao. This one test is taken in high school and the scoring of that test determines if and where they will go to college. Once their score is computed, they also don't have the choice of their major, as the administrator chooses it for them. In the U.S., placement of which college you go to is based on scoring, but not to the same extent as China. We make our own decisions as to where we want to go to college, and work that much harder to achieve those goals.
There is much to be said for China's education system. Clearly, the system creates smart children. However, beyond knowing facts and formulas, an education system should prepare its children for the future. The United States system develops and encourages free thinking, whereas China oppresses such ideas. Thus, American children leave the education system with an advantage that Chinese children do not.
The United States via legislation guarantees education for all. While the education a student receives varies from region to region, all children are ensured education until they are 21 years old. Additionally, unlike China, we offer grants to low income families to break cycles of poverty. All of these are somewhat relative, and only apply to this moment, as political parties in the U.S. are trying to decrease all of the above mentioned programs.
China screens and decides where students would best excel. They are guided toward the areas where they would best succeed to serve the country. Others are not included in the posted test scores as they are guided toward vocational trades where, again, they would best serve the country. No room for self motivation. If we continue to try to make ALL students "fit the mold" our scientific invention, artistic expression will be lost. We are not putting children on assembly lines. We have freedom to pursue our dreams and goals. That is more important than a "score" which is not the true way to judge ability.
The US system, though it has its faults, is quite strong. We have excellent universities and schools of higher education. Our education program is currently suffering from an effort (rightful) to expand education opportunities to all. However, our schools are open to all and provide quality education for all.
The united states offers an abundant amount of career choices and opportunity, while Chinese parents basically force their children to pick a certain career path. America provides the building blocks for success, its just up to the student to decide if they are motivated enough to actually do the assignments. When it is all said and done, china is inferior
I'm not saying that the Chinese education system isn't effective. It's a known fact globally that Chinese students do well in competitions, exams and achieve high grades. But I hate the way they portray learning. Maybe only I feel this way, but I feel as if every time we ( I go to school in China, i'm referring to my classmates) learn something new, the teacher doesn't present it in a " Oh look, this will make you more knowledgable" way. It seems as if we only learn things from the textbook because that's the only way you learn facts. Read, listen, repeat. It's so tiring. Now it seems like teachers around China are trying to encourage students to have hobbies along with studying normally, but they won't accept hobbies like abstract painting or free-verse poetry, where you don't have a teacher. It's only piano, English, violin, everything that I'm sure their parents searched up online. They're basically building a robot! And they expect us to excel at it AS WELL AS achieving impeccable grades. They tire and stress us to no end, it's made me despise Chinese education. I'm not even going to elaborate on how they teach English because that would take up far too much time. Just so you know, I'm twelve years old and half Chinese. It's horrible here.
In China they are only trained to pass and excel in exams. Not like in the US and in other western nation like the US, Australia and Britain were they are trained to think outside the box. China, India... Have old school type of learning. They make you memorize all this stuff, but it does not make you analyze and apply what you have learned. ...Look at what China is now.... They do not innovate things they just copy and pirate ideas.
The Chinese education system focuses on memorization to pass standardized tests, not problem solving or analytical thinking. Students are incapable of deep thought. Cheating is rampant. Creativity is non-existent. Students are passed on to the next grade no matter how poorly their performance; only standardized tests matter. The students have no actual study skills and can't think.
Chinese parents all want their kids to get American college degrees. No American parents want their kids to get Chinese degrees.
In America, everyone is guaranteed education but in China you have to have money and good schools are even more expensive than normal ones. Also, many college and higher education faculty are very corrupt and in China you can get into a top school by just bribing one of the administrators. This probably does happen in America but not as often as China.
In China, the teachers practically force you to do well. If you don`t, either your parents or the teacher will give you a punishment that you don't deserve. I think that the US government should try to make our education better, but don`t make the teachers and parents treat us like slaves. Recent studies show that China pretty much does the best in school, and in America we are WAY down in the list. I don't know if it`s genetics or not, but I personally creep my self out in school if I don`t do well on a test or something. So basically, you could say that US education isn`t that good compared to China, but at least we have some freedom, get to choose what you want to be when you grow up, and you don`t have to get beat like a bag of trash.
The US system, while giving much space and choice for students is not making them work hard enough. When they give homework, it lasts most students up till 6 o'clock. And then they have nothing more to do. Which means watching meaningless TV shows. Had the homework amount increase. Students would spend more time learning.
The U.S. education system is inferior to China's because we are letting our children pass when they haven't learned the material. We are to lenient in our schools in the U.S.
More disciplined system, seems to bare better results. The United States system seems to be to lackadaisical and lacking motivation from both students and teachers. I think a more difficult and disciplined system is essential for a solid education. I believe that a strong structure and a lot of discipline is needed now more than ever because of all of the distractions that today's students have, including gadgets, internet, TVs, video games, etc...Need more discipline!!
Since the passage of No Child Left Behind and the consequences that are placed on schools if their students don't pass the tests as determined by the law, our educational system has put sole emphasis on teaching to the test. This is not a way to build a generation who love learning, who can think critically and become expert problem solvers in our modern world. I think most developed countries and others like China who stress education are passing the United States by. We will have a population who only knows the answers to the 40 questions on the test and not much else.
The United States educational system, particularly the public education system, is inconsistent in its application. Public schools in urban areas are barely able to keep students safe, let alone teach them to read. The United States must make a concerted effort to improve its educational system, or it will continue to fall behind international educational programs. The Chinese system places a far greater emphasis upon educating students for future success and is superior to that of the United States.
The U.S. education system (school and high school) is extremely liberal. American students decide to put only small efforts in studying science and mathematics and consequently the system is not helping to create tomorrow's scientist. In China. both science and math are fundamental parts of its education systems. Education is based on mandatory requirements for all students in order for them to know where they real capabilities are. The Chinese system is good to identify people's strengths. As you see, that is why U.S. colleges are very interested in accepting Chinese students.
My evidence for this is working in a job that deals with high school students as employees and customers. Everyday I am baffled at some of the questions I hear. For example, someone was talking about running half of a marathon in the coming weeks. One of the "kids" asked how far that was and the reply was 13.1 miles. When the man left, about 5 recently graduated teenagers came over and asked me how long a full marathon was. I couldn't believe it! These "kids" all carry high school diplomas, the same as mine, and they can't do a simple math equation of 13.1 plus 13.1 or 13.1 times 2. Sadly, these kinds of questions are a daily thing and every time I can't believe they have high school diplomas.
With Texas making drastic changes to history books, promoting the teaching of creationism and omitting founding fathers the education system is in a horrible place. Since Texas has a huge industry for school textbooks, this is quite troubling. This is not far off from China censoring information about the atrocities it has committed.
No way, I am a foreigner studying in America and all I have are regrets. The teachers in America do not have motivation to teach. So the students unless the nerdy ones who think they are smart yet are not study on their own. The Chinese students in my school are the smartest of us all. In our math competition Chinese students are begged to fill up the seats. Promoting free thinking maybe the only good thing about an American education, however schools do not hold down a student for the rest of their lives once you are out you can think however you want all you need is the brain to give you a higher level.
In the US you need to PAY for your education, the government doesn't invest in children like they do in Europe. The children are fed lies and American nationalism. In China we learn much more, our basic skills get much more training. In the US you get brainwashed. So yeah that's just the truth.
The Americans do not surpass anyone in education, but we do surpass in other aspects. We have the most incarcerated citizens. That is all. The way we pass by students due to the ridiculous no child left behind act was no doubt the worst thing that the president could have done to this country. The one thing that schools do is just graduate them with no knowledge of simple history. I went to east PennsBoro high school. I was just your average kid who had not been in the popular crowd. The principle named Craig Robbins had humiliated me and would not let me even simply get an Advil from the nurse and instead he called the shots when it came down to me getting medication for a headache. When I was a senior, I was passed with a GPA of 3.6 but when i went to HACC I was at a 2.0 GPA. That is how little they taught me. I can't even do geometry. That is the end of my little summary of a high school education.
In modern times, US children would rather play games and talk then actually learn and make better there future. China, however makes sure there children perform as well as they can, drilling them constantly and making them into some of the most successful doctors, lawyers, and engineers in the world.
No respect, lack of parental involvement and expectation equal a school system turning out kids who have no desire to learn, never did, and could care less. The parents don't care either. Kids can't write, spell, or pass tests but they graduate. Call the parents when the kids act up in school and you can't get an answer. It's terrible and the sad part is that these kids are supposed to be the country's future. Scary.
The U.S. education system is nothing short of ridiculous, compared to any country, let alone China. They currently hold the 17th place, in terms of education in the world. Each year, the education system gets diluted, and the standards are lowered to meet the base common denominator. There is this idea that, if test scores are good, then, overall, everything is fine. However, the standardized tests are an abysmal joke, though most people in the U.S. can barely even pass them. For example, one question on one of these tests asked of a sophomore high school student reads: "Which statement is an opinion?". In the U.S., there is an extreme anti-intellectual movement, from which spring up derogatory words about intelligence, like "nerd" or "geek". People who try harder or want to do better are "over-achievers", while those who do not care are considered cool.
That's like saying that white people are superior to black people. If that's racist than isn't this topic exactly the same?
Sadly, our education system here in the US is not good. The problem is not necessarily the teacher or the student/teacher ratio. It is actually more about building the motivation for the students to want to learn. The illiteracy rate and the amount of students not graduating is quite bad.
Our schooling is terrible, but partly because we have so many different nationalities in our country, we have to dumb down testing for people who don't speak English. We have too many illegals in Florida that we had to dumb down the yearly FCATS. It's stupid -- we are raising our kids as morons instead of making laws and making kids learn, be legal, and speak English.
Chinese have been known to use very strict rules to enforce students in schools. In the past, it is common that students were lectured by the hitting of rulers on their hands. This encourages students to study more, while in the US, they do not worry as much when students do poorly and less severe penalties if these situations occur. Studies will also show that Chinese students has higher knowledge skills such as mathematics than students in the US.