Does the U.S. need to improve its education system?

  • The Best Country Needs the Best Education.

    There is a lot of poverty in the U.S., and giving people a better education could fix this. If kids learn and can get jobs, there would be less crime, so there would be fewer people in jail so we could invest that money in schools, and keep improving. We should focus less on teaching them what to think, and focus more on teaching them how to think.

  • The US needs to fix their education system.

    The education system in the US lacks explanation and depth in certain courses especially math and literature. Maybe it's the teachers, maybe it's the curriculum, it doesn't matter. I haven't had a textbook in math since 6th grade, and I'm now in the 11th grade. Fewer people are understanding math and it's getting harder for people to write essays and read in general. This needs to be changed or else the unemployment rate in the US is going to continue to decrease.

  • Needs to be improved

    Reconfirm the words of the hierarchy, conform to your environment, and listen to authority. This is the basis of today's public education system, it is utter rubbish.

    After all, Ledornardo Da Vinci only had basic reading, writing, and math skills, and yet he accomplished many incredible achievements, beyond most people in his time. He taught himself in a way and a environment that suited him, causing him to be more productive.

    What do you think?

  • Yes, it needs improvement

    Yes, for goodness sake, yes. Stop teaching about socialism, liberalism, tolerance, sex, gay rights and other such garbage. Go back to teaching kids how to read, spell, do math, and most importantly, how to think. If they learn to think for themselves, they'll be able to form their opinions on social and political issues as well. No need to brainwash them.

  • The American System is Failing!

    College is too expensive and that is why a lot of people are not going. We need to lower the cost of tuition or raised the amount of student aid that is give. Everyone has a right to a good quality education but should not have to pay an arm and a leg for it.

  • Yes! The American education system is falling apart.

    Teachers are horribly under paid.American students are falling behind in their test scores in comparison to other countries.Teenagers are dropping out left and right.If America doesn't want to become a third world country by the end of this century it should make more of an effort to educate it's young people.

  • Yes, many improvements to make.

    The USA has to learn from Finland's socialistic ways. Big or small in population, Finland's methods will work in any country, including the USA. We have states who have almost the same population as Finland and still do bad because of their own methods such as compete instead of cooperation. We don't treat our teachers well either. This country should get rid of the GPA system, and put what New Zealand has: testing students after every year in secondary school, and that is what the higher education institutions look at.

  • Yes, They Do

    The United States of America is falling behind. By every educational measure, our children are not measuring up to those of other countries. If we hope to continue our prosperity as a nation, we need to invest in our future. Investing in better education is doing exactly that. Failure to do so could have dire consequences.

  • Yes, the U.S. needs to improve its education system.

    There is no doubt in most people's minds that American children are not getting a proper education; and it starts at the elementary school level. "Grammar school" is where children learn the basic skills that they will later build on in high school and college, a prelude to their success as adults. The first solution is to get better teachers in all elementary schools - not just in the better neighborhood or higher income areas. Also, for years teaching has been a fall-back profession; those who weren't successful elsewhere decided to become teachers. That mentality needs to change. The U.S needs dedicated professional teachers whose main goal is to teach children. This will provide a good foundation on which to rebuild the education system.

  • Improving our education system should be US number 1 goal

    In the US there are many people that believe that the country has the smartest populous, but the truth is that we are near the bottom of the list when it comes to education in the world. With this reason alone we should start to see that education needs to be improved. The issues are that kids are pushed along as if we think that if people graduate that it must correlate to kids learning. Instead, the kids get to the next grade and they don't deserve to be there. A broad improvement needs to be done or our future will suffer.

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