What is causing America's primary education system to lag behind other countries'?

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Too much pressure of schoolwork, conformity, standardized testing & not enough school funding.

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Teachers not dedicated enough

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Lack of discipline from parents and society

North American discipline is not as strict as Eastern discipline and it causes our students to fall behind.
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Teaching methods in US are outdated

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Americas education system is too liberal

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The generation currently in school's values? Cheating, copying, laziness etc...

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Budget cuts

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Americas education system is too conservative

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The Quality of Americas education system has remained constant and is still the same as it was when America was #1 but other countries have improved and surpassed America?

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Smart kids from other countries used to study here but now that their country has developed they no longer come here

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Not enough focus and funding on STEM programs

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Teachers teach what's on standardized tests not topics that would interest students

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briantheliberal says2014-06-07T18:36:37.9165228-05:00
It's a combination of all these things. It usually depends on the school district and state.
jyotipatel says2014-06-10T04:51:52.8877608-05:00
I agree with briantheliberal...
Formerland1 says2014-06-11T18:19:42.8215359-05:00
The sports focus in America slows them to lag behiend in academics
ThoughtsandThoughts says2014-06-11T18:57:52.0943220-05:00
-Lack of proper implementation of common core. Veteran teachers weren't trained for the common core. The standards are also controversial as they were developed by people who aren't experts of education or developmental psychology or anything like that. -High stakes testing - leaves little time for authentic learning and forces teachers to "teach to the test." Children's social and emotional development also get ignored. Which isn't beneficial toward their academic success. -Lack of funding. The kids who get neat manipulatives for math, go to field trips, and have new technology that allows the teacher to have more time for planning, etc. are generally more motivated and successful kids. -Ineffective teachers - for a few reasons. Some are burned out. Some don't promote authentic learning; they're centered on lecture and rote memorization, rather than hands-on activities or visuals. Some aren't anywhere near experts on the psychology of kids or young adults - whoever they teach. Some don't know enough about the psychology of learning and memory, which ties almost directly into authentic learning. Luckily, there are a lot of amazing teachers who diminish the effects of factors contributing to poor results in school. Go amazing teachers! =)

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