Recently, today actually, I saw an article of a video on Facebook that detailed simple questions posed to university students regarding BASIC social and historic facts, events and the folks who govern our country. The outcomes were astounding to say the least! Abject failure and an inability to name or identify ANY of the folks, places and events. I’d like to repeat… NONE.
The formal education system in the U.S. was designed to generally meet the demands of the industrial revolution by providing basic education to the masses. Pretty simple right? So why is it that we fail to identify or won’t acknowledge that the demands are different today? There’s not been a calculable redefinition or evolution of the educational system since. Comprar titulo universitario This really is scary since it will define the failure of our country step-by-step and bit-by-bit until we’re reduced to a cultural assortment of ignorance.
Let’s examine the cause and solutions.
1. Closed for Business!
Schools find their existence linked with community standards and financial restraints on the basis of the community support… or lack of. The effect is that schools are closing at an alarming rate over the country. Your decision to close a school rarely reflects the wants of a residential area or, most importantly, the wants of the students!
There is apparently less concern for the wants of the communities children’s education than the economic demands of the precise location of the school or the resources available. Where’s the us government when this happens? Well, they’re partially to blame. The us government rhetoric details the requirement for affordable, quality education while they demand that school systems abide by specific federal mandates that tie the institution administration’s hands to comply with political wants. So much for federal support.
2. Two-Gallons of milk in a one-gallon jug!
So, just how many kids can you cram into a class and still teach effectively? That is dependent upon if you are looking to show the youngsters or be a daycare service. I understand, pretty harsh but consider the function of schools today. They take your children and house them and feed them for approximately 6-7 hours a day. Mostly providing them with basic discipline and food that they rarely get a t home! Oh yes, admin it. Teachers are expected to discipline your children in a crowded atmosphere where safety is no more guaranteed and education requires a back seat to providing basic needs that parents are unwilling to, uneducated to or unable to provide. Wait, what about education? Well, there is so short amount of time for that that looking after them takes priority over teaching them.
Secondarily, due to the constraints of federally-mandated guidelines, the youngsters are taught in a cookie-cutter style standard of personality-limiting, creative-minimizing and individually-restrictive processes to encourage them to their adulthood. Basic education with basic performance that aligns children to basic standards that align with everyone else’s basic needs. Sad because it is performed in crowded classrooms where teachers are forced to “teach” more children than one individual could attend to. How effective is that?
3. If You Do What You’ve Always Done… You’ll Get What You’ve Always Gotten!
How can we expect our youngsters to excel when their parents are minimally educated. One must realize that this cycle of poor education will produce more poorly educated children who will produce more poorly-educated children and etc and so on. Parents are very busy struggling to create a living today due to a poor economy or too little opportunity that there is little time to attend with their children’s education in the home let alone at school. Involvement is also critical especially once the parents are minimally educated since they lack the foresight and experience to guide a new person to the right path. The effect is really a continually-repeated system that fails students and undermines this country’s future. It matters not if you are poor and struggling to create a living that doesn’t enable time to teach the kids in the home OR whether your well off and struggle to maintain a lifetime career that doesn’t enable time to attend to the kids at home. Either way, the education suffers.
4. Once Stated Always Abated!
I was once told that I was stupid. I was told that I possibly could never learn because I lacked the fundamental ability to know or comprehend anything a normal person was anticipated to know. Could you imagine? Well, today I’m in pursuit of a doctorate in education. Highly educated holding several degrees and formally recognized for my teaching abilities and performance being an educator. So there, take that!
If a kid will be challenged then the little one has to identify their worth and value being an individual. EVERY child is talented and gifted in something and should really be recognized for this immediately and consistently. Oh yes, failure happens but that’s area of the lesson as well. Individualized learning platforms and initiatives are imperative to the support and future of educational success. The talented and gifted programs require a child be recognized and advanced due to their special gift instead of the initiative being available to ALL students. I think that EVERY child has the chance to reveal their gift if given the chance to give it time to reveal itself. Why limit other children’s opportunity to excel because someone didn’t recognize their talents? Beyond me.
This not enough diversity in basic education is driven by personal prejudices and the nuances of social conformity and economic availability in a school district. Shameful that every student doesn’t have the same opportunity to be recognized due to their inevitable contribution to society.
5. There’s a Step to the Prep!
In line with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Education Department, 80% of all high school students graduate and student graduation rates have reached an all-time high. This sounds great doesn’t it? Well, no it doesn’t because about 80% of senior high school seniors cannot pass basic proficiency exams or read at a simple level. The fundamental and core foundation for an effective future is based on their ability to learn and comprehend and it’s failing miserably. Due to a politically-correct mindset and an unwillingness to admit that we are failing we’re passing kids without prejudice. What’s the dynamic here? Money, acknowledgment, standards, social constraint?
With fewer than 40% of graduating students able to execute basic reading and math skills, what will their future seem like? Poor at best since they are setup for failure and aren’t educated enough to know it. They are not prepared for any part of life let alone future education without the fundamental skills to learn. It seems a road to socialism.
6. Teacher to Preacher!
With the lack of people that are willing to sacrifice their future for low-paying academic careers there is little to select from in how of well-educated teachers. Enter teachers. As student education becomes more technology-supported so must teacher innovation education. A once-proud career, teachers are choosing more industrial careers utilizing their basic educational achievements because it pays more and is less restricting. A lack of qualified teachers means too little quality education from under qualified teachers. The cultural shift in classrooms demands an academic shift in recognizing and utilizing qualified teachers who must meet higher-level standards before being permitted to teach.
Alas, distance learning take the personalization from the process, individualism from the practice and makes for lesser-educated teachers to execute office-like academics rather than teaching-like practices. Poorly educated teachers who are not held to the highest standards will produce poorly-educated students who will perpetuate the same. Pay teachers better and demand more from their store and we will produce quality educated people. There is something askew when ball players make millions and teachers make nothing! Time to rethink this one.