Education Is An Essential Element Of Early Life

1445 WordsJun 24, 20166 Pages
Education is an essential element of early life and is considered to be the bridge between classes and social structures. It is a worldwide equalizer and instructor, but academic systems have only been standardized and mandatory for roughly two-hundred years and consistently vary across the globe. These systems vary from year-round and 180-day academic years, to college-like structures and elementary organizations. In the United States, the academic calendar was created around a nineteenth-century agrarian society where there was need for a prolonged summer break that allowed for all members to aid in harvest. This system, to this day, is still in place in most schools across the country, but is failing in efficient education standards.…show more content…
For teenage brains, this teaching style is practically trivial. Without ample time and resources, students are unable to learn material before being assigned nightly homework, creating a time of complete stress and inability. With studies shown, personal stories told and a centuries-old structure in place, why hasn’t it become apparent to American’s that this system is futile and idle? Education standards have been created through top-ranking countries. To meet these standards, education systems, including the United States’, need to evolve from their outdated states and adapt new techniques compatible with 21st-century ideals and demands. The United States, though a role model across the globe because of its economic and political systems, is not an exemplary example of education standards. Countries across the world, including Germany, have created education systems suited to 21st-century society, where the United States is cemented behind its outdated techniques, thus falling behind academically. German education consists of a 220-day academic year, forty days longer than the average American year (“The German School System”). Their updated academic calendar provides more days and time within a school year to teach and learn information. With their realization that there was no need for a harvest period, Germans began to follow a
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