The Asian Education System versus the U.S. System

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According to the World Rank Research Team, Japan is at the top of industrial advances that lead to a very high amount of patents in the country (211). Japan is overtaking America in producing new inventions and conducting scientific research (World Rank Research Team 211). Producing and creating new inventions are the results of very productive, smart individuals, who had a great education throughout their school careers. The Asian education system is known world-wide for having many advantages compared to others like the United States. But they also share their own disadvantages. The United States education system is great to a certain extent, but not very efficient. According to William S. Robinson in “New Math-Science Study Rates U.S.…show more content…
Japanese parents do not like seeing their children fall behind in school, and they go to an extreme level of parenting which is a main key point of stress onto their children. Fallows uses a quote “Pass with four, fail with five” referring to the amount of hours their children should sleep (204). Four hours of sleep lets the student have more time to study than five hours of sleep. Extreme levels of parenting lead to excessive pressure on their children, and many teachers and parents “complain bitterly” about their education system, but little is done to change it (Fallows 204). Pressure on students may lead to stress and depression that can change their lives forever. It can affect teenagers, and young adults by encouraging them to do illegal things such as drinking, smoking, and doing drugs because pressure would change their behaviors, attitudes, and even their morals.
Besides all the negativity, the United States and Asia have advantages that make them different from one another. The United States education system may not be efficient enough, but there are also advantages of having the system we have now. The main advantage America has in its education system is freedom. Having the freedom in class to speak and express our opinion is very important in the American culture. Such as, speaking out loud and being free to give an opinion in class. For example, children in kindergarten can It promotes a free flow of ideas that
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