The Education System Of The United States

1090 WordsJul 9, 20165 Pages
The education system in the United States is a problem. One problem is that many of the students attending school today live in poverty. Another problem with the education system is that the curriculums are not being altered to the skills needed in the world today. Furthermore, students are not allowed to use their individual learning styles in the classroom. The education system today has many flaws that are not being fixed. Many students in the education system are living in poverty. Students who live in poverty do not perform as well as those from more advantaged households. According to Lyndsey Layton “A majority of students in public schools throughout the American South and West are low-income for the first time in at least four…show more content…
Another problem with our education system is that students are not taught technical nor business skills needed to succeed in the world today. The world is constantly changing, however, the education system is not changing along with it. According to Scott Gerber “While organizations like Junior Achievement (JA) educate students in work readiness and provide hands-on experience in financial planning for kids K-12,many of these programs are underfunded, and find it difficult to work within current infrastructures — even in situations where traditional system cannot offer other alternatives” ( “Here’s the Real Problem With America’s Educational System”). Students are not prepared to go into the work force simply because they do not obtain the right set of skills. The world is always advancing with new technologies and techniques. Gerber states in his article “Whether we’re training the next generation of entrepreneurs or entrepreneurially minded individuals, we must ensure our support systems catch up to the current-day needs of America’s workforce — or risk losing our standing as innovators” (“Here’s the Real Problem With America’s Educational System”). If students are not being taught the technical and business skills needed in the world today they will be unprepared for the future. Moreover, every student has a different style by which they learn. Every student has a different way in which they can better
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