The Faults of a One Size Fits All Education System Essay

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Many of the currently enrolled students of the United States are falling behind. Every year, 1.3 million seniors do not graduate on time, while 31% do not even get their diplomas ("11 Facts about..."). Are the leaders of American education proud of these statistics? The United States currently adopts an education policy of "one size fits all" which is ironic since every person is unique, with different needs and capabilities. Since no two students are the same, the United States can no longer apply a "one size fits all" style of education. One of the main reasons that education should not be held to a fixed standard is the fact that students who find reaching the inflexible goals difficult, or are unable to reach them at all in order to …show more content…
Many of the currently enrolled students of the United States are falling behind. Every year, 1.3 million seniors do not graduate on time, while 31% do not even get their diplomas ("11 Facts about..."). Are the leaders of American education proud of these statistics? The United States currently adopts an education policy of "one size fits all" which is ironic since every person is unique, with different needs and capabilities. Since no two students are the same, the United States can no longer apply a "one size fits all" style of education. One of the main reasons that education should not be held to a fixed standard is the fact that students who find reaching the inflexible goals difficult, or are unable to reach them at all in order to keep up with the fast pace that is implemented with this style of learning, will be left behind. More often than not, students will require extra time working on certain aspects of study to be able to fully grasp and better understand it. If the time that these students need is not already built into the standard, then the student will begin to struggle and fall behind. The No Child Left Behind act, which was enacted in 2001, and again reauthorized in 2013, created state and national standards for what should be achieved by all students by grade level, regardless of the academic level of the courses of which they're taking (US Department of Education). In the No Child Left Behind Act, it states that all schools are required to bring
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