The United States Board Of Education Fosters The Mission

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The United States Board of Education fosters the mission statement to, “promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access”(U.S. Department of Education). The United States currently uses standardized test to serve as a knowledge check point. The system then compares the test results to develop a black and white curriculum for all students, failing to include aspects of different learning techniques. The standardized results provided excellent information about students’ ability to comprehend a statement and regurgitate an answer by filling in A, B, or C. The tests fail to promote creativity and diverse thinking. In a perfect world, educational systems would…show more content…
As stated in the Atlantis, one of America’s leading political magazines, “Finland 's success is especially intriguing because Finnish schools assign less homework and engage children in more creative play”(Partanen). So how is Finland consistently turning in some of the highest test results? Could the United State’s k-12 education ever adapt to reform its system to reflect Finland 's suggests? To improve the United States current education, schools need to find an alternative to standardized tests and make classrooms more interactive. The curriculum needs to be focused on students’ futures to prepare them for the 21st century, not the past. Prince EA, a motivational filmmaker, poet, and speaker, made a YouTube video about the United States education system, he opens with a quote from Albert Einstein that states, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” To put this into perspective, standardized tests represent the tree and students represent the fish. Most students don’t process information in the same way. In Fact, it’s widely accepted that different approaches to learning have numerous advantages to stimulate students’ learning motivation (Proulx etc.). Many modern day U.S. schools use digital game-based learning. This approach, “integrat[es] appropriate learning strategies into a game [to]
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