Will The Global Economy Help Or Hurt The Next Generation Of Americans?

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Will the Global Economy Help or Hurt The Next Generation of Americans?

Will the global economy help or hurt the next generation of Americans?
This is the question I am going to investigate in this paper. The global economy
is the system pertaining to the production, distribution and consumption of
goods and services around the globe. It is important that we understand the
global economy because it is and will be affecting the way we learn, work and
live. How all of these factors are affected will be discussed in the following
I take the position that the global economy will hurt the next
generation of Americans.
One argument for this position is that our schools are not adequately
preparing out students for the
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First, we really can't blame the schools for
lack of supplies or updated technology. Quite possibly our teachers are the ones
who are not prepared and we certainly can't expect schools to do everything.
School is simply a basis for learning. "The true inputs to education are
students, hard work, quality teaching and rigorous standards and parental
engagement. When these are missing money and reorganization can't compensate."3
Also grades in some ways do represent how ambitious a student is about school
and whether they get work done on time both of which are qualities of a good
worker. High schools in the United States are better than you think. " In the
most recent international comparison of reading, which was done in 31 nations,
American kids finished second to Finland."4 "We have an evolutionary process
where we are getting better and better..."5
Yet the following argument can reply to the latter objection. Our
schools may be better than we think but are they good enough to prepare our
students for the new way of work? What I mean by this is being able to use
technology, apply real life skills and think on their own. Reading and math
skills may be second out of 31 nations but what you may not know is "23% of
Americans don't finish high school compared to Japans 2%"6 Also, "American
students attend school the least amount of days (180 in fact) compared to other
economically strong countries such as Britain's 192…