Recently, today actually, I saw an article of a video on Facebook that detailed simple questions posed to university students regarding BASIC social and historic facts, events and the folks who govern our country. The results were astounding to say the least! Abject failure and an inability to call or identify ANY of the folks, places and events. I’d like to repeat… NONE.
The formal education system in the U.S. was designed to generally meet the demands of the industrial revolution by giving basic education to the masses. Pretty simple right? So why is it that people fail to identify or won’t acknowledge that the demands will vary today? There has not been a calculable redefinition or evolution of the educational system since. This is scary as it will define the failure of our country step-by-step and bit-by-bit until we’re reduced to a social collection of ignorance.
Let’s examine the cause and solutions.
1. Closed for Business!
Schools find their existence tied to community standards and financial restraints based on the community support… or lack of. The end result is that schools are closing at an alarming rate over the country. The decision to close a school rarely reflects the requirements of a residential area or, more importantly, the requirements of the students!
There seems to be less concern for the requirements of the community children’s education compared to the economic demands of the located area of the school or the resources available. Comprar titulo universitario Where is the government when this happens? Well, they are partially to blame. The federal government rhetoric details the necessity for affordable, quality education while they demand that school systems stick to specific federal mandates that tie the school administration’s hands to comply with political wants. So much for federal support.
2. Two-Gallons of milk in a one-gallon jug!
So, how many kids could you cram into a classroom and still teach effectively? That depends upon if you are looking to instruct the kids or be described as a daycare service. I know, pretty harsh but go through the function of schools today. They take your kids and house them and feed them for around 6-7 hours a day. Mostly providing them with basic discipline and food that they rarely get yourself a t home! Oh yes, admin it. Teachers are required to discipline your kids in a packed atmosphere where safety is no more guaranteed and education has a back seat to providing basic needs that parents are unwilling to, uneducated to or unable to provide. Wait, think about education? Well, there is so little time for that that taking care of them takes priority over teaching them.
Secondarily, because of the constraints of federally-mandated guidelines, the kids are taught in a cookie-cutter style standard of personality-limiting, creative-minimizing and individually-restrictive processes to cause them to their adulthood. Basic education with basic performance that aligns children to basic standards that align with everyone else’s basic needs. Sad because it is done in crowded classrooms where teachers are forced to “teach” more children than anyone could attend to. How effective is that?
3. If You Do What You’ve Always Done… You’ll Get What You’ve Always Gotten!
Just how can we expect our children to excel when their parents are minimally educated. One must realize that this cycle of poor education will produce more poorly educated children who’ll produce more poorly-educated children and etc and so on. Parents are so busy struggling to create a living today because of a poor economy or too little opportunity that there’s little time to attend to their children’s education at home not to mention at school. Involvement is also critical especially when the parents are minimally educated because they lack the foresight and experience to steer a young person to the right path. The end result is just a continually-repeated system that fails students and undermines this country’s future. It matters not if you are poor and struggling to create a living that doesn’t enable time to teach the kids at home OR whether your well off and struggle to maintain a vocation that doesn’t enable time to attend to the kids at home. Either way, the education suffers.
4. Once Stated Always Abated!
I was once told that I was stupid. I was told that I could never learn because I lacked the essential ability to understand or comprehend anything a normal person was expected to know. Can you imagine? Well, today I am in quest for a doctorate in education. Highly educated holding several degrees and formally recognized for my teaching abilities and performance as an educator. So there, take that!
If a kid is usually to be challenged then the kid has to identify their worth and value as an individual. EVERY child is talented and gifted in something and must certanly be recognized for it immediately and consistently. Oh yes, failure happens but that is area of the lesson as well. Individualized learning platforms and initiatives are imperative to the support and future of educational success. The talented and gifted programs require a child be recognized and advanced due to their special gift as opposed to the initiative being offered to ALL students. I genuinely believe that EVERY child has the chance to reveal their gift if given the chance to allow it to reveal itself. Why limit other children’s possibility to excel because someone didn’t recognize their talents? Beyond me.
This insufficient diversity in basic education is driven by personal prejudices and the nuances of social conformity and economic availability in a school district. Shameful that each student doesn’t have the exact same possibility to be recognized for their inevitable contribution to society.
5. There is a Step to the Prep!
Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Education Department, 80% of all kids graduate and student graduation rates have reached an all-time high. This sounds great doesn’t it? Well, no it doesn’t because about 80% of senior high school seniors cannot pass basic proficiency exams or read at a simple level. The fundamental and core foundation for an effective future lies in their ability to learn and comprehend and it’s failing miserably. As a result of politically-correct mindset and an unwillingness to admit that people are failing we’re passing kids without prejudice. What is the dynamic here? Money, acknowledgment, standards, social constraint?
With fewer than 40% of graduating students able to execute basic reading and math skills, what’ll their future appear to be? Poor at best since they’re setup for failure and aren’t educated enough to know it. They’re not prepared for any kind of life not to mention future education without the essential skills to learn. It seems a way to socialism.
6. Teacher to Preacher!
With the possible lack of folks who are ready to sacrifice their future for low-paying academic careers there is little to choose from in the way of well-educated teachers. Enter teachers. As student education becomes more technology-supported so must teacher innovation education. A once-proud career, teachers are opting for more industrial careers using their basic educational achievements because it pays more and is less restricting. Too little qualified teachers equals too little quality education from under qualified teachers. The cultural shift in classrooms demands an academic shift in recognizing and utilizing qualified teachers who must meet higher-level standards before being allowed to teach.
Alas, distance learning take the personalization from the procedure, individualism from the practice and allows for lesser-educated teachers to execute office-like academics as opposed to teaching-like practices. Poorly educated teachers that are not held to the highest standards will produce poorly-educated students who’ll perpetuate the same. Pay teachers better and demand more from their website and we shall produce quality educated people. There’s something askew when ball players make millions and teachers make nothing! Time to rethink this one.