Lack of discipline, and "rights" without responsibilities. That combined with a liberal elite that feather their nests, whilst the general public suffer the misery of their stupidity.
gordon brown? i dunno
what is right with it?
There is not enough time in the day to answer this question.what ISN'T wrong may be more appropriate.
Exactly has been.
The cane is missing for one.
Well for a start , they dont teach people to spell education .
government red tape and strings.
Ask a teacher - they just want to teach, but they spend tons of time filling out paperwork and making sure they do or don't do certain things.
Also, parents are not free to move their child to a school that is performing better. No free choice. A lack of marketplace coupled with government intervention is a recipe for mediocrity at best and failure at worst.
Well it obviously failed you, as you can't spell education!
Not enuff eduacated teechers!!
what's right with our education system? have you ever used anything that needed the knowledge of and equalatral triangle or a paralellagram?
I don't really know. Our education is pretty good in some places, but in many crowded parts of the country, it gets very bad because of budgets. But I mostly think it's America's behavior and personality. We love sports, hobbies, looks, everything. But if you look at China or Japan, or one of those countries with crazy high test scores, kids there don't have much of a chance being a fashion designer or pro football player. The most important thing to them IS education and academics. That's what they live for, but it's not what America lives for.
Rich kids go to private schools, with Ivy League educated teachers. Everyone else goes to public schools which are underfunded and impersonal. Teachers that are overburdened combined with parents that don't care leads to children that do drugs.
Also no child left behind is stupid. Why do schools that are doing better get more funding. Completely illogical.
The college system is pretty good. Many great teachers that will share with you if you approach them (even if you dont' go to school there). Only problem i saw with the college program is cost and commercialization of its sports.
well i go to school and all i can say is "Please list the things that are right with the education system!!"
It's the victim of "dumb-sizing".
It could be aims, methods or results. Unless you say which of these you think the system falls down on, and whether the whole system or (say) just the secondary schools or universities, it's hard to know what problem you want us to diagnose.
I am in college right now studying for my teaching degree, and from what I have heard from teacher friends of mine is disturbing. I feel like not even becoming a teacher. School has become a money machine... schools are more conserned with making money from the children attending school than the kids them selves. see when a student is absent, the school looses money for that day. so all they care about is getting the seats filled everyday.also, they have gotten rid of music programs and art programs. spend two weeks at the end of every year testing kids to see how well the school is doing, and only care about how many words a minute a child can read. some kids can read very fast, and still not comprehend what they have read. fast isn't the same as good.. we need to write the government and have a complete overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act that is to blame for most of the problems... Oh,,,, another problem is that not enough parents get involved with their childs schooling anymore... they leave everything up to the teachers.. it takes a village to raise a child. not just the teacher, or gov.
1. Public education is essentially a government monopoly. With few exceptions, all schools in a given area are all the same. Where is the choice to give kids a reason to go to school?
2. Over 50% of all public schools in a the US are over 90% white or 90% black. How can we teach to a mixed and widely ethnic culture when it can't be experienced in most schools?
3. Many kids come to high school and have poor or negligable reading skills. In most cases we are teaching to a test as opposed to teaching kids what they individually need to know. I know it is hard, but if Sylvan can do it, why can't the public school system?
4. There is too much focus on lack of money. Does each school really need a new gym or hire a slew of sweepers for one school, put air conditioning in gyms and cafeterias, or put several computers in every room? Personally, I think it is all a waste of money and could be used elsewhere. In many private, charter and oversea schools, there are no janiotrs, the kids pick up after themselves. I spent 12 years with no A/C in a beat up gym and now they 'need' to spend half a million on each school to get a new up to date gym with A/C? Whatever!
5. Public schools don't like change. Look at all the opposition to vouchers, Catholic schools, and charter schools. Look at the unions. The concept of unions is an outdated model for another age, yet the public education system is run on it. I almost feel like I'm extorted for 40$ a month.
6. Teacher excellence is not rewarded. A teacher can be the worst teacher with 20 years or the best teacher with 20 years but unless they break theirbacks to get a National Endorsements or a Master's Degree, they are paid exactly the same. So most teachers have no incentive to go the extra step to do better.
theres too much pressure on both teachers and pupils fer results,lifes most important lessons are learnt by pure accident.bad publicity,political correctness gone mad and "have a go" parents mean the experience of school is a dull and restricted fusion of stress,imperealist ideals and harmful self loathing fer any young brain worth giving a sihte about
I love the education system, and don't criticize someone for telling you that you messed up spelling. You should spell things correctly.
I think a big problem is that most people don't value being smart, and mostly I would blame adults. There are too many people that were done with learning once they got out of high school and it impacts their kids and kids in general. There's too much hypocrisy where people expect kids to learn and read but don't value reading for themselves.
But like I said earlier, I love our education system and give me 2 years and I will be mass producing kids who understand chemistry excellently.
On a nationwide scale, too much to mention.
In individual schools - senior management claiming that 'everything is in the best interests of the students' when they actually mean 'everything is in the best interests of the senior management'.
The bitching, sniping and bullying that is rife thoughout teaching doesn't help. Most teachers can never hope to be positive role models because they are as emotionally immature as the students they teach, and much more petty.
Lack of discipline,lowered standards, mollycoddling students, teachers' fear of parents, curriculum which is far too diverse and doesn't respect the importance of basic literacy and grammar, but most importantly, the dwindling of selection at age 11 plus. Education has never been the same since the 11 plus exam was abolished as standard.
Have you ever noticed that the majority of people who condemn the 11 plus /selection system are those who sat it and failed?? Need I say more?
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