Seven Reasons Why the U.S. Education System is Fail!
A Facebook post that contained simple questions for university students about historical facts, events, and people in our government was posted recently. It was amazing to say the very least. Abject failure and inability to identify any of the people, places, or events. I repeat, NONE.
The U.S. formal education system was created to provide basic education to the masses to meet the needs of the industrial revolution. It’s quite simple, right? It’s quite simple, right? Since then, there has been no measurable evolution or redefinition of the educational system. This is frightening because it will lead to the country’s failure step-by, bit-by–bit, until it becomes a social collection.
Let’s look at the causes and find solutions.
1. Closed for Business
Schools are dependent on community standards and financial constraints based on community support…or lack thereof. Schools are closing at alarming rates across the country. A school closing is rarely an option that meets the needs of the community, or the students’ needs.
It seems that there is less concern for the children’s education in the community than the economic needs of the school’s location or the available resources. This is what happens when the federal government is not there. They are partly to blame. While the government speaks of the need for quality, affordable education, they insist that school systems follow federal mandates that bind them to political wills. Federal support is not enough.
2. Two-Gallons of milk in one gallon jug
How many children can you squeeze into a classroom while still being able to teach effectively? It depends on whether you want to teach or provide daycare services. It’s a harsh reality, but consider the purpose of schools today. They house your children, feed them, and take care of their needs for approximately 6-7 hours each day. They provide basic discipline and food so they don’t get to go home. Yes, you must administer it. In a chaotic environment where safety is not guaranteed, teachers must discipline children. Education takes the back seat to basic needs that parents cannot or are unwilling to provide. What about education? There is not enough time to teach them, so caring for them is more important than teaching them.
Secondarily, because of the constraints of federally-mandated guidelines, the children are taught in a cookie-cutter style standard of personality-limiting, creative-minimizing and individually-restrictive processes to get them to their adulthood. Basic education and basic performance that aligns with all others’ basic needs.