The educational system has gotten too commercialized for its own good
The educational system has gotten too commercialized for its own good. No longer are parents watching their kids and expecting them to know all of the facts and be able to apply them in the classroom. Too many schools are turning away from teaching as much as possible to preparing papers, essays, and even tests. Parents are tuning in to TV instead of their children, and they’re sitting in front of their TV’s instead of with their kids at school. This is not the way that we were meant to live.
The educational system in the United States is not broken because of this. We are a nation of immigrants and we’ve had an immigrant experience. That means that we have people from different cultures coming into our country and changing the way that we think about education. There is no problem with this, and it’s been happening for over a hundred years.
The problem comes when parents don’t realize that they have a choice about how their children will be educated. If the educational system is being narrowed down to only certain types of learning experiences, then children are being deprived. If the educational system is only teaching children how to pass a test, then children are not being introduced to educational opportunities that they may have otherwise. If the educational system is only teaching students how to write a test, then they are not getting the learning opportunities that they might otherwise have. Parents need to realize that they have a choice about the way that their children will be taught.
One of the problems that is often brought up is about money. The educational system leaves little room for creativity. Children are being pushed to get through the course and get all of their required tests before they graduate. This is not the educational system that anyone would want their children to grow up in.
Another problem is the focus on testing rather than learning. The educational system puts a premium on being able to pass tests. In the end, this means that students are being given test after test, trying to pass them as quickly as possible. In many cases, these tests are just plain pointless. Instead of spending children doing activities that they really don’t care for, they are instead being subjected to tests that don’t lead anywhere.
The educational system also puts a great deal of focus on test taking. Parents will see their children, particularly students in pre-k education, spend a lot of time doing standardized tests. These tests are not based on what the student is learning, but rather on passing them. As a result, children are being taught what they already know, which is why so much time and effort are put into test taking. This doesn’t lead to anything other than frustration and anxiety for parents.
The truth is that children are being deprived when it comes to learning. Most of the methods that are used today are not even effective when it comes to educating children. If the goal is to teach kids to read, shouldn’t we be teaching them to enjoy reading? Shouldn’t we want them to learn about language, to appreciate language? Instead, most education systems rely on time wasting activities, making children unhappy in the process.
All of these things need to change if we are going to get a true education system that is truly beneficial to our children. We need to look beyond the test results, and realize that the educational system isn’t working. Instead of simply trying to give our children, we need to make sure that they get a quality education, one that will lead them to the life that they deserve. Instead of focusing on whether or not a child can “pass” a test, we should be looking to see that they actually learn and grow while they are there.