Persuasive Essay On Education System

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Randi Weingarten once said, “A high-quality public education can build much-needed skills and knowledge. It can help children reach their God-given potential. It can stabilize communities and democracies. It can strengthen economies.” Weingarten, an American activist, illustrates the need for educational reform as a life raft for future generations. We must incorporate what is best for the students by helping further develop their education and not what will get us the most funding possible. The American education system is faltering and has strayed from its center purpose, which is to do what is best for the students and not what gets the schools more money. If I had the opportunity to change the American educational system the key issues I would address are the distribution of funding, the standardization of curriculum, and corporate influence because of the effects it has on the students learning and growth as a person.…show more content…
There is no need for standardized testing in today’s schooling, due to the amount of work the students already have a lot of work on their plate as it is and something like that is the last thing they need. One major problem I have with this is that teachers have to build there syllabus around a test that depends if you’ll go on to the grade. Since the early ages of school, they make it seem if you do not pass this your life is over and nothing else matters except for passing this standardized test. According to Diane Ravitch, a historian of education, she states in her essay The Essentials of a Good Education, “An educated parent would not accept a school where many weeks of every school year were spent preparing for the state tests.” (108) In schools over America they spend weeks of school focusing on standardized testing and how that time spent away from learning the material is taking away from the students

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