As a result, I found it tempting to revisit the list in some way. Instead, we’ve decided to start a new list that addresses the current flaws and concerns of America’s education system.
- In this digital age, we need to rethink literacy. Literacy used to be associated with printed text, but it becomes more complicated when we enter the digital world. Teachers must begin delivering digital literacy courses to coincide with this generational shift. Students need to be able to use technology to develop judgment about what they read in addition to basic reading and writing. Students who lack these competencies will fall behind in the digital world.
- There is currently no way to assess learners. Existing assessment systems do not adequately measure the development of individual learners. We need to look for testing methods that embrace technology, collect data, and account for differences among students taking tests in the digital age. The initial investment may be substantial, but it is the student’s duty to develop a fair examination system that will help foster a brighter mind for the future.
- We are doing a poor job of educating boys of color. Black and Latino men have long been misunderstood in American schools. Their behavior, learning methods, and social abilities are sometimes misinterpreted as problematic. Unless this scenario is resolved, boys of color will continue to fall between the gaps. Compared to his peers, he had higher dropout rates, poverty rates, and incarceration rates. school It may be system fault (The Sentencing Project, nd).
- We keep learners and continue to promote them socially. The U.S. education system retains students at an alarmingly high rate. Despite evidence showing that alienating children has little effect on academic performance, the costs are staggering at about $20 billion annually (Williams, 2007). Learners struggle to meet academic requirements without extra assistance. Social promotion is therefore an issue (Hong and Yu, 2008).
- Anti-intellectualism and academic disengagement are rampant. Learners have grown accustomed to instant gratification in the digital age. as a result, school School districts lower academic standards to keep students on a level playing field, but the result is a lack of academic motivation. This growing anti-intellectualism is undermining traditional schooling. If academic performance had no direct impact on daily life, today’s students are less likely to pursue it.
- Why aren’t the number of year-round schools increasing? Although no longer for economic reasons, most American schools continue the old tradition of offering students summer vacations (Morin 2016). Unfortunately, the overwhelming evidence that a year-round switch to schooling strengthens our education system is overlooked. To accommodate this drastic schedule adjustment, teachers and legislators must agree to change the existing status quo.
- Quality educators cannot be produced consistently. The quality of instruction a child receives has a significant impact on their development. educationNot all instructors who enter the classroom have the necessary training and expertise to facilitate student learn.good teacher is a tremendous classroom asset, but we still don’t know how to consistently produce good educators.
- We are not good enough to promote digital equity. Technology is an integral part of the world and scholarship of our time. Students from more affluent families have better access to the internet and technology than students from less affluent families. As a result, while wealthy students gain an advantage, schools with high poverty rates face new hurdles. This gap could be filled by digital equity, resulting in a more level playing field.
- It’s not enough to get girls into STEM. Despite Beyoncé’s famous claim that “girls rule the world,” women are still underrepresented in some academic disciplines. Her expanding STEM field is overwhelmingly male-dominated, limiting opportunities for young women to participate. The problem is not a lack of desire, but a lack of support for women to pursue these careers or study in school. We need to discover innovative approaches to help nurture a passion for
- The Teacher Preparation Program does not teach neuroscience. Instead of presenting a more comprehensive picture, most teacher training programs focus solely on teaching. To fully understand how the brain and nervous system work, a good educator must have a thorough understanding of neuroscience. It helps teachers better understand how the brain learns new information and forms stronger neural networks. Even a brief understanding of neuroscience can influence and improve an instructor’s performance in the classroom.
The slump in America’s education system is not due to a single problem. A combination of factors undermines the cultural importance of educational justice and broad knowledge. For better results, we must put aside the nuances of party politics and policy and work to strengthen America’s education system regardless of circumstances. I am glad that my last essay resonated with readers. I hope this chapter does too. Let’s get down to business.