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Education Essay

  • Submitted by: AzamNaqvi1
  • on November 19, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,492 words

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As the years go by, change is inevitable. Every single thing such as cars, computers, and currency change with the time. However, one of the oldest foundations in America is the high school education system. According to David S. Broder’s 2005 article “A Model for High Schools” many students drop out of high school due to boredom or being dissatisfied with what it offers (159). People also change with time as well, and in the year 2013, the high school education system doesn’t reconcile with the students of this generation. There is not enough challenge (excluding Advanced Placement classes) for the students in a lower track, yet simultaneously there is too much for the Honors and AP students who’ve got classes and stress piling up day in and day out; there is no in-between. Likewise, students aren’t taught how to survive in the real world. High school students generally range from the age of fourteen to eighteen, and within that four year time period, there is a great deal of maturity that students go through, however they do not become adults--regardless of being eighteen years old. In that sense, if the education is too low or too high for some students, and if being a responsible adult isn’t implemented much in high school, what will the future bring for American students?
Furthermore, the high school system is already very outdated. “Report of the Massachusetts Board of Education” is a policy document from the 1800s by Horace Mann, who is renowned as the father of American education. In his document he proposed a system of education which unified all men regardless of class. In this document Mann writes, “Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, -- the balance-wheel of the social machinery” (152). Based on how long ago Horace Mann passed away (1859) and the idea that men are divided into classes, I can assume that this document is around two hundred years old. In those two hundred years,...

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