According to John Stossel of ABC, educational systems are a burgeoning problem in the United States. Compared to foreign schools, American teachers and schools are not teaching and learning at the same level. What is so different between American schools and foreign schools? Why are there...
School 'Reform' and Student Motivation - Newsweek
In this Newsweek article, writer Robert Samuelson argues that students have a lack of motivation and are the reason for such low statistics when compared to other countries.
Blame Schools, Not Students, for the "Failure of School Reform"
In order to reform American education, the situation must be examined and fixed on both sides, the system as well as the students, rather than directing the blame toward one factor.
U.S. Students Remain Poor at History, Tests Show
American history has proven to be the least -knowledgeable subject amongst American students. Many students can not identify basic trends and topics in American history according to tests.
NAEP- U.S. History: Sample Questions
The National Assessment of Educational Progress, tested students in the fourth grade, eighth grade, and the twelfth grade regarding their knowledge in history. At the end of the study, the NAEP released statistics which showed how little students knew about their own nation's history. Below...
The Failure of American Public Education
John Hood, a newspaper columnist, shares background information on the journey of educational reform as well as lists the problems the public education system has found. Hood also speaks about replacing the system rather than reforming it.
American Education's Failure: The Cause and Cure
In order to repair the American education system, some suggest that committees who inform teachers how to teach and what to teach are the problem. Instead, it is suggested that teachers should find a teaching method which is more interactive with the students.
Education is Key to Winning the Future
If students continue to lag, American prosperity in the global market will fall. Melody Barnes, Director of of the Domestic Policy Council, and Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc., have come together with the understanding that America's future and are therefore creating a...
Undereducated Students, Overburdened Teachers and the Future of America
The system overlooking a variety of school districts seem to be the problem according to a few students. Sixteen-year-old Hishaam Habib describes the budget cuts in his school district as well as the future of America with such systems.
Blackboards or Basketballs: The future of American Education?
Jagdish Sheth, a professor from Emory University's Goizueta Business School, suggests that students need to pay more attention to science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM), the subjects that American students lag in when compared to international students.