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crystal_ice_prism18

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#1 11 years ago

Is lacking in Education? I have had the opportunity to sit down with some fellow classmates who are here on an exchange program for a year and they have been telling me that college here is so much easier than university where they are from. Some of the subjects they studied in high school were ones that I am just starting now in my sophomore year of college. Do you think America needs to get a better education system? I was just wondering due to this issue becomming a hot topic on my campus. What are your thoughts?




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#2 11 years ago

The American public school system is full of inept teachers and distracted children. It's awful.




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#3 11 years ago

Depends. I've found, atleast in my area, that the public high schools usually suck ass, but I think my school is pretty decent. It's not exactly hard and you can get by without learning a lot, but if you choose to pay attention then you can also learn very much indeed.




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#4 11 years ago

I'm sure it differs from school to school, area to area, but in all: yes.




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#5 11 years ago

Overall, yes. However, don't judge the USA's (aka, government) school system by the USA's (in general) colleges. I think that our schools need to have a much wider subject range. Make everyone a jack-of-all-trades, and let them choose what to master, not make them proficient in some categories and abysmal in others. Of course, let the colleges do what they want.




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#6 11 years ago
Crazy Wolf;3663866Overall, yes. However, don't judge the USA's (aka, government) school system by the USA's (in general) colleges. I think that our schools need to have a much wider subject range. Make everyone a jack-of-all-trades, and let them choose what to master, not make them proficient in some categories and abysmal in others. Of course, let the colleges do what they want.

I wasnt trying to suggest that I am judging the school system by colleges, I was just stating that I believe that in order for the US to become smarter, we need to become more proficient in our earlier education and have a wider subject range like you stated.




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#7 11 years ago

Overall, yes. There's no doubt about it.

On the other hand, even though we are lacking behind Europe in terms of the rigor of our education system, both Europe and the U.S. are SEVERELY falling behind countries like India, China, and Japan and a lot of other non-western nations. They are the one's we have to worry about, not Europe.