Education Crisis

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Submitted By mss31
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Marquita Shadley
English 112
Professor Howell
April 21, 2015
Education Crisis of America Education is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgement, and generally of preparing oneself or others for mature life. Now knowing the definition, one can understand more clearly how important having an education is to our future. So why is America facing this crisis? On February 18, 2015, the United States Department of Education stated that over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the U.S. every year. That is about 7,000 students a day. Some are pointing to the current educational system for this dilemma. Change is needed soon before this crisis becomes worse. In this work the education crisis and the dropout rates were investigated. It was found that with the parents at home, the teachers at school, and resources within the community this issue can be resolved. Parents’ involvement with their children from elementary through high school is very detrimental to their child’s success. The way the teacher teaches a subject, and how they keep a student engaged in their work is very important to whether that child does well. Also, if children start using the resources in their community such as tutoring, after-school programs that help with homework, and summer camps that have reading programs things could improve. I hope this paper helps people to realize that yes parents and teachers control kids’ education, but the community involvement can be a perk in how successful your child can become. Since the early 1980’s, the issue of America’s faltering public school system has become a serious concern. The crisis in K-12 education is one of the biggest challenges facing the nation. There is a great deal of evidence to support this problem. The pathetically low results of…...

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