The Quality Of Education In The U.S.

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Education is a very important aspect of human life. In most cases today, there is a direct relationship between the average salary a person makes a year and the amount of schooling they have had in their lifetime. Even so, the amount of schooling alone is not the single factor to success. Ultimately, an individual’s success is determined by the drive of that individual. There are numerous factors that can affect a person’s drive to achieve. Some people argue that hereditary has a lot to do with it. However, the primary deciding factor is their environment, not only at home, but at school as well. In most instances in the U.S., the quality of a schooling environment is directly proportional to the quality of education in the school, which is directly proportional to student performance in those schools. Based off this statement, most people would say that the government should spend more money on the schooling environment to promote better education. However, the government already spends quite an amount on schooling environments. In fact, recent poles in the past have proven that the U.S. spends much more on the average student than most other countries. If this is the case, then why is student performance in the U.S. so poor in comparison with other countries? The problem must solely lie in the schooling environment itself; more specifically, the structure of the educational system. Our current educational system for public schools is run by a government-operated system of firms. These firms are protected from competition because of the “free” education that results from subsides that the local district public schools receive. Economists frown on this because, from an economic aspect, the consumers are given very little choice in the market because of the lack of competition. To increase consumer choice in this market, people have devised several alternate
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