Who's Fault Is It Anyway? Essay

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Who’s Fault is it Any Way? “The value of education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” ~Albert Einstein There is a fine line between a successful educational system and a failing one. The educational system we have today is playing jump rope with that line. There are five components to a successful educational system: parents, teachers, school systems, students and society. Students are more misbehaved and disrespectful now more than ever in today’s society. Parents are failing education by not correcting their child’s behavior before sending them into a school filled with more misbehaved children. Teachers are failing students by not believing 100% in what they are teaching. School systems are failing by not spending the funds that they are given, appropriately and allowing class sizes to grow beyond a teacher’s ability to control. Society is failing students by placing extremely low expectations on students and their achievement in academics as well as in life. Students are failing themselves. They are failing themselves by allowing parents, teachers, school systems, society dictate whether or not they will pay attention in class and receive an ideal education. Many people in society will attempt to place the blame of the problems in education on a specific group of people. No specific group of people can be blamed for the problems in education. All of them are to blame if the needs for a proper education are not met. “Teaching right from wrong has as much bearing on a culture’s survival as teaching reading, writing, or science.” ~William Kilpatrick Many parents, school-board members, and other members of society today blame teachers solely for the problems in the educational system. They primarily blame teachers because of the simple fact that it is easier to change a teacher than it is to change a student’s family.

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