Education Sector Problems Overview
America faces a variety of issues. Firstly, many public schools face the challenge of insufficient funding from the administration. The governments, in many states, do not increase funding depending on the needs of the institution. As a result, the public schools in lower-income areas have fewer teachers, resources, and programs that affect the learning of the students compared to those in private schools. Secondly, the educational curriculum in the US emphasizes on the use of standardized testing to gauge the performance of the students. However, the pressure of standardized testing affects students by creating anxiety, fatigue, and lack of attention, affecting students’ performance. Similarly, teachers shift from teaching to impart knowledge and promote creativity to teach students to pass tests that have lowered the quality of education they provide. Thirdly, America also faces the challenge of declining the safety of children in schools. Reports of gun violence in schools are not new in America, causing at least 163 deaths in 2018. Such statements have instilled fears among students regarding their safety, which has affected learning.