Education Failing in the United States

Education in the U.S. is almost at a point of no return. It has become very controversial, over the years, if it is working or not.

It appears that over the last decade or so the educational system in the U.S. has taken a turn for the worse. The U.S. tends to lag behind other nations in testing and percentage of children that graduate and so on. The system also is far under funded to make improvements to it and it keeps getting worse.

The financial status of the educational system in the U.S. is at a point of depletion. In the Los Angeles School District 2,600 teachers lost their jobs because of short falls in the budget. While in the Saint Vrain School District in Colorado is facing a 12 million dollar budget cut. Teachers all over the country are taking pay cuts in order to keep their jobs. With all these cuts and shortfalls in the budgets of school districts how can we keep teachers working as teachers and not pursuing another profession?

Let alone the financial status of school districts are hurting but the financial status of homes are struggling. With both parents working to pay the bills they have little time to spend helping with school work. Without the support of the parents at home the struggling student is just overlooked. Then there is non-traditional family units; his and her households. Students are passed back and forth between homes and still expected to keep focused on their education. The student in a non-traditional family unit faces many different obstacles than the normal family unit. With all the lack of parental support at home it takes a well disciplined student to excel.

There has also been a decline in programs in schools over the years. The loss of music and arts in schools plays a main role in the failure of students in other educational areas. Music and arts teach the mind how to be creative and opens the mind to deeper thinking. These abilities help students with classes such...