Our School System Sucks

Our School System Sucks

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Elia Craun started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

                                  America’s Education System Sucks


          Our education system is broken, and it shows in the most recent PISA scores.


          We are lagging behind in every subject, having not even made it into the top ten countries in any subject included in the test. The PISA is taken every three years in order to accurately weigh how each country ranks in education. The last PISA test was taken in 2015 and another will be taken this year. Out of 70 countries, America’s average score was 31st; we ranked 39th in math, 25th in science, and 24th in reading. Singapore ranked 1st in every subject of the test. Obviously, we have some work to do in order to rank higher in future PISA tests.


          Why have our scores been on the decline? The answer is far from simple. There are a plethora of reasons why our education system is failing. One of those many reasons is that our curriculum has not changed with the times. Here in 2019, we have so much more technology at our fingertips than we ever have before, which means that a lot of careers and businesses are in need of people who know how to use that technology. Many people and organizations have been pushing students to enter into STEM-centered jobs, but students cannot do that unless they are taught those things. Because of our outdated education system, students will be less and less prepared to go out into the workplace; they will not have the necessary skills to succeed in this modern world.


          In order to teach these modern subjects, and prepare students for the future, we need teachers who know the material and know how best to teach STEM subjects. In other words, we need to train our teachers. Teachers should be experts in their subject; they should be specialized in one area, such as math, or English. Teachers should be more appreciated, and they should be paid so much more than they currently are. The Government and politics should recognize their importance, as well as the importance of education as a whole.


          An updated and modern education system is essential for the success of future generations. More and more our world is centralized around STEM subjects. Our curriculum needs to be revised, and our teachers need to be trained in these fields.


Teachers hold the future in their hands, and if the gravity of this situation goes unnoticed our future will surely be doomed.


We need to update our education system and teach more STEM-centered subjects in our schools.

I started this petition because...
I am a high school student, and I have experienced first-hand inexperienced teachers, outdated curriculums, and a serious lack of STEM subjects in our schools.

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