U.S Education U.Seducation is the one of the top ranked education system in the world. Peoplefrom various countries come to United states to get a superior education.
According to Dana Viroreanu “Completing a degree from one of the world’s besthigher-education systems will distinguish you from peers with similarbackgrounds and career experiences. No wonder the United States has one of theworld’s largest international student population, with an international studentpopulation of about 1 million.” (DanaVioreanu,2017) One ofthe main reason international people choosing US education is that theeducation system in United states mainly focuses on practical base educationand its degree is standard, acknowledgement and accreditation all over theworld so, due to that United states has a higher number of internationalstudents around the world. Furthermore, United states is the land of careeropportunities and skills. Dana Vioreanu States “Approximately, fifty percent ofthe world’s top 50 universities are located in U.
S, due to small class sizes,highly accredited professors, and advanced technology and research capabilities”.(Dana Vioreanu, 2017). Due to the advanced technology, small class sizes andhighly qualified professor, the students are having a quality education andbetter opportunities in high schools and colleges. Moreover, another good thingabout American education is it always helps to maintained multiculturalenvironment. For example, Students fromdifferent country such as England, Poland, India, Nepal and many more come toU.S for education and they always respect and support cultural diversity andhelps to organized various cultural and social programs. U.S education wants todevelop structure and strong methodology towards education and needs to addressthe increase in technology, reason behind failing of education and bullying inthe education system too.
Thetrends in US education in k-12 these days have change rapidly in technology.Student are generating new creativity and new idea in education and using theadvance technology, internet and social media as a learning tools. Technologyin classroom helps the students to share their thoughts and ideas and connectthe students with new learning process in the effective ways. Due to technologyin the classroom students get opportunity to discuss and interaction with theirother classmates. Danny Mareco states, “Using technology in the classroom givesteachers and other faculty member the opportunity to develop their student’sdigital citizenship skills. It’s one thing to use mobile devices, it’s acompletely other thing to know how to use them correctly and responsible.
“(Danny Mareco 2017). Most students use mobile, smartphones, laptop to play andlearn from their childhood. And if teachers focus student how to use technologythen, students can develop their digital citizen skills correctly andresponsibly. Internetis one of the trends of technology for k-12 students in classroom.
Thedevelopment of the internet technologies has a many significant for k-12student. K-12 students are using internet and social media as an importantlearning device. And research proved that accesses use of internet helpsstudent to be positive towards education and it also helps them to develop aknowledge and skills. One of the factor for American education is eLearning.K-12 students in America are having very learning atmosphere due to theeLearning. They are using computer applications, video for homework, and onlinesources for their learning.
Increase in the use of computer applications byk-12 students are major factor. Every American student used laptop and mobilefor their learning. Various researcher believe that used of computerapplication and the digital formats for reading are changing the ways oflearning. Similarly,another technology trends for k-12 students are social media in classroom.Social media is playing a significant role in education sector. According to BruceHopkins “The technology referred totranspires just social media technologies such as Facebook, Twitter,and Snapchat. The technologies that allow these platforms to function arealso one of the driving forces behind the impact of this technology oneducation.
” (Bruce Hopkins,2017). The important role ofsocial media is that they connected the students easily and they can contacteach other which help them in their homework assignments, projects, and groupsassignments. For example, they can use video presentation applications such asskype, google hangouts, or messenger to connect to each other face to facecommination and share their ideas. Social media encourage a student a lot. Thestudents who are inactive and who do not participate in class can demonstratetheir ideas and thoughts through using social media.
And even if they have anyproblems in class regarding question they can easily post the question throughsocial media. In American education, social media help to connects students,teacher, and parents easily. Teacher can post the site on social media aboutclass assignment and home assignment which helps parents, teachers and studentsto stay on the same page to connect to each other. Bruce Hopkins states “The adoption of social media in everyday life is one ofthe driving forcesbehind these changing expectations and how social media is changing education.” (Bruce Hopkins,2017).
Otherimportant technology tending in k-12 education are VR (virtual reality). Virtual reality is going on debate nowadaysbecause it is an important improving learning tools in today’s world. Theadvantages of virtual reality in classroom is that most of the students aremore active and focus, due to virtual reality in education. Today’s studentsare very known with various technologies and play a lot of game. And due to thevirtual reality k-12 students are having a positive impact and they are moreinterested in virtual reality rather than books. Many teachers started usingvirtual reality in classroom to connect the students with new learning processin the effective ways. Evgeny Rudenko states, “According to a recent study by Samsung,2% ofteachers are already using VR in their classes, 60% are keep on making it apart in-class experience, and as many as 83% say that virtual reality mayimprove the efficiency of learning.” (Evgeny Rudenko,2017).
There are many problems and reason due towhich US education is failing. One of the major problem is lack of funding ineducation in united states. Lack of funding means less number of facilities,less staffs and less number of services for students. Education required a hugeamount of funding, so that schools can provide the quality teachers and goodresources to students. In united states education system funding is one ofbiggest problems. According to Dwyer Gunn “High-poverty schools also struggle with resources andfunding, which is especially troublesome because low-income students are themost likely to need higher-quality teachers, after-school tutoring, and othersupplemental services”.(Dwyer Gunn ,2016).
The students from lowerincome family are not getting the quality education as the students who havehigher income sources. It is very important that all students should getquality education whether, they are from higher income or a lower income.”America’s schools are becoming increasingly more segregated a fact that spellsbad news for students. Schools with a high percentage of lows income studentsstruggle to attract and retain the qualified teacher.
” (Dwyer Gunn, 2016). Thestudents with low income struggle to have a qualified teacher because teachersare not paid well, and schools didn’t have plenty of resources to serve theteacher and students. But the greater funding schools helps students toachievement in all subject area. They can attract the qualified teacher withquality level of education more experience and small class sizes.
Highschool dropout is one of the biggest crisis in United states. Most of theteenage are facing this problem and there are different reasons why a student’sdropout from the schools. One of the main reason behind the school’s dropoutare students themselves. They involved in various criminal’s activities likegangs, drugs and many more.
And they make their own wrong decisions which leadsthem to school dropout. Alcohol and drugs addiction is one of the major problemof school’s dropout. In united states, a lot of k-12 students are involving inalcohol addiction and drug addiction, due which they lose their enthusiasm inacademic performance and other extra activities. Different types of drugs havetheir own side effects on students. For, example marijuana is illegal inCalifornia, most of the students in California use marijuana. Marijuana cause shortmemory loss and issues on critical thinking; which leads students to pooracademic fulfillment.
And the addiction of marijuana also has negative sideeffects on health too. Students using marijuana lose their temper and angereasily and also have some emotional problems in addition. Furthermore,another reason behind failing of US education is lack of parental involvement.
The lack of parental involvement means, parents who are not involving inchildren school activities. For example, not helping children in theirassignments, lack of communication in schools and less participation in schoolactivities. “The U.
S. Department of Educationreports that the rate of parent involvement drops to 55 percent by the timechildren reach age 14, and it continues to drop as children progress throughhigh school.” (Linda Hinkle,2017). Such kind of problem mostly seen in publicschools. And one the main reasons behind poor performance by students is lackof attention and involvement by parent in their school activities.
Parentsare children first teacher in their life. Children are hoping for more supportand love from their parents. And the lack of parental involvement can have a negativeimpact on academic performance.
Lack of parent’s interest and encouragement ina children’s can have negative effects on the children behavior and attitude.According to Linda Hinkle “Both students andschools benefit when parents are involved in education. Academic achievementand standardized test results are higher, students have a more positiveattitude toward school and their behavior is better. Other benefits includemore successful academic programs and schools that are generally moreeffective.” (Linda Hinkle 2017). Various research proved that, students performbetter in school’s activities if the parent are more involved.
One of themajor issues in US education is bullying in school. Bullying means “The U.S.Department of Health and Human Services defines bullying as repeated, unwanted, aggressivebehavior among school-agedchildren that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.” (Claire Zulkey2017).
Bullying including various things like, teasing, hitting, insulting,religion, sexuality or racing. Most of the bullying takes place in the schoolareas mostly. For example, on the school ground, classroom, school bus, inrestroom and many more.
There are types of bullying in schools. The commontypes of bullying among children is verbal and mental bullying. These bullyingis according to student’s gender, race, culture, sex, and religion. In unitedstates, sexual harassment of students is also a major topic in today’s world.Many students are bullying by sexual harassment in schools by teachers andadults.
Similarly, another bullying in United States nowadays is cyberbullying. These bullying is through internet. For, example, posting theembarrassing photos of classmate through social media such as Facebook,Snapchat, or Instagram. These bullying is very popular bullying in schoolsbecause most of the student’s used phones these days and students can directlyaccess to internet through smart phones. And physical bullying take place inaged students.
Physical bullying includes beating, kicking, punching andhitting the classmates. Moreover, due to bullying in schoolsmore than 1 million students stay home each year in united states. And thereare a lot of effects of bullying on children in school. Such as depression, suicide, poor academicperformance. Due to the bullying students are having problem in their academicperformance.
Most of the students are unable to focuses on their studies due tothe continuous bullying. According to Tanya Brown “In a 2005 study, UCLA researchers followed a group of middleschool students over a three-year period and recognized a direct correlationbetween excessive bullying and poor academic performance. Students whoexperienced a high level of bullying throughout the three years hadsubstantially lower grades than those who experienced a low level of bullyingor were not bullied at all.” (Tanya Brown). Most of the US teens suicide due tothe bullying. Everyday bullying may cause depression to student’s. And manysuicidal children, capture in dangerous behavior, show interest in death,injure themselves and they show extreme change in behavior.
Students who arebullied continues in schools are afraid, and feel anxious which makes themdifficult to study, focuses and have low self- esteem too. Students who are bully in schools age, tendsto get in different illegal activities and they might also use drugs andalcohol due to bullying. Due to bullying they never wants to involve in schoolactivities and social activities. To stop the bulling fromschool’s parents and teacher should help the students. Parents should teach their children aboutbullying and how to get out of it. They should encourage children with love andsupport, help them in making friend, and try to involve in different activitiesto save them from the bullying environments.
According to Tanya Brown “Speak toschool administrators about your district’s anti-bullying policies and themethods used to enforce them. If your child is a victim of bullying, encourageher to stand up for herself without using violence and speak to a schoolofficial about the situation. Contact school administrators and seekpsychological help for your child if she’s the victim of severe bullying.” (TanyaBrown 2017).To conclude, even US educationhave strong methodology toward education.
Government needs to address about theincrease in technology, reason behind failing of education and bullying todevelop the education system in US. In my view, the trends of increase intechnology, is helping the school’s students a lot k-12 students are developingnew creativity new thought and idea using advance technology and they are muchmore connected to new learning process in the effective ways. Technology suchas Internet, social media and VR are playing a significant role in the USeducation system. Besides that, there is a huge problems due to which USeducation is failing.
The major problem in US education are lack of funding, school’sdropout and lack of parental involvement. In my opinion, students from lowincome family are not getting the quality education, facilities and otherresources. And, due to lack of funding they are having a poor academic performance.Most of the k-12 students are dropout from the schools and involves in drugs, alcoholand other criminal’s activities.
All these are due to lack of parentalinvolvement in their school and other activities. Finally, the major issues inUS education is bullying. Most of the student’s in United States are victims ofbullying. Most of the US teens are in depression and even many of them suicidedue to the bullying. To stop the bullying from schools we should encourage the childrenand we should apply the anti-bullying policies.