A main reason Asian and other countries have not surpassed the United States is
that here it is easier to become what we want to be. In too many other countries
students are excluded from the fields of study they are passionate about because
testing has excluded them. Also we don't burn students out by causing them
to study excessively. Our students have a life outside of academics.When a person is in a field they are interested in, they contribute more. This
is still our great strength. Our public education is inferior though.Asian countries tend to make better students than us, but we tend to have more
productive people post formal education for this reason. We would be even
stronger if our education wasn't so inferior.
Look around the affluent areas of our big cities, and you'll find a great
percentage of Asians. Until we get government out of education, we'll see
greater transformation.When it comes to skilled jobs as engineers,
chemist, medical workers, our schools aren't cutting it.Our
schools need to be simplified, and efficient. Too much wasted spending, and
People from India are considered Asian.What puzzles me is that data from
the state board of education shows pathetically low graduation rates for Asians.
What happened? Traditionally Asians have outperformed white students.
How's those standardized testing, and cooperative learning working out?
Pagan,So, why do we already spend more money on education then any
country in history? Think it out.
So, why do some people support cutting the education budget first...when our education makes up less than 1% of the US budget?And the
US military budget makes up over HALF of the US budget....and is x8
greater than any other developed country, on earth?
Combine that with people from India, and you see that we import skilled workers,
and that our education system is lacking.