I know public schools have their issues but when you look at the statistics of everything, the majority of them are not only failing their students but the educational system within them is not preparing our kids for a bright future. It would seem that public schools took a turn for the worse in the last 20 or so years because I don't remember it being this back when I was in high school. I always see common complaints of it being boring for students, funding is lacking, and parents just don't do anything at home to help further their kid's education. Why is it so bad today?
Public schools can't focus enough on their students to ensure they are learning well. There are far too many kids per teacher which ends up hurting the education in the long run. Nothing seems to be being done about it either.
My son's friend who dropped out spoke to me about this. He hated it. He hated sitting in a room where he couldn't concentrate. The teachers seldom helped with anything and he was always being distracted by other students. He ended up enrolling in an online school and has improved his grades big time.
They tend to focus too much on outdated teaching lessons and practices that are often viewed as boring or too slow paced. They need to invest more in updating the system and how kids learn. More and more children are becoming autistic as well.
Based on what I have read, it is down to a lot of favors but each percentage depends heavily on the school itself and the area it is in. Intercity schools have the worse numbers when it comes to this and it is likely down to poor education, lack of quality teachers, and schools closing down.
It all comes down to funding. When a state is not funding the schools enough, they fall behind with education. When they fall behind with education, it leaves children with less room to grow. Not to mentioned the number of schools that seem to close every year, it is just bad.