Why is the American education system failing so badly?


If you compare countries and statistics, America seems to be falling behind not only in what they teach our students but what the students actually score. Kids are learned way less today than when I was in school and are somehow doing worse which is frightening. I think this leads more adults into poverty and no one wants to talk about how our educational system is failing so much. What is going on with it?

June 6, 2020 11:17 PM

Parents tend to not be as involved anymore. Many homes these days have two working parents which indirectly changes things. Schools are also losing funding which leads them to close. Then we have the case of schools being overcrowded. Classrooms were once 15 students and now many have over 25, some over 30 per one classroom.

June 8, 2020 1:17 AM

It is an outdated system that rewards group thought rather than creative freedom or critical thinking. I think a lot needs to be changed but very few people address this issue even though it is at the root of a lot of issues in this country.

June 15, 2020 5:37 PM

Some students often get left behind or learn at a faster rate so they become bored. It is hard to really evaluate this and address is when you have to worry about so many different students.

June 15, 2020 6:15 PM

If you look at other countries, we are FAR behind in reading and mathematical skills which is not good. We need to consider that children are the future and that they need to be well educated for a future that will be heavily saturated in technology.

June 15, 2020 6:36 PM


As mentioned, it is just behind. Other countries are leaving the US in the dust and it is a growing problem. This means we outsource for jobs that demand higher education as well. I noticed in my area, most doctors are from India. I haven't seen an American doctor in YEARS.

June 20, 2020 9:11 PM