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Education And Our Economy

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What are some of the shortcomings of the American education system? How does it fare in regard to other Western nations? How can it be improved?

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This 286 word solution highlights some of the many flaws in the American education system including the implementation inefficiency in the administrative apparatus and the failings of testing-focused education. Additionally, it provides some suggestions for improving these poor standings and addresses the difficulties in implementing such changes because of administrative politics and greed.

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The American education system presents a bewildering dichotomy. Our publicly funded K-12 system continues to take harsh criticism from all sides as the misguided concept of "scores" continues to be employed as the only metric worthy of measuring educational progress.

America's elementary and secondary students are consistently ranked behind nearly all the children from other western nations in math and science scores.

Yet, the world flocks to our ...

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