Is Our Education System Broken?

While the U.S. is a rich country, globally, our country ranks 24th in math, 21st in science, and 15th in literacy. Why? Our system is flawed and separates the haves and the have nots. 

Digging deeper, the U.S. attracts most of its teachers from the bottom two-thirds of college classes, with nearly half coming from the bottom third. Are teachers properly equipped and incentivized to solve the education crisis in this country?

Joined by special guests, Austin and DeRae discuss the value of an education in the United States. They share their experiences in the system and explore why you don’t need college to be successful in life. Hint: college won’t tell you what you’re good at, you must figure that out on your own. The sooner the better!

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2 Comments on “Is Our Education System Broken?”

  1. The education system was set up for certain people. The system is not broken, it was never created for equal access to begin with. The curriculum was not created for equal consumption for the student in today’s classrooms. Standard tests are not created for certain cultures and I believe that is intentional. We can talk about the education system and it’s issues for ever and if there is no action it becomes a wasted conversation.

    • Very good points, Hattie. I think we’re aligned on the system creating built-in disadvantages — and there’s a reason why many colleges are removing ACT and SAT requirements for admissions.

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