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Teachers Are to Blame for Failure of Learners

  • Date Submitted: 03/11/2015 10:17 AM
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Our education system isn't doing so well. Eight thousand students drop out of high school every day and America's students continue to perform poorly on standardized tests in comparison to the students of other countries across the globe. America's education system hasn't completely failed, but it is failing. We're on a slippery slope with our only notable claim being that our country has more college educated kids than any other country. While that's definitely a good thing, the bar is being set lower and lower. We're on a race to the bottom, which is unacceptable for a nation that believes itself to be a world leader.

As our education system has noticeably begun failing our students, many people have put the blame squarely on teachers. On both state and national levels, the Government has begun blaming teachers by holding them accountable to unreasonable testing and grade metrics despite the fact that there are numerous other problems that exist. The pressure of maintaining these ridiculous standards have led many teachers and school districts across the country to illegitimately pass students along from one grade to the next.

We must stop blaming teachers for our failing education system. They aren't the only ones to blame and they shouldn't be the central focus of blame. Here's six reasons why we shouldn't blame teachers for our failing education system.

1) It's the System
The K-12 public education system is a big business, and anyone who's worked for a big business knows that the worker bee's are constantly the ones to blame, even though it's the executives that are responsible for making the decisions that determine success or failure. The worker bee's are merely doing what they're told. In the education system, teachers are the worker bee's, and it is just as absurd to blame them for the failure of our education system as it is to blame employees for the failure of a business. The fault lies at the top where the decisions that truly make the...


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