Why is the AMerican Education System a FAILURE?

WHy American Education System Failure? you spend most per student on education in the world, yet you ranked #32 in terms of education... Why is that Sorry english not first language. HOW is that Possible? and is the education system responsible for so many ignorant americans?

Asked By: lolcat24 - 2/17/2009
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~I don't blame the system as much as I blame the pupils. The students learn, so I'm not talking about them... More
Answered By: Oscar Himpflewitz - 2/18/2009
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Because Conservatives want to push creationism into our children's brains, which prevent them from progressing in a fast-paced, high-tech world.
Answered By: Scrappy Doo - 2/17/2009
Because it was designed and being run by failures.
Answered By: RLP - 2/17/2009
Because Republicans fear and underfund education.
Answered By: sterilize_the_cons - 2/17/2009
because its run by the government. private schools have MUCH smarter kids. Thats not an opinion, thats a fact. yes, the school system is responsible for ignorant Americans because they are all run by far left Liberals, from kindergarten thru college.
Answered By: me - 2/17/2009
Teachers Union Department of Education Teechin' Ebonics Liberal Thought Controls Teaching students in foreign languages, when they need to learn English to succeed in life.
Answered By: Ron Bing - 2/17/2009
Because we are spoiled and we don't HAVE to get good grades. Even our poor people own cars and cell phones and eat regularly. I understand your point, but it is fact that we don't have to do anything if we don't want to.
Answered By: Erika - 2/17/2009
Because when teachers unionized, education ceased to be a profession and became a trade.
Answered By: Track P - 2/17/2009
the nea! the poor kids are getting screwed!
Answered By: neuroticwilly - 2/17/2009
Because people like Obama, William Ayers and like-minded whack jobs have their grubby little paws in it.
Answered By: Kwanzaa Baby - 2/17/2009
Because the government put a lot of flaws into the school system The education has nothing to do with ignorance, they teach the teachers to not show opinions and only the facts
Answered By: Brains... - 2/17/2009
No kid left behind... More
Answered By: just me - 2/17/2009
It isn't. Its the people who go there and the families/environment surrounding them. Some of it has to do with access, most of it has to do with a lack of emphasis put on schooling at the home. Ignorance is an acquired trait. You have to refuse to learn to be ignorant.
Answered By: Phil M - 2/17/2009
Lazy students, and lazier personnel in schools. American children have never had to work as hard as children in other countries. Things come too easy here, and this push toward socialism will make this problem worse, in my opinion. Children in the third world HAVE to work, and work hard, because if they don't they... More
Answered By: Ben H - 2/17/2009
Parents not keeping their children disciplined, and children not believing that they need to apply themselves.
Answered By: Mr. Oneliner - 2/17/2009
Because we are "taught" to fill a social role and not to actually learn and better ourselves. In short, we are taught to be "human capital" and nothing more... More
Answered By: Travis Anderson - 2/17/2009
Because nobody cares anymore. The kids themselves don't care they think it's cool to be uneducated and disrespectful. Parent's need to start slapping some sense into thier kids because the parent's are also to blame.
Answered By: AwesomePossum - 2/17/2009
It spends way too much time teaching immigrants from south of the border in their native tongue, instead it should be teaching them in English. This kills two birds with one stone, and at a time in their lives when their brains are like sponges... More
Answered By: mikea109 - 2/17/2009
The education system is only half the problem... More
Answered By: Jessie R - 2/17/2009
This is wrong in the state of California some kids are so tech smart they are going to be million's before they are 15 yrs that who is going to get us out of this mess our smart kids and their Tax's Dollars!
Answered By: Jack S - 2/17/2009
Because School Superintendents make 400K/year in Illinois and the Governor only makes 170K... More
Answered By: williamh10 - 2/17/2009
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