Americans have a so bad education that many parents think they can teach their children themselves

May 23, 2015, 6:22 pm

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The debate "Americans have a so bad education that many parents think they can teach their children themselves" was started by WordSpeller on May 23, 2015, 6:22 pm. 11 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 19 people are on the disagree side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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Damn3d posted 2 arguments, DerpedLocke posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

WordSpeller, soullesschicken, toughgamerjerry, jedty, sdiop, Sooraj and 5 visitors agree.
I_Voyager, Damn3d, Rhiannon09, Argumention, DerpedLocke, Marvelgirl2002, gouthamabi, thatdebatingchick, wayneSPEC, PranavArora, Tristanzee, xbulletwithbutterflywingsx, StarSoul and 6 visitors disagree.

I was homeschooled for six years, if that's what you mean. I have now finished freshman year in public school with straight A's. "Homeschooling" is not necessarily "dumb parents teaching their kids stuff". There are many curriculums and homeschool co-ops that kids can join in order to get an enriching and beneficial educational experience. The Agree side may not realize this.

4 years, 11 months ago

Coming out of High School, I am left with the impression that school is what you make of it. You can decide to take the easy way out and enroll in easy math classes, or you can sign up for the advanced level calculus and learn that instead. Undoubtedly there is fault in the public educational system - especially in the inner cities, where the education is dismal and most students don't care to learn anyhow.
However, most Americans have the means to recieve a decent enough education to get themselves to a University, where they can become professional in a certain topic.
And fair enough, won't rail you for that if you are not a native speaker.

5 years, 1 month ago

Ok, but first of all I'm not fluent in English so my grammar won't be perfect.

Second, I'm not trying to insult anyone, I'm just making a point that many AMERICAN teachers defend.

Have you ever heard of H1B? 50% of America's scientists, doctors and engineers are foreigners because of this program. The reason why America can't form its own professionals is, in great part, due to its educational system.

A mathematician friend of mine was telling me how ridiculous was it to teach mathematics to High School American kids, because all he had to teach was Middle School subjects. Some really advanced subjects weren't taught by him not even in college.

I have studied real mathematics and physics and chemistry and biology and I must say: unless you have a degree in these subjects, you're not qualified to teach it. Only specialists can solve students' doubts in Modern Physics or Derivatives.

And if you think I'm dumb just because my text is incorrect, know that it's not my priority to speak English, I'm studying to work in Japan. Arigatou gosaimasu.

5 years, 1 month ago

If you're trying to insult Americans by questioning their educational system, you should probably learn how to use correct grammar. You're making yourself look more uneducated than the people you're criticizing.
Oh, and by the way. My two siblings are homeschooled. They are just as intelligent, if not more so, than children their age in the public educational system. One of my friends was homeschooled till high school, he graduated high school with a 3.7 grade point average on a scale of 4, making his grades an average of an A-. So much for your theory.

5 years, 1 month ago
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