Hey welcome back! So over the past couple of weeks I have analyzed different aspects of both private and public schools, and compared them in accordance to student success rate. As this may be my last blog post, I would like to talk about education, not in terms of a divided sector, but as a whole affecting our nation.
As I stated in previous blog posts, education quality is dwindling in public institutions while private ones have commenced an uprising. Although choosing one school over the other seems like a very simple decision, it is a terrorizing concept when put into a global perspective. According to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the United States placed 27th out of the 34 countries in math and 20th in science.
This leads me to the following conclusion; maybe our government should take more initiative in the country’s future, not by imposing laws and bettering our defense system, but by improving the level of education its people receive. As these statistics support, this separation in systems has slowly placed the U.S at the lower end of the spectrum when compared to the rest of the world. I believe that if we equalize the education provided in public and private schools throughout the country, there will be a more diverse group of people in professional fields, which will eventually lead to a more prosperous country. Think about it. When attempting to find the cure to diseases, it will not matter what type of secondary school the person pertained to. The only thing that matters is the quality of education obtained within it.
The future of the world we live in today depends on the success of upcoming generations. Regardless of their scholarly background or economic status, the solution to some of the world’s major problems might lie in the mind of one of these individuals. But how will we ever know if they not given the opportunity?