Dear Next President:
There are many important issues surrounding education that could be critical in determining the future in many young people. We all need to jump in and help cure these problems, so that we can have the chance for a better career. Receiving a good education is very important, and is much needed to help people become successful as they grow up.
One problem regarding college is that a lot of intelligent children are unable to attend college because it is so expensive (in state-96,000 dollars, and private college- 188,000 dollars). I think that we should make college not as much money to pay for because we pay because we basically live their for most of the year, and for the education. Standardized testing is a very bad way to measure the intelligence level of high school students because how well they do often determines if they get into college or not. It does not test how smart you are, it is just about time management, and test taking skills, instead of actually intelligence. This is important because most colleges rely on students scores. Basically the only way you get get into a college besides paying for it, is getting either a academic scholarship, and athletic scholarship. As President of the United States, you need to lower the college funding so that we can improve all of our jobs, and make our country become more successful.
Last fall that 22 percent of the children in the U.S. live at or below poverty level. This is not ideal, but it means that many independent children who have lots of intelligence are more likely to drop out of school. Students who do not get enough food or sleep are less likely to perform at their full academic potential, which means they get bad grades, which means you don’t get into college, which means you won’t get a good job, which means you won’t earn money. Schools know these truths first-hand, and despite efforts to provide students with teachers, administrators and lawmakers know there is simply not enough to go around.
Developing a plan to take schools in the right direction is easier said than done. The first challenge lies in identifying problems keeping students from learning things each and every day. This challenge is due to the fact that the problems may change considerably depending on who is labeling them, whether it is students, parents, educators or lawmakers. This is one of the biggest problems in our world right now, and the time is now, to improve our education system.