School Is Too Easy In The U.S.?
America was once a Nation that prided itself on its educational standards. It was a country that stayed ahead of the pack through its ongoing quest for knowledge. It was a place to which people from all over the world would come in order to sit at the feet of elite teachers. But those days are a thing of the past, according to a new report.
The report, issued by the Center for American Progress, found that many students think school is too easy. Nearly 30 percent of eighth-graders surveyed said their math curriculum is “often or always too easy.” Almost 40 percent of fourth-graders said the same. Close to 60 percent of eighth-graders said their history work is “often or always too easy.” And about 30 percent of eighth-graders reported reading less than five pages a day.
The findings were consistent at higher grades.
It is clear that the United States is no longer a place of educational excellence, especially when compared to other parts of the world.