By G.S. Luthra
Something is clearly wrong in the United States. More than 60% of 8th graders in public schools are not proficient in math and reading. Kids don’t know their own history and lack essential skills compared to their predecessors. Suicide rates are higher, income and IQ levels are lower, and more young adults are moving back with their parents. The craze for academic perfection is getting worse, and most kids today are totally unprepared (like I was) to go to college. It’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is crucial that students read this book now, so that they’ll have a pleasant academic career.
Top performing countries like Singapore, Finland, and China, blow America out of the water academically. According to Pew Research, The United States placed 38 out of 71 in mathematics, lower than some third world countries. There is even greater concern as more high school students are not graduating in four years. For the amount of money spent on education these days, the results are a joke. Despite America scoring lower compared to other nations, they produce more and more degrees, why? In fact, American education is so bad that more students are leaving for Europe to complete their education for one precise reason – it’s free. Ever since 2016, the number of American international students have dramatically skyrocketed. Countries like Norway, Germany, and Finland provide free tuition with very low expenses for American international students, and the prospects afterwards are more promising prompting more students to leave the U.S. and never come back.
College Grads aren’t doing Too Well
Skill trumps academia every time. Practicality always beats theory. Welders, mechanics, and other tradesmen are doing just as good if not better than college grads these days, yet the push continues to send kids to death camp where they drown themselves in debt and enter the work force with a qualification which isn’t very valuable anymore.
Financially, graduates are not doing any better compared to their predecessors, and the future doesn’t look too bright for them. College students are working harder and going out less yet are falling behind. Many students go to school while working multiple jobs, and this further adds to their misery. I remember meeting a girl who had four jobs, my professor couldn’t believe his ears when she told him.
School administrators don’t know what they’re doing, so they increase the workload, thinking it’ll make them more “rigorous”, however it hasn’t solved anything. I’m sure you may have noticed that school work is unnecessarily crazy these days. Students are more stressed, turning to alcohol for relief, and are not leaving school any better than when they went in. Sure, there’s the counter argument that blames students, the modern lifestyle, poor education, the illegal immigrants for lowering the national scoring, academic discrimination, and many other things, but the fact remains that any student graduating college today has significantly less chances of achieving financial success compared to the past, so something must be done about it.
In other countries, like England, kids are under extreme pressure even in grade school, prompting them to commit suicide. I’m all for learning, but when kids are being threatened in school and colleges and under ridiculous competition, it no longer becomes about learning, it all becomes about one thing – grades.
Passing exams is the only thing that matters to students these days, and with this mentality, learning is irrelevant. Classmates have even told me that they aren’t learning anything, one even told me that he doesn’t want to learn anything that he just wants the degree to get a better paying job. If that’s the environment at college, they should stop claiming to be institutions of higher learning and be upfront that they are factories for 9-5 work life conditioning.
Kids are told what is and what isn’t and if they say otherwise, they are academically destroyed. It is much like a military indoctrination camp. This is why I wrote this book, and I hope it reaches enough people so that kids can make a more rational realistic decision about their future, because unrealistic impractical expectations are placed upon them and ultimately, it’s society that suffers because these are the future generations.
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