Problems with the American Education System


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What have public schools come to over-rely on in the last 10 or 15 years?

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1. What is one unintentional side effect of constant focus on a yearly test?

2. Who decides the conditions under which individual districts may take federal money?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Education strives to provide children opportunities to learn information and practice skills that will be relevant to them in their work and personal lives, and this is not a simple task. Before, during, or after the lesson you can use the interactive quiz and worksheet combo to help you remember and analyze some of the current issues and debates in the American education system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Identification of some current issues in education
  • The purpose of education
  • The term used to describe separate educational paths for students
  • Details about how federal money is allocated to schools

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application -use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of education
  • Making connections -use your understanding of testing to analyze how and why it is a contentious subject
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you recall the most important information about the current issues in American education
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about federal money and how it is allocated in schools

Additional Learning

To learn more about American education issues, review the accompanying lesson called Problems with the American Education System. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define three current challenges the system faces
  • Analyze the factors that are involved in those challenges
  • Know alternative ways to address some problems
  • Consider the pros and cons of different approaches to current challenges
  • Recognize the complexities of the issues facing American education