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Proposal: Is the Lack of Education affecting Our Future?

The lack of education is important in this world because it affects our future and the students graduating seeking to get jobs. Test scores have been made so important to school boards and having the highest passing scores that all the schools do is test. The students aren't learning anything and retaining information because they study to pass the test and then go and study for another one to pass that one also. We have made our school systems more worried about passing tests and looking good to other counties and countries that we have lost sight in what school is about. 

The Issue

Problem Defined

The problem I want to solve is to have less testing and to stop worrying about being the highest ranking scores in the county. Instead we should be concerned with our students and we should be helping them and teaching them what they need to know. This is important because students need to know how to conquer life when they get out of school. No students are going to remember what they tested on a few weeks ago with four tests in between. Students are being taught to learn the subject and then test on it and move on in less than two days and that shouldn't be happening. 

-Students are failing tests and being taught to do as well as they can

-Students aren't retaining information from what they learned

-Teachers are stressed out 

-Teachers are competing and worrying about having the best scores rather than teaching students what they really need to    know

-Students are getting out of school and barely passing in college

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Students are failing tests and being taught to do as well as they canMORE

Students are being pushed along in schooling and aren't succeeding because the students are being taught to pass the test and move on. Students can't learn the material being taught and be expected to pass the test right after because there's no time for questions.

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Students aren't retaining information from what they learnedMORE

Students can't learn the material being taught and be expected to pass the test right after because there's no time for questions. Students are being rushed into learning and teachers are also suffering.

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Teachers are stressed out MORE

Teachers are stressed out because they are trying to teach a unit in half the time so that they can cram in more information for testing.

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Teachers are competingMORE

Teachers are worrying about having the best scores rather than teaching students what they really need to know. Schools are all about the statistics and having the best scores. This is just hurting the schools, teachers, and students.

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Students are getting out of school and barely passing in collegeMORE

Students are suffering from this in the future because when the students are just studying the tests to pass the students are going to college and not retaining the information and that is causing the students to fail. 

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Madison Shoemaker
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The Solution

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Simple: Bring school back to learning and stop worrying about the testsMORE

The schools are all about testing. All we need to do is realize that school is about learning. 

Expected Results
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Students will succeed in collegeMORE

Having more important goals and making sure that students are cared for and are not just worried about passing tests, then they will succeed in college. 

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