Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

America's school are failing us

997 - the average number of hours a U.S. child spends in class per year.
1,023 - the average number of hours a U.S. child spends watching TV.
30% students don't graduate from high school.
40% of college freshmen need remedial classes because they are unprepared.
Source - Reader Digest (Oct. 2006)



Blogger Jen said...

school are not the only thing failing us in this country, believe me.

8:37 PM

Blogger Business or Leisure? said...

Interesting. Why even offer remedial classes to those in college, though? Collegiate academics are supposed to be a higher form of education, and those being left behind (pun intended) in basic education should be held within those basic needs. They're essentially paying to be taught the basics, no?

That's downright preposterous-- and a disasterous way to exemplify advancement for advancement's sake. College isn't for everyone, I suppose, but it shouldn't be for those unprepared, certainly. Preparation should fall to the actual rudimentary education systems. Not too much to ask, really.

Thanks for letting me rant for a second.

9:15 PM

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1:55 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could be worst... In Brazil, people have english class during 7 (seven) years at least and graduate without the hability to read an simple english text.

1:28 AM


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