Category: Educational system

Jean Clare Oge Igwegbe: Fixing Nigeria’s Broken Education System

I had the privilege of attending a seminar on education where we discussed how the nation can advance its education sector to bring out the geniuses in our children. Alero Ayida-Otobo gave a pretty amazing speech with a strong theme that touched a nerve or two in me; Rooted in Reality: Rooted in Hope. It […]

Report: South Carolina has the worst education system in the country

As students return to schools across the state on Tuesday, a nagging question vexes many South Carolina residents: Does South Carolina have the worst education system in the country? Yes, said one US News and World Report to study. Absolutely not, say many educators. Others suggest that South Carolina has pockets of excellence in education, […]

What it means to be black in the American education system

A lot of people still think that racism is no longer a problem in America. After President Obama was elected, scholar John McWhorter argued that racism in America is, for all intents and purposes, dead. Prominent African-American conservative scholar and economist Thomas Sowell argued that “racism is not dead, it is on life support.” Harvard […]

America needs political will to fix unfair education system, Stanford experts say

In a recent on-campus discussion of the “crisis” of inequality in education, a panel of experts with perspectives from the ground up unabashedly called out a critical missing piece to the solution: the political will. Investing in education has produced proven returns, but the obvious solution remains elusive, according to panelists at the April 27 […]

Mental Health vs. Modern Education: How Today’s Education System Harms Students | new university

By Ashley Duong According to the National Center for Health Statistics, up to 70% of adolescents with mental illnesses go untreated. The constant pressure to fight to succeed has a rather disastrous consequence on the mental health of students, yet little is being done to combat it. A study done at Fremont High School in […]

The challenges of a leading education system: the Netherlands (opinion)

by guest blogger Katie Fitzgerald The Netherlands ranks in the top 10 of the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) rankings, but its education system still faces challenges. This interview with Martin van Os, Education Advisor in the Netherlands, explores the pressing issue of CTE or VET (Career Technical Education or Vocational Education and training). […]

China has a major problem with its education system

Schoolchildren in Chengdu, China. Getty / Guang Niu China has a reputation for having a rigorous education system, ranking first out of 65 countries in the latest Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test. Around the world, 15-year-olds take PISA every three years, and it has become the gold standard of ranking nations in terms […]

This is the real problem with the American education system

gglobalization, automation and offshoring of jobs, economy shaken by recession: the American economic landscape is changing. By necessity, the millennial workforce is evolving with it to become more entrepreneurial. An example of this is that according to the 2014 Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Study conducted by my company YEC and Buzz Marketing Group, 25% of young […]

Many Americans say the education system needs an overhaul

As 77 million children prepare to return to school in the coming weeks, the public says major changes are needed in the way this country’s education system works. Overall, 66% say either the education system in this country needs to be completely rebuilt (21%) or that it needs major changes (45%); only 31% think the […]

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