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Better Education Starts with Better Teachers

            Imagine if your house starts to fall apart and have you've tried everything to prevent like re-patching holes, install new molding. You've tried almost everything, but the house just continue to fall apart. You end up spending thousands of dollars trying to fix the house, but nothing seems to work. What should you do next? Would you continue to spend thousands of dollars into the house with no improvement? Or would you invest time into a cure, like building a new foundation? If the foundation which the house stands on is not secure, then all efforts of improvement is futile. This story illustrates the U.S. education system that is continuously being worked on, but fail to measure up to its full potential. According to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) "While the U.S. spends more per student than most countries, this does not translate into better performance. For example, the Slovak Republic, which spends around USD 53,000 per student, performs at the same level as the United States, which spends over USD 115,000 per student" (Chappell). why is it that the U.S. spends more money on their students than any other country and yet, continue to fall short on the overall academic scale year after year? What are we doing differently? I believe the US education system is so focused on having great test scores that they fail to take the time to properly train their teachers. If the U.S. Department of Education invests more time into training and supporting their teachers, the education system will improve. .
             The U.S. Department of Education is trying to treat the problems within the education system, but is not taking time to investing in a cure to the issues that are hindering students from rising to their full potential. The problem is untrained and unpaired teachers who are unable to properly teach students the tools to succeed. Instead of the investing time to properly train their teachers, the U.

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