The Lack of Stringent Educational Values in America Essay

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Since I was a child, I have been a product of the American public educational system. From a young age, my classmates and I have always been told to study hard and we would do great things. This is true, for the most part, however, there is one tragic flaw in this statement. A person can always strive to be the best, but without the proper structure or guidance, he or she will never be able to reach their full potential. Robert Fellini is a prime example of never being able to reach his full potential because of the lack of guidance during his scholastic life. Fellini is a dear friend of mine and study partner for years. Like myself, he is a product of the public educational system. Although he has graduated from …show more content…
In present day, the value of an education has exponentially increased than from the 1940’s. In the 1940’s, education in the United States was not as it is today. During this time, there were no strict guidelines and requirements in comparison with the present. A person would be able to get a full time job with a decent salary to provide for his or her family. A college degree was not mandatory thus allowing Americans to believe that the degree was not necessary. Currently, if anyone wants to get a job in the United States, on average they must have at least a Bachelors degree in order to qualify for a well payed position. This instills motivation for some, yet not for all. In Asian countries, such as China, not everyone is allowed to go to college. In order to become a college student in China, a student must take and pass an entrance examination. If they fail, they are not allowed to pursue a higher education career, therefore limiting their academic potential. One very important thing to note is that although America and Japan are very close from a business standpoint, it is due to the history which we share and not culture. In regards to culture and tradition, America is inspired more through Western Europe as Japan’s inspiration is more Eastern European. This goes to say that America is more outward and prone to progress as Japan is more inflective and

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