Education as a Business Education as a Means to an End

Since the early 1700s, education has been a fundamental entitlement for every American citizen. Since the dawn of time, we’ve known that education is essential to the formation of a strong nation and a stable community. The qualities of accountability and budgetary responsibility have replaced them in today’s society. Whether or not these new parameters benefit the country and society as a whole in the future decades remains to be seen.

In the past, I’ve discussed how education in the United States has shaped the country’s history. We’ve strived to make education accessible to as many people as possible since the first school systems were established and college professors began offering summer classes, an early strategy for leveraging the restricted number of colleges, which led to the first junior colleges in this nation. An increasing number of publications on the need for technology education after World War II led to the expansion of science and engineering programmes, which in turn attracted additional students.

Accountability is the first of two major objectives that will guide the development of our educational institutions in the years to come. Teachers must be held accountable if the programmes are to provide pupils with high-quality instruction? The reason I pose this as a question is that administrators, not teachers, are often responsible for formulating educational policies. In spite of this, each administrator receives a contract for their services, which must often be bought out before that individual can be held accountable for their actions. At-will employees can be fired for any cause, including political arrogance, and teachers are no exception.
For a select few college professors, a contract similar to that of an administrator, tenure exists. There are exceptions to the rule. It’s impossible to hold administrators accountable if teachers aren’t held to the same standards of accountability? For-profit educational institutions are no exception. Teachers and administrators must also bear the brunt of the blame if a programme fails to live up to expectations. Everyone would be on the same level in a true capitalist system; either produce or leave.

In order to exist in capitalism, all parties must demonstrate that they are worthy or should be. The true model of capitalism is a froth in which constant testing occurs. Winners are the only ones allowed to continue the fight. There are no exceptions. Everyone, however, has their own difficulties. A legitimate business model and a true form of capitalism cannot exist in a system where some are excluded from the struggle. We can only have a proper business model and meaningful responsibility if everyone is in the froth.

The present company model’s second pillar is fiscal responsibility. As a result, education systems must be held accountable for the money they spend on government programmes. This is a reasonable success metric that has been misapplied. The education system in the United States is frequently compared to those of other developed countries, with less than positive results. According to some estimates, our system ranks in the 30th percentile of systems in other countries. Our pupils in grades K-12 are frequently ranked in the fifty percentile, despite the fact that we spend several times as much per student as other higher-ranking countries. What exactly are we getting for our money? That is the burning question in everyone’s mind.

This is a complicated question, and I don’t want to minimise its complexities by oversimplifying the solution. It’s more of an art than a science to try to compare kids from different political systems and geographical locations. My first reaction is to scoff when others point out how pricey our system is in compared to others. We demand far more from our system than other countries. Students in the United States face a level of competition that is unlike any other. Scientific research is at an all-time high in their home country. There is no disputing that this country is the unchallenged leader in genetics, nanotechnology, and advanced control systems. From banking to the stock market, the United States is the world’s financial powerhouse.

NASA remains the dominant force in the field of aerospace and space systems. The quality of medical care and research in the United States is unparalleled. America’s armed forces are unmatched in the world. American oil firms lead the world in energy development and exploration. Because we demand so much more from them, the expense of an American schoolchild is higher. The fact that your neighbour is driving a Hyundai instead of a million-dollar car to work shouldn’t bother you. To this day, despite the numerous charges of failure, the United States of America remains the gold standard for other countries to measure themselves against.

2022-06-30 15:15:00

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