The education structure in the United States is contemplated to be one of the best arrangements in the world (Roach). Luckily, the United States government has a powerful devotion to education, which ensures that each individual receives a quality education in the country (Roach). Moreover, the United States government is economically powerful which makes it easier for them to acquire the necessary resources. However, there is a challenge when trying to make some elements such as the curriculum, testing, and student’s performance across the states similar due to many differences such as location, resources, and policymaking.
First of all, the schools are run only by the states and not the federal government (Roach). Indeed, this means that the policies used are different for schools in the various states. Secondly, the states lie in non-identical geographical locations, and this means they have diverse resources (Roach). As a result, the content that is taught across the states becomes inconsistent as students would tend to understand more about the things found in their home states (Roach). Moreover, economic prowess is different in all the states (Roach). Consequently, all the states with many resources tend to offer better education to the students in their schools, which also makes uniformity very hard to achieve. In conclusion, the states should involve the federal government in policymaking. Indeed, this will ensure that the standards set are equal in all schools. Additionally, the distribution of essential resources across all schools will be even in different states. As a result, testing and overall performance in all the schools will become easily equitable.
Roach, Eric. “Education in the United States of America”. WENR, 2018. Web.