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Casen Askew

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Would US schools be better off adopting the educational systems of our contenders?

A sound educational system will, in most cases, augment a superior and thriving nation. With each country racing to claim that title of being superior, every developed nation has implemented their own unique form of public education. Being an American junior in high school, I am greatly perturbed at the statistics, and being a Texas junior in high school whose state lags behind almost every other state in the academic fields of science and math, I would go as far as to say I am disturbed. With that being said, the topic I offer up for debate is simple. Should the United States integrate the educational systems of places like Singapore and Taiwan in order to address one of the many problems our nation is facing right now, an inferior academic program?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/15/world/americas/15iht-14students.8345918.html
http://www.realonlinedegrees.com/education-rankings-by-country/

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    Apr 5 2011: On a side note: Where do you want to go to college? I have considered going to UT Austin. It looks like a school with stellar departments and there seem to be job growth in Austin? Am I right. I don't live in Texas so I have no clue. But, I have read Businessweek articles that give UT Austin and the city itself high marks.
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      Apr 6 2011: I am actually looking into UT at Austin. They are ranked number 9 in the nation in aerospace engineering which is the career I am wanting to pursue. I've only been to the city twice, but it's a very beautiful city. I don't know all the specifics b/c I live about 5 or 6 hours away.

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