Why The Education System Is Failing America | CNBC Marathon

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CNBC Marathon explores if why the education system in the U.S. is struggling by taking a hard look at the Common Core, teacher’s salaries and sex education.First implemented in 2009, Common Core was an ambitious initiative to revolutionize the American education system. National leaders from Bill Gates to President Obama supported the idea and it cost an estimated $15.8 billion to implement. Years later, research showed the new curriculum had minimal impact on student performance. So why did Common Core fail? Can a common curriculum be successful for all students?At the same time, teachers earn nearly 20% less than other professionals with similar education and experience, according to the Economic Policy Institute. In many states, their wages are below the living wage, forcing teachers to seek secondary jobs to supplement their income or leave the profession all together. So why are teachers paid so little and how can the U.S. fix that?And the majority of U.S. students report they’ve had sex before graduation, which means the type of sex education they receive can be a big deal, for themselves personally and for the economy. The federal government doesn’t have any official regulations for what schools must include in sex education curriculum, which has lead to inconsistent lessons across the country. Watch the video above to learn why sex education is so crucial for the economy and what happens when some students are left behind.CNBC Marathon brings together the best of CNBC’s education coverage on YouTube.Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 00:31 How Common Core Broke U.S. Schools (Published Aug. 2021) 14:30 Why Teachers Are Paid So Little In The U.S. (Published Dec. 2020) 25:51 Why Sex Education Is So Bad In The U.S. (Published Dec. 2021)» Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevisionAbout CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more.Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: https://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: https://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: https://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: https://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC#CNBCWhy The Education System Is Failing America | CNBC Marathon

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  1. I just want to add. I grew up in a very dysfunctional family alcoholic father schizophrenic mother. I often performed poorly in school because of the constant stress of poverty and abuse. However my IQ was 132 and I scored a perfect SAT. I later taught in inner city schools. These kids are under multiple times more stress with worse poverty, violent crime and often anonymous communities who don’t know their neighbors.

    What could really help the USA is building healthier communities with healthy mature adult involvement. Part of this is necessary funding for important social services. But the most important part is voluntary community involvement of creating healthy environments for children.

  2. The dumbing down of education is horrible. Why ? Because education has been bargaining chip for the wealthy. The wealthy want private schools on the taxpayer dime.

    1. Bernie Sanders has never made his state of Vermont public. His wife was head of education. My state too small . I need federal government money 💰. Free this free that . Sanders was always breast fed on the federal leval.He was a born New Yorker. Carpet bagger. Who in the USA has a honeymoon in Russia?

  3. The downside of this is probably what they considered before proposing and finalizing this initiative. The benefits aren’t going to be immediate nor were they designed as such. This is why governments lag to pass effective projects because they’re too focused on the far off instead of the right now. They probably didn’t think any of this would catch on for at least 30 years. Enough time for the children they’re teaching common core to, to have kids of their own. I personally think it’s a good idea to have a standard in education for the country but not one that’s created by politicians and billionaires. This needs to be something collectively voted on in a council of every teacher in the country. They want to create a more prosperous nation of intellectuals but fail because they give them the wrong tools. Then, they, themselves (gov’t) can do nothing to solve the issue because the common core has already been taught. I believe whole-heartedly that nothing involving education should ever be passed or built upon without asking educators in non-private, public schools.

  4. US has the strongest military in the world. All paid by our tax dollars. Why can’t it have the best education and healthcare paid also by our tax dollars? 🤔 I guess those things are not as important as the military…

  5. As I student I approve of this, also all my teachers, we literally have a insane racist sub at our school but nothing will change, our school is so broke testing is a privilege, having a teacher that works, and just education of public schools are falling.

    We can’t even use cursive…we where taught a tinny bit in elementary school if the teacher felt like it at the end of the year..

    Our teachers often don’t like or agree with that they have to teach..

  6. I’m 41 now. I never was able to help my 2 older boys with common core. I still don’t know why in the hell we went to that. It makes absolutely no sense. I now have a 7 year old that I will have to through the same thing with. I don’t care how the schools teach, I will always teach my kids the way I know.

  7. I find it interesting how schools in America are so fixed and determined on ushering in complex topics like gender and politics, and yet, their students can barely grasp more complex *math* concepts. If the math is too complex to be taught and comprehend in the system currently, why do they believe in these other topics need to be incorporated within the curriculum so early?

  8. Pay. Funding. Parental involvement. Actually holding people accountable to actions instead of babying them. Being on the same page in curriculum instead of states doing their own 50 different things. Just a few starters.

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