“A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college.”
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position.
Requiring schools across the national to teach their students the same immersive and well-rounded curriculum will have a net benefit to the educational system in the country. By doing so, the mandate will raise the level of education among the general population, eliminate basis in terms of increased funding for wealthier school districts, and level the playing field for higher education admission.
By requiring a national curriculum, the nation can vastly increase the education of the average citizen. There may exist holes within a given curriculum at a school, and moreover, these holes may be widespread throughout a region of the country. This could leave many citizens without the education necessary to go above and beyond in their respective post high school careers. By instituting a curriculum for all schools in the nation to follow, the nation can assure its citizens are prepared for their subsequent endeavors.
Furthermore, a mandated national curriculum can expel biases in the general public, and more importantly, potential employers that result from a student coming from a less sufficiently funded school district. Deficits in funding for school districts is a much larger problem that is beyond the scope of the argument, however, requiring all students to be up to par with the same material can work to bring all students to an adequate level of knowledge about a variety of academic fields.
Continuing with this notion of raising the level of education of graduating students to the same level, such an initiative would provide students in lower income school districts with a step up to being competitive with the pool of applications into colleges and universities across the country. While there are certainly many other aspects of the college admission process, having all students apply with roughly the same level of knowledge would not only allow admission committees to focus on other areas of a student's application that make them unique, but would also take the load of academic preparedness off the student's shoulders and allow them to focus on those aforementioned areas of their application to distinguish themselves from other applicants.
In conclusion, we note the benefits to a nation's education by requiring all students to larn from a national curriculum until entering college. We have illustrated that by doing so, the edcuation level of the nation will raises up to fill any deficits in preparedness for their adult life, biases surrounding school distrcits of lesser funding can be eliminated, and students will be more evenly compared when applying to colleges.
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