An education is arguably one of the key components for the foundation of success and achievement of

An education is arguably one of the key components for the foundation of success and achievement of

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An education is arguably one of the key components for the foundation of success and achievement of the American Dream. An education is essential for the development of a well rounded individual with the capacity and confidence to make an impact on society. But the American public education system has proved unsuccessful in doing so—it is, essentially, a failed enterprise. Though immense efforts have been put forth, both financially and politically, by several individuals across the United States to save the public education system in which many have placed their hopes, it still appears that no substantially notable progress has been made. The article entitled “The Facts about the Achievement Gap” by a research professor on education named, Diane Ravitch, and the documentary entitled “Waiting for Superman: No Child Left Behind” by director David Guggenheim, are two recent works that discuss the problematic state of the current American public education system and its effect on future generations. Although the article and the film discuss the same issues involving the “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Policy, and the achievement gap in the relation to the socioeconomic gap, each work presents these issues in similar, yet different ways.
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