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Edwards Taylor Edwards Mr. Henry Tindal AP Language 24 November 2016 Like An Ever-Flowing River Over time, education has developed into an everyday cycle similar to an ever-turning mill wheel. A mill wheel turns and constantly moves water out into the river while producing power. Schools and how they handle the education of their students can relate to this process, as every year they welcome new students into their schools and teach them the same things every year, until they send them out into what they hope will be a successful life. The students are parallel to the water by going through the motions of the wheel every day and then sent out into the world, all while the school gains or loses power, depending on how the students reflect on what they have learned. According to a study shown in Waiting for Superman, the education system in the United States was the most successful it had ever been in the 1970s, but since then, the system has taken a big turn for the worse. Students are failing more often, parents are starting to care less, teachers are giving up on supplying the needs for the students, and the school board seems to be turning away from those who need them most. In America, the average high school suffers the most challenges with the lack of funding and major lack of motivation from everyone involved. One of the central problems the American high schools face is the shortage of funding they are provided by the state and school board. This is not just an issue for the small rundown schools of the country, but also for the large successful schools. There are always more supplies and new technologies coming out that could help benefit the schools more every year. 1
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Edwards Throughout the documentary, The Corridor of Shame , many teachers and superintendents explain how they are not able to completely provide everything for their students due to being in lower income districts, as compared to the wealthier districts. These schools lack in some simple necessities such as fire alarms, heating pumps, and even up-to-date books in their libraries. These lower income schools also have to handle constant building structure issues, such as falling
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