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Zhu Chengwei Zhu Professor Boyer English 100 19 November 2013 Students Differences My English professor Mason Boyer wrote in one of his tutorials “Laws are not designed to eliminate negative behavior. Laws are designed to influence behavior by encouraging it with rewards/incentives or discouraging it with penalties. We live in a free country, and as long as something is legal, or as long as someone is willing to accept the consequences for something, then that something will persist.” Smuggling across the U.S. border is illegal, but every single day someone is out there jumping over that fence. They don’t it because they are willing to accept the consequences of being deported, but they are willing to take a chance to be in America. The land filled with opportunities. Education in America is the path to become successful in life, jobs and the future of the country. Before, America was one of the most highly educated nations in the world. But now many people believe that there is a crisis in the educational system in America right now. And there is clearly something wrong when our country is ranked 27 th in math and 22 nd in science, and we’re the land of opportunities. Compared to the top countries like Finland, Korea, Netherlands and Switzerland our promising multi-billion dollar educational system cannot compete by the score. The answer of question why our country’s student is being out performed by other country’s student effortlessly is the difference between students. The plan to make a comeback in our rankings is proposed by our President Barack Obama to extend school days and shorter summer vacation, but I personally do not think it is a good idea. If the difference in performance lies with the student why should we extend school days. Studies have shown a student that performs better have supportive parents and is very engaged in their educational journey. A professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire
Zhu researched and studied national data from more than 10,000 eighth-grade student’s parents to conclude that parents that engage in their child’s education is more likely to continue perform at a higher level (Conway). The truth is that many of American students do not have parents that would actively engage in their education. On the other hand high performing country’s student’s

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