Are Kids Ready? Comparison Essay by experts

Are Kids Ready?
An examination of whether American high-school graduates are ready for the outside world upon graduation and a comparison with the Korean school system.
# 5863 | 1,000 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Jr High/High School)

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This paper explains the difficulties facing high-school graduates in the current economic slump when looking for jobs or career directions. The writer asks whether the American school system prepares young adults for this challenge by comparing it to the Korean school system. It looks at values, academic emphasis and social pressures.

From the Paper:

"It's hard to believe that just a year ago, the American economy was growing at an exponential rate with unlimited job opportunities available in almost every industry. With the stock market breaking record highs, new upstart "" companies making millions in their first year and doubling of jobs in the service sector, a bright and stable future seemed almost a guarantee for many high school students who would soon be entering the job markets. This growth, however short lived, is now in a downhill progression with the plummeting stock market, many computer companies in bankruptcy, and American companies laying people off in record numbers and downsizing nationally. Combine this recession with globalization and American high school students are now facing fierce competition nationally and internationally for jobs. The question is whether or not your average American high school graduate is scholastically prepared to compete for these sought-after jobs. Unfortunately, I don't think so and I hope to provide valid evidence that will support my thoughts. In comparing the Korean school systems with those of the Americans, I feel that the difference is clear."

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