It is no secret that America’s public education system is in dire need of improvement. With students facing issues such as inadequate funding, lack of qualified teachers, and poor curriculums it is no wonder why the documentary Stupid in America has been so popular. The film takes a look at what’s really going on in our public schools and it shows things that are both shocking and heartbreaking.
At New York’s Abraham Lincoln High School, students revealed to the filmmakers that their teachers are often so dull that they fall asleep during class. It is also not uncommon for students to partake in illegal activities while on school grounds with one student saying, “You see kids all the time walking in the school smoking weed, you know. It’s a normal thing here.”
The documentary goes further to uncover issues such as misallocation of resources and how the current system fails to prepare students for college or even life itself. As unemployment rates rise, there has never been a more critical time for parents and educators alike to take action for our children’s future.
Stupid In America makes a compelling case about why we should put an end to this crisis before it gets any worse. Viewers will come away with a better understanding of how our schools are failing us but also with a message of hope that change can be made if we work together towards solutions. It’s definitely worth watching and thinking about if you care about giving your kids the best possible education they can get!