While the idea of formulating a standard national curriculum sounds like a convenient and practical idea to promote a well-rounded education, there are too many disadvantages to this strategy to consider.
Having a standard national curriculum prevents students from pursuing more specialized training that is tailored to their needs and interests. For example, some students interested in pursuing art or music would benefit greatly from an art-intensive program that allows them more time to pursue their craft. Students who are looking to pursue a specific job can get vocational training starting in high school to develop their skillsets. Additionally, students may be interested in attending a school that focuses on a specific language or religion, to foster cross-cultural ways of thinking.
Another disadvantage to a national curriculum is the lack of flexiblity to accomodate students of varying abilities. By putting everyone through the same curriculum regardless of their aptitude, the system would be discouraging faster learners who have the ability to take more advanced courses, and doing a disservice for students who are slower learners or have special needs. Rather than leaving some students bored and others struggling with the material, the curriculum can be differentiated to better fit students. A curriculum that caters towards the so-called "average" student doesn't have the flexibility needed to serve the educational needs of students on either side of the bell curve.
With that taken, there are benefits to be seen from setting some national requirements for what the curriculum must provide. No matter if a student is convinced that they want to be a musician or electrician, their interest shouldn't preclude them obtaining a broad general education in subjects not directly relevant to their future careers. Such core subjects like English, math, history, government, and science should, without a doubt, be included in school curriculums. The key point here is to make sure that the curriculum satisfies the basic prerequisites, while allowing students with special interests and needs to receive training adequate to what they want to do beyond high school. Instead of lazily setting a standard for everyone to follow mindlessly, the work here is on leaders to figure out how much flexiblity to cede to individual states and schools, while maintaining a standard base of education that everyone receives.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
if, look, may, so, well, while, for example
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 19.5258426966 77% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.4196629213 56% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 14.8657303371 74% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 11.3162921348 97% => OK
Pronoun: 19.0 33.0505617978 57% => OK
Preposition: 54.0 58.6224719101 92% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 12.9106741573 31% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2083.0 2235.4752809 93% => OK
No of words: 378.0 442.535393258 85% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.51058201058 5.05705443957 109% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.40933352052 4.55969084622 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.08616791616 2.79657885939 110% => OK
Unique words: 210.0 215.323595506 98% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.555555555556 0.4932671777 113% => OK
syllable_count: 647.1 704.065955056 92% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 6.24550561798 16% => OK
Article: 5.0 4.99550561798 100% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 20.2370786517 69% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 27.0 23.0359550562 117% => OK
Sentence length SD: 46.2418773893 60.3974514979 77% => OK
Chars per sentence: 148.785714286 118.986275619 125% => OK
Words per sentence: 27.0 23.4991977007 115% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.07142857143 5.21951772744 59% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 10.2758426966 97% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 5.13820224719 39% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.198297926116 0.243740707755 81% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0751562503535 0.0831039109588 90% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0535510666507 0.0758088955206 71% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.118636928182 0.150359130593 79% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0303423204971 0.0667264976115 45% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 18.0 14.1392134831 127% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 35.61 48.8420337079 73% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.92365168539 141% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 15.0 12.1743820225 123% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.97 12.1639044944 123% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.49 8.38706741573 113% => OK
difficult_words: 108.0 100.480337079 107% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.0 11.8971910112 126% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.8 11.2143820225 114% => OK
text_standard: 15.0 11.7820224719 127% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Better to have 5/6 paragraphs with 3/4 arguments. And try always support/against one side but compare two sides, like this:
para 1: introduction
para 2: reason 1. address both of the views presented for reason 1
para 3: reason 2. address both of the views presented for reason 2
para 4: reason 3. address both of the views presented for reason 3
para 5: reason 4. address both of the views presented for reason 4 (optional)
para 6: conclusion.
Rates: 75.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.5 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.