In today's world, education is seen as an important component of an economic growth and prosperity. Its role in the life of individuals and society becomes more and more significant. Any society should realize the function of education of its members. The U.S. education system is characterized as the most democratic and providing real equality of educational opportunities.
Despite all the advantages of education in the United States, there are particular flaws and issues that impact education today. In particular, cost leads the top of concerns of the US government and public. To solve this problem, politicians should to put aside differences and reconsider the budget.
Speaking about the shortcomings of the American education system, it is impossible not to mention the challenges of high school. Thus, with respect to the US, there is no certain system of secondary education in the country. There may be differences in the programs, requirements, and methods of teaching in different regions and schools. There are no uniform educational programs and standards. There is no single source of funding. In addition to various government agencies at all levels (federal, state, and especially local), representatives of business and public organizations, as well as parents may be engaged in making decisions on financial and organizational issues, building programs and teaching methods, and assessing the quality of education.
Another urgent issue involves discrimination and inequality in the American society. Addressing socio economic problems is one of the main motivations in educational reforms. Education system has to provide equal opportunities for all segments of population.
The lack of teachers of scientific and technical disciplines, which leads to active involvement of highly qualified personnel from abroad, remains the problem for high schools in the USA. The problem can be solved by shifting away from narrow specialization, which is a characteristic feature of American high school, and training personnel of wide profile.
Therefore, it is possible to speak about an extremely diverse and complex system of organization of secondary and primary education in the United States, which has both undoubted pluses and numerous minuses. If the merits of such system include its diversity and account of local conditions and needs, the shortcomings are presented by the lack of uniform educational standards and often superficial knowledge, especially in the natural and exact sciences.
The promotion of quality and efficiency of educational process should be done by rethinking of traditional forms and methods of teaching, facilitating of training of students by individualization of learning, increasing range of advanced technical means, the wide application of new, non-traditional forms of learning. The US Education Foundation can support the efforts on the development and improvement of educational system by the development of academic standards for students; increased requirements to the level of knowledge of graduates; use of variety of test programs; and creating new programs of evaluation of the quality of teaching. Basic educational reforms in the American education system should be aimed at elimination of particular societal issues, such as gender and class inequalities, as well as instructional ineffectiveness. In fact, there are particular issues that have to be resolved in order to provide effective education system in the United States. It can be achieved by cooperation of the government, public, and every individual.
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As one can see from the numberous comments, there may be legitimate reasons for the inquiry; From following company nepotism policies to maybe finding "background" or insight into this individual if she isn't precluded from hiring them.
If the latter, did you consider that she was "seeking" your counsel or opinion? That could be viewed a a compliment.
The more important question in my mind is why did this inquiry bother you? Enough so, as to post about it on social media? It may be worth your time to look inward on this topic. I am very serious. Obviously, I don't know you and therefore I don't know your history and experience. You may have been in situations that were unpleasant and left you feeling victimized? I am giving you the benefit of the doubt .... but only you can honestly answer that question.
What I do know is this is a sensitive subject for you and it is worth examining further for your own well being and growth. Consider this, even if this inquiry was motivated from some racial agenda, you will never change that by complaining to HR. If this situation was clearly racist or discrimatory you would "know it". Your position isn't being threatened by this recruiter. But how you handle could be. I am NOT suggesting that you sit down and shut up either.
In the future, I recommend when you have an emotional reaction to a situation you examine your response 1st, that you extend graces to the other people involved and assume the best possible intentions. There is absolutely no reason why you couldn't have asked the recruiter to explain her reason for asking this question. It could have been an "opportunity" for you to educate the recruiter. This might have been resolved right then.
One caution I will offer. We all tend to seek out those individuals that will support our point of view whether that be friends, family or even other co-workers. Be careful because these people will rarely be unbiased, after all they are YOUR friends, family and co-workers, and therefore cannot necessarily provide honest or accurate feedback.
I recommend in these type of situations professional guidance is a wise move. They will help you problem solve through the process and better prepare you for the future, whether that means understanding that all ppl are capable of making unintended gifts when it comes to race and culture or that this is a serious in fraction that needs reported.
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