Read the text "If I were a president..." and choose the right answer.
If I were a president…
If I were a president, I would strive to accomplish these three major things. First, I would strengthen our educational system, second, I would make certain that everyone has equal and fair treatment in our society, and lastly, I would secure our borders.
Our education system in America is not one of which we should be very proud. Yes, America does have excellent schools, colleges, and learning institutions, but our standards are not set as high as in other countries. For example, our country does not fund our schools adequately. Teachers teach with few books, no supplies, or books that are often over 20 years old. How can we expect our children to be up to date with the world’s information if our teaching materials are not new? Often teachers in our public schools are forced to buy text books and supplies for our children with their own personal money. Why do they do this? Because they believe in good education for all learners.
If I were a president, I would also make sure that everyone in this country was treated equally and fairly. The 13th Amendment to the constitution did abolish slavery, and the 14th Amendment was passed to counter the black codes, but in reality, discrimination still occurs in every aspect of life in America. Discrimination is not just a black and white issue, it also has to do with age, gender, equal housing, religion, national origin, and credit, to name a few. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 helped to reinstate what the amendments tried to do early in history, but there is still much to be done. Companies need to be regulated better, and stricter rules need to be enforced and fined if necessary. Every American deserves the right to be treated with equality and fairness whether they are male or female, old or young and so on.
Choose true or false.
1. The writer said that he wouldn’t strengthen educational system in his country.
2. Teachers in American public schools are forced to buy text books.
3. The 13th Amendment of the constitution did not abolish slavery.