Persuasive Outline Speech

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General Purpose: To Persuade

Specific Purpose: To persuade listeners that the American Educational System needs to be improved.


I. (Attention getter) (Step 1)The United States is fallowing behind in its educational system. Even Third World countries have shown their educational system is better than ours.

A. According to the results of the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), The United States ranked 19th in America's students need to raise their academic standards.

B. Tuition fees are on the rise. High tuition prices are no longer a problem only to the poor, but also to the middle-class and some upper-income families. It has been said that college tuition have increased at a faster rate than the cost of food, new house, new car, and even medical care (Mumper, 1996).

C. On a state level, California without knowing it has created segregated schools on an economic basis.

What is going on that has caused this downfall in the educational system.

D. In this speech will touch some of the problems with our local educational system and then you can decide if you are getting your full education.

Transition: There are many facts to take into account for the poor education quality we have.



A Education prepares the student for the job market and the professional world, because other countries are better at preparing their students for higher education, America would do well to look at what these foreign nations are doing for their young scholars.

a. Singapore scored first in math and second in science on the TIMSS. (Website)

i. Singapore score 20%higher in math than the U.S

ii. Singapore scored 9% higher in science than the U.S

B. Faculty salary increase is one of the problems that lead to higher priced...