Family is an integral part of every human. Every man is incomplete without family. Man is a social animal; in his life family plays an important role. A family means to have a man, his parents, his wife and his children all are living together. All family members share equal part while shouldering responsibilities within the family. This will make the family complete and all members are happy. This is very much required in t he society as because a good family makes a good society and a good society makes a good country. A happy man will work happily, behave well with others, and completes all his responsibility towards society and nation. A family is behind a happy man.
US Educaton system is the best in the world. I mean there should be no doubt about this. Cronell, MIT, Princeton, George Town, and you name it are in US. So when it comes to higher education American Colleges and Universities will make you an expert in subject area. American education system is based on research and that is the key difference. Research requires money and American colleges and universities have enough money.
That said, American High School Education system has to be equally blamed at the same time for ignoring the reality i.e. ignoring to teach social values, ethics, and the importance of family. One can argue this but this is not my opinion based on facts and data as following:
I can go on and on and on. So what is the real reason? In my humble opinion Congress has failed us. Parents have failed us. Teachers have failed us and above all the School Boards and Administrations have failed us.
Take the example of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, India, and China and you will find that they are just doing fine. Teenage suicide rate in these countries is far less, they hardly get involved in early sex or pregnancy, they are not exposed to drugs or gun violenece etc. To be honest most of the US industry is relying of educated immigrants. Look at the technology idustry, look at our hospital and the physicians working there and you will see that immigrants are the key human resource.
So what is the magic bullet? and the answer is values, they teach family values and if you don't follow those values then you will face consequences accordingly. Family values are taught first in the family - this is culture, and then in the school.