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What can we do to change education?

My name is Hunter. I am a senior in High School and my english class recently watched this video.
This question was asked to me by a teacher to me back in 9th grade. His take on this was that there should not be an A - F grading scale because all kids do is shoot for an A. That's all. Nothing past that. All they need is an A to make everyone happy. I agree with this statement 100%. The problem is, how do we fix this? What scale can we use in order to make schooling more beneficial to future students? How do we get students to reach their full potential?

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  • Apr 10 2013: Regardless of what type of scale you use, students will always shoot for the highest and nothing past that to make everyone happy. Instead of changing how students are graded, we need to change how students are taught. Nearly all schools teach their students in a way to reach a certain goal set by the standardization of education. While standardization is beneficial, it relies heavily on the use of memorization of facts and taking things for face value. Students study what they know will be tested and nothing more. Most simply put, teachers need to try and promote better critical thinking skills by pushing their students to question and challenge the accepted concepts being taught. If they can get their students to realize that there is more surrounding the topics discussed in the classroom than what is shown in their textbook, then the students can then be driven to come up with their own ideas and use relevant arguments to support their theories and have a more holistic understanding of the world around them.

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