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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: Hunter, I have often proposed a course map for all subjects k - 12 composed of modules that allow a student to advance through competency. It is a simple competent / non-competent system if you demonstrate competency you advance to the next module in the subject ... if non-competent you revist a remedial module and recieve assistance until competency is demonstrated. All students remain with their peers for social development. Students work at their level of understanding ... there is no grade just documented proficiency. The course map has no limits if the school would join a local college and have the modules and goals adjusted to meet the requirements of the college.

    Transcripts would be where your are on the course maps. Every thing elese is bragging rights and parental pride.

    This wouold solve the majuor problem I see in schools today ... getting the right answer is the goal ... I think the goals should be to demonstrate application and proficiency.

    I wish you well. Bob.

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