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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?

Topics: education

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  • Apr 11 2013: Before changing education, there is need to understand where change will strengthen education such that kids are motivated to careers of the future.

    Also, public education in America is a responsbility of local government suppored by local taxies. Thus any protype "demo projects' must be successfully demonstrated at a community level such as a small group of us are working to do here at Fairfax VA__Hometown USA.

    Finally, it's pretty clear from education research of last decade or so that "non-cognitive" skills are critical to develop as much as "cognitive skills". Kids who play a music instrucment for example that requires "non-cognitive" creative skills, inevitably do better in cognivtive skills preps as measured by SAT. This new understanding is a key element of education demo projects on a community level.
    • Apr 11 2013: So what you're saying is what we are doing right now in education is acceptable?
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      Apr 12 2013: Does Fairfax still have very fine schools? Would you share some of the things you are prototyping?

      Many people who talk about schooling are really not well informed about what districts are experimenting with right now or have been over the last decade or two! So share, please!

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