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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 12 2013: The reason for education is based on a method to share knowledge from our experiences from across the world and time. Education however is structured into a curriculum to not only teach people things in a structured logical way, but also do develop the minds of people according to the way that our minds develop as we grow older.

    Other than this basic education at schools which follow a certain curriculum, we dont see past this as a mean to learn more about things. As people, we don't "aim" to learn more, rather we aim to live a comfortable life. We fail to see however that part of this life should also be to seeking knowledge.

    I feel that if we can somehow find a way to integrate this passion for seeking knowledge, we can learn to understand things better and at the same time we can making the search for knowledge something entwined in our daily lives. We would do it almost subconsciously even.
    "seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave"

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