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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 21 2013: Good question Hunter. Why do you thinks kids shoot for an A ans why everybody is happy if they get an A?
    • Apr 23 2013: Hope you don't mind if I toss in a thought here...!
      I think it comes down to the 'success' thing again - kids are 'bred' to achieve an A, just as they are bred to strive for that ultimate level of success determined by society.

      Matt Stone and Trey Parker (the guys who are responsible for Southpark) did a series of animations to recordings by Alan Watts, which I think describes this pointless mission extremely well:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERbvKrH-GC4
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        Apr 23 2013: I agree, I have no degrees. Grew up in an orphanage. Got tossed to the street at 16yo. At 17yo, late 1960s, I was a US Marine for a couple years. I am very well educated. Traveled and worked globally. I will retire in two years. I will always love learning.

        Following an uninteresting demanding (curiosity free) script is a waste of time/money.

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