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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 30 2013: Throw Away Answer Keys & A "Less is More" approach to Education Reform is Absolutely Necessary!

    For some reason, we think that more HW, more pages, more writing, more details, equals better-equals smarter. This is simply not true. Rather, more emphasis must be placed on the quality and methodology of the learning process not just on the quantity.

    Answer Keys desensitize teachers from being allowed to evaluate their students work based on creativity and ingenuity.
    Answer Keys remind students that their individual ideas do not matter.
    Answer Keys teach students to get really good at cheating and really bad at thinking.
    Answer Keys turn enthusiastic motivated educators into assembly line red pen X makers.
    Answer Keys snuff out brilliant minds at a very young age.
    Answer Keys turn risk takers into passive thinkers.
    Answer Keys continue to perpetuate the myth that our current standard of education actually works and will continue working for future generations.

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