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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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    May 1 2013: Just because all kids should shoot for an A, does not mean all kids should get an A.
    The problem with education is people are not all the same and they teach as if all kids had the same interest, skills and way of thinking.
    In schools today if you have a good memory you will do good, if you have good divergent thinking you will do badly.

    Education needs to switch to a national online class system, so it can cover all types of kids and be equal no matter if you live in a poor small town or a rich city. I propose starting with a 50/50 split, 50% classroom/school time and 50% online class time. With some online classes being done at home and others being done at a school. This would let any kid including Hunter take an economic class by a Harvard professor in the morning, followed by an Ireland history class by a top Irish professor.
    • May 1 2013: Brilliant concept!
      In the event the home environment is not conducive, the local school can have computer labs available.
      And perhaps "Teachers" who help keep the kids focused on their studies

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