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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 2 2013: Let me quote 2 "Letters to the Editor" from the Wall Street Journal today.
    "..... (Eric Smith's Op-ed, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind, Apr. 9, WSJ) .....The federal government provides about 10% of the funding for education, but its regulations increase the cost of education by much more. Eliminating the Education Department and returning the full responsibility to the 50 states would be much more cost effective and in keeping with the U. S. Constitution..." by Bill Peter, Edina, Minn.
    "...The NO Child Left Behind (NCLB) law requires every student to be on grade level in 2014.....Every single school, including those which are well funded and exceptional, will fail NCLB in 2014......the backlash against the (NCLB) testing regime that has distorted and dominated public schools. The best reason to send your child to a private school is to escape the tyranny of testing." by Sara Stevenson, Austin, Texas.
    That's what I wanted to say also. However, I have to modify the final suggestion about the private schools. Not everybody can afford the private schools' tuition cost as well as the necessary cost of transportation. Therefore, the states' assistance to divert their fund allocation and legislative changes (such as requirement of standardized tests and establishing alternative to public schools) are needed.

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