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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 5 2013: I don't think the grading scale is our problem. The major concern is delivery. We sit kids in a classroom and expect them to focus on education. They have no way of understanding how important education is.

    We need more programs that identify children having problems in class. We also need to identify children that aren't getting enough help from home. Some of these kids are in abusive environments. They are then expected to pay attention in a math class?

    Teachers need to be more connected with individual students. They cannot pick and choose the students who deserve their attention.

    Curriculums need to change. Schools need more funding. We should not be putting billions of dollars into tank building when our schools are in grave need of resources.

    Teachers should be given top pay. They should also be expected to facilitate dynamic learning environments. An inert set of policy leads to children falling in between the cracks.

    The solutions are simple. As a matter of fact they are so simple it makes me sick. Why can we not get off our rear ends and fix our schools?

    We need to move away from our formal definition of education. Education needs to be a deep reaching system. Our schools need not end their influence at the ring of a bell.

    1. Community Programs
    Schools should be given funding to establish activity programs outside of normal school hours. Sports, academic, and social programs can increase our chances of seeing a positive change.

    2. Teacher Education
    Teachers need to be involved. They also need to be well educated. Not just in the areas they teach. They need to have good internal control, conflict management skills, and have a good grasp on how to handle behavioral problems.

    The issues here are not complicated. It's all a matter of people taking the steps necessary to fix this. They may be entirely too busy filling their own pockets.

    Just remember. As corny as it sounds....our children will define our future.

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