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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 10 2013: This is a million dollar question, "How to me mark people with out making it a competition?". In an ideal world we would have enough slots in education that all people could do any course they wanted and progress in any direction. The problem is that this is just not logistically feasible. We need the grading, but i wholly agree that the approach should be changed.

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