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What could high schools do to improve college readiness for their students?

As a high school student i have noticed that teachers always seem to stop their lessons to let kids copy down notes, they give them too many instructions on how to do things, and do not give enough space for students to think for themselves. In my opinion things like this severely hurt these students because when they enter college, reality hits them square in the face and they all of a sudden have to grow up and think for themselves in a short amount of time. So what could be done in high schools to get kids to think more for themselves and rely less on others?


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    Oct 8 2011: you are miles ahead of most! accepting and adapting to change is key in all aspects of life..the faster we can move on and recover, the better we can transition to greater results
    We need a better grade of education in the US not just babysitters. Encouraging more guest spekars debates and financing this should be a part of every corportae mantra, after all the new ideas will eventually move to science and business and even arts V

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