Missa Crabbe Posted almost 3 years ago How can we build a better educational system? You build a better educational system from the ground up and with the realistic standards for everyone. You can only renovate an old building so many times before the ole construction/technology gives way and you have to build anew. However keep the main idea (a space for learning with 1 teacher who taught the SAME things to ALL of the children). Where we have gone wrong Is three-fold 1.) We have allowed too much VARIATION on WHAT Is being taught 2.) No Clear PLANs were given on HOW to TEACH it 3.)Yet we then expect for ALL recipients to know the SAME information. How jacked up is that!? This Is exactly why NCLB was doomed from the start it followed the same main idea as our failing federal-state edu. system. Fed. = Teacher & State = Student. Imagine a teacher tells a mixed ability class "Learn U.S. History", gives ea. a textbook "this is what you need to know", & expects them all to earn straight A's on the test. We Need natinal standards a nationwide plan for all states to follow ( parent's & kids should be required review this ea. Yr. , Mandatory bi-weekly parental involvement (if they don't want others to tell them how to raise their child then lend a hand ) , options for those who may not want to go to college, more of a early greek/montessouri tale on letting the child led from interest or strength with guidance (teacher-coach), incorporate real life practice on all levels out of the classroom, let them fail (it's called trial&error), & last but not least require all students all ages to be involved in local gov. they should be able to understand WHY & not just WHAT so they have a purpose.