Mustafa Özcan Posted about 1 year ago What can we do to change education? First we have to clarify what is school for? It should prepare you for your upcoming life and in someway that you can develop your skills and personality further . If you assume that every kid is hunting for an -A-then they will learn and recite things what the teachers are aimed to teach. So we have more kids who are less improving their individual talent and more kids who are trying to adapt the mass standard. Rating systems are not the reason for you described problem. Its about losing interest to learn. Losing the passion to learn. I think you should see rating systems only for your own reference about which topic needs more attention by the next time and to know where you good at. "How do we get students to reach their full potential?" The full potential begins with passion. If someone has a passion on something, the rest is history! Next to your school you can do things that you really like and you have an extreme interest on it. Maybe you find people,friends and so on to learn about your topic. Creating learn groups in your near, find people who are sharing the same interest.