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KansasLiberal 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Any problems with the educational system begin at home. Parents today don't spend as much time with their children as previous generations since the majority of households are either broken or they need both parents to work full-time jobs. Fix the wage stagnation in America and the "problems" with the educational system will also get fixed.

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tomatogrower 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Yes, but he fails to point out the people aren't willing to pay for it. They just want to spend money on a "test" that they want all kids to pass, so it looks good. If you could give teachers, the good ones, a free hand and the time to design a truly personalized education with the staff and equipment to support it they would. This would be without the interference of politicians, university experts, unless they have been in the classroom teaching, and even the parents. The parents, because many of them want to see that easy to understand A, B, C, D, F. A personalized system would have to get rid of those simple letter grades and list skills accomplished. You have seen how parents feel about complicated grade cards.

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Paul R Getto 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Good points here. "We will not get school reform by reforming schools and keeping their present format."

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