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From the Outside Looking In

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2009

big6-steps-needing-repair-150x150The Country’s School System – Fixing Problems from the Outside In

The public school system today is falling apart.  Some schools literally are very old buildings that are desperately in need of repair to properly serve the children trying to learn inside.  In most situations, though, the falling apart is figurative.  The system is outdated, rooted in teachers with tenure, unions, old buildings and limited technology.  There are three primary players in getting the system fixed and up-to-date with the fast-paced world in which we live.  These players are students, teachers and parents.  Each one has a voice and should speak out for a revamp of the system. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solutions

Posted by Admin On October - 9 - 2009

solutions Solutions to Problems In the United States Educational System

No system is perfect.  Unfortunately, the United States educational system is far from it.  One of the biggest problems today is the huge focus on test scores and grades.  Policy makers are obsessed with getting the US at the top of international test rankings.  The preoccupation of achieving high test scores has been placed under a different name: “student achievement.”  Educators are always talking about increasing levels of student achievement, but all they mean is they are pursuing higher test scores. Read the rest of this entry »

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