My solution to the education crisis in american public schools?
1)there should be an option where you can take a single standardized test at the age of 14 and pass high school with it. and universities have to accept it as a high school diploma
2)put every child mark on a piece of paper in front of the class for everyone to see and rank them from top to bottom.
3) eliminate locally elected schools boards and put all public schools should come under a single centralized authority with a single set of standards and rules,
4)develop national online textbooks that are extremely comprehensive and put it online for everyone to see.
what do you guys think of these ideas?
- Den B7Lv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
1) A single standardized test assumes that all people have the same brains.
2) Putting every child's grade for everyone to see is a form of shaming.
3) A centralized authority and single standards and rules. Most states have unifying education departments and we already have federally mandated common core standards.
4) Comprehensive national online textbooks. This assumes all people have equal access to online resources. Even in this day and age, not everyone has access to online resources. Internet connectivity is a choice for households and not compulsory. Not even all classrooms have computers for every child. Besides, the publishers of textbook materials are for profit businesses, and make their money by selling printed books, not by making them available for free.
- FoofaLv 71 year ago
#3 is the biggest problem with the LAUSD. It's simply too big to be managed effectively. So I don't see that as fixing anything (and would probably just make it worse).
- Climate RealistLv 71 year ago
Universities don't expect high school diplomas. Universities expect the relevant high school courses to prepare students for whatever courses they take in their chosen field of study.
- AdamLv 61 year ago
Too radical and doesn't account for all child's abilities or even the way people learn. The problem with standardized testing is teachers start teaching kids how to pass an exam, not actually teaching them the core subjects or giving them the skills needed for later life. No education system will ever get it perfect, but a mix of testing and coursework generally allows a lot more flexibility and allows kids who struggle in certain areas to excel in others. Also by not focusing purely on passing an exam, it allows teachers to actually teach.
How people learn is not as straight forward as sitting and reading. Some respond to that, others do it differently. Its about trying to get the right balance across the board.
One thing that needs to happen however is kids need more life skills. Finances need to be taught in schools, dealing with companies, fraud prevention, etc.
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- YB LogicalLv 71 year ago
Some countries have a system of compulsory education where the children must attend schools ran by government employees, with a curriculum which must be approved by the government.
Any students who fail to meet the standards of government issued tests administered at certain intervals are often required to take mind altering stimulants, such as Ritalin and Adderall.
Imagine the propaganda possibilities available to those who are in control of such a system of "education".
- Anonymous1 year ago
14 is not mature enough
and taking it out hands of local people is wrong
and trusting a government agency is INSANE
- yLv 71 year ago
About the only thing I can say is, you have got to be a troll.