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11 March 2010 at 10:49:17 PM
pstern

Public Education:  The Real Fix
 
Light at the end of the Tunnel
by Peter Stern
I have a simpler solution.  It will save a ton of tax dollars and achieve better learning outcomes.
 
Teach children the basic needs in learning and life:  reading, writing, math along with some basic science and core history.
 
Then give them one elective period where they can pursue whatever topic they, their parents and/or educators want.
 
Teach them better communication and life training skills that actually are important in daily life, e.g., like maintaining a checking account, writing a business letter and resume.
 
There is no need to teach religious thought, political philosophy or any of that other tripe that has little to do with REAL learning in public education.
 
Teach kids to learn for learning's sake, how to research any topic and to enjoy the learning process.
 
Our schools have become another business and political football field.  Our classrooms are labs for babysitting our children until 3 PM.
 
If we do the above our kids will get much more out of education and of life and we can stop trying to run public education like an industrial assembly-line plant.  We have to modify education to fit our children, not force our children to fit into education.
 
"I never let my schooling interfere with my education."  --  Mark Twain

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