That girls all over the world would get an adequate education--more than they get in some parts of the world--because I believe it to be key to many cultural iniquities.
just one thing. . .
. . . it would be completely free. No hidden taxes or fees. Free.
For everyone. Everywhere. At any level.
So that it would be so taken for granted that no one could imagine not having an education; some young folk could finish school or take years off and then go back -- it would be something people could do all their lives, if they wanted to --
You have my vote there, Teresa-- But I was thinking I was being selfish with wishing that one, so I refrained from saying it. Double MFA--there ya go...
I don't think that would be as positive as your ideal.
That education books be made available free to all people to teach their children.
Make it so the goal of the public education system is to provide an education.
It was said before but a free education to all is important. Imagine if University was free.
In some countries it is and the standard of living and education levels of the general population are excellent.
It should be free!!
Yes. Agree, obviously. But then it would have to be government funded completely and certain people in the U.S. would b*tch enormously. Oh--those who prefer that education as it stands today go the way of privatization.
Education is free to those that want it. So my wish is that it would never be compulsory so that only those who want it can get it when they are ready to seek it.
Yeah, but I think some of us are talking about University, TMG...
It can be an addicting thing--lol--or actually, some of us are drawn to it. I would have 2 MFA's right now if I had money or choice... I planned on it, I just didn't quite make it. An M.A. & 3/4. lol.
Would you not think people may abuse the system, they could use it as a method to milk more benefits from the state?
Why??? Didn't I agree with you enough on your child support hub??!
I just don't get these devil's advocate types, .
BTW, what time is it in CA? Same as AZ? Or an hour behind... ? I forget.
It is 1141 in California so an hour behind, I am in Chicago at the moment so I am an hour ahead. So yes I should be in bed. Bed being tired helps you be a better devils advocate. LOL
I replied to your comment I gave you superhero status in fact. :-)
That IS late. Seems like you travel around a lot, selling ? ....Nuclear solutions? lol
I gotta go to bed now. Thanks for the status--well, it is my dad, you know.
Nuclear Solutions. I don't sell, I am to good at it and I am easily brought to the darkside every time I get involved in that field. Nope, I try to solve problems now not create them. :-)
Darkside? You mean now you're being a financial advisor only...
Give local communities exclusive control and exclusive responsibility for their schools.
A new hubber with a great education oriented hub on Johnathan Kozol, an educational activist who emphasizes creativity and the arts and writes about inner city schools:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Jonathan-Kozol- … ent=861655
Ensure that every high school student is encouraged to fast-track develop in areas of education which they excel/ are interested in and to ensure that every high school student heading to University is making the correct choice of study subject. The planet could be so better developed!
I too would love to see an end to compulsory education. I think it would end the need for inappropriate government controls. But if that can't happen, then I want schools to be able to release all troubled children to their parents to be home schooled until such time that the children are able to sit through an entire school day without disrupting others (or causing harm) and acutally learn somehting. If the parents are incapable of helping the children, then turn the troubled children over to the state for intervention. I bet that would put a speedy end to compulsory education.
Education needs to be streamlined so you're learning something that is actually applicable to your life goals. In university I had to take all these elective courses that had no relation to my goals, and I don't remember a thing from those courses. If I spend a week reading one book on the subject now, I'll learn far more about the subject than I did back then.
Even in courses for my major, we wasted a lot of time on fluffy discussions rather than getting down to business and actually doing something. Again, reading one good book related to my major today would teach me just as much about the subject area as my 4 year uni degree. I think this has to do with the instructor doing whatever is interesting for themselves, rather than what is best for the student (ie. teaching a foundation then building upon it).
I really felt that university is a place for people to fart around and "find themselves" rather than learn important skills. Maybe that only applies to liberal arts I guess.
As for K-12 schools, I really believe that they just teach kids to be good employees and good consumers. I think the assumption is that the entrepreneurs will naturally rise above the pack without our help, but that's flawed thinking because their abilities need to be developed. Financial intelligence should also be a focus, which it is not at all.
I'm a certified teacher from Canada, so that's where my impressions come from.
I think more unique local schools with a common structure of national goals would be a great move. So when we say an A in algebra we mean the same standard in all the states. It is horrible how some states graduate students with so much less than others.
However as a teacher with a horrible first year there needs to be a way to deal with kids who are bringing huge life issues to school, acting them out and affecting everyone. They deserve their education, I know it is easy to say that all deserve an education even if they are poor but not many people actually work with these students and deal with issues like attention and violence in the classroom. It is an issue I am mentally working out so I do not have all the answers now. It is just difficult to see that students in poverty schools have to manage a lot more extreme behavior in their classroom whether or not they are creating the extreme behavior.
If I could make a change to UK or GLOBAL education it would be that, in the UK, the present 'around 50% success rate'( Whole of UK average) be seen as unacceptable and that higher standards be demanded by parents and taxpayers alike ( if teachers pensions were performance based and based on these figures they would spend the majority of their time on strike as the sole remaining unquartered unions in the UK.)
However this is a pipe dream because, as we all know ,the future of our children comes a poor third to the salary, welfare and social position of the pro's we cannot do without!
To be honest, there's not much I could say except for giving schools access to more material and money.
The school system isn't broken, rather society at large has drifted into decay. I think we need to strengthen our families and our community, then ask how the village should raise a child.
Actually, just from the Federal (if you're in the States, anyway.) State law, community law..these are the people that know what needs to be done!
Good Etiquette should be part of education starting in primary schools until you leave education - to include good manners along with table manners, speech, dress and grooming, deportment. Rewarding children with good behaviour and healthy eating awards. Working with charities or the local communities in educational hours.
I believe every child should have the right to learn at his own pace. If he chooses to study a subject longer than the 50 minute class period, so be it. Work with the child, not against him. This would change education significantly, and it would keep the child's interest high.
Here in Ireland all children even the very young, have lots of homework......... All parents complain about it, and some of the little ones are still going with their homework when they should be asleep.
They all have a great deal of fun at school, but I think if they did a little more of the work at school, and just a little less fun they would have more fun at home!!!!!!!
children finish school at 1.30 here and older ones 2.30.... I go in to school to help voluntarily, and I also look after children after school, and fight with them to do their homework.
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