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What steps do you think we should take to improve our education system?


I'd like to see more courses in our high schools that embrace the arts and the humanities, and performance-based assessments as opposed to "teaching to the test."

 

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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    Genna East 2 years ago

    I did as well, Lisa. Thank you for your answer. They should be teaching students how to think, and creativity is a must. :-)

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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Well said! My Dad was a research biologist, and he was appalled when he looked at my son's biology text book; he said the school was teaching science that was outdated by 10 years. Involvement in our children's education is key.

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Chris Mills (cam8510) says

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    Genna East 2 years ago

    What a thoughtful answer. And I agree in that great teachers should be recognized and encouraged.

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Thanks for taking the time to answer, Andrew. :-)And I agree with you...science, technology and math have taken the lead over the arts and the humanities. Memorization versus the ability to think quantitatively or creatively is taking its toll.

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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Thanks for that answer, peachy.

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