you could make 1 global change to education what would it be and why?

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  1. TravelMonkey profile image62
    TravelMonkeyposted 14 years ago

    Mine would be that everyone gets one.

  2. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 14 years ago

    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.

  3. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 14 years ago

    one thing?

    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 --

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      Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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...

      1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
        Teresa McGurkposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Wouldn't it be cool, though?

    2. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think that would be as positive as your ideal.

  4. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 14 years ago

    That education books be made available free to all people to teach their children. smile

  5. Misha profile image62
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    Separate it from government smile

    1. RGraf profile image88
      RGrafposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree.  Get the politics out of it and let real educators who have the gift of teaching administer it.

  6. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image74
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 14 years ago

    Make it so the goal of the public education system is to provide an education.

  7. profile image0
    RFoxposted 14 years ago

    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!!

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      Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Misha profile image62
      Mishaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Talking about USSR Rachelle? wink

  8. TheMoneyGuy profile image71
    TheMoneyGuyposted 14 years ago

    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.


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      Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. TheMoneyGuy profile image71
        TheMoneyGuyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I hear you and knew that, but was being a bit of a butt!!


    2. TravelMonkey profile image62
      TravelMonkeyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Would you not think people may abuse the system, they could use it as a method to milk more benefits from the state?

  9. TheMoneyGuy profile image71
    TheMoneyGuyposted 14 years ago

    ON Purpose!!!

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      Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Why???  Didn't I agree with you enough on your child support hub??!

      I just don't get these devil's advocate types, smile.

      BTW, what time is it in CA?  Same as AZ?  Or an hour behind... ?  I forget.

      1. TheMoneyGuy profile image71
        TheMoneyGuyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        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.  :-)


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          Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          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.  smile

          1. TheMoneyGuy profile image71
            TheMoneyGuyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            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. :-)


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              Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

              Darkside?  You mean now you're being a financial advisor only...

              1. TheMoneyGuy profile image71
                TheMoneyGuyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

                I mean I am not doing any paid Financial Advising, I only do that for free.  I get paid to solve Nuclear problems.  smile 

                I am in Illinois because this is the Exelon hub for lack of a better dexcription.


  10. Nickny79 profile image67
    Nickny79posted 14 years ago

    Give local communities exclusive control and exclusive responsibility for their schools.

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    Leta Sposted 14 years ago

    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: … ent=861655

  12. ITTP profile image60
    ITTPposted 14 years ago

    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!

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      MBKLposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      This makes an enormous amount of sense.  President Obama should consult you in his efforts to address the woes of our education system.

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    MBKLposted 14 years ago

    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.

  14. pauljorg profile image60
    pauljorgposted 14 years ago

    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.

  15. AnneMH profile image59
    AnneMHposted 14 years ago

    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.

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    sterlingphsposted 14 years ago

    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!

  17. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
    GeneriqueMediaposted 14 years ago

    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.

  18. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
    GeneriqueMediaposted 14 years ago


    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!

    1. Specificity profile image60
      Specificityposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I'll second that!  People in Tennesee have no business telling people in Wisconsin what to teach their kids.

  19. Etiquette121 profile image60
    Etiquette121posted 14 years ago

    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.

  20. UnschoolingPDX profile image61
    UnschoolingPDXposted 14 years ago

    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.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 14 years ago

    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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