Friday, June 22, 2012

Fix our schools

Things we KNOW are wrong with out schools, but we make no attempt to fix them.

  1. Summer break - originally done because teachers thought 'kids would have a psych break down if they worked too hard."   Rich kids read over the summer, poor kids don't - as a result rich kids come back to school with better English skill's while poor kids come back with worse skills than when they left school in the spring.
  2. Bad parents (homeless, drug addicts, criminals, etc.)
  3. Focus on tests, as opposed to learning
  4. Focus on talent rather than work.

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