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Be Part of the Solution, or at Least the Conversation

June 5, 2010

“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”  Isn’t that how the saying goes?

At least be part of the dialog.  Edutopia is hosting a conversation about what would improve public education.  I contributed, and I invite you to do so as well.  The first, best thing we can all do is to be a part of the conversation.

Click this link to read and maybe even contribute.    Improving Public Education

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  1. June 6, 2010 5:47 pm

    The first step toward a better educated america is to rid the government monopoly that has a death grip on public education. there has to be a competetive element within the cirriculum and education infrastructure to create an incentive for those who are assessing and motivating the talent. Within the current infrastructure there is no accountability for those who are in control of both the education of our future citizens and the purse strings that provide financial supportof the infrastructure.

    Too often the government run schools use the excuse of not having enough money to solve the problems within the schools. when in fact it is exactly the opposite. Too much money is beong thrown at losing concepts that do not prepare our future citizens to be productive citizens.

    Take the current downturn in the economy if you take away the shouting of who’s fault it was and all the political noise you will notice the real problem is this country’s citizens are financially illiterate and have a vague knowledge of the real world around them.

    The current high school and college graduate graduating this month can surely point out Paris Hilton in a crowd or show their parents how to text on a cell phone. but few can tell you what a financial derivative is or point out Greece on a map.

    So I think to even begin to consider what needs to be taught in our schools to better prepare our nation’s future we need to reconstruct our nation’s education infrastructure.

    • June 8, 2010 4:30 am

      It does appear to be a much larger, systemic problem than just ‘fixing our schools.’

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