A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Where does the money go when a large percent of the students drop out?
Think if Trump get elected how much resistance he will face with in all phases of our country from people to military to politicians. He must not win.
But I think most people knew that already. Besides the issue of tenure, which just about everybody agrees is a horrendously stupid idea, the attack on teachers is really just an attempt to destroy a powerful group that helps fund the Democratic party. Tie it together with redistricting and voter ID laws and the corruption of our current government becomes clear.
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The former would be a federal approach. The latter would be more of a state-based approach. Those are just two examples and they fall far short of the broad range of reforms that could be introduced with the overall goal of increasing college attendance and timely attainment of a college degree.
Want to fix education in this country.. Start by testing kids for their aptitude, and keep testing them. Educate them on what they are interested in.. The one size fits all mentality that is our education system is woefully misguided. Teach them to read and to write, and to make calculations. After that, lets really make an effort to try and understand what it is they are most likely to excel at.
You can take the 1000's, millions of papers written by blow hards, and upitty types on the correct way to educate, and make a fire with it. Wasted space if you ask me. The solution is simple, but no one is listening!
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
A lot of people drop out because the schooling environment is not dynamic enough to keep many people interested.
There are lots of classes that are a waste of time and effort, the same goes for college.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon