Posted 8 months ago on Sept. 15, 2012, 12:37 p.m. EST by NVPHIL
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The only idea to fix education I've heard is to spend more money. Now I'm not against putting more money in the system but until we can fix the root issues of the problem it won't be enough.
The biggest problem we have is our culture. We are more concerned about idiots like snookie then we are the most brilliant minds in tthe country. When was the last time we celebrated a scientist as a nation. Did you realize most of the brightest countries have scientist on their money for example.
High school is another problem. Our smartest kids are mocked and bullied while in school. When our communities support the sports programs and ignores the science programs it sends a message to our kids that education doesn't matter. We also use a cookie cutter like approach to education. I can't tell you how many times I did no learning for up to a week because I learned the lesson the first time and had to wait for the class to catch up. With the internet we should be able to set up personalized lesson plans to push students to the limit of their abilities. Hell I've helped my friends nine year old study when she found my old algebra book and was suprised how quick she was able to learn such an advanced subjectwith my mediocre yeaching.