For the wealthiest among us, the crisis in public education may still seem like someone else's problem, because those families can afford to choose something better for their kids. But it's a problem for all of us -- until we fix our schools, we will never fix the nation's broader economic problems. Until we fix our schools, the gap between the haves and the have-nots will only grow wider and the United States will fall further behind the rest of the industrialized world in education, rendering the American dream a distant, elusive memory.
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How to fix our schools - 4 views
Listen, I love basketball. But the smartest kid in the school…should be getting as much attention as the basketball star. That’s a change that we’ve got to initiate in our community.”
school systems will have to develop better ways of identifying good and bad teachers.
In addition to teacher quality, they should pay attention to school leadership, curriculum improvement, and school organization.
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has left our school districts impotent and, worse, has robbed millions of children of a real future
District leaders also need the authority to use financial incentives to attract and retain the best teachers.
but let's stop pretending that everyone who goes into the classroom has the ability and temperament to lift our children to excellence.
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We must equip educators with the best technology available to make instruction more effective and efficient. By better using technology to collect data on student learning and shape individualized instruction, we can help transform our classrooms and lessen the burden on teachers' time.
taking advantage of online lessons and other programs
replace or substantially restructure persistently low-performing schools that continuously fail our students.
charter schools a truly viable option