In this weeks class we had a great conversation about the school system and it’s faults. It really got me thinking the last few days and its true the system is flawed and could use work; so as I thought about it and came up with what I believe would be a well constructed system. Here it is and please comment and let me know what you think. Grades K-8 children should be exposed to the basic acedemic knowledge needed to be a functional member of society, which includes subjects like math, english, history, and science. In high school the student should be taught in the first year basic skills needed to function in this world like balancing a check book, paying bills, and other life skills; because not all students have a good and stable home life with adults to teach them how to do these things. This will procide them with the basic skills needed to survive in today’s world. The next three years need to offer the student the opportunity to choose their own path wether it be math, medical, biology, english, culinary arts, carpentry, etc. This would limit the repetitive material and useless knowledge acquired during the high school years. It would also allow the student to choose what they want at an early age, which would effect the grades of many students. My experience has been that if a student is not intrested in the subject it is much harder to learn and do well in that course, but if the student could begin studying what the wanted at a younger age it would give them a leg up on college and improve on grades and pass rates. This system would prepare students for life and the careers they want to persue regardless what that may be. This is my solution to the poor acedemic system in this country, if anyone has any other ideas or agrees that this would be a good idea comment and let me know what you think.
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