Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" For what? More failing students? ... [snip!] ... idea."</blockquote> Why not imvest in fixing a broken system? Why continue to let schools and "education" suck?"
We don't necessarily need more money to fix our schools. Some schools need the money.
But in the end... put more choice and freedom in schools. STOP STANDARDIZED TESTING. So much smurfing money goes to testing and curriculum to teach to the smurfing test... do away with that and BOOM! So much more money!
Choice. Freedom. Put the "fun" back in school. Creativity. We can fix our schools and it starts with the teachers at home when they are making lessons. Dont teach to a test, don't teach boring smurf. Teach things kids WANT to learn about, and they will WANT to do well! Its not a hard concept! Go home and make a fun lesson plan, teach banned books, make homework and lessons relate-able to life. Stop with the crap that no one is learning from yet we STILL insist on teaching!