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What would you say the point of a public school education? What type of education is needed for our society to be competitive with our European and Asian brothers and sisters, and yet go beyond the basics? It’s strange that we have the level of education for 1st through 12th in this country.

Let me start off by explaining 1st to 6th grade for you. We did absolutely nothing. We drew and colored and created maps for history class. We did basic plus/minus and slowly got into multiplication and division. The education was so basic that I was getting straight A’s on all my classes and was not even giving it my best. What does this mean when an 11 year old boy can skate passed school easily with no problem? What my point is that we need a more challenging schools for children that are worthy of something more. I understand we have kids that have problems paying attention and passing the basics. I understand that most tests are dumb down for children that have disabilities and other problems that prohibit them from achieve all that they are intended to be. However, I needed more and was not given the opportunity to achieve all that I was intended to be. I am just one example of a kid that wanted to do more.

There is hope if our school system cares to make any changes to their system. We are a society of never ending development and advance restructuring.  My first plan would be implementing Google chromo operating system in every classroom. Its amazing how such a small operating system can provide such benefits, at limited to no cost. The operating system comes with a warranty plan of 35$ for each laptop and that includes any replacement of parts, labor, and software issues that might arise. Every kid must have basic computer training to survive in today’s society. Everything works off the internet and the internet itself is a great resource to expand your knowledge and gain the upper hand. Here in the United States, we have advance networking capabilities that can allow each student to learn from .EDU sites across the internet. Furthermore, Kids should be in classrooms that are somewhat in the same level not age. Age has nothing to do with the level of education you are ready and prepared for. If a 2nd grader has enough knowledge and is willing and able to handle 6th grader education, then he or she should be placed in the same grade. Finally, we need teachers that are excited to be there and ready to teach. Inspiration starts from the teachers, and without them our children are lost. If a teacher Is worried about paying for his or her bills, then that will reflect on how he teaches the class. However, if the teachers are always busy with innovative seminars and programs to keep their education flowing, the motivation will trickle down to the students.

It’s just an observation. I remember my teacher in college complaining about parking, traffic, and the fact that the school had forgotten to pay him. He was upset and instead of teaching he was venting. I had to pay for the class and hear him vent for half the semester.

Lack of Education =  no innovation =  no business = no jobs =  no money