Saturday, August 11, 2012

"The Friendly, Neighborhood Internet School" : More on the much needed disruption in current failing education model

Local Internet schools are a promising way to mobilize existing talent. Much infrastructure is required that doesn't exist. But the parts are all spread out on the table. All we need is to fit them together properly.

And of course there is this:
"Among 65 participating nations in the latest survey, the United States ranked 15th in reading, 23rd in science, 31st in math. In "science literacy" we were beaten by such intellectual powerhouses as Slovenia and crushed by the likes of Japan and Finland. But take heart: We beat Bulgaria!"

"But statistics can't measure the outright grotesqueness of our failure. Earlier this year, the Huffington Post reported on "Lunch Scholars," a high-school student's video about his fellow students. "Do you know the vice president of the United States?" the filmmaker asks. One student volunteers "bin Laden." "In what war did America gain independence?" No one had the right answer without a hint."

C'mon... lets hear more about how we got to give the current failing education system more money.

Here's a thought. Teach. Teach well.
Start rewarding good teachers and getting rid of bad teachers.
(You think it's easy to get rid of bad teachers, eh? You are wrong.)

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