Thursday, March 17, 2011

Education Reform Needs to Take Place Now

Paul Pastorek, Eric Smith, Tony Bennett, Deborah Gist and Gerard Robinson touch on the numerous reasons why the education of the nations children is seriously lacking and the ways we can fix it.

EDUCATION REFORM
  • Reform should create a student-centered education (By Paul Pastorek, Eric Smith, Tony Bennett, Deborah Gist and Gerard Robinson, The Hill/Congress Blog) Finally, the goal of all reforms should be to create a student-centered education. Today, America can offer an unprecedented array of choices to customize education to ensure each and every child achieves their full potential for learning. Choices can come in many forms, including charter and magnet schools, inter- and intra-district enrollment, dual or early college enrollment, vouchers and tax credit scholarships for private schools and virtual schools. In an age where choices dominate every aspect of our lives, the time has come for greater choices in education.

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