15 March 2010

Major Changes For Education

In an effort to overhaul the Bush administration's disastrous "No Child Left Behind" law, President Obama sends his education plan to congress today. While retaining the key math and reading goals of the Bush plan, the new proposal incorporates science, history, and the arts into the education goals, and will measure success not just on test scores, but on graduation rates, learning climate, and student attendance, as well.

Throw in some really tough standards to keep teachers on the jobs and weed out the bad ones, higher salaries for the teachers that prove their worth, a longer school day, a year-round school calendar, and college benefits for students who excel at math and science, and we might just save our future generations from the current spiral of dumbed-down incompetence.