I feel that the single most invaluable service a government can provide is education. My reasons below:
1. Education is a way of getting people out of the anti-intellectual society of the ghettoes and into successful habits.
2. Education is the single most effective way of providing opportunities for the disenfranchised.
3. Education has been found to be the most effective government program for raising social status.
4. Education would make people better problem solvers and risk assessors, which would lower crime.
5. Education would lead to better spending habits, which would help the economy.
Therefore I advocate the following program:
1. The Department of Education will receive a 500% increase in funds. These funds will be used to increase special education, increase funds for special activities (lab projects, field trips) and pay teachers a decent rate. Cost: 288 billion
2. The Department of Education will provide free college scholarships to any child from a family with an income below $80,000 who has a GPA of 3.0 and/or an SAT score of 1300. Total cost: 2.4 million high school grads per year x 20% eligibility x $100,000 per student= 48 billion dollars
Total cost for program: 336 billion dollars. However, the gains mentioned above would far outweigh this spending increase.
So, the point of the thread is, what suggestions do any of you have for the plan?
I totally agree. I think we should spend even more then that, and totally reform schools over the next 10 years. More homework because we are not given enough. No, we aren't. Most kids on average get enough homework to do the class period before they have to turn it in. I didn't do one homework assignment at my house this year unless it was a big project, and I am not failing. Well my grades did drop this year and I got two D's but that is because I fucked up.
schools need improveing in the uk they need it lot
but spending money isnt everything
its they way you teach and how you teach them
Actually spending money is everything. Money=Reform. Money=Improvement.
it wont inprove teaching methords tbh
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Suggestions for the improvement of education
1. All school uniforms to be standardised, with the identifying insignia pertaining to your school to be on epilates.
*Amendment* 2. The Department of Education will provide free college scholarships, to any child who passes the appropriate test, constructed especially for the purpose of scholarship's, these test are to be free and open to children of any background irrelevant of race color or religion they are to be judged in a fair and unbiased manner. *Amendment*
3. Home-educators are to receive the money each year that would normally go to a school for having the m as a student and all exams are to be free of charge.
4. Everyone will have state provided stationery and uniform, only that which has been provided by the state is to be bought on to school property.
5. Universities are to pick their entrants without bias due to race color or religion.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
25th August 2003
i think they should keep that plan
uniform dont help
we wear uniforms in the uk
what you need to help improve the invorment it disapline but also parents who insted of fight and yelling at teachs should be yelling at the kids you wont get any where till the paretns susport you
It is often the parents and not the pupil who are at fault as has been said.
Also, the UK government have an odd policy of spending more money in schools with lower grades.
I should know, because my school is the 24th best school without a six form in the UK and is the most underfunded in all of Warwickshire.
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
One thing I like in Sweden is that collage/university doesn't cost any money at all, the government pays it for you. That means that even if you're poor you can get a good education if you're smart enough.