The Vision And Direction Of Public Education Essay

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The vision and direction of public education should be to create responsible productive critical thinkers while incorporating self-worth of their individuality and culture, while including meaningful use of technology. We should prepare all students for college, but also stress that one does not need a college degree to be successful. At the end of 12th grade all students should have the ability to apply to a four year college but other options should not be marginalized. Cultures of all students should be integrated into the curriculum. Traditions, family values, community issues, and current events should all be relevant in education. We should not be mass producing students who have learned how to conform through school but rather nurture and cultivate their different skill sets and having them explore different possibilities.
Our current job economy is not constructed to support all of our students to obtain a four year degree. Every occupation does not need this type of education, but every occupation can benefit from individuals who are responsible productive critical thinkers. In education, we face the problem of having to prepare students for a partial job economy that does not yet exist and has not yet been invented. The jobs available in our economy have changed considerably since the birth of the nation, from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy and now in the retailing economy. The manners in which jobs/tasks are complete are shifting from…

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