Monday, June 8, 2009

Five ways to Fix America's Schools Schools .. NY Times

Everyone has an opinion and here is another one.

Harold O. Levy, the New York City schools chancellor from 2000 to 2002, has been a trustee of several colleges.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1. Raising the compulsory age from 16 to 19 means failing students waste three more years in school.

2. Compel parents to send their students to school. That sounds popular? Levy comes off sounding practical. Who's going to pay for it? Obama hopefully.

3. Send more students to expensive universities such as the University of Phoenix for instance and earn creative degrees. Hey, even UP supports the Superbowl.

4. Let the DOE take over the business of ranking colleges. Why?

5. Produce more qualified college graduates? Only 60% of college hopefuls end up graduating (This number has gone down...)

Once again we should be asking ourselves - Why are students, not qualified for colleges in the first place, attending college?

The rest is glitter and hype.