As you might guess, I am not employed solely to write a blog. That means that I don’t necessarily have all the time in the world to follow each development, large and small, in the great big world of education. Still, I try to keep my eye on things, write about what I know, and gauge the feelings and morale of The Mailbox teachers everywhere.
Today, I have a quick exercise I hope you’ll respond to. It’s a single-question quiz about education reform. All you need to do is respond in the comments with a single number.
Which of the following ideas do you think would do the most to improve the quality of public education in America (or the nation in which you live)?
- more money for arts education
- more personal technology in the classroom (e.g. tablets)
- universal public preschool
- increased focus on STEM classes
- a return to pre-CCSS curriculums
- longer school days
- longer school year
- adopt the Finnish model (employ top 10% of teachers, small class sizes, etc.)
- adopt the Singapore model (top teachers, more vocational training, very technocratic)
- revamp teacher education schools and teacher training
- pay teachers more
- allow for more charter schools
- smaller class sizes
- allow no more than one standardized test per year
- all of the above
- something else entirely
Write your top pick in the comments below.