Education system in need of an overhaul?

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Education system in need of an overhaul?
Thu, 03-04-2010 - 10:55am

Healthcare reform may be the hottest debate on Capitol Hill right now, but education reform may soon take its place.

Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation surveyed more than 40,000 public school teachers in grades pre-K to 12 and found that our country's educators believe big changes are needed in our education system.

Overwhelmingly, the survey found, teachers feel that too many students are unprepared for success beyond high school. Top among the mandates expressed by the teachers polled are a demand for clearer, tougher academic standards across all states, and the importance of not relying purely on test scores to measure a student's abilities.

The other big finding of the

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